SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to face the facts: Knowing more about your golf game can shave strokes off your score. Soon, with a quick glance at your watch, you'll see essential shot-tracking and distance data that can help you hit smarter shots.
Coming soon to Apple, Pebble and Android watches will be GAME GOLF, the industry's leading shot-tracking system for both iOS and Android. GAME GOLF gives amateur golfers all the information professional golfers use to perfect their games. Golfers will be able to see the platform on Apple watches at the 63rd PGA Merchandise Show, January 26-29, 2016, in Orlando.
"Eighteen months ago, we pioneered the first golf shot-tracking product that merged elegant design with state-of-the-art technology," said John McGuire, CEO of GAME GOLF. "Now that GAME GOLF will be on the world's most popular smart-fitness watches, we will be the only company to offer golfers a full suite of mobile platforms on which they can capture their stats, analyze and adjust their games, share their successes and have more fun on the course."
The watches work in sync with the new GAME GOLF LIVE wearable device with Bluetooth technology. As a golfer plays a round, an integrated software platform automatically tracks, and instantly captures, all performance data, in real-time. Golfers see a full display of their information on their iOS or Android phones; or, they can now glance at their watches to get a real-time snapshot of their data while playing. Watches also can be used in tandem with the GAME GOLF App.
With the watches, golfers get a powerful suite of features including: A rangefinder, enabling them to merely turn their wrists to the course to get accurate distances, the ability to see their shots, manually add penalty shots, change holes (go back to look at previous holes or look ahead), and end their round.
"GAME GOLF on your watch literally transforms your golf experience," said PGA Professional Graeme McDowell. "It is quite surprising how interesting the game becomes and how easy it is to just glance at your wrist for a quick view of your game and what's ahead. I don't usually like distractions while I'm playing. But, the simplicity of the design, and the way the watch gives you essential information, makes GAME GOLF on your watch as important to a good game as your clubs and balls."
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAPTURED BY GAME GOLF LIVE WHILE YOU PLAY
When you have time to check your phone, or you're back at your computer, the new GAME GOLF LIVE platform offers perspectives on a golfer's game that are unavailable on competing systems. New Strokes Gained Overview displays robust metrics off the tee, on approach shots, during the short game and for putting. Strokes Gained metrics are considered the most accurate way to compare a golfer's play against the data of a scratch golfer. GAME GOLF LIVE features a new twist by providing a detailed SMART TIPS section to interpret Strokes Gained data and pinpoint improvement opportunities while making recommendations on the areas where golfers should focus their practice time. When viewed on the web, GAME GOLF LIVE Strokes Gained compares a player's most recent rounds to a scratch player's rounds to see how many strokes are lost driving, in fairway play, chipping or putting.
GAME GOLF LIVE's mapping systems have been upgraded to include Google Maps, Apple Maps and BING Maps. The system now includes the most powerful course rangefinder. Editing data for accuracy and adding penalties are easy. All playing history and statistics are automatically backed up online. Through their Android or iOS phones players are able to share their rounds via email, Facebook and Twitter. The PGA of America and Golf Channel are partners in the brand.
The watch apps will be free in the Apple and Android stores. The Apple Watch app, which debuts in January, will require your iPhone to run iOS9 and the Watch to be on the WatchOS2 platforms. The Pebble and Android watch apps will be available in the first quarter.
GAME GOLF LIVE retails for $299 US MSRP and does not require any additional service fees. GAME GOLF is currently sold in Apple Stores (Europe), Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland; golf specialty shops; on #AmazonLaunchpad; and in more than 800 green grass pro shops worldwide. For more information or to view videos of GAME GOLF in action, visit GAMEGOLF.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @GAMEGOLF, #GAMEGOLF.
ABOUT GAME GOLF
GAME GOLF is a wholly-owned trademark of ACTIVE MIND TECHNOLOGY, Inc., a San Francisco based company that is building a data analytics platform for the sports industry. Active Minds' first product was GAME GOLF. The GAME GOLF platform has over 32,000 courses mapped, over 550,000 rounds of golf uploaded in 100 countries, and has captured 40 million golf shots. GAME GOLF is permitted under the Rules of Golf by the USGA and R&A for use in competition. It is endorsed by golf Professionals Graeme McDowell, Jim Furyk, Lee Westwood, Chesson Hadley and Sophie Walker. It has been adopted by leading Coaches and Golf Instructors. It is also backed by the PGA of America.
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