Wednesday, May 6, 2015

GolfNow App Now Available for Apple Watch, Android Wear Featuring On-Course Yardages, In-App Scoring

Available in the iTunes, Google Play App Stores

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – GolfNow announced the release of watch-specific versions of its GolfNow Mobile App, now available for the Apple Watch (iTunes App store) and Android Wear (Google Play store).

The Apple Watch and Android Wear versions of the GolfNow App ($29.99 annual subscription) will allow golfers access to an innovative on-course GPS function which provides hole-by-hole yardages at more than 30,000 golf courses around the world. The GPS function clearly displays distances to the front, center and back of the green, with additional relevant yardages on each hole accessible by swiping left/right on the watch. App users also will be able to keep score during their round in multiple gameplay formats by tapping on the scoring pencil function after completing each hole on their way to the next tee box.

“Golfers will now be able to access the on-course GPS and scoring functions made popular by GolfNow’s Mobile App through the clear and easily accessible display on the face of their Apple Watch or Android Wear device,” said Mike Lowe, vice president of product development and user experience for GolfNow. “The watch-specific versions of the App, along with our previously released GolfNow Mobile App are bringing technology to golf in new and innovative ways to make the game more engaging and fun, and helping to fulfill GolfNow’s mission to encourage more golfers to play more golf by utilizing the benefits and conveniences of technology.”

The Apple Watch and Android Wear GolfNow App are extensions of the previously released premium version of its Mobile App last October, featuring a modern, intuitive feel that utilizes location services and Google Places to personalize the tee time booking experience to allow golfers to easily search for courses in their area. The advanced search allows golfers to select a course and tee time based on several criteria including location, price, time of day, and rating, which is based on reviews. The premium version of the Mobile App also showcases the on-course GPS platform; a personalized statistical analysis dashboard to help golfers improve their game; and in-round scoring.

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