Thanks for asking about this.
With Tizen 3 update, Samsung has removed the option for showing the last used app automatically. We released an updated version of the Golf Pad watch app (3.1.4) that works around the limitation. Please be sure to install the latest version of the Golf Pad app on the watch. You can check the current version by opening Galaxy Wearable app on the phone, and going into Settings / Apps / Golf Pad. Make sure you have version 3.1.4 or higher.
With Tizen 4 and Tizen 5, a new option is added to auto-resume Golf Pad. On your watch, go into Settings / Display / Show last app, then select 'Within 1 hour'. That should take care of auto-resuming Golf Pad during the round whenever you look at the watch.
If you have the latest version of the Golf Pad watch app, but the GPS distances still do not show automatically during the round, you can make it easier to resume the Golf Pad app using home button double-press action. Step by step instructions:
- Make sure Golf Pad app is installed on your Galaxy/Gear watch
- Open settings on Gear/Galaxy watch
- Select Device
- Select Double press Home
- Choose Golf Pad
If you still have trouble, please contact our support team.
Hi Richard - I understand your frustration. I don't have a specific timeline, however it's actively being worked on. If you'd also like submit a support ticket, you'll get the updates as they are available. The team works hard to resolve these bugs quickly. Please ensure you download the updates as they are available.
Hi. Is there a ticket number or can is there a status update on this? I find it annoying as well. I've had Hole19 and Arccos before and both of them automatically show the rangefinder instead of watch face when woken up. I read the android developers manual and apparently it needs to be added by the app developer: