We've of course tested the app out of the golf course, as we do (a lot) before we let anything out of the digital doors of Hole19 HQ. But recently we got to really put it through its paces during a semi-competitive round of golf at the brand new West Cliffs golf course in sunny Portugal.
Here's how we got on:
We were playing some pretty anti-social golf...by which we mean we were often hitting the ball in somewhat opposite and, at times, wayward directions; so our round time reflects this - we clocked our total round at about 4.5 hours.
The ProTrek had more than enough juice to get us round the course and, by the time we finished, we even had some left to spare.
The ProTrek is a large smartwatch, which means that everything is even more visible (even in low light.) A few golfers we introduced the ProTrek wondered if it was a little too big; having played a few rounds with the ProTrek we can say for sure that this is not the case.
We loved the larger interface and found the watch to be unintrusive and really very comfortable.
The Casio Pro Trek has military-grade levels of durability, so needless to say we were impressed with what it could take. And we didn't hold back.
It was dropped, shaken, swung around at speeds of over 100mph (repeatedly) and even ventured into undergrowth and water a few times. Each time it came back ready for more.
Being able to use the app without a mobile phone is just great. Add to that the reliability and the durability that the Pro Trek offers and the whole experience is really next-level.
We'll be taking it out on the course again for sure!