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January 08, 2010

Reviews of GPS Golf Range Finders

As a fellow golfer, you know that new high-tech gadgets are fun to have - especially when you beat your Saturday foursome to the draw and are the first to have it.

Whether it's the newest Taylor Made driver, a fancy little golf tee, or something truly innovative like a GPS Golf range finder - new innovations are exciting. Today, I'm going to review and discuss several GPS Golf range finders.

The one's I'll review are:

Garmin Approach G5 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld
SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS
Callaway Golf uPro Go GPS

First up, the Garmin Approach G5 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld:

  • This waterproof golf GPS range finder has a 3-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen display (waterproof is a HUGE bonus - and the haptic technology (touchscreen is very cool)
  • It comes already loaded with U.S. course maps. This includes fairways, hazards, and greens
  • There is NO annual fee!!! Major points here... PLUS, new maps are available for download from at any time.
  • You can measure shot distance with very sensitive readings so you can eliminate any "guesswork."
  • It keeps score! There's a digital scorecard for a foursome... you can save the scores and check 'em out when you get home.
And it's getting stellar reviews like these:
"Awesome increase in enjoyment of Golf game"
"First impressions: Amazing!"

As someone that has used Garmin products for years, I definitely have 100% confidence you will be thrilled with the Garmin Approach G5 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld.

Next up, a review of the SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS:

  • This golf GPS has a good-sized, color LCD with automatic backlighting that makes it easy to read on sunny days
  • It uses a technology called IntelliGreen that gives you full depth and shape of greens from any angle (very sweet feature)
  • You can plot greens yourself, or subscribe to a SkyCourse memberships to access up to 16,000 courses (SkyGolf Membership Info)
  • Water resistant (NOT Waterproof)
  • It comes with a rechargeable battery that last up to 14 hours (Note: If you're on the course 14 hours no GPS Golf range finder will help you. Invest your money in lessons.)
It's getting great reviews like:

"I'm the envy of all my Golf Buds !"
"Works as expected- It will help your game"

I know the SkyCaddie is very popular, and I definitely like the product, but after dishing out nearly $300 - do you really want to be hit with a $30 to $129 membership fee? I don't, but maybe you don't mind. If you do, you can check it out here: SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS

And for fans of Callaway Golf, here's a brief review of the Callaway Golf uPro Go GPS:

  • This Golf GPS range finder has a sleek simple design. It fits in your pocket no problem.
  • Gives you aerial and satellite photographs of golf courses
  • Locates the golf course hazards and flagsticks
  • Connects to for golf course downloads
    There's no subscription, but you have to pay for the golf courses you want. One course costs $10 (which is 3 credits), but if you buy 150 credits it comes to $2.40 per golf course you download. 
 If you're interested in getting more info, and reading more customer reviews just click here:  uPro Golf GPS by Callaway Golf

    In short, there are a lot of options for GPS Golf Range Finders, and it really comes down to personal taste. For No Three Putts - I prefer Garmin. I've used a Garmin watch for years and it's great. Their website is always easy to use, reliable and they make quality products.

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