Microsoft on Thursday announced a new update for the Microsoft Band, its wearable that has slowly gained support for additional sports. The latest software patch adds capabilities to help you track and, if you’re lucky, improve your golf game.
Now, when you’re out on the links, the Microsoft Band can help keep you abreast of how far away from the pin you are. It has support for golf courses around the world and can provide that information by tapping into GPS to understand exactly where on the course you are. Additionally, there are a couple of golf warmup exercises that are preloaded into the Band.
“As you step onto the tee box, our on-board GPS sensor will automatically detect the hole you are on and display your score for the hole you just completed,” Microsoft explained. “A simple press of the Microsoft Band action button, whether on the fairway or off in the deep rough, will give you accurate distance to the front, middle and back of the green.”
Microsoft partnered with TaylorMade on the new functions, too, and the golf club maker will soon release its “myRoundPro” app that can provide additional details on your game.
The Microsoft Band update, with all of the new golf features, is free and should be available in the next couple of weeks.