I am always amazed at the wealth of golf apps for BlackBerry. The latest to hit my inbox is nRange Golf GPS which promises to replace your rangefinder. Inside the app you can download golf course content and get accurate yardages and aerial maps. It uses the GPS built into your BlackBerry to provide you pinpoint accuracy and even uses it to tell you what course you are nearby to make it easier to find.
The app has a 30-day free trial after which it is $29 for a one year subscription or $85 for a lifetime subscription. I am not sure what the story is with the advertisements in the screenshots… but you can find more information at www.nrange.com.
- Leverages your phone’s existing GPS chip to provide similar accuracy to dedicated devices costing hundreds of dollars
- Automatic course access via your phone’s internet data connection (unlimited data plans recommended)
- Automatic listing of the three closest courses to make start-up fast and easy
- Simple, fast, intuitive interface
- Distance to front, back, and center of the green
- Visualization of the green outline
- Overhead aerial maps of the course with your location and the center of the green
- Ability to pan and scroll around the course to see distances to specific course features such as landing areas, bunkers, water, trees, etc.
- Measure any shot distance.
- Over 16,000 courses in the database
- Quickly mapping courses to make them available for play (most map requests take less than 2 days to complete)