GPS Hot List

Hot List: Master Golf's Digital Game

Pinpointing the top GPS devices

December 2013

Golf is increasingly digital. We use launch monitors and motion-capture software to understand the numbers and angles that will optimize our distance potential and make our swings more consistent. Heck, some carts even show us a menu for the halfway house on touch-screens as we're driving away from the eighth green. So why pace off distances when GPS technology puts a virtual yardage book in your hands for every point on the golf course? We believe the numbers provided by measurement devices make the game easier and faster. For our review of the top golf GPS devices and watches, we focused on ease of use, range of features and map clarity. Our takeaway: Detailed information delivered quickly and intuitively makes for a better device.



[$300] No additional fee

DIMENSIONS (inches): 3.6 x 2.1 x 0.75
SCREEN SIZE: 2.2 x 1.5 WEIGHT: 3.4 ounces
BATTERY LIFE: 15 hours COURSES: 30,000+
VERDICT: So compact, this unit qualifies as handheld even if you still have your baby teeth. But it packs plenty of grown-up features to go with the 30,000-plus loaded courses with hole diagrams. The touch-screen provides yardage to any spot on the green and allows you to quickly adjust to a view of the green. It also has a scorecard and shot-measuring features that can detail your average distance with each club.
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