Budget-Friendly Golf Watches

Below are our picks for the best budget-friendly golf watches. They may not pack as many features as the more expensive watches, but they sure do perform the basics as well or better!

Best Budget-Friendly Golf GPS Watches
Garmin Approach G10 - Read Full Review

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.

Rating: 4.42
Weight: 1 oz.   Legal: Yes
Bushnell Neo Ion - Read Full Review

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!

Rating: 4.24
Weight: 1.8 oz.   Legal: Yes
GolfBuddy Voice 2 - Read Full Review

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. The wristband can be ordered separately on Amazon.

Rating: 4.40
Weight: 1.02 oz.   Legal: Yes
GolfBuddy Voice X - Read Full Review

The GolfBuddy Voice line has been a huge success from the beginning. The VoiceX is the latest in this line and has a few nice upgrades from its predecessor the GolfBuddy Voice 2. The most notable improvement is that it adds Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone for automatic updates to the golf course you're playing when you enter golf mode. The screen is a little larger and it has a Big Numbers mode and manual pin placement capability. It also adds a fairly detailed GPS activity tracker for runners and walkers. It may sacrifice some battery life for the extra features, but should still easily get 2 full rounds. A watchband is available separately.

Rating: 99.00  
Weight: N/A oz.   Legal: Yes
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Izzo Swami 5000 - Read Full Review

The Izzo Swami 5000 is a value priced golf GPS with large easy to read numbers. It provides distances to the front, middle, and back of the green, plus to distances to hazards on every hole. It also allows you to keep score and saves scorecards for one player. This unit is brightly colored and truly fits in the palm of your hand. The Izzo Swami handheld models are really in a category of their own. On one hand, there are GPS models with similar features, but they tend to be very small. On the other hand, there are models that are similarly sized, but they are usually more expensive and have full hole views. If you need big numbers or if you ride in a cart, we think this is an excellent choice!

Rating: 4.00
Weight: 2.7 oz.   Legal: Yes
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  1. Toni Umphreyville says:

    how do I get a replacement watchband for the neo ion model.

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says:

      Hi, Toni. I haven’t found any replacement bands online, so I would suggest contacting Bushnell directly:
      US Customers
      Toll free: 800-423-3537
      Phone: 913-752-3400
      Monday-Thursday, 7 AM to 7 PM and Friday 7 AM to 5 PM, all times CST.

      If you are not in the US, here is their Contact page:http://www.bushnell.com/global/customer-service/contact-us

      Please come back here and let us know if you have any luck with Bushnell. I know other users will be asking.

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