A parking lot full of meat and beer isn’t a place where brain cells get to focus too much on memory. There are a ton of distractions and something can pop up at any time. In the middle of a game of cornhole when all the sudden you spot a girl showing her (We are rated PG here so get your mind out of the gutter) friend how to throw a football that lands on your game. No biggie but you stop to talk to her and wham…forgot the score. Not any more my friends, not any more. We have seen score keeping contraptions in the past but this takes the game to a whole new level.
I’m a watch fiend so when I saw the chance to review the ScoreBand, I jumped at it. Not only is it another piece in the collection, it also assists where my brain fails. If you play sports like tennis and golf, you definitely want to continue reading.
The watch itself is made of silicone and has an LCD display. It has a very slim profile and comes in sizes small through extra large. They give you some nice customization options starting with either a black or white band. From there you can add one of four colored faceplates-green, gray, orange or pink. So what does this thing do you may be asking? Let’s jump into it.
There are four modes on the ScoreBand. First is what it looks like…a watch. I was surprised (and happy) that they included 24 hour time instead of just the normal 12 hour format. A little difference like that can mean a lot to some people. This could very easily be a watch you wear every day since you can get the color combo that best suits your personality. I went with black band and gray face to keep a low profile.
Next mode is Allscore which is simply a generic scorekeeping tracker. One click per one point. The two different scores are displayed on top and bottom to easily see the current point totals. If you have a disputed point, the ScoreBand allows you to not only increase scores but take points away with a simple hold of the button.
Tennis mode allows for scoring of games and sets with an easy toggle option between the two. You can track tiebreakers by switching over to Allscore mode.
Finally is golf. Hallelujah. When I first got the band I assumed I would mostly use it for tracking simple parking lot games but when I saw the golf tracker I was overjoyed. Let’s just say when you hit as many balls as I do in a round, anything that can help keep track is just what the doctor ordered. This doesn’t require writing anything down or sitting in the cart trying to recreate those 3 shots trying to clear the water hazard on the 9th hole. Few clicks and you have an accurate score as soon as you finish putting. It not only tracks hole scores but you can add those to your total round score.
You can get the ScoreBand here as well as more information and some informative videos. Cost is currently $29.99 and for anyone who has wasted way too much time arguing a score somewhere…well worth it.