Wear OS | The 18Birdies Wear OS App General Overview

Smart Watches are an amazing piece of technology. With the 18Birdies WearOS app, we bring you an easier take on the 18Birdies experience. Now you can score your round, log stats, and get distances directly from your WearOS Watch!

Here are some tips that will let you use the power of 18Birdies - on your wrist!

The 18Birdies Golf GPS Watch app is supported on Phones running Android 6.0 or higher and 1.5GB of RAM or more.

Set up a WearOS Watch from the 18Birdies app.

  1. Launch the 18Birdies App.
  2. Tap Me in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Tap the 3 dots to open more options.
  4. Tap Settings to open the App Settings.
  5. Tap Connect Android Watch.
  6. Tap Set Up.
  7. Scroll down to view the list of applications that are installed on your phone.
  8. If you don't see 18Birdies listed under Installed on WearOS, scroll down to find Available Apps.
  9. Tap Install next to 18Birdies.
  10. On the "My Watch" app on your iPhone, navigate to "General" to configure your Wear OS hardware settings to optimize your watch for use with 18Birdies. Make sure that:
    • Within "Background App Refresh", toggle the first-row and 18Birdies buttons to be ON
    • Within "Wake Screen"->"On Screen Wake Show Last App" is set to "Within 1 hour of Last Use".
    • Within "On Tap", set to "Wake for 70 seconds"
    • "Workout Power Saving Mode" is turned OFF
    • If you're having trouble starting   a round  on your Wear OS device, completely close and then restart 18Birdies on your phone then restart the "Starting a Round" process below:

Download the Wear OS App

First, make sure you have the 18Birdies app downloaded on your Android phone.

  1. On the Android Watch, click the scroll wheel button to access your apps.
  2. Tap Play Store to access the Google Play Store.
  3. Scroll down to Apps on your phone.
  4. Find the 18Birdies app and tap the download arrow to initiate the app download.
  5. When the app has finished downloading and installing, tap the name of the app and then tap Open to open the app.

If you don’t see the app in the 'Apps on your phone' section, please use the Search option in the Play Store to find the app.

  1. Open the Play Store on your Wear OS device.
  2. If you don’t see the app under ‘Apps on your phone’, tap the Search icon (magnifying glass) at the top of the watch screen.
  3. Select a search option; then search for 18Birdies.
  4. You should see the app appear in the list with an option to Install or Update 18Birdies.

Find the Wear OS App

  1. On the Android Watch, click the scroll wheel to access your apps.
  2. Find the 18Birdies app logo and tap to open the app.

Distance Screen

  • Tap on the Hole Number section on the right side to open the hole selector. 
  • Tap on any hole to Go To Hole.
  • Swipe right to left to move to the next screen.

Stroke Screen

  • Tap the + or - button to add or subtract strokes. 
  • Scoring will begin at Par. 
  • Swipe right to left to move to the next screen or swipe left to right to go to the previous screen

Stats Screen

  • Tap each individual category near the top portion of the screen to enter stats for respective categories. 
  • Tap the corresponding buttons for each category to enter and edit stats. 
  • Tap Next Hole at the bottom of the watch screen to proceed to the next hole.

Strokes Gained

Now you can use your Android watch for our strokes gained scoring mode!

1. Set up the round on your phone, open the app on your watch, then select the ‘Strokes Gained’ scoring method when prompted.

2. Once you start the round and are on the 1st tee box, tap ‘Add Shot 1’ to mark where you will hit your first shot from.

3. Next confirm your distance to the hole, select your lie and club. Then walk or ride to your ball.

4. Once you get to your ball, tap “Add Shot 2” and follow the previous steps to confirm your distance, lie, and club.

5. After reaching the green, select “Green” as your lie.

A. Adjust the Dist. to Hole to change the length of your putt. 
B. If you miss the putt, tap ‘Add Another Putt’ to record the putt and start another putt.
C. Repeat steps 5A-5B above until you finish the hole. Then tap “Finish Hole”

6. When you finish the hole, you can swipe to the right-hand screen and see a Hole 1 shot summary screen.
If you need to edit any shots, you can do so from your phone.

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