We’ll know more about the Pebble Watch in the coming months, but unless being an early adopter is your goal, we currently recommend going with a top-rated GPS golf watch.
“Pebble E-Paper Watch”
Over the past two years, golf GPS watches have become really popular among golfers, we think largely because of the convenience. There have also been millions of downloads of Smartphone golf GPS apps. We believe that is due to the low price of apps and the many features available. Now there is a watch that is utilizes your smartphone to do things other watches do not do and the Pebble E-Paper Watch will include an app that turns it into a GPS golf watch
The Pebble Smart Watch connects via bluetooth to your iPhone or Android smartphone to bring some pretty cool features to your wrist. There is no question that being able to change the face of the watch easily and with potentially unlimited choices, is fun, but there is function in this watch too.
It’s also capable of integrating with apps on your phone. Although there are only a few apps today, developers will likely be bringing new ones online all the time. Fortunately, for golfers, runners, cyclist and music lovers, there are apps ready to go.
The free Pebble golf app utilizes FreeCaddie and includes distances to the front, center and back of the green and has 25,000+ courses preloaded. For the nominal one-time fee of $5.99, bunkers and water hazards are available in FreeCaddiePro.
In our opinion, it’s a slick looking watch, especially when compared with most GPS golf watches. We love the apps that are already available for it, and can’t wait to see what lies in its future. Our only concern is the choice of FreeCaddie as the partner for the golf GPS component. Their reviews on the iTunes store aren’t as strong as we would like to see, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some other companies develop an app for this watch very soon.