We’ll admit that not everyone is a fan of the popular fitness trackers that are all the rage this year. Some of us look at the images and videos of users running faster and sweating more profusely thanks to the electronic bracelet around their wrist and wish there was a way to become more active without all the hyperventilating. One popular sport that has been overlooked in the wearables industry, but is extremely popular among all ages due to its more subdued intensity, is the game of golf. Now Avid Sport has released a fitness tracker called the Avid Watch particularly with golfers in mind.
Yes, it tracks all the usual fitness metrics: steps, distance, time, and calories burned. It syncs with your iPhone or Android smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0, can display notifications, text messages, and missed calls, and can control your smartphone’s camera shutter or music controls. It’s made of anodized aluminum in a number of colors, water resistant to 1 atmosphere, and has a battery that can last up to 41 days on a charge.
But what sets the Avid Watch apart is that it comes pre-loaded with over 30,000 golf courses worldwide. Avid Sport can provide front, center, and back distance to the green and also features auto course recognition, auto hole advance, auto distance update, and scoring.
Avid Sport may be just the activity tracker for you if you’re not interested in mastering your half marathon, but rather dominating your golf game. You can pre-order it on Kickstarter for $99 starting today if you are so inclined.
More info and pre-order link: Avid Watch: Multi-Sport Smart Watch with Activity Tracking