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Hi there,

 

I've been trawling the internet trying to do as much research as possible into what golf GPS device to go for.

 

Currently I'm using a smartphone app but I'm starting to play society days and that now and I could do with a dedicated device. I'm not looking at lasers and not a large handheld device, a small handheld or watch will suffice.

 

I sometimes do 36 holes so need it to be able to cope with that, I'm not worried about a score card function, I don't want to pay recurring fees. My budget is around 150 pounds.

 

Three I had in mind were

 

Bushnell Neo xs

Bushnell Neo Ghost

Garmin S2

 

They seem to have sold huge amounts of these and do pretty well, any thoughts on these or any other recommendations. Just seen the tom tom golfer which could be a possibility.

 

Thanks for your help.

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i can't speak for the others, but the advantage of Garmin is you get all the courses/updates free, don't have to pay per course or a subscription...I have an approach G5 and I'm still getting all the updates/courses free.....just my 2c

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If I were to buy another GPS I think I'd look at the IZZO SWAMI 4000. Here's why.... It's inexpensive, and it provides front, middle, back. It small, lightweight, fast, and simple.

My first GPS device was a handheld GolfLogix model. Mine quit after about 5 years. It was also a front, middle, and back yardage unit. Loved it. I purchased a Skycaddie handheld and it's just ok. It will do a whole lot of other useless stuff but I only use it for front, middle, back numbers. And... the Skycaddie is more expensive and slow. I wouldn't buy another of their products. Additionally, I don't like wearing a watch when I play so a wrist GPS device doesn't appeal to me either.

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I have had a SkyCaddie for maybe 12 years or more. I have about the least sophisticated model ever made, an SGX 2.5. I'm surprised they even support it anymore! It is simply the best thing I have ever purchased for golf. I travel a lot for work, and I play a lot of courses that I have never seen before. The best thing about the sky caddie, in my opinion, is that it tells you about hazards that you cannot see. The yardages have been walked, and are all verified. I have found them to be extremely accurate in my use of the device. Could not recommend a SkyCaddie more highly.

 

 

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I use the golf pad app for my iphone, it was $20 for the lifetime membership which gives you, shot tracking - recommends clubs based on previously recorded distances and you can look at accuracy off the tee or approach shots. Gives you satellite images of holes,

 

But if you want straight GPS with just numbers can't go wrong with the izzo, the garmins give an artist rendition of holes as well. All good suggestions

 

 

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If I were a smart MGS'er, I'd keep my eyes open for a GPS Watch Test Review opportunity in the next month or so.  Just sayin....

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FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
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I have owned 3 models of SkyCaddies, and swore by them, but their time has passed. They require annual fees and you were limited to 10 (then later, 20) courses on your device at a time. I had the S2, S4 and an S5 I haven't touched in over a year, despite the subscription being paid up. Why?

 

Because everyone now has some kind of GPS device with at least 30,000 courses on it for free, and they're just as accurate. Now, i only really need distances to front, back and middle, and all the GPS units out there give you that. The majority, including my S5, have more bells and whistles that I don't need or want, like a helicopter fly over at every tee. Also, the handheld units need a place to stay. I wore it on my belt, and it fell off and I ran over it with the cart (it survived)!

 

So I finally joined the club and got a Garmin S1 GPS watch. Pre-loaded with 30,000 courses, just turn it on. No more downloading the courses I think I might play. It automatically knows which course and which hole I'm standing on.

 

So cool to just glance at my wrist for the correct yardage!

 

I just got a Garmin Approach S4. I wanted distances to obstacles and hazards, but it also does much more. Read some bad reviews on SkyCaddie watches. I'm a Garmin man now!

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Bushnell Neo Ghost

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5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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The Bushnell Neo's are great.

 

You can get a Garmin G6 at a good deal right now for about $150.....It shows layout, provides layup distances, shot distance, scores, plus more...

 

I get 3 rounds out of it between charges.

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The Bushnell Neo's are great.

 

You can get a Garmin G6 at a good deal right now for about $150.....It shows layout, provides layup distances, shot distance, scores, plus more...

 

I get 3 rounds out of it between charges.

Where can I get a Garmin G6 for $150? Sounds great!

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Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft BACKUP DRIVER: Cobra F8 w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft  Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(50*) & SW(54*) w/Recoil 460 regular shafts; Cleveland RTX Zipcore(58*) w/True Temper Spinner Wedge steel shaft  Putter: 33" Slotline SSi 693 mid mallet Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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I have a Golfbuddy VS4 Voice and retails for around $149. You can clip it to your belt, you could also purchase a wrist band and wear it as a watch, I keep mines in my pant pocket. Tells the yardage for the front, middle, and back pin placement. Press the corner button and it speaks the yardage to you. You could also find out how far you hit a shot. After having it for over a year, the battery lasts for 18 holes, they advertise 9-10 hours, but I highly doubt that.

 

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I've been using a Garmin G3 for the last 6 years and it still works as good today as the day I bought it. I highly recommend their products.

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Curious about this too because I was using a bushnell neo+ but dropped it on the course. Like the OP I'm looking for just middle of the green yardage and not bulky so I can take it out of my pocket during tournament or casual rounds.

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Okay guys... resurrecting this thread...  

 

If you use a GPS device what is it and what do you like/dislike about it?

 

Watch?

 

Smartphone app?

 

Laser rangefinder?

 

Something else?

 

ALSO ... if money was NO object what would you have?

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Use app skydroid and or skycaddie if I'm keeping stats.

Money no object, I'd still use these. Simple and easy and do just as well as the dedicated GPS units.

 

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As mentioned in the other thread I use golf shot for yardages, stat keeping, score keeping and just about everything else I need.

 

Don't think I'd switch anything up if money wasn't an object as this has treated me extremely well throughout the year.

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I use my SkyCaddie for F,M,B yardage. Use my MG M400 LRF mostly for objects like trees, bunkers, hazards, etc. Pins too. Pro Tip: the MG M400 is a great buy. Several of us around here use it. It's also on sale periodically for $129.

If money were no object I'd have my own dedicated satellite system with built in Shot Link and Aim Point technology.

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                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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I've got the arccos tracking system, the gps is great with their app. The stats are also amazing.

 

 

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