Take a look at our preview of Bushnell’s new GPS golf watch. (Our Bushnell neo+ Watch Review will be available after customer feedback begins to roll in.)
“Bushnell neo+ Watch”
Our initial impression is that Bushnell saw what was working in the Garmin S1 Golf Watch and built their own version. The neo+ watch provides distances to the front, middle and back of the green and has a shot measuring feature like the S1. Bushnell’s biggest sales pitch seems to be that it has a much longer battery life than the S1 and 25,000 courses preloaded. If it were just those two watches in the race, that would be enough to give the edge to the Bushnell neo+ watch… but in 2012 the game changed….
Bushnell neo+ GPS Golf Watch Review Score:
Score compiled from multiple sources including Amazon, GolfSmith and TGW.
3.96 out of 5 (81 reviews)
Besides the Bushell neo+ golf watch, there are three other new golf watches hitting the market this year, the Garmin S3, the Expresso WR62 and the MOTOACTV Golf Edition. All of them provide distance information to alternate targets and hazards, which seems like a very good thing. We are qualifying this statement for now, because we know that the major factor the high Garmin S1 ratings, was it’s simplicity and convenience. Any time you add more features, you’re going to lose some of the simplicity. Only user feedback will let us know how this really plays out.
The problem for Bushnell is that people who want ultimate simplicity are probably going to go with something that’s tried and true, like the Garmin S1, especially since they cost about the same. The longer battery life may make a difference to some, but will that be enough?