July 13, 2009

You Can't Get Golf Logix For Your iPhone...Yet

A promising looking GPS app for iPhone users is not available for download, despite ads to the contrary.

I got my July/August copy of Golf Tips magazine in the mail over the weekend, and on page 11, there's a splashy ad for a splashy new GPS rangefinder from GolfLogix, one that has an iPhone front and center in their print ad.

"Golflogix is now available to download on the world's best-selling smartphones" it says, adding that it's a free download. So I head over to their site, try to download the application in order to compare it to the gold standard of golfing GPS devices, the Sky Caddie SG5, except there's no software to download...yet. I tried the Apple App Store, iTunes and the link on the web site, but there's no there there.

You know that they are disappointed over there at Golf Logix HQ that their product is not ready at the same time their expensive ad campaign hit the sheets.

What Golf Logix looks to eventually sell looks promising. I've tried several golf GPS applications on my iPhone, but have yet to find one that measures up to Sky Caddie. From the screen shots I saw - with clearly labelled distances for not only the center of the green but also for carries over hazards and another for layups to 150 yards, Golf Logix may well be the killer GPS app for the iPhone. Problem is, that remains to be seen, because at this point, it's little more than vapor ware.

Hopefully, I can remember to check back in a couple of weeks to see if the iPhone app store has something available. Oh, that's right, set a reminder. There's an app for that.

Seriously, I have forwarded a query to the Golf Logix media relations folks to see if they can offer any insight, and when they get back to me, I'll provide an update.


  1. did they at least ask you to leave your email address so they could contact you when it IS ready ?

  2. I emailed the company and here is what I got back.

    Dear Valued Customer,

    Thanks for your recent email inquiry on the GolfLogix GPS Smartphone Software.

    With all of the GolfLogix GPS Smartphone software development and testing now completed, we are waiting on our final approvals and anticipate that within the next few days the GolfLogix Smartphone software for the iPhone 3G/3G-S and BlackBerry Curve will be available for you to download at www.GolfGPS.com and try for FREE. If you would like to be updated as soon as our Smartphone software is ready for you to download.

    With the GolfLogix Smartphone software you will be able to see accurate distances to all of the hazards, layups, and the front, center, and back of the greens on over 24,000 professionally mapped courses worldwide. As a GolfLogix Member, you can now keep your scores and track important stats on all of your rounds, just like the pros. With GolfLogix, Fairways Hit, Greens in Regulation, Club Distances, and much more are all stored on your very own Smartphone and on your new personal website located in the GolfLogix online clubhouse community.

    Since 1999, GolfLogix has provided hundreds of thousands of golfers around the globe with world-class handheld GPS solutions. With GolfLogix GPS patented technology, golf is easy, fast, and fun. We guarantee this by inviting all golfers to be our Guest and try the new GolfLogix Smartphone software for FREE! The 24-hour FREE Guest Membership does not start until you start playing an actual round of golf. So you can download our Smartphone software, search for and download courses, and the 24-hour membership will not actually start until you select the starting hole on the course you are playing.

    GolfLogix is dedicated to making our simple-to-use GPS software and our 24,000+ golf course map database available to download onto all of the world's best-selling Smartphones. Below are answers to some of the main questions we have recently received:

    iPhone 3G/3G-S: We are currently awaiting approval from iPhone. As soon as more information is available you will be sent an email with any updates. Our app is compatible with iPhone 3G and 3G-S and works with 3.0.

    Blackberry Curve: To install and operate GolfLogix GPS, you must have one of the following BlackBerry Curve models equipped with GPS functionality:

    BlackBerry 8310
    BlackBerry 8330
    BlackBerry 8350i
    BlackBerry 8800
    BlackBerry 8820
    BlackBerry 8830
    BlackBerry 8900

    To find your BlackBerry Curve model number, on your BlackBerry Curve go to Settings>Options>About. The first line shown on the screen describes the model number of your BlackBerry Curve.

    Please note, Verizon Wireless does not allow 3rd party GPS applications (such as GolfLogix GPS) on their BlackBerry Curve and Bold models. However, Verizon does allow GPS applications on the BlackBerry Storm 9530 and we are scheduled to have GolfLogix available on this model in August.

    Smartphone Release Schedule: By the end of July, the GolfLogix Smartphone software will be available for the BlackBerry Bold. In August, we are scheduled to release our Smartphone software for the BlackBerry Storm. In September, the GolfLogix Smartphone software is scheduled to be available for Windows Mobile devices (such as the HTC Touch/Fuze). We have already started development on the Google Android and Nokia Symbian Smartphone platforms and will provide email updates as soon as we have launch dates scheduled.

    For the latest information on GolfLogix Smartphone software please continue to visit us at www.GolfLogix.com/website/LatestNews.aspx. We will also continue to send out periodic email updates as we launch on the latest Smartphone platforms.

  3. Enjoy your blog. Didn't have your email address but wanted to alert you to below. So I commented on an old post in case you read them.

    2009 PGA not 2007.

    And if you do believe that, please email me regarding a tract of Florida swapland (add m) I have for sale.


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