Capitalizing on the recent Ryder Cup tournament, Dutch company TomTom has jumped on the golf-themed bandwagon and introduced its version of a golf GPS. The TomTom golf GPS is a wearable smartwatch that can count strokes, track the elapsed time of your round, and show the number of calories burned during a round of golf. Using GPS technology, it calculates precise yardages to the front, center, and back of the green, as well distances to individual hazards along the fairway.
TomTom Golfer uses graphics to clearly show key data from more than 34,000 golf courses worldwide on its extra-large screen. This versatile little GPS includes unique green and hazard graphics. It can also be wirelessly-synced to a dedicated smartphone app to ensure up-to-date course data is always at hand.
“Understanding the challenges ahead will help golfers to improve their score,” Corinne Vigreux, TomTom’s Managing Director said. “The TomTom Golfer provides at-a-glance graphics to critical course data, helping golfers to make smarter decisions and improve how they play.”
The TomTom is rectangle in shape and looks stylish on any wrist. In the GPS mode, it can last up to 10-hours per charge. It has an easy-to-read 144 x 168 pixel display, weighs less than two ounces, and is not even a half-inch thick. The water-resistance rating is 164 feet – in case you find yourself fishing your golf ball out of a pond! The TomTom GPS comes with a black or white perforated synthetic strap.
A quick summary of the TomTom Golfer features include:
• Greenview – View unique green and hazard graphics before your shot.
• Hazards – See distances to individual hazards along the fairway.
• Green Distances – Offers precise yardages to front, center, and back of green.
• Round Tracking – Keep track of the score, distance, and time of your round.
• Lay-up – See remaining distances to lay-up points.
• Weather and water-resistant – play in any weather.
The lightweight and sleek TomTom Golfer retails for $249.99. For more information, visit www.TomTom.com.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.