About standalone mode for Samsung watches


Standalone mode for GPS-equipped Samsung watches allows you to leave the phone behind after starting a golf round. See rangefinder distances, track shots and change current hole right on your watch. Scores will sync  to the phone when it is back in range. Standalone mode support is currently in beta. You can join the beta program by following the instructions in this article. Or email support@golfpadgps.com and we'll be happy to assist.


About location accuracy in standalone mode


Samsung watches use phone's GPS location if the phone is nearby and connected via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. This is a built-in Samsung optimization aimed at improving watch battery life. This means that you may get inaccurate distances or shot tracking it the phone is nearby, but not in your pocket. For example, if you leave the phone in your golf cart and walk to the fairway, your watch will show distances and track shots based on your cart's location. To prevent this from happening, please turn off Bluetooth on your phone or on  your watch after starting the round. Alternatively you can start airplane mode.