A couple of things not working or available
By Happy old man
Cannot tell how far your shots go nor does it seem the auto hole advance is auto.
Third day of use. This tracks shots but very hard to read on 2nd screen at bottom. A bit confusing when selecting clubs. Seems you have to go from screen two back to screen one to select your next club. If you don’t , then the app uses the club selected for last shock? Maybe I am confused.
Bait and switch
Enjoyed the app for about 1 year. Then, after having paid for this years subscription the app no longer works on my watch and won’t locate itself by phone or watch.
Now I see there appears to be a renamed app that looks like this one.
Golf gps app with stats
Have you thought about tracking your club stats? Then you may have looked into gadgets, you know those that sell tags that you screw to the end of your golf clubs, and when you swing a club, you have to tag it so that the system knows you have recorded a shot? I am one of the early adopters. Let me tell you the stats are amazing, I finally know which club I am weak on. But, the process of using those system is a nightmare. I have to constantly remember to tag my shot, which distracts me from my games. Until one day, I found out about TrackMyGolf app. I have an Apple Watch already, so this is a no brainer to download. And I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised how good the system is. I regret not finding out about this app earlier, so I wasted all that money on the useless gadgets. Unlike those tag systems, where I have to remember to manually tag my shots, the Apple Watch automatically recognizes that I have swing, so it auto captures the shot. I can input the club used later on or on the spot, and move on. It is a painless process. I am a happy man now that I save money, automate data collection, and still be able to see the same data insight. Do not repeat my mistake wasting money on gadget, if you have Apple Watch, you have everything already, if you download this app.
But it dose not have the newest version of the golf cours that i play most, but it has the cours but older version still purfact app for golfers whit or witout Apple Watch.
Independent of phone
By Avenue Sutter Creek CA
Got a brand new Apple Watch, primarily for playing golf, then downloaded a couple of golf gps apps, and it turns out they all need my phone to be around. That defeats the whole purpose. On the course, you want quick glance, not pulling out your phone from pocket, then unlock it... I came from Garmin golf watch, it is super convenient that I do not have to lug my phone around with me. It gives me all the information I need, right on the wrist. It was a big improvement from having to hunt down the sprinkler heads, and estimate the distance from there. Now that I am spoiled by the golf watches, I am really surprised all the Apple Watch apps need the phone to be around. The independcy from phone of TrackMyGolf convinced me to upgrade to premium. I believe, if you have the LTE version of the watch, you do not need the phone at all. But I have an Apple Watch series 2, I need to download courses when the phone is around (understandable because you need network connection), and then I can use the watch without the phone. I found out later that even this is needed only once, when I played the same course next time, the course is already cached on the watch, I do not even need to have phone anymore. During the round, the watch gives very accurate GPS distance. I compared with my Garmin watch, it is usually within a couple of feets. I also checked with a friend's bushnell, it is dead on too. I am glad that I can finally ditch my Garmin watch, I do not want to charge two devices at the same time. For those of you thinking about buying an Apple Watch, this is the number one reason you should get it, because you do not need Garmin, you do not need Bushnell any more.
Best golf gps app
By L. Petillo 3173 Map
I have been a long time user of TrackMyGolf. I normally never write reviews, but I love it so much that I want to write this. Part of the goal is to save you time evaluating. I have done extensive evaluation with the various golf apps out them, let me tell you, they cannot compare with this app. Just look at the UI, you can immediately tell it was designed with love, clean and beautiful homepage puts me in the mood of golfing every time I open the app. But, that it is not all, there are a lot of attentions to details. For example, in the watch app, when you input scores in the simple mode, you can tap on the watch to quickly increment or decrement scores. Or you can quickly input through predefined (par, birdie, eagle) input. Either way, I can be done inputting score within few seconds. In comparison, in some other apps, I have to turn the crown to select scores. The Apple Watch's crown is not the most friendly input method, it is not precise, I end up having to fiddle with it for quite some time, that just frustrates me, and you do not want that in your golf game. For those interested in stats, this app has tons of it too. In Pro mode, it auto tracks each of your golf swing. I am surprised no one has done it yet, it is such an innovative use of the Apple Watch. Trust me, get this app, it solves all your needs.
Best golf gps by a mile
I am looking for a reason to buy an Apple Watch, and this app pushed me over the edge. I own a Garmin golf watch, but I only use it for golfing. Whenever I golf, I have to dig around to find the Garmin Watch, make sure it is charged, it is always a hassle. This app is the future, we just get an Apple Watch, use it for a variety of purposes, like notification, Apple Pay, and when I need to golf, I just start the TrackMyGolf app. This is the future, like iPhone did 10 years ago, one general purpose device (watch) and many different apps. Now, on to the review of this app. First, the Watch app. It is full of features. I think using the Watch sensors to detect your swing is so innovative, and it makes a lot of sense. If the Watch has enough sensors, it should auto record your game. I do not know why other apps do not do it, must be some hard technical challenge. Kudos to the TrackMyGolf team for solving it. On top of auto recording, the app also gives you swing analysis, which is very useful if I have time to review it on the course. I do wish the swing analysis results are saved, so that I can review it later when I have time, and possibly run correlation analysis on the data. Beyond theses, I also love the auto hole advancing feature, which is super convenient. If it makes a mistake, it also offers a quick way to go back. For the phone app, it is feature rich too. The one feature I use most often is hole fly over. On new courses I have not played, it gives me a quick overview, so I know where to go and I can plan my shots. I hesitate whether I should get a series 3 Watch because of this feature. The new Watch app would allow me to completely ditch my phone at home, but it is this feature that kept the phone on me. I guess if I play courses I know already, I should just use the Watch app. I have studied other golf gps apps, this one seems to be the only one that can be 100% independent of phone. I think smart watches is the best invention ever for the game of golf, nobody wants to carry a bulky item like a phone or a laser range finder. Garmin is one of those who realizes the potential early on, and their golf watch is super successful. Now Apple Watch is here, TrackMyGolf is the first to realize the potential to replace those specialized watches. Who has the wrist space to carry a watch for golf, another for notification? I love that I can now combine both in the same watch. Apple Watch is just getting better and better, the screen is getting brighter, the battery is lasting longer, the processor is getting faster, now I can carry those advancement to my golf watch, hooray! It is a long review, but if you do not have time, just simply remember to download it. You would not regret it. If you encounter any problem, just email support, they are super responsive. You cannot go wrong with this app. Updating on my reviews...., I am still using this app as my main golf gps app after so long. I did experiment with several other apps too, but I come to realize that none of them is as good as this app. Really like the convenience and thoughtfulness that went into this app when they designed it. I must say I may be stuck with it for a long time, in a good way. I am surprised that no competitors have come up with a similar technology yet, it must be hard tech. Kudos to the team for making this happen!
Good but could be better
I searched around for the best app that works with Apple Watch and I think this is it. Like everything except its a little weak on statistics, doesn’t calculate much even tho it has all the data.
The worst thing is that it calculates average driving distance but includes your iron shots on par 3s. Completely worthless. And yes, I did the math to verify this assertion.
Update: they fixed the error and notified me of it, great support from the developers! Thank you!
Works well my my game she me my weaknesses and helps me fix them
Fun and Easy
Looks good. Make sure your watch is at least 65% charged.