SLICK AND EASY TO USE
This app has been popping up on our Facebook feeds and Google Ad spaces for a while now, they have obviously got their marketing right but is the app up to scratch?
The core of Hole19’s functionality are its flyover view and distances screens. The flyover screen includes an aerial view of the hole, with total distance to the pin displayed in the top right. The products aesthetics are spot on, it’s clean a simple interface means users can access and input information easily without disrupting their rounds.
The app lists of 29,000 courses on its database which is growing month on month. If you need your course added you can simply email the support team and they will set to work on adding it to the list.
After your round, you may review stats and graphics for fairways hit (you may select the number of holes analysed), round duration, distance covered, best hole, longest drive, and total putts. You may also upload all of your stats and scores to Hole19’s “online clubhouse” for storage, review and analysis from your desktop.
You may personalize the app with your photo, and set your handicap as part of the setup process. You will also want to enter all of your clubs with the app’s bag function to enable you to track the length of the clubs you are using.
In comparison to our GPS products the yardages to the front back and centre of the green were +/- 4 yards. That’s pretty good for an app that doesn’t cost the user a penny.
The app doesn’t seem to have an extra battery saving option but it doesn’t need one, after each input of data just lock your phone and app disappears in to the back ground without causing an lag on the system or drain of power, unlock your phone and it springs right back into life.
The best thing about Hole 19 is its slick looks and easy to use input system. The Club house feature also allows you to dig down into your rounds with a more details and allows the user to really analyse his/her game and learn where to improve in order to get their strokes down.
- No. of courses worldwide 3/5
- Price 5/5
- Ease of use 4/5
- Aesthetics 4/5
- Yardages and distances 4/5
- Battery consumption 4/5