Apple Watch golf fans?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Dhonk, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Dhonk macrumors member

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    Hey everyone, I'm extremely interested in the Apple Watch. Most would say I should get the 42mm based on my wrist (175mm), but I'm contemplating the 38" for two reasons--more discreet and more comfortable when active. I'm thinking the 38" would be a better fit when golfing. I don't care about fashion, and I typically work in golf shirts (one of the few perks of being a teacher).

    I will be trying out the watches this week, but I thought I'd see if anyone has opted for the smaller size our of comfort with activities like golf.
     
  2. green94 macrumors regular

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    Figured this thread would be about potential golf apps coming to the watch that could utilize some of the built in functionality that it will have.
     
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    You know that golf links will have to make an app for the watch. That would be very nice just to look at your watch as your walk the course.
     
  6. Dhonk thread starter macrumors member

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    this can definitely also be about apps, too. I was just curious if golf's wrist movement had people preferring the smaller watch. I think there could be some cool possibilities, but it also could be very power intensive. When I use my old sky caddie, I look all the time. I have moved more towards just using my Laserlink yardage gun for most rounds. I'd like a score/stats app, yardage would be nice.
     
  7. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same wrist size and getting the 38mm as well, but I would not recommend any watch for golf. The last thing you need is extra crap on your wrist and arm to interfere with your swing. Mechanical watchmakers do not recommend fast movement or shock to the watch, like playing sports, or golf. Why bother? Leave it at home or in the car.

    Of course... you want to show it off to your golf buddies.

    I was expecting some silly golf app too. WTF?
     
  8. dedufour41 macrumors regular

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    Already downloaded Golfshot! If you're getting the watch and play golf you'll probably love it. Should be great.
     
  9. Dhonk thread starter macrumors member

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    I've used a skycaddie watch and it was too bulky. That's kind of why I wanted to ask. I may not wear this. Lately I've been golfing with my phone in my pocket to get an idea of my steps.
     
  10. dedufour41 macrumors regular

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    I was hoping to use it to keep score and give me quick distance from pin... I mostly golf alone so I won't be too douchey about it. #

    I did however forget an important part of the equation; wearing something on my wrist as I swing... I'd have to try that first and see... Now I'm not sure. Haha. Damn.
     
  11. superlawyer15 macrumors regular

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    My wrist is about the same size ...I got the 42mm
    As much as I love to golf ..I can't let it be a deciding factor in what watch I buy

    And irrespective of that point ...I don't think the 42mm will be a problem, especially if it is secured down tight on the wrist.
     
  12. trek360 macrumors 6502

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    Which golfshot app is this? There are a few in the App Store. Any other golf app recs?

    Thanks!
     
  13. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

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    I where a pebble steel Golfing all the time (it's about the same size as the 42mm) and it doesn't get in the way at all. I would definitely stay with the 42.
     
  14. thenumbersrbad macrumors 6502

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    GolfShot is one app and The Grint is another.

    I believe you have to pay for both for GPS functionality but I could be wrong.
     
  15. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    I go back and fourth between swing by swing and free caddie pro on my pebble.

    Swing by swing lets you record score along with stats, you can turn on a club tracker, and it displays the distance to the middle of the green.

    Free caddie pro gives distance to front, middle, and back and that's about it on the watch.
     
  16. matt550 macrumors 6502

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    I have a golf GPS watch that I love. I'd like the idea of using the Apple Watch, but if be worried about battery life using the watch and phone for that long.
     

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