If you’re like a lot of us, you don’t run your fitness life through a trainer—you use a device on your wrist instead. Counting steps, logging running miles, calculating calories burned: You can track it all in one place. So why not do the same with your golf game? The following products allow you to get your yardages and see how many steps you took for the day, all in one place.
TAG HEUER CONNECTED/ GOLFSHOT -This Android-Wear powered smartwatch gives subtle notifications that won’t take away from the classic Tag luxury design or disrupt your round. For $30 the GolfShot app provides yardages, shot tracking and club recommendations. It also can score foursome, skins, nassaus and match play. $1,500
APPLE WATCH– The Apple Watch isn’t golf-centric, but download an app like the Ping Golf Workout and fuse your fitness with your golf. It tracks your steps, heart rate and golf stats, plus monitors your swing tempo and gives you yardages. $269
HUAWEI WATCH/ TRACKMYGOLF
The analog face displays when the watch is not in use, adding to the traditional look. A stainless-steel body and crystal sapphire face make it harder to scratch. With Android Wear functionality and the TrackMyGolf App, you can analyze your swing in 3-D and review speed, grip position, impact angle and swing path. $349
GARMIN APPROACH X40
It couples fitness-band benefits—like reading your heart rate, counting steps and calories burned—with yardages and automatic shot detection. When you have an incoming call or text, it vibrates to alert you. $250
CALLAWAY ALLSPORT GOLF WATCH
This watch takes care of your every golf-stat tracking and distance measuring need. Plus, you can use it to track
off-course activities like bike-riding and hiking. Download the app on your phone to store your data, and measure your improvement in all disciplines. $230
Four Smart Apps
Most smartwatches have fitness functions built in, but you can make any smartwatch golf-specific by adding an app. Here are four worth checking out:
The Grint- Track stats, find yardages and keep a handicap. The $20 Pro version updates your data when you snap a photo of your scorecard.
Golflogix- Get your yardages and stat-tracking with the free version, but spring for premium ($30 a year) and you can preview courses in 3-D.
Hole19– View flyovers and detailed images with distances on 40,000 courses for free. Premium ($50 a year) allows more analysis of your stats.
Golfnow- Book tee times, get accurate distances, keep scores and analyze your game through
detailed datakeeping. (Free)