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Which Premium GPS App to Get?


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#1 scotty2131

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:32 AM

Seems like the best/most expensive iPhone Golf GPS apps are around $40/$50 which I don't mind forking out.

I'm trying to find what people see to be the most accurate/and the best user interface.

Ideally looking for one that will let me download the courses at home before heading out and then won't be using data on the course. Additionally, if it has the ability to track shot locations throughout the round that would be a plus since I walk and won't be on cart paths majority of the round.

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:50 PM

Accuracy will be due to the device, not really the app. They all basically have the same maps.

User interface wise I liked Hole19. But I didn't pay for premium and I'm Android.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 06:12 AM

Mobitee  LINK

It's about $20. You can preview courses with flyovers from your kitchen table.

It scores, tracks shots, and if you like, uses your camera like a laser. It has so many other features, there's no way I could/would use them all!

They have a free trial version if you want to take it for a test drive.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 06:22 AM

Hadn't heard of that Mobitee one yet. Looks pretty good.

I'll be using an iPhone 7 btw.

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 08:35 AM

I'm using an Iphone 7 as well. It works flawlessly on my device (ymmv)

I'm a laser guy and only use the phone GPS on new courses, it's useful for blind hazards, when compared to other GPS devices the numbers are the same/close.

As I said, I use it in it's most primitive form (I'm an analog guy in a digital world).


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 08:41 AM

I've tried using my cousins range finder, but my eyes aren't great and i honestly cant tell when im looking through it if I'm hitting the right target or not. A clear screen with distances just seems like it would work better for me. As long as the yardages are solid +/- a few yards, it'll work for me. I'm not good enough exact yardages to matter

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:21 PM

I used a couple of gps phone apps and they all ended up driving me crazy.  Main reason was time it would take to calibrate.  Drive up to you ball, it's still showing your yardage from the tee.  Give it a sec the number, would change to something kinda realistic... give it another sec and it changes again... rinse repeat.  I never could trust the damn thing, and I like to play fast.  Plus they all killed my phone battery.  Mind you this was a few generations of phone tech back, so maybe its gotten better.  

Ended up going with a laser range finder and can't see myself going back.  Yes the occasional blind shot is a PITA but I'll live with that.  If I had your eyesight issues, I'd go with a dedicated GPS watch of some sort.  Those seem to be quicker to give you a solid number.

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:38 PM

I use Game Golf. I Have previously used Golf Pad and Golf Shot and both are good options but I find that the post round data from the Game Golf is where I find it more valuable to me with respect to strengths and weaknesses. I’m also using the app in anticipation for their Game Golf Pro GPS tracking system due out next month.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:47 AM

Hole 19 seems to quickly find yardage as well as my Garmin Watch did on Apple Watch 3. I walk maybe different in a cart. You find the course on the phone, but can then turn off phone so no data is used.  I might try game golf however.  Season just starting here so I don’t have too many rounds in with hole 19. And have just used it for distances.  Compared with sprinkler heads and friends laser and accurate enough for me, always within a couple of yards.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:16 PM

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im using swingbyswing

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