1. pippyo03's Avatar
    The Microsoft band needs a golf app. Wouldn't it be cool if you were just needed a distance to look at your wrist for the distance. It has the GPS capability. You just download the course on your phone then download it to your band. Use the action button to go the the next hole. I think that would be so neat.
    04-06-2015 12:41 PM
  2. mkg3's Avatar
    You actually have something there, i think...

    On the phone, you can map out where you've been on the course from Band GPS. And if you can click action button for each stroke, it can keep score for you too.

    I know most don't walk the course (cart) but, if you did, then the steps and calories burned can also be tracked. Match that with the UV exposure and stress level from Galvanic sensor, a player can also work on the mental approach and not get over exposed to the sun without realizing it.
    04-06-2015 02:35 PM
  3. ChemEngr's Avatar
    yes, would love to see some development in this.
    04-06-2015 04:50 PM
  4. shrxwin's Avatar
    I don't golf anymore but the idea of using the action button to count strokes and an on-screen interface to move between holes (with the distance between strokes recorded on the GPS route) is genius! if this feature is released I will pull out my clubs just to try it!
    04-07-2015 07:17 AM
  5. anon(9312357)'s Avatar
    That would be awesome!
    04-07-2015 07:55 AM
  6. ritojr's Avatar
    This is pretty much the main reason I bought the band. I was getting ready to pull the trigger on a $400 golf gps watch but decided to buy the band instead since I was intrigued by it and just hope that a golf app eventually transfers over. Would be ideal given all the additional sensors that can be used during a round (gps, uv, calories, etc)plus the benefit of just being able to look at your wrist fro distances.

    I think it will come eventually, its jut a matter of by who. I would think the golf logix and those sorts could integrate the band into their already existing apps for the phone or make it a standalone app
    04-07-2015 12:52 PM
  7. mkg3's Avatar
    The fact that we're kibitzing here, I gotta believe someone is already working it. So hopefully sooner than later.

    It also occurred to me that since Band has an accelerometer, it should be able to measure the swing speed (golf clubs and baseball bats) of a person who is wearing it. From training perspective, wouldn't it be great, if you can match distance, accuracy with your hand/arm swing speed. Since the club is an extension of your arm, in this context, one can enter the length of the club (standard length can be built in for woods an irons but some do have custom lengths) and be able to calculate the angular velocity of the head.

    Going beyond that, if one can learn to swing at a particular swing velocity for different situations consistently, how valuable would that be for golfers? All it would take is to find the optimal swing speed once and set it (something you can do at the driving range). Then every time you swing at that speed (+/- 5%, say), the haptic vibration would go off to let the golfer know that he is in the range. Clearly, as one masters the technique, the buzz is not needed but to get there, it may really help.
    04-07-2015 05:18 PM
  8. cvflowe's Avatar
    Please developers work on this 😊
    04-08-2015 09:32 AM
  9. seize9eme's Avatar
    Yes, totally agree with this!! Golfers need an app for MS Band.
    All the sensors (GPS, UV sensor, Heart rate, 3-axis accelerometer, Gyrometer...) will help gather lots of info on the Golf round or any practice session. With some Power BI, it would provider to the golfers awesome stats that any other app or watch could provide.
    I can imagine downloadable golf maps where you could start a round of golf, with the help of the GPS being able to see the distance to the hole on each hole, enter your score and stats (putts, measure driving distance etc).
    Then the app will of course give the stats of the round + stats on number of kms, number of steps, calories, track on a map, average swing speed (what else?) + nice visuals.
    Another option would be to start a practice session to measure swing speed, accuracy, movement and so many other data.
    200$ is way cheaper compared to any other golf watch if we had those features and considering that an MS Band can do more (mail, FB, Twitter....).

    I am personally dreaming of it!
    04-28-2015 05:08 PM
  10. Kodiak12's Avatar
    I'd rather have an app that sends an electrical jolt to my wife's arse when she's at the mall. These credit card payments are killin' me.
    04-28-2015 05:31 PM
  11. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    Maybe the electric jolt app isn't too far behind.
    06-18-2015 07:49 PM
  12. carlomorales111's Avatar
    Sounds great! :)
    06-18-2015 08:30 PM
  13. winplusR's Avatar
    You can use Golflogix. I like it because you can keep track of your distance with each shot. I have a better idea now on how far with each golf club.
    10-31-2016 05:55 AM
  14. erichyde43's Avatar
    Lol...the microsoft band has one of the best golf experiences now. THis thread is over a year and a half old...
    11-03-2016 10:34 AM

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