At the end of September, amidst the hype of all the iPhone XS and Google Pixel 3 noise. Samsung quietly launched a golf variant of its Galaxy Watch.

What the difference between the original and the variant? Software. In case you forgot what the Galaxy Watch has to offer, it comes in a 1.3” or 1.2” screen (with the 46mm and 42mm models respectively) with a 360 x 360 circular Super AMOLED full-color display and is powered by the Exynos 9110 dual-core 1.15GHz processor. It has 1.5GB RAM and 4GB internal memory and runs on Tizen based Wearable OS 4.0. It has 3G/LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and of course NFC connectivity.

The market isn’t short of devices catering to the golfing community with Garmin devices being one of the best. For now, the device is only available in South Korea, which has a huge golfing community. But is likely international availability will follow soon. Probably just in time for the Christmas shopping season.

A year ago Samsung released the Galaxy Gear S3 Golf Edition that came with the Smart Caddie app.

What makes this variant special is that the software was developed n collaboration with Golfzon Deca and allows its users to track their shots and score. Even more, it also provides information on the height of the terrain. The software has data on 60,000 golf courses across the planet, and features shot tracking and score keeping. Golfers can track their performance on both the smartphone app and online.

This version’s difference is a longer battery life. Allowing you to squeeze three rounds of golf or 54 holes on a single charge. If you already have a Galaxy watch and just want to get the software, you’re out of luck.

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