Tech watches that feed you valuable info while you play a round of golf, but look nerdy when you’re ordering a round at the 19th hole are one thing. TAG Heuer’s new Connected Modular 45 “Golf Edition” ($1,850) is a golf watch that’s both brainy and beautiful.
TAG Heuer developed a dedicated golf app that pairs its latest smartwatch with iOS and Android phones and then imbued the watch with TAG styling. The brawny (45 mm) piece has a sandblasted black PVD titanium case fitted with black ceramic lugs and a black ceramic bezel featuring a laser-engraved scale from 1 to 18, representing the number of holes in a round.
The package includes a white, synthetic-leather strap with green stitching reminiscent of a golf glove, as well as a subdued black rubber strap. On the links, the Golf app brings 2-D course mapping for more than 39,000 courses to your wrist. As well as gauging distances to greens and hazards (which it does within one-meter accuracy), the enhanced mapping function uses vector technology to show the course in detail—including bunkers, fairways and roughs.
The watch also tracks scores for up to four players and is equipped with multiple sensors including GPS, NFC, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a tilt detection sensor, a microphone and a vibrations haptics engine. It also stores stats like putting average and driving distance. Off the course, change the watch face and use it for all the usual smartwatch tasks.
The Intel Atom processor has 512 MB of memory and 4 GB of storage. The touch-screen, (400 × 400 resolution and 287 ppi) is covered with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. All of which brings new meaning to the term tee time.