So I am techie. I love to download new apps for my iPhone 4s, especially golf apps. I have tried all the free GPS, score keeping and swing analyzer apps on the market. Most of which are worthless. Essentially, when it comes to free apps, the “you pay for what you get” is statement is often times true.
I have an IPhone and have never paid for an app until now. The cost of $19.99/annually had better come with a variety of features for me to shell out that investment. The good news is they have a free app that will suffice for you cheap Charlie’s. However, if you need some help taking your game to the next level and I sure you do, consider the Champion version app.
So for $19.99 what exactly will you get? Features
What I like – No ads – Every app I have that is a free download app is packed with advertisements that tend to be annoying. The Golf Logix app does not and I love that.
Ability to store rounds – The app allows golfs to input stats such as: greens hit, fairways hit, number of putts, chips, pitches, fairway bunkers, greenside bunkers, penalty strokes, and club tracking. What’s really nice is that you have the ability to customize your stats. For example, I chose to track only number of putts, fairways hit, greens hit and score.
Simplicity – Prior to my on course testing of the Golf Logix app, I had no experience with it. When I got to the course I added our names, selected the course, set of tees played, starting hole and boom we were ready to tee off in less than 2 minutes.
The usability of the app required no learning curve. The app was straightforward, simple and basically idiot proof. If you follow the steps and input the information between holes you won’t even need a scorecard and a pencil.
What other players might like – Free live member support – Golf Logix provides various forms of support including videos for those dinosaurs who are new to smartphones.
Video Tutorials – Built into the app are two videos that are very useful for those looking to take advantage of all the Golf Logix features.
Golf Digest Live – Recently Golf Digest Publications signed a partnership with Golf Logix to incorporate and instructional videos. So dependent upon your weaknesses archived in your app, you can access videos related to those faults.
Pros – App offers customization to your game
App offers capability to email your score to you and you’re playing partners
App has 1,000’s of courses to choose from even, new courses and courses in remote locations
Yardage is very accurate compared to sky caddie
App doesn’t lose signal on remote golf courses (tested on Sprint Network)
App offers capability to go back and change stats/score if need be
Cons – App does not offer capability to track stats (other than score) for your playing partners
App could be a little too overwhelming for those less tech savvy
Could drain battery fast unless your turn screen off when not using the app/phone
Need at least 75% battery life to use this app and have some battery juice left.
Although not important, golf course graphics on the app are weak
App doesn’t offer much in terms of analyzing the green other than shape.
Overall – Golf Logix is the best GPS and stat tracking app on the market. Now integrate the Golf Digest partnership and you have a homerun. Outside of the Cons as listed above, I cannot offer up more than a couple minor suggestions for Golf Logix.
For less than the cost of a dozen golf balls, every avid golfer with a smartphone should consider the Golf Logix app for several reasons. Outside on the feedback provided and the ability to have an electronic scorecard, the app provides seasonal feedback that allows you to better understand the highs and lows of your game. For my time and money, I would rather have the accuracy, and convenience of the app than a pencil and scorecard.
Innovation – 10 of 10
Simplicity – 9 of 10
Accuracy – 10 of 10
Quality – 9 of 10
Value – 10 of 10
TOTAL – 48 of 50