Tokyo, February 27, 2015 – Rakuten, Inc., operator of Rakuten GORA, one of Japan’s largest golf course reservation sites, announced that today it has released “Rakuten GORA Scorecard,” an app for wearable devices with the Android WearTM*1 operating system that allows users to easily record their score during play. It is the first app from Rakuten GORA for wearable devices. Currently, the app is available on the SmartWatch 3 from Sony Mobile Communications Inc., and in the future, there are plans to bring the app to other Android WearTM equipped devices.
Rakuten GORA Scorecard was developed to be used on a smartwatch to allow users to quickly and easily record their score whilst playing golf, without having to take their smartphone out of their bag or pocket. After the game, the score data input into the wearable device is sent to the users smartphone, where the user can check their scores and analyze their play from the Rakuten GORA smartphone app*2 or through the Rakuten GORA website.
To date, Rakuten GORA has offered various services geared towards golf, such as its golf course reservation site as well as scorekeeping play analysis services. By adding the Rakuten GORA Scorecard app to its lineup, Rakuten GORA will be able to offer even more comprehensive support for its users.
Rakuten GORA will continue to strive to provide a wide range of services that make golf more enjoyable and convenient for its users.