PING launches Golf Workout app for Apple Watch

PING has launched a new app that includes the Golf Workout, an Apple Watch feature engineered to capture and track fitness data, swing tempo and on-course statistics.

The PING app also houses updates to iPING, a putting-improvement tool that attaches to a putter shaft using an iPING Cradle, and works in conjunction with iPhone.

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In addition, there’s a new PING trivia game created to share the brand’s rich heritage and its focus on innovations that help golfers play their best.

“One of the benefits of Apple Watch is the ability to monitor your fitness activity. This has led to the popularity of Apple Watch owners challenging themselves to ‘close their Activity Rings’ on a daily basis,” said David Solheim, PING Vice President.

“With the Golf Workout feature, you receive Workout credit during your round or while you’re practicing. It’s a great way to bring the fitness element of golf into the general conversation of the many benefits golf has to offer current and future players.”

In the Swing Practice mode, golfers can also time their backswing and downswing, providing a measure of tempo to help hone their swings for improved results on the course.

The Play Golf function allows the stat-focused golfer to track important data, including fairways hit, greens in regulation, and putts per round. You can also keep score using the PING app on Apple Watch.

The iPING feature has been updated with a new graphic interface and provides golfers two options that lead to improved putting.

In Practice mode, golfers can focus on improving key attributes of their putting stroke, including tempo. The Putting Handicap function analyses a series of five putts to determine a consistency score, which equates to a handicap patterned after the traditional handicap system (lower is better).

Each five-putt session is stored for comparison as golfers challenge themselves to lower their Putting Handicap (PHcp).

The iPING app is a free download from the App Store. The full Golf Workout experience is available as an in-app purchase at an introductory price of US$4.99.

PING is offering new iPING cradles to fit the iPhone 6/iPhone 6s and iPhone6 Plus/iPhone 6s Plus via http://www.ping-shop.com/product/iping-app-crdl-iphone-66s.

For more information, contact Brad Glass 02 9524 8233.