"Golf-centric smartwatch from TomTom tracks your swings"
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Golf-centric smartwatch from TomTom tracks your swings
TOMTOM's got a new gadget that it hopes will improve your game.
It's called the GOLFER2.
It's a smartwatch.
Let's see what the company is driving at.
This watch has two new main features.
The first one is auto shot detection, which means as you're following through on your swing, it will give a little buzz to let you know that it knows you've taken a shot.
Every shot you take will be logged using the watch's GPS, so that you can review it later on a smart phone.
And that you know where your game was going well and where it wasn't.
A satisfying amount of what this watch does is automated.
So if you use this four-way navigation key down here you can see nearby golf courses, there are 40,000 golf courses logged in here and if you dive into the information you can also see distances, what the par is for each hole.
There's lots of information to dig into.
Because of the GPS, you'll also be able to get key distances, like the distances between you and the all-important hold.
And it's actually got interesting maps of the actual green itself, which shows you hazardous areas that you'll want to avoid.
It's water-resistant, so if you're determined to trudge around the green in the pouring rain, this watch can handle it.
It'll also count calories.
It's got a step-counter.
And it tells the time!
Expect 11 hours of battery life when this thing is in it's GPS mode.
It's going to cost 200 pounds or $249 when it goes on sale in May.
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