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Anyone use a gps watch for golf?

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I love my Bushnell Neo.  Although it's a bit bulky because it 3-4 years old, I'd be lost without it.  Gives me front, middle and back measurements.  Didn't cost much either...less than $150.  Good battery life, finds courses fast.  Only not so great thing is connecting the charger to the watch...it's like a clip thing, not a plug and it's tough to get the connection right.

If I played a lot of strange courses I would need a laser as well to see how far out targets are.

Next time around I might look into something that tells me distance to targets but I'm fine with what I have now.

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Yes. I use a SkyCaddie watch. Has functioned very well, on course as a rangefinder of sorts and as a watch, etc. off course. Gets course info fast. Shows front, middle and back. All much the same as what @Typhoon92 described for his Neos.  When I need more, I refer to Golf Logix on my phone. Best regards, -Marv

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

Sorry, Erik, I did search the site using "gps watch," but nothing came up. Then again I'm not all that tech-savvy... do I have to run an actual Google search? 

Seems way too cumbersome...

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4 minutes ago, Golfer gal said:

Seems way too cumbersome...

You don't have to, no: https://thesandtrap.com/search/?&q=gps watch&type=forums_topic&sortby=relevancy.

But because "GPS" is three letters long, only, it's helpful in this case as the site doesn't index words shorter than four letters. More details here:

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My buddy has a Garmin GPS watch that he loaned me for a tournament on a course I had never played before. I wore it on my wrist, and thought it might be a bother since I never wear anything on my hands while playing. I never noticed it at all! 

However, I will say that we have noticed discrepancies as large as 6 or 7 yards between the readings of the exact same model Garmin watch when taken from the exact same spot at the same time! My game is not so precise that this will make much of a difference for me, but for a better player it might. 

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I use a TomTom golf watch. It updates every time I charge it on my pc. It has various screens including hazards etc. Absolutely brilliant

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I use a Gramin S20 that I've had for a couple of years. Good watch. Good battery life.

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I used a Garmin S6 for years, now I use my Apple watch with the Golfshot app and use that all the time.
Love to have a quick view of the distance.

Do sometimes use my rangefinder, but more as a backup.

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On 1/6/2018 at 7:51 PM, Golfer gal said:

Does anyone here use a gps watch? What kind and what do you think?

Garmin is the first.

Brings up a funny story of a buddy who worked for Magellan (first people to commercialize GPS) he said “Our marketing people didn’t even have the foresight to copy the competition. ‘Who needs a GPS that fits on to your wrist, anyway?’ “

He works with me at our robotics company now, but we’ve worked together on and off for 27 years. Many years ago we used to design volumetric flowmeters for the sewage and waste water industry. He said that “The same effluent comes from the mouths of marketing people...” 🤪😂🤪

So, I’d go with Garmin. 😊

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