We’ve struggled to love the Microsoft Band because of its rudimentary design, and it’s uncomfortable fit, but that doesn’t mean that this isn’t a powerful wearable. On the contrary, the Microsoft Band has proven to be a very powerful product over the last couple of months, and this only expands as developers make use of it. Today we learn of a new game that it will be able to track in a far better way than the average tracker.
Microsoft has just partnered with TaylorMade in order to add golfing support for both he Microsoft Band and also the Health application. You first tell the app what field you’re playing on, and then the Microsoft Band will use GPS to track your location, hole, give you distance estimates, and keep track of your score in the process by detecting your swings. The combination of app and Microsoft Band seem smart enough to even detect when you’re making practice swings as well. The myRoundPro app will also draw Microsoft Band information about your round as an added bonus.
The app and integrations should be available to user soon, and no price tag has been mentioned.