Your Apple Watch can do a lot more than just track your steps or measure your heart rate. While you may be familiar with the different workout and sports modes on your watch, its capabilities go way beyond that. A lot of third-party apps on the platform are able to utilise the watch’s potential for very specific tasks. Golfing apps are a prime example of that. The best part is that they are getting better every passing year. In this article, we bring you the top 6 GPS-based Golf apps for Apple Watch that you can download right now.
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V1 Game: Golf GPS Distances
V1 Game is a relatively new golf app on the scene, but it has the chops to go against all the established names. V1 Game has a great algorithm that goes through your performance history and recommends the appropriate club and aiming technique. The app automatically tracks your shots and gives you reviews after every round. The GPS rangefinder provides accurate distances to the greens, tees, hazards, & landing zones, and feeds the data straight to your Apple Watch. The intuitive shot tracker perfectly tracks your strokes and shot distance. Your stats are instantly generated after every round.
To make the best use of this app, you will need to pair it with Arcoss Caddie Smart Sensors. Some PING and Cobra golf clubs may come with Arccos Caddie sensors integrated into the grip. Once that is done, this app will automatically track your shots and provide you with game insights. The AI-powered GPS rangefinder works for any golf course on the planet. Apart from shot tracking, this app also provides you with AI Caddie Advice and a lot of analytical data.
Hole19 Golf GPS
Hole19 is a free golfing app that comes with all the basic features and Apple Watch connectivity. The app offers a GPS rangefinder for over 43,000 golf courses in 201 countries. You can easily track your score on your watch and quickly browse through the scorecard without needing to take out your phone. Looking for good golf courses near your area? Find them using the Hole19 app on your iPhone.
When it comes to shot tracking and scorecard management, you won’t find better apps than TheGrint. Apart from basic golfing features, TheGrint also lets you find golfers near you. There are a bunch of social features on the app, like sharing scorecards and pictures from a game. Need better insights? TheGrint accesses your past scores and gives you a thorough analysis of your game and golf habits.
VPAR Golf GPS, Scoring & Stats
VPAR has support for over 30,000 golf courses across the world and brings you reliable and accurate GPS data on your wrist. The app tracks live scorecards that can be accessed from your Apple Watch. You can even share your scorecard with your friends. Once a game is finished, you can choose to archive a scorecard. You can even lookup a venue on this app and go through user reviews before making your decision.
Golfshot: Golf GPS + Caddie
Golfshot has over 45,000 golf courses from across the world listed in its catalogue. The app gives you real-time distances on the course and automatically tracks all your shots. This app makes it easy to track the clubs you are using for your shots and manage the live scorecard at the same time. Voice assistant support is also an underrated feature of this app. Need more? Use the 3D previews on the app before actually playing your shot.
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These are the top 6 GPS-based Golf apps for Apple Watch users. Most of these apps come with a premium subscription that unlocks a bunch of features. Before deciding on the app you want to use, go through all the features that it offers for free and the ones it locks behind a paywall.
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