Microsoft Band will track your golf game from start to finish

You won't have to worry about buying a dedicated golf watch to track every nuance of your next trip to the links -- a Microsoft Band will soon do the job. The folks in Redmond are partnering with TaylorMade to add golfing support to both the Band and the Health app in the weeks ahead. Health will help you find your tee and compile stats, but the wearable should be the real star of the show. The Band will use GPS to detect your hole and give you distance estimates, and it'll be smart enough to keep track of your score based on your swings. It will even tell when you're making practice shots. Should that not be enough, TaylorMade's myRoundPro app will draw on the Band to give you detailed data about your round, such as how often you stayed on the fairway. Although these impending updates aren't going to improve your swing, they should help you spend more time sinking the ball and less time marking scorecards.