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TomTom Golfer introduced as GPS-enabled golf watch

With the 2014 Ryder Cup getting underway today, TomTom has jumped on the golf-themed bandwagon, unveiling the TomTom Golfer.

As its name suggests, this sports watch has been designed with golfers in mind. Featuring inbuilt GPS, the location-aware watch offers all manner of game-enhancing data, including pin distances, hazard locations and layup points.

The TomTom Golfer is a direct rival to the Garmin Approach range.

Understanding the challenges ahead will help golfers to improve their score,” Corinne Vigreux, TomTom’s Managing Director said. “The TomTom Golfer provides at-a-glance graphics to critical course data, helping golfers to make smarter decisions and improve how they play.”

With TomTom offering detailed data on more than 34,000 global golf courses, the Golfer can be wirelessly synced to a dedicated smartphone app to ensure up-to-date course data is always at hand.

As well as offering precise yardages to the front, centre and rear of greens, the TomTom Golfer will allow users to track their round scores. Shot distances and round times can also be tracked.

Lining up at just 53g in weight and 11.5mm thick, the watch comes in two colour schemes – grey/green and white/green. It is waterproof to 50 metres.

Despite making the TomTom Golfer available for pre-order, the manufacturer has yet to announce an exact release date. Instead, the product’s listing page suggests the watch will be “available within 30 days”.

The TomTom Golfer price has been set at a penny shy of £200.

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