Gear & Equipment
April 23, 2012

ESN WR62: A versatile golf rangefinder for your wrist

Expresso Satellite Navigation has taken its GPS expertise and applied it to a rangefinder that provides yardages at your fingertips, or near them at least. It has introduced the WR62, a watch-like device worn on your wrist.

It isn't the first to do so. Garmin has its Approach S1. But the ESN WR62 advances the technology to include distances to hazards and bunkers in addition to yardages to the front, center and back of greens, and includes a function that will measure shot distance, too.

It comes pre-loaded with U.S. courses that the device automatically recognizes, and there is no fee beyond the purchase price of $179.99.

It is more than a rangefinder, however. It also has an odometer app to track running or walking distances, as well as a stopwatch, an alarm and a clock.

ESN is "the world's first maker of portable GPS Navigation devices created specifically for the 'active lifestyle' consumer,'" the company says.

-- John Strege