Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for using Golf4Watch. I hope you are enjoying the app. If you have any questions, please check the FAQ below. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please fill in the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Bug in Watch OS 10

There is a bug in watch OS 10 resulting in the GPS not working. To resolve this issue, please follow the steps in the faq item "No GPS".

Having no GPS can have 2 causes: permissions or no GPS signal To get a GPS signal, please stand outside with a clear view on the sky and wait for a few minutes. The GPS signal can take a few minutes to get a fix. If you are inside, the GPS signal will not be found. If you are outside and the GPS signal is not found, please check if the GPS is working on your phone. If the GPS is not working on your phone, the GPS will not work on the watch. If the GPS is working on your phone, please check the permissions of the app. The app needs permission to use the GPS. If the permissions are not set, the app will not be able to use the GPS. To check the permissions, go to the settings app on the watch, scroll down to the app and check if the permissions are set.


There is a major bug in watchOS 10 that affects all standalone watch apps using GPS. After the app is updated, the GPS stops working. To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  • Ensure that your Apple Watch and phone are connected.
  • Remove the app from both the Watch and the Phone.
  • On your phone, go to the Settings app, then navigate to:
    • General
    • Transfer or Reset iPhone
    • Reset
    • Reset Location & Privacy
  • Reboot your phone.
  • Reboot your Watch.
  • Reinstall the app on both your phone and Watch.
  • Start the app on the phone, and a request for location access should pop up. If granted, the watch can access the gps as well.
Now, when you start the watch app, it should prompt you for location permissions again.

The app uses the GPS to determine your location. The GPS is a power-hungry feature. You can enable the phone GPS to save battery. Recent Watch OS upgrades resulted in an increased battery consumption. A battery consumption of 15% per hour is normal using the Watch GPS. However, recent watchOS updates resulted in 30% battery consumption per hour.

Once you tap the button "Shot" or a Shot is detected, you will see a screen with up to 15 circles referencing your golf bag. Dr stands for Driver, 5I stands for 5 Iron. Highlight one of those buttons and hit the button "Good" or "Bad". Bad shots will not be included in your shot statistics while the good ones do. The shot tracking is ended whenever a new shot is started, or when leaving the green. All shots can be corrected afterwards via the dashboard

Pieter developed the app for the hobby when no golf app for smartwatches existed. My database is created by the community of golfers. There is not a big team of developers, marketeers and managers. Just My Myself and I. I am not in it for the money. I am in it for the love of the game and the love of programming. I am not a big company with big overheads.

The data usage is minimal. A course download is only a few kb and the it will be stored on the watch. Uploading scores is also minimal. The app will only use data when you are using the map and the course is not stored on the watch. The app will use the GPS to determine your location and the course will be downloaded from the server. The data usage is minimal and should not be a concern.

If you've noticed that your golf course is not listed or the details are incorrect, please reach out directly to Pieter by filling out our contact form. Provide the correct information or details about your golf course, and Pieter will personally handle the update. Your input is valuable, and Pieter is committed to ensuring that our golfing community has access to the most accurate and up-to-date information. Thank you for your cooperation in improving our platform!