American Golf is fully behind players using GPS and rangefinders on golf courses, and we have created this useful buying guide to help everyone get the most from these popular devices.
2017 Golf Watches
Golf watches were introduced for players who like having stats at their fingertips. Available in several brands, golf watches are close to overtaking handheld GPS devices due to their wearability, wealth of technologies and sleek styles. Some of these technologies include lay-up and dog-leg positioning through to distance measurements and other neat features.
When not worn on the wrist, golf watches can be easily fitted to belts (both golf belts and regular belts), pockets and hats. Certain models can also be switched from golf mode to regular watches for those who are away from the golf course, but who still like the fit and feel of the watch during everyday activities.
A golf watch can improve your game
Golf watches have a wealth of features, including dog-leg positioning and water & sand trap warnings. The watch can also receive text and email notifications.
Golf watches are great for players constantly on the move, offering the ability for a quick glance at a distance to the front, middle or back of the greens before choosing picking the ideal golf club for the job.
Premium & game-enhancing golf watches
Improvement while wearing a golf watch comes from certain technologies that will drastically help on the greens, such as warnings to bunkers and water hazards found in the TomTom Golfer Limited Edition GPS Watch and Garmin Approach S4 GPS Watch.
The newly-released Garmin Approach S60 GPS Watch has a host of new features, including a new intuitive user interface. This offers colour CourseView mapping and PlaysLike Distance for uphill and downhill shots across more than 40,000 golf courses worldwide. It also features upgraded AutoShot game tracking by measuring shot distances and automatically updating to Garmin Connect for post match analysis. It can even help keep track on and off the course with smart notifications. The unique QuickFit bands secure snug around the wrist for great style that goes beyond the golf course.
Other golf watches come with a plethora of ready-to-play golf courses, some rising to almost 50,000 worldwide. Some of these golf watches include the Garmin Approach X40 GPS Golf Band, Garmin Approach S20 GPS Watch, Garmin Approach S6 GPS Watch and GolfBuddy WT5 GPS Watch.