Google Glass Leads to New Golf App

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With the arrival of Google Glass also comes the influx of new innovative mobile applications.  According to Google, Glass has a high definition screen (the equivalent of viewing a 25 inch HD screen from eight feet away), 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, 12 gigabytes of usable memory synched with Google cloud storage, and mobile compatibility with both Android and iOs.

Currently, Glass is only available through the Explorer Program, an initiative that limits the purchase of Glass to a certain number of customers who want to test and review Glass while it is still being developed. Glass is set to be available to all customers later this year.

Google Glass

Google Glass

To use GPS on Glass, Glass must be synced with the user’s phone. One of the most anticipated GPS apps is GolfSight. GolfSight was created by Goldstein Technologies LLC, who also previously produced SkyDroid, a golf GPS app for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.

GolfSight offers a multitude of features for use on the golf course.  Primarily, the app gives distances to the front, center, and back of every green (these are displayed but can also be set for Glass to read out loud).  Distances automatically update as the golfer moves around the course. Many courses also have bunkers, water hazards, trees, and target points mapped. Golfers can add or edit these features.

GolfSight displays distances to every green

GolfSight displays distances to every green

The golfer can also keep score by easily entering information after each hole played.

GolfSight’s scorecard

GolfSight’s scorecard

GolfSight was launched in November 2013 and currently has a database of over 25,000 courses. Golfers can check the SkyDroid website to locate mapped courses near them. For more information about the app, visit the GolfSight website and for more information about Glass, visit the Google Glass site.