TomTom Golfer tees off for Ryder Cup

Satnav specialist takes on Garmin with new golf GPS watch
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TomTom has picked a timely date to announce its latest wearable, with the TomTom Golfer getting an official unveiling on the day the Ryder Cup kicked off.

Taking on the likes of the Garmin Approach S6, the TomTom Golfer is a GPS connected watch that offers the usual array of golf wearable features.

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Those features include hole data for over 34,000 courses (with daily updates via an app) with details such as distance to the pin, front and back of the green, to hazards and to lay-ups on offer in real-time when out on the course.

Unlike the S6 there is no colour display, although the 1.3-inch, 168 x 144, monochrome screen does offer course graphics and a green view mode for checking out the position of the flag.

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The TomTom Golfer also offers score recording, and measures your distance, the duration of your round and the calories you've burned during your round. Handy when you're working out how many pints you deserve at the 19th.

With a 10 hour battery life, the TomTom Golfer should have enough power for a society day 36 hole competition and if it rains, no worries – the Golfer is 5ATM water resistant.

It's only 6g heavier than the Approach S6 at 53g and, with a price tag of £199.99, the TomTom Golfer is a seriously attractive proposition and a genuine rival for the Garmin stronghold on Golf GPS smartwatches.

Available in white, two shades of green or dark grey, you can pre-order a TomTom Golfer now.

TomTom is really embracing the wearable tech boom. We gave the TomTom Cardio a glowing review recently and we're looking forward to testing the satnav specialist's debut golf device. A full review will hit Wareable soon.

Update: Check out our full TomTom Golfer review

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