The Best GPS Rangefinders 2016
You quite often hear amateur golfers complain that if they knew the yardage to the pin they wouldn’t have missed clubbed so many times in a round. Well complain no more, because you’ll never be in two minds about a yardage with these GPS product that are new to the 2016 market.
Bushnell Neo Ghost
The Bushnell Neo Ghost is one of the simplest devices on the market. It comes ready to play right out of the box and is pre-loaded with 33,000+ courses worldwide. It features Auto Course Recognition so you don’t need to worry about finding your course every time you arrive at the course.
The device gives give you three different distances; to the front, centre and back of the green and has a battery life of 16 hours that equates to around four rounds of golf. The device also comes with a multifunctional clip so you can attach the GPS to your golf bag, belt and golf cart.
Garmin Approach G7 & G8
Garmin GPS devices for the 2016 season include the Approach G7 and Approach G8. The G7 comes with a 2.6” colour display and gives PlaysLike Distance to give golfers distances to a target that is adjusted for uphill and downhill shots. It will also give you advice on what club to hit. Finally, the G7 comes with Smart Notification technology that allows you to receive emails, texts and alerts.
The G8 has a wider 3” colour capacitive-touch display and is preloaded with more than 40,000 international courses with free, automatic (Wi-Fi course updates.) As well as featuring PlaysLike Distance, Smart Notification and Club Advice, the G8 goes one step further than the G7 by offering PinPointer technology. This shows you the direction of the green when your view is impaired.
G7 - £259.99
G8 - £329.99
Golf Buddy CT2
The Golf Buddy CT2 is the number one ranked Micro-GPS currently on the market and it is no wonder why. The versatile design fits into your pocket and can also be clipped to towel rings, belts, golf bags etc. and gives you distances to the front, centre and back of the green.
The device also comes with a dynamic green view with pin placement and distance readings from the golfer’s perspective, as well as offering distances to hazards and layups. Finally, the device automatically recognises a course to save you the hassle and even comes with a digital scorecard.
SkyCaddie launched their TOUCH unit in early 2015 and has become a hugely poular model for the established GPS brand. While it does not come cheap with an RRP of £329.95. The TOUCH GPS is the flagship GPS product for golf’s most-trusted distance measuring device (DMD) brand and comes with a huge range of features
As well as all the distance measuring features you would expect from a top end GPS unit, the TOUCH boasts a new featurthat makes the pre-loaded course maps a thing of the past.
Whenever they want to refresh the maps on their TOUCH, golfers use its built-in Bluetooth technology to link with the free SkyGolf 360 App on their smart phone to download the very latest alterations to the 35,000 ready-to-play, exclusive and error-corrected global HoleVue golf course maps.
IZZO Swami 4000+
The IZZO Swami 4000+ has definitely turned a corner from the original Swami 4000 model. The Swami 4000+ comes features accurate distances to the front, centre and back of the green, as well as accurate distances to the front and back of hazards and doglegs.
The device comes pre-loaded with 30,000+ worldwide courses and features auto-hole advance meaning you don’t have to manually change hole on the device. It is easy to read the shot distance measurements on the large, vibrant 1.8” colour display and for a lot less than some of the leading GPS products.
Shotsaver S340 Revolution
The Shotsaver S340 Revolution features a sunlig`ht readable 3” LCD touchscreen that displays detailed course graphics such as hole fly-overs, 2D and 3D views, Dynamic green view and lay-up view.
The device’s lay-up feature allows you to calculate the distance to any required point on the hole, as well as distances to the front, centre and back of the green. One cool feature is that the device comes with a built-in club distance recorder, to track your longest, shortest and average distance with each club.
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