New Apple Watch golf app released by Ping

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Earlier this week Ping announced they are releasing a new golf and workout app for Apple Watch owners. As wearable devices become more popular -- I literally received my own smartwatch in the mail the day of this writing -- it was only a matter of time before a major golf OEM released an app compatible with smartwatches. According to Golf Digest, rumors of Ping's breakthrough release began swirling at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference this summer. The cat is out of the bag now.

Using technology similar to that of the company's iPing putter fitting app, the new smartwatch app will make the most of the Apple Watch's accelerometer and other tech innards to analyze your swing tempo, GPS tracking and a multitude of other options. I'm sure you'll also be able to use the app to keep score and other golf-related options.

You'll also reportedly be able to track your steps, heart rate and calories burned while playing your next round of golf.

“Our goal was to develop an app that was not intrusive so golfers could still enjoy the tranquility of a typical round without having to constantly be focused on the watch,” said David Solheim, vice president of Ping, told Golf Digest.