Golf GPS Reviews

Golf GPS Reviews and ComparisonsHere is a complete list of Golf GPS Reviews sorted by brand. For rankings and side by side comparisons, see our Golf GPS Reviews and Scores.


  • Bushnell Hybrid – Ratings Score: 4.5
    The Bushnell Hybrid has been around for a long time. Until recently, there wasn’t any competition in golf rangefinders that combine laser and GPS. We still like this model, but the Callaway Hybrid has a few upgrades and one feature that really stands out over the Bushnell. The Bushnell only has one battery for GPS and laser, which means you have to remember to charge it after every 2-3 rounds. The Callaway Hybrid has two separate batteries which means you should never be caught without a working rangefinder. If that’s not an issue for you, price should be your guide, but otherwise check out the Callaway Hybrid.

    does have higher magnification and is a little bit lighter weight. If the price difference isn’t too much, we would choose the Callaway, but sometimes the gap is fairly large, which would give the edge to the Bushnell!

  • Bushnell Neo Ion Golf Watch – Ratings Score: 4.41
    Although Bushnell is known for their laser rangefinders, they really seemed to have nailed it in the golf watch category as well. They have figured out that what a majority of golfers want is not bells and whistles, but simply a comfortable golf watch that is easy to use and provides distances to greens and hazards. The Neo Ion brings the same winning formula to a smaller, lighter, and better looking golf GPS watch. Best of all, the battery life will easily go three full rounds!
  • Bushnell neo-XS Golf Watch – Ratings Score: 4.31
    Bushnell already had the smallest and lightest golf watch on the market with the highly rated neo-x, but they are going even smaller and lighter with the neo xs. They’ve also added more targets per hole, but kept the same simple user interface. Another golf GPS watch from Bushnell that will be hard to beat!
  • Bushnell Neo Ghost – Ratings Score: 4.0


  • Callaway Hybrid Laser – Ratings Score: 4.5
    We’ve always loved the idea of a laser and GPS unit in a single device. Finally the Callaway Hybrid offers another option to the much older Bushnell Hybrid. Our favorite feature on this model is that it has one battery for laser and one for GPS. That means that if one is not working, the other can still be used. The laser battery should last for months, but even if it does die, you can keep a spare in the bag.
  • Callaway GPSy Golf Watch – Ratings Score: 4


  • I’m Caddie – Ratings Score: 3.2
    There aren’t many reviews on the I’m Caddie, but the ones that are there would make us recommend looking for a different model.


  • Garmin Approach G10 – Ratings Score: 4.42
    It looks like Garmin is going to give GolfBuddy some real competition in the small clip-on category of golf GPS devices. The Garmin Approach G10 doesn’t provide audible distances, but it does offer green views and manual pin placement in addition to distances to the front, middle, and back of every green. It also has a scorecard feature with stats. We particularly like that you can use it with Garmin Connect for online game analysis and record keeping. The price is competitive and the reviews are very good.
  • Garmin Approach S2 – Ratings Score: 4.41
    The Garmin S2 offers doglegs, layup yardages and a digital scorecard. It gets excellent ratings, but if the scorecard isn’t important to you, also check the Bushnell Neo Ion watch which is newer and also provides distances to hazards.
  • Garmin Approach G6 – Ratings Score: 4.2
    Pre-loaded, no fees and excellent user reviews. Definitely our first choice in a full-featured golf GPS. The color screen is bright in any light conditions. The touchscreen allows you to get distance to any point on a hole. The battery life is excellent and the unit is compact and easy to use. The price is the reason we put it at the top of our list!
  • Garmin Approach S20 – Ratings Score: 4.2
  • Garmin Approach G8 – Ratings Score: 4.18
    If you have the budget for this one and no great love for your PC, the ability to update courses via Wifi will be a real bonus. The “Plays Like” distance that calculates using changes in elevation is something we think many golfers will enjoy along with the club recommendations. If you have an iPhone and having messages and notifications on your golf GPS, appeals to you, the G8 or the G7 will serve you well.
  • Garmin Approach G7 – Ratings Score: 4.17
    Garmin added a few features to it’s very successful G6 and the G7 was born. If you like the idea of having a “Plays Like” distance that adjusts for elevation and club recommendations based on your hitting distances and/or if you like getting text messages, emails and notifications from your iPhone, then you’ll find this a worthwhile investment. If not, the G6 or the G8 may be more to your liking.
  • Garmin Approach X40 – Ratings Score: 4.1
  • Garmin S4 Golf Watch – Ratings Score: 4.06
    In our opinion, this is the best golf watch for the money that has a scorecard and can track your stats. The S4 is feature-rich and yet so easy to use. It has a dedicated green view button and a wonderful touchscreen that allows for easy manual pin positioning. It can measure your shots and even show your iPhone notifications with very little interruption.
  • Garmin vivoactive – Ratings Score: 4.0
    The Garmin vivoactive looks like it will make a solid golf watch with distances to the front, middle and back of every green, plus layup yardages and doglegs. This watch is best for golfers who are interested in more than just a golf watch. It will serve runners, cyclist, swimmers, walkers and anyone wanting to track steps and activity. It’s a powerful smartwatch with Garmin’s proven experience.
  • Garmin Approach S6 – Ratings Score: 3.74
    The most feature-rich golf GPS watch on the market. It’s the fairway views that make this watch worth the extra money. If you’re standing on the tee of a dogleg with bunkers near your landing zone, it’s really nice to know how far the trouble is. It’s not for everyone, but it’s worth considering for those who play unfamiliar courses frequently.

Golf Buddy

  • Golf Buddy Voice – Ratings Score: 4.57
    The GolfBuddy Voice gives visual and auditory distances to the front, middle and back of every green. It’s simple, convenient and reasonably priced, and the ratings are fantastic!


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  • GolfBuddy VS4 – Ratings Score: 4.41
    GolfBuddy has been leading the way in the basic and Voice categories of Golf GPS for several years now. With each new model, there are a few minor changes with big impact. When the VS4 came out, it added water resistance and improved battery life as the only upgrades we could see from the GolfBuddy Voice. The newest GolfBuddy model is the Voice 2 and it adds significant battery life over the VS4. If 10 hours of battery life is enough for you, then you can most likely save some money by going with the VS4.
  • GolfBuddy Voice 2 – Ratings Score: 4.4
    GolfBuddy just keeps building on a winning theme. The GolfBuddy Voice 2 claims 14 hours of battery life. That’s four hours more than the GolfBuddy VS4! It’s water resistant, has the choice of male or female voice, and of course provides distances to the front, middle, and back of the green. It’s available in three different colors as well.
  • GolfBuddy WT3 Watch – Ratings Score: 4.08
    The GolfBuddy WT3 Watch is definitely a contender. It has distances to front, middle and back, plus to hazards and layups. You can also set the pin position manually. Of course it’s preloaded and never has any fees. If you’re a walker or runner, it can track the distance and time of your journey.
  • GolfBuddy Ladies LD2 – Ratings Score: 4.0
  • GolfBuddy CT2 – Ratings Score: 3.9
  • GolfBuddy PT4 – Ratings Score: 3.5
  • GolfBuddy VT3 – Ratings Score: 3.0
    The GolfBuddy VT3 has all the features you could want, including a nice display, voice guidance and distances and a removable watchband. It also had distances to hazards and layups, plus a scorecard feature. However, the early reviews don’t look good for the VT3, so for now, we would skip this one. Check out our current list of best golf watches.


  • Izzo Swami 4000+ – Ratings Score: 4.42
    Honestly, we love what the Izzo Swami 4000+ brings to the handheld golf GPS market. It’s really one of the only current models that is big enough to have large numbers. It’s got distance to the front, middle, and back on the main screen and hazards are only a button press away. The color screen makes it easy to tell the type of hazard. We love the price and the design of this model. We wish it would advance to the next hole without taking it onto the green or having to press the up key, but that’s minor considering the price!
  • Izzo Swami Sport – Ratings Score: 3.46
    It’s hard to beat the value of the Izzo Golf GPS products, and the Swami Sport is no exception. The small, bright unit easily clips onto your golf bag with the included carabineer and provide distances to the front, middle and back of every green on the main screen, along with the hole number, par and time of day.
  • Izzo Swami Voice – Ratings Score: 2.82
    Unfortunately, what at first appeared to be a solid device ended up having problems the longer it was in service. Instead, take a look at the GolfBuddy Voice 2!


  • Pebble E-Paper Watch – Ratings Score: 3.8
    If you’re looking for a golf GPS watch that you simply use on the golf course, this isn’t the watch for you. However, if you are interested in a Smartwatch that works with your Smartphone for other applications as well, this may be the ticket for you.


  • SkyCaddie TOUCH – Ratings Score: 3.8
    The SkyCaddie TOUCH has a very similar feature set to the Garmin Approach G6. The biggest advantage is that the Bluetooth connectivity should make it easier for updating courses and uploading rounds. The biggest disadvantage is that with SkyCaddie, you’ll have to pay a fee every year to be able to use the unit at all. The Garmin G8 has similar functionality via WIFI, but unlike the TOUCH and the G6, the G8 is not legal for tournament play.
  • SkyCaddie Watch – Ratings Score: 3.68
    Besides having annual fees, the ratings on this watch just don’t measure up to the competition.
  • SkyCaddie LINX – Ratings Score: 3.32


Voice Caddie

  • Voice Caddie VC200 – Ratings Score: 4.42
    The VC200 provides distance to the middle of the green and it can measure and track your shots. There is no screen, so all information is provided through audio. Other voice GPS devices seem to offer more features at a similar price.
  • Voice Caddie VC300 – Ratings Score: 4.42
    The Voice Caddie VC300 is impressive in presentation. It’s a small voice guided golf GPS providing distance to the front, middle and back of every green. It has shot measuring and a swing tempo metronome for practice. It’s a swipe and click device with a great voice!
  • Voice Caddie T1 Watch – Ratings Score: 3.8
    Voice Caddie has quietly been producing quality golf GPS devices for a few years now. Unfortunately, the early ratings don’t look good for the T1 watch. Right now there are too many good golf watches on the market to take a chance on this one.

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