Apple Watch golfing functionality highlighted by Apple, ten years on

A new Apple press release highlights Apple Watch golfing apps, as Golfshot launches a new tool to analyse your golf swing on the range.The latest feature has been made possible by the high-frequency motion API Apple added in watchOS 10 ... more...

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A new press release highlights golfing apps, as Golfshot launches a new tool to analyse your golf swing on the range. The latest feature has been made possible by the high-frequency motion API Apple added in watchOS 10 ..

. that taking advantage of Apple Watch capabilities has been a priority since for a decade. “Leveraging the full capabilities of Apple Watch has always been a priority for Golfshot since our first Apple Watch release in 2015,” said Alex Flores, Golfshot’s chief growth officer.



But a new API in watchOS 10 has enabled a new level of analysis. The high-frequency motion API released in watchOS 10, which takes advantage of the latest accelerometer and gyroscope in Apple Watch to detect rapid changes in velocity and acceleration, has equipped developers such as with tools to create innovative new experiences that help users improve their golf swing and performance. For swing practice, Golfshot’s new Swing ID On-Range experience, launching today, utilizes this API to detect the precise moment the club strikes the ball.

Apple Watch sensors also offer a comprehensive analysis of a golfer’s swing from the beginning to the end of the motion, and users of any skill level can track key swing metrics with precision, including tempo, rhythm, backswing, transition, and wrist path, to improve their gameplay [...

] On the course, Golfshot also offers GPS distances, scoring, Auto Shot Tracking, swing analysis, and Auto Strokes Gained — all on Apple Watch — so golfe.