PING RELEASES APP FOR APPLE WATCH
TIME TO TRACK
At last summer’s worldwide convention for Apple developers, there was a reference to a golf-swing-analyzer app in the works for the Apple Watch. It turns out Ping was producing the app, which the company announced is now available. The app com-
bines some of the functions of Ping’s iPing app, a putting-focused tool that in-
cludes stroke analysis, develops a putting handicap and provides putter fitting.
The new app also uses the accelerometer in the Apple Watch to analyze your full-
swing tempo with individual clubs—on the course and during practice sessions.
A “golf workout” function also tracks heart rate, number of steps and calories
burned. “Our goal was to develop an app that wasn’t intrusive so golfers could still
enjoy the tranquility of a typical round without having to constantly be focused on
the watch,” said David Solheim, vice president of Ping. —Mike Stachura
A Ping app