Since, when Google first announced its Android Wear operating system earlier this year, it was clear that Smartwatches are headed to more interesting path rather than just showing fitness data and notification alerts. But with Android Wear Smartwatches, the wearables market is said to be disrupted for few less interesting options that consumers had earlier this year.
Though, a specifically designed for one single purpose smartwatch are also coming to trends. And one such example of that is the newly announced TomTom Golfer Smartwatch, designed to provide more than 34,000 courses about golf. It is a similar approach that the company has taken, which was already done by the leader in GPS products manufacturing, Garmin, with Approach S4 Watch, which boasts 30K courses for golf.
The TomTom Golfer Smartwatch is made particularly for the golf enthusiasts, who like to spend much time with this sport. While the information in this convenient golf guidance tool is updated on a daily basis. Company also touts that when searching for the course, users would see those updates via their paired Smartphone, as they are shuttled via the companion app available on Smartphone.
It boasts a 144 x 168 pixels resolution display, while it measures 22 x 22 mm in size. According to the company, the device can provide up to 10 hours of battery life when the GPS mode is enabled, as it also supports GLONASS connectivity too. The device measures 11.5 mm in thickness and weighs just 53 grams. It touts the waterproofing feature, which is rated 5ATM, meaning the users can even take their watches while swimming and they won’t have to worry about damaging the Golfer Smartwatch. Company notes that, this wearable tech can also measure the calories and the distance travelled by the wearer, which is the usual smartwatch functionality.
The other interesting feature added to this golfer’s watch is that, they would be easily to keep track of their game information as well. The device is capable of noting your scores and distances, it also shows the distance from hazards and lay-up points too.
TomTom Golfer Smartwatch is available in two color bands, White and Black, both featuring the bright green back. It is available for pre-order at a costly price tag of £ 199.99, which converts to $325. Company claims that the device for both models (black or white strap) will start shipping within 30 days.