Break Reader is a must-have tool if you are a golfer. The name of the app tells what it does. Yes, it reads the slope once you place iPhone on greens. You can figure out the break from reading and arrow on the screen. You should know it won’t advise putting direction and speed, but it will give you idea how green breaks. All is up to you how to use the information from this app.
Before you start use this app, you need to calibrate it. Place the iPhone on known flat surface and touch calibration button. If you want to lock the reading, you can always touch lock button.
As you know, you are not allowed to use this app in certain condition such as tournaments. Hope this app can help your putting stroke.
- support iOS 5
- support iPad
Ratings and Reviews
Break Reader is useful for Practice
I have a hard time seeing the slope where I play and this app gives good information. It gives left-right, up hill-downhill slopes in degrees rather than in % grade. You can't change this. (The tangent is the percent slope). The readings are not stable and they change by less than a full degree while the phone is in position on the green. I'd guess this is an iPhone limitation; something similar occurs with my altitude app. Even with the limitation, it tells me more than I can see or feel on the green. Not legal for competitive play. Rules of golf don't allow it to even be on your phone. But for practice it's great.
Not working with iOS 5
This app actually worked pretty well on my iPhone 4, but now that I've upgraded to iOS 5, the app doesn't work at all.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.