Tag Heuer has recently launched its new golf app for the Apple Watch and has remastered its experience for the Tag Heuer Connected 45 Modular Golf Edition for the mass market.
The new iPhone app accurately tracks your rounds. This allows the app to provide the ability to display a 3D fly-over of all 39,000 courses available in the Tag Heuer golf app. Although the app is free to use, there’s an annual fee of $39.99 for the premium subscription to use the additional Apple Watch features.
The application provides you the distance to the green and hazards, precise measurement of the shots, proper score management, and a real-time club recommendation feature.
However, upon the payment of the annual subscription, the users can also get access to the features of the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Golf Edition. That means getting pretty much the same interactive 2D course maps and distances to the green and hazards.
The iPhone app has shared a few identical features from the previous app. There’s an on-device scoring as well – and the user can have up to four friends on the watch and maintain a sophisticated leaderboard of who’s winning. The app also handles Stableford scores – which is a feature missing from much high profile, dedicated golf experiences – such as the Wareable favourite Hole19.
The iPhone app is specializing for its definite shot measuring feature – and it all syncs back to the app itself. As a result, the app stores and tracks all the metrics about your game. This includes performance over par 3s, par 4s, and par 5s – as well as estimated handicaps.
The inclusion of what’s necessarily the software of Tag Heuer’s new premium watch on the Apple Watch is curious. At this time the company has no plans to do the same for Wear OS.
But what Tag Heuer has created is a brilliant golf ecosystem – superbly powerful, with loads of data and useful visual aids. And – in a way – it’s a relief that this seriously recommendable golf app isn’t being saved for a handful of Connected 45 Modular users that have forked out £1600 for a Wear OS smartwatch.