What happens when a watch, score card, and negative ion bracelet get together and have a baby? ScoreBand happens.
First a little background on the ScoreBand. It is a 4-in-1 wristwatch engineered for sport. It has 4 modes (Time, Allscore, Golf, and Tennis). Golf mode will keep track of your hole and round score while Tennis mode will keep the game and set score. The Allscore mode will allow you to use the watch for keeping tabs on just about anything.
I won’t focus too much on the negative ion feature of the ScoreBand purely due to its subjective nature. For me, I did not notice a difference in my mood, balance, performance, and/or overall chi while wearing the watch. This could lead to a long debate as to whether or not negative ions are a legitimate technology – but not today.
For starters – upon taking the Scoreband out of the box I was surprised by the size of it. Mine is black with orange buttons but you can order from a multitude of color combinations. The widest part of the band was about an inch while the thinnest part was a quarter inch. This is rather refreshing as I am not a watch person and I do not like anything taking up a lot of real estate on my arm.
It’s time to get honest here; I have not taken this ScoreBand off for more than going to bed at night. The product feels good, real good. The score keeping technology is simple, yet really useful for a round of golf. I took the ScoreBand out on the course and found using it was as simple as hitting the top button after each shot to keep count for the hole. Then holding down the bottom button after finished to add them to the cumulative score. If you were looking to keep track of putts per round I would switch to Allscore mode and just keep a tally. It’s that simple.
The bottom line is that it’s hard to call this product innovative because as soon as you see it you smack your forehead and say “why didn’t I think of that?” The truth is that the ScoreBand is not only smart but is a perfect fit for golf.
If you have a golf wish list, this should be at the top of it. It is inexpensive at the $30 mark and honestly, I would pay even more for it.
To purchase a Scoreband follow this link.
I’m Bruce McFarlane
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