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I am thinking about getting a GPS watch or small handheld ($150±).  Anyone have experience with Shot Scope G3, Bushnell Phantom or Garmin S10/G10?  Thanks.


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2 hours ago, tdc1 said:

I am thinking about getting a GPS watch or small handheld ($150±).  Anyone have experience with Shot Scope G3, Bushnell Phantom or Garmin S10/G10?  Thanks.

I have the predecessor to the phantom and think it is great.  Provides distances to front middle and back and give me some hazard distances.   Perfect for what I want and the strategy I follow for playing golf. 

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I use the phantom and love it. Easy to use.  I generally only need the front/center/back numbers. There are hazards and aim points listed but I generally don't use them. Love the magnetic bite to stick on the cart. I also use the "shot" feature which measures drives.  I charge it in between each rounds bc I only get about 30 holes on a charge. 

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I'm using the Phantom and it's great for Front, middle and back.  I can get 2 full rounds out of one charge with some leftover.  I have the one with the magnet built into it so great to just stick on the golf cart.  

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Have you found it to be accurate?  10-20 yard difference between sprinkler heads/yardage bricks and a friend's Phantom.


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I kind of took the unconventional approach and bought a Garmin Vivoactive 3. $130. Actually ended up being like $115 from Target with some discounts my wife had.

My pops has the S10. For golf, they seem to function nearly identically and connect with Garmingolf for round and performance stats. The Vivoactive however has color AND the golf function is just 1 of many different functions as it's a smartwatch for tracking activity as well. Ultimately you get 10X the watch for less $

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On 8/2/2020 at 12:46 PM, tdc1 said:

Have you found it to be accurate?  10-20 yard difference between sprinkler heads/yardage bricks and a friend's Phantom.

I've checked mine vs laser and found it to be really close not perfect but a couple of yards off isn't going to matter to my game.  I've also noticed that Bushnell vs Garmin GPS don't always match on distances but only a few yards.  That I don't understand, same satellites....  

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I use the SS V3. Really simple, finds the satellites quickly. Shows all the yardages I need to know, without too much info. I still find sometimes I need a niche distance though. Perhaps I need to know where I want to layup, and how much of a shot would be left from that spot. I use "The Grint" golf app for those measurements.


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I use the mScorecard app on my phone, it is free. I use it mainly for scoring as it does stableford but there are several doglegs on the course that I need to use GPS as I do not have line of sight with the laser. I bought a Laser, cost me $110AUD - is just a copy of a Sureshot 3000 with pin lock. I prefer it as our course is not flat and there are a number of pins where you cannot see where they are on the green. Plus I use it quite a bit to find distances to a trap, water a tree etc and it is easy to use.


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