MOTOACTV Golf Edition

Motorola this morning announced that it's teamed up with three-time PGA Tour winner (and fellow Northwest Florida native!) Bubba Watson for the the MOTOACTV Golf Edition. This version's being billed as "a cutting-edge GPS golf tracker, virtual caddy and online clubhouse. (Read our full review of the MOTOACTV standard edition.)

The MOTOACTV Golf Edition has 20,000 courses available, and you'll be able to check distance to the front, center and back of greens, as well as the distance to hazards. (Which for some of us often is seen in negative numbers.) It also can help keep track of your score, including clubs used and greens hit in regulation. The "online clubhouse" portion syncs your data to Motorola's MOTOACTV service, where you can then see a satellite view of the course you played, and where your shots went. You also can see how Watson has played on a course before you tee up. (Hint: Get ready to get depressed, unless you're at Tanglewood or Stonebrook here in Santa Rosa County, I suppose.)

“The new Golf Edition of MOTOACTV has features that allow players to make better decisions on the course,” Watson said in a press release. “From the weekend warriors trying to find the distance to the back of the green to great golfers who want to analyze their game and share their stats with friends, MOTOACTV helps improve scores and makes the game more enjoyable.”

You can preorder the MOTOACTV Golf Edition today for $299.99 either from Motorola, or from Amazon. It'll start shipping April 1.

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – March 22, 2012 – Open your stance. Head down. Eye on the ball. Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) introduces the MOTOACTV Golf Edition, a cutting-edge GPS Golf tracker, virtual caddy and online clubhouse. Users can track their golf game on up to 20,000 courses worldwide right from their wrist. GPS tracks the front, center and back distances to green and to hazards. A virtual caddy keeps track of your scorecards, clubs and key statistics. Plus, users can sync their rounds wirelessly to visualize and study their game online at MOTOACTV.com and view rounds from the Pros. Track data like total steps taken, distance covered and calories burned on the course - it’s the ultimate way to stay fit and shave shots from your score. Attendees of the Arnold Palmer Invitational will get a sneak peak of these exciting golf capabilities in Orlando, Florida starting today where pro golfer and three-time PGA Tour winner Bubba Watson will be taking the course.

Yardage from Your Wrist

Play up to 20,000 courses globally and see your distance to the front, center and back of green, as well as distance to the hazards. It also contains the PAR information for your favorite courses. No more fumbling with laser finders, phone apps or rummaging through your bag.

Virtual Scorekeeping

Throw away those tiny pencils. MOTOACTV keeps track of your scorecards, clubs and key stats such as the number of putts taken and even the greens in regulation that you hit. Users can even customize the clubs that you have on MOTOACTV to match the ones in your golf bag.

Online Clubhouse

MOTOACTV syncs your rounds wirelessly at MOTOACTV.com where you get an unparalleled virtual representation of your round using a satellite view of the course. Move your mouse over the arc of the ball flight and pull up details of the shot you played. You can also keep every scorecard for reference, and similar to other MOTOACTV workouts you can share your rounds with friends. Plus, see how the pros like Bubba Watson play on select courses before you play them yourself.


MOTOACTV has teamed up with pro golfer and three-time PGA Tour winner Bubba Watson, a self-taught golfer who definitely knows a few things about taking his game to the next level.

“The new Golf Edition of MOTOACTV has features that allow players to make better decisions on the course,” said Watson. “From the weekend warriors trying to find the distance to the back of the green to great golfers who want to analyze their game and share their stats with friends, MOTOACTV helps improve scores and makes the game more enjoyable.”

Be sure to visit www.motoactv.com to hear more from Bubba Watson about how MOTOACTV Golf Edition can help amp your game. Also, Bubba will be featured in digital advertising across various golf outlets starting today.

Best of the Best

From golf to cycling to ultramarathons, MOTOACTV encourages athletes and fitness enthusiasts to boost their game. In addition to Bubba Watson, check out MOTOACTV.com for expert advice and inspiration from other top athletes, including:

Dean Karnazes – After running in all 50 states and on all seven continents, ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes uses MOTOACTV to push his body to even higher heights.

Chris Carmichael – A leader in innovative training methods, professional trainer Chris Carmichael adds MOTOACTV technology to train the best coaches and athletes in the country.

George Hincapie – A 15-time Tour de France veteran who was once hailed as “America’s premier classics rider,” world-champion cyclist George Hincapie uses MOTOACTV as he prepares to dominate his next race.

The Logistics

The MOTOACTV Golf Edition can be pre-ordered starting today via www.motorola.com/motoactv and www.amazon.com with an MSRP of $299.99. Devices will begin shipping on April 1st.

For more information on MOTOACTV, please visit www.motoactv.com and follow us on Twitter @motoactv.

 
There are 5 comments

graymulligan says:

Really Moto? You had better offer this functionality to the early adopters who already shelled out big bucks for one of these. Like me. I'd love to have golf gps/functionality on my motoactv. I love it, but I bought it 3 months ago, and I'm out of my return period.

Either that or the folks at XDA need to rip that bitch up and give me the ability to load it into mine.

Keepster says:

Hmmm that's a pretty deep green 64 yards?

Rick

That's a great use for this device.

I agree with graymulligan - allow the earlier buyers to add this functionality with a software update..

vansmack says:

Not sure I could swing a golf club with my MOTOACTV on my wrist or my bicep.

Think I'd have to spring for the clip on...

graymulligan says:

The clip comes with it, the wrist strap is extra, unless you grab it through amazon, where when you add the wrist strap, its free.

It really is an amazing little device, great screen, works nice as a watch unless you've got really small wrists, and as a workout device, I love it. Give me the ability to use it as a golf GPS? It might be my favorite gadget.

Shhh...nexus, it's not your fault, I still love you. Once more places get paypass options at the register you'll be my favorite again.