“Izzo Swami 3000″
Our Izzo Swami 3000 Review is based on over fifty customer reviews from multiple retail websites. We took notes on everything users were saying and will show you the pros and cons that were mentioned by more than one of them.
Izzo Swami 3000 Review Score:
Score compiled from multiple sources including Amazon, GolfSmith and TGW.
4.25 out of 5 (55 reviews)
Overall, we feel the Izzo Swami 3000 is a unique offering in the golf GPS world. As of this writing, it has by far the lowest price point of any preloaded golf GPS device on the market. For a street price of $85.42, you can have an easy to use, easy to read, GPS that is quick to acquire yardages to the front, middle and back of the green… AND it’s preloaded with over 19,000 golf courses. Out of the box, you just plug it in to charge it and it’s ready for play. There are no required downloads and there are no fees. If you are just looking for the basics, this is hard to beat.
Make no mistake though, it is basic. There are no alternate targets (hazards and such). Distances are in a straight line from you to the front, middle and back of the green, so doglegs aren’t taken into account. There are no stats and no scorecards. If you’re looking for basic, but not quite this basic, we suggest reading our Bushnell neo+ Review as the next step up.
Most of the reviews we read were from users who got what they expected in terms of features, and were pleased by the performance of the Izzo Swami 3000. The few who were most unhappy were those with defective devices and felt the customer service from Izzo was lacking. The two things that stood out on the negative side were the lack of an auto forwarding to the next hole feature and a charging indicator. To be fair though, only a small percentage of users mentioned either of these shortcomings and besides, they are hardly deal breakers. There were also a couple of problems with the golf course being recognized on start-up, but most users reported that took two minutes or less.
- Preloaded with over 19,000 golf courses
- Easy to use
- No fees
- Auto course recognition
- Improves your game
- Can be used as regular watch
- Easy to read
- Starts up quickly
- Good battery life
- Good customer service
- Acquires yardages quickly
- Displays course name
- No indicator when charge is full
- No auto forward to the next hole (1 key press is all that is required)
- Slow customer service
- Occasional questionable accuracy
- No doglegs or alternate targets
- Problems with auto course recognition