There's a golfer in all of us, I've been told a time or two in life. Well, that may hold true for golf fans and golf clubs, but a large number of individuals don't find golfing fun. What makes this golfer smartwatch stand out, however, is that it's designed just for golfers -- with all the information golfers need to know to practice and perform well out on the green.
The new golfer smartwatch, known as the TomTom Golfer 2, brings something new to the company's experience that was absent in its first-generation model. First is the automatic shot detection that is intuitive enough to know when you're making a golf swing, and an automatic digital scoreboard that we assume lets you keep track of how well your golf game is (or isn't) going.
Hazard warnings can be given on over 400 worldwide golf courses before you take a swing, and the TomTom Golfer 2 can give great information about just how long of a distance your golf course will be so that you can make other arrangements for a smaller course, stick out the current course, or drive to another.
As with all smartwatches, TomTom has its own TomTom MySports app for both iOS and Android that allows you to see post-game analysis of your individual game to decide if you're getting better, had a bad day, or are still at the same level and just need to keep pushing through. It is water-resistant up to 40 meters or 131 feet, making it practically waterproof when you take into account that few activities in the everyday life demand that much water resistance.
The TomTom Golfer 2 will be available this Spring (May) for 200 pounds in the UK, $250 USD, or AU$385 when it lands. There's no word on whether or not this pricing will prevail though, and there's also no word on whether or not TomTom will embrace the Windows Phone or Windows Mobile platform anytime soon.
The TomTom Golfer 2 presents an experience that won't be mind-blowing to everyone, but it will be for the golfer enthusiast or someone who just loves playing the game. It's nice to see smartwatches arrive on that scene that cater to a select customer base: after all, if every smartwatch catered to only a select few, what would be the point of having all of these wrist wearables on the market in the first place?
Are you a golfer at heart? Do you think TomTom's Golfer 2 is for you, a relative, or friend? Or, do you think you could pass it up? Feel free to let us know what you think below.