Microsoft has been updating the Band at a fairly steady pace during the past few months with new workouts and biking features and now they are adding support for Golf too. With the 115th US Open Championship being held this week, the timing of the announcement is hoping to capitalize on the excitement of the tournament.
TaylorMade will be integrating a comprehensive list of golf courses into Microsoft's Health app and after you pick your course and start playing, the Band will then track your performance.
The Band is able to tell the difference between a practice swing and an actual shot, so it is able to keep track of your game without your constant need for input. Because of the GPS sensor and the course layouts from TaylorMade, information such as distance to the front, middle and back of the green can all be seen on your wrist.
The Band will also keep track of your score, can help you find the next hole after you put out, and track all of your other health and fitness vitals too.
And before and after you tee off, there are guided Golf-releated warm-up and workout session to make sure you stay loose during your tournament..
The only downside to these golf additions coming to the Band is that they're not quite ready yet. Microsoft says that the features will arrive in the coming weeks but, unfortunately, no hard deadline was announced.