Big Samsung smartwatch update!

Golf Pad is now even more useful on Samsung smartwatches! Here's a few things we just added:

- Improved display for GPS distances and current hole number and score, making it easier to see outdoors.

- Additional information like elevation change to target, distances to layup points, current shot tracking distance.

- Mark flag right on the watch or use 'putt out' option to complete a hole score without adding individual shots.

- Use one of three modes for keeping score on the watch: total score entry, track shot location, or track shots location and clubs. Select your preferred mode in Golf Pad settings on the phone.

Swipe left or right to change hole. Swipe up or down or use bezel to show the extra information. Tap screen to keep score. The new features are available on watches running Tizen 4 OS (Gear S3 or newer). Download the latest Golf Pad watch app: version 5.4.4 or later is required.


Version 15.10 of the phone app is required to enable some of these features like layup points. 


We'd love to hear what you think! If you run into issues or have questions, please reach out.


I think I read somewhere that you need to have the watch in standalone mode to use the on-board GPS? 

I also noticed this issue this weekend but don't recall having it before. 

When the watch app bugs out I find a reset of the app from the 'recent apps' typically solves it, if not a watch restart.

Also noticed that my battery is now lasting far longer than it used to... might be better charge cycles keeping the battery healthy(?) I havn't seen an update for the app recently that would explain it. 25% after 2 hours with BT, heartbeat, gps etc. 

Knew I'd read it somewhere :) See Cindy's link above : 

https://support.golfpadgps.com/support/solutions/articles/6000226013-improving-samsung-watch-battery-life


wrt/ standalone mode. 

I haven't been using standalone intentionally, but I did notice that I was out of range a few times during a round this weekend - might have even coincided with the GPS loss. Try using standalone only?

Hi Toby and Mike -  If the watch app loses GPS when the phone screen is off, it almost always means that battery optimization apps or settings are on. They turn off location services when the phone screen is locked.  Please check it out in your settings. If you still have trouble, contact our support team so we can help. 

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