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I have a Bushnell gps watch and a Bushnell laser. I tend to use the laser more. I can measure anything where the gps only shows (at most) two items per hole.
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Originally Posted by cristphoto View Post

I have a Bushnell gps watch and a Bushnell laser. I tend to use the laser more. I can measure anything where the gps only shows (at most) two items per hole.

 

You just stated why I would have no use for the watch.  It's simply too one dimensional.  It gives green distances and pretty much nothing else.  My Garmin Approach G5 gives me everything I need to play the entire hole.  I can get distance to front and back of all bunkers and hazards and trees, and then when I get within reach of the green, I can put the flag wherever the daily pin sheet or flag color says it is, and my distance will be within a yard or 2 of a laser.  

 

I have owned 2 lasers in the past, the last one being a Bushnell Tour V2, and they were okay, but a full featured GPS is just as accurate for the typical golfer's purposes, and actually gives information that a laser can't touch.   Try shooting the near side of a water hazard or the near side of a bunker with one.  Or shooting over a hill.  I'll take my GPS any day.  No fees or subscriptions either.  Free course database updates quarterly.  If they don't have a course you want, just ask.  Find an error?  Just post on their website for a fix. 

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You just stated why I would have no use for the watch.  It's simply too one dimensional.  It gives green distances and pretty much nothing else.  My Garmin Approach G5 gives me everything I need to play the entire hole.  I can get distance to front and back of all bunkers and hazards and trees, and then when I get within reach of the green, I can put the flag wherever the daily pin sheet or flag color says it is, and my distance will be within a yard or 2 of a laser.  

I have owned 2 lasers in the past, the last one being a Bushnell Tour V2, and they were okay, but a full featured GPS is just as accurate for the typical golfer's purposes, and actually gives information that a laser can't touch.   Try shooting the near side of a water hazard or the near side of a bunker with one.  Or shooting over a hill.  I'll take my GPS any day.  No fees or subscriptions either.  Free course database updates quarterly.  If they don't have a course you want, just ask.  Find an error?  Just post on their website for a fix. 
That's awesome! I own a rangefinder and one of the reasons was that, at the time, GPS units didn't give you much information, unless you bought a premium one that requires a subscription. It's good to know that there's something out there that gives you additional features without fees.

I'll have to look into the G5 more.
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