On Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), there was lots of exciting, new tech news announced. Undoubtedly, the biggest news was Apple Vision Pro. But for the second time in three years, Golfshot was featured during the Keynote for Apple Watch — this time highlighting the new watchOS 10 API that can detect rapid changes in velocity and acceleration. In terms of Golfshot, this new capability will further enhance performance for motion detection with Swing ID. The update will be available to Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) users globally this fall.
You can read Apple’s Newsroom post on watchOS 10 here.
Swing ID has already been a huge success since its launch in mid-April with over 8.7 Million golf swings already tracked across the globe!
With this new watchOS 10 capability, Golfshot will be able to better capture the precise moment the golf ball is struck and also note improvement in the accelerometer sample rate. This is all vital in determining various Swing ID properties. With eight times the samples per second, we’re excited at the possibility of displaying a golfer’s actual swing path in a three-dimensional space.
Taking advantage of this new API will only further optimize the experience for global Golfshot members using Swing ID with Apple Watch. We wish we could snap our fingers and Swing ID 2.0 would be ready to go, but it will take some time and effort by our talented and lead developers known as “the Johns”.
As always, stay tuned because there is alway more to come from Golfshot.