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#1 BY#99

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:52 AM

So I use a handheld GPS which I love. However, I like the convenience of having a watch. I feel like on a course I am familiar with the watch will do fine. I like the handheld because it has a course layout and some other good features which is useful for unfamiliar courses.

I am looking to spend $200 max so any suggestions?

FYI- I am not looking at the Garmin S20. I have purchased 2 of these from 2 different stores and neither worked. Had a friend purchase and his is hit or miss for recognizing course/holes. So something other than that model would be helpful. Thanks.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:00 AM

I recently bought a Bushnell Excel watch for $200 at Golf Galaxy. It seems accurate, has long battery life (3 rounds), and has some neat features. Comes with a swing speed monitor and a pedometer. Both link to an app that you get when you register the phone. The app also has visuals of the course and flyover views.  Keeps your score too. All in all a nice package.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:21 AM

View PostBY#99, on 11 September 2017 - 07:52 AM, said:

So I use a handheld GPS which I love. However, I like the convenience of having a watch. I feel like on a course I am familiar with the watch will do fine. I like the handheld because it has a course layout and some other good features which is useful for unfamiliar courses.

I am looking to spend $200 max so any suggestions?

FYI- I am not looking at the Garmin S20. I have purchased 2 of these from 2 different stores and neither worked. Had a friend purchase and his is hit or miss for recognizing course/holes. So something other than that model would be helpful. Thanks.

I have had five different GPS golf watches.  Yes, I am a gadget guy.  After my Bushnell Neo watch quit I bought a Precison Pro watch.  About half the size of most of the other watches and very light.  My fav to date.  Rockbottomgolf has them for $129 with free shipping.  Shop around.  I think I saw them somewhere for $99.  https://www.rockbottomgolf.com/electronics/gps-watches/precision-pro-gps-golf-band/

Edited by Rickochet, 11 September 2017 - 08:21 AM.


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#4 BY#99

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:59 AM

Thanks - I will check out.

View PostRickochet, on 11 September 2017 - 08:21 AM, said:

View PostBY#99, on 11 September 2017 - 07:52 AM, said:

So I use a handheld GPS which I love. However, I like the convenience of having a watch. I feel like on a course I am familiar with the watch will do fine. I like the handheld because it has a course layout and some other good features which is useful for unfamiliar courses.

I am looking to spend $200 max so any suggestions?

FYI- I am not looking at the Garmin S20. I have purchased 2 of these from 2 different stores and neither worked. Had a friend purchase and his is hit or miss for recognizing course/holes. So something other than that model would be helpful. Thanks.

I have had five different GPS golf watches.  Yes, I am a gadget guy.  After my Bushnell Neo watch quit I bought a Precison Pro watch.  About half the size of most of the other watches and very light.  My fav to date.  Rockbottomgolf has them for $129 with free shipping.  Shop around.  I think I saw them somewhere for $99.  https://www.rockbottomgolf.com/electronics/gps-watches/precision-pro-gps-golf-band/


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:39 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...n=ps&dispItem=1

Also Amazon Prime, $99 free shipping.  https://www.amazon.com/Precision-Pro-Gps-Golf-Band/dp/B01FSZN8R8


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:53 PM

I have a TomTom Golfer that I got on Amazon for $120. They have the newer model up there now for around the same price depending on color.

It's been a great watch, has better features than comparably priced Garmins.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:20 PM

I've enjoyed the use of my GolfBuddy WT5.  I bought it used for $90, I think, but recently the main button has quit functioning.  I'm pretty sure I saw them under the $100 mark, new, recently but I don't remember where.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:45 PM

+1 on the Golf Buddy WT5. Very satisfied with it, used it for a couple years. I decided to try using a rangefinder and ended up getting one from Golf Buddy because of price and great customer service experiences.
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Posted 16 September 2017 - 01:16 AM

Rockbottom has the WT5 for $99 . Lookin at grabbin one myself

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