Best Golf Watch

Best Golf WatchBelow are our picks for the Best Golf Watches currently on the market in 2018. Some of them simply provide distances to the front, middle, and back of the greens and to hazards. Others offer a scorecard with stat-tracking and some are full-blown smartwatches and fitness trackers.

There are a few in the list that may require purchasing a watchband separately. These are all great golf watches, so pick the one that has the features and price that fit you best!

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Garmin Approach S20Read Full Review

We’re recommending the Garmin S20 for anyone looking for a golf watch. It has some nice advanced features if you’re a little bit of a golf geek, but if you want to keep it simple, you can do that too. The S20 combines smartwatch features of phone notifications, activity tracking, and sleep tracking with a golf watch loaded with features.

The main golf screen displays the distance to the front, middle, and back of the green plus the green shape. You can manually change the pin position for more precise distance. Distances to doglegs and the front and back of hazards is a button press away. Not only is there a scorecard, but the S20 can automatically track all of your full shots. On Garmin Connect, you can see your full hole graphic locations of your shots, distances, and clubs used (not including putts). This watch also automatically gets any updates for courses you play regularly and it has excellent battery life.

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Weight: 1.5 oz.   Legal: Yes

Bushnell Neo IonRead Full Review

The reviews on the Bushnell Neo Ion golf watch are turning out to be as good if not better than any golf watch we’ve seen. Our take is that Bushnell hasn’t made any big technological changes since the Neo XS, but has taken what works and put it into a nicer package. The lighter-weight, better-looking Neo Ion still provides distance to the front, middle, and back of the greens, as well as distances to hazards… AND the battery will easily last through 3 rounds!

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Weight: 1.8 oz.   Legal: Yes

Garmin Approach X40Read Full Review

The Garmin X40 packs in both golf and fitness tracking features into a small band that you can wear all the time. The activity tracking includes steps, distance, calories burned, heart rate and activity intensity. For golf, you get the usual distances to the front, middle, and back of the green, plus hazards. It has a scorecard with stat-tracking, plus AutoShot tracking measures and records your shot distances automatically. It also connects to your smartphone for notifications.

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Weight: 1.1 oz.   Legal: Yes

GolfBuddy Voice 2Read Full Review

Every time GolfBuddy comes out with a new Voice model, it seems to get a little bit better. The GolfBuddy Voice 2 makes a huge leap with extended battery life. It boasts 14 hours which makes it the first one to be able to make it thru three 18-hole rounds. They’ve also added a choice of male and female voices. It’s water resistant, has distances to the front, middle, and back of each green, and a shot measuring feature. The watch band can be ordered separately on Amazon.

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Weight: 1.02 oz.   Legal: Yes

GolfBuddy Voice XRead Full Review

We’ve been a fan of the GolfBuddy Voice line of GPS rangefinders for a long time. Each new iteration seems better than the one before and we hope that holds true for the new GolfBuddy VoiceX. The VoiceX adds quite a few features and a design change. Our favorite new feature is the automatic course update via Bluetooth and your smartphone. We also like the Big Numbers mode and manual pin positioning capability. Additionally, the new activity tracker could be a hit with walkers and runners. Watchband is available separately.

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GolfBuddy VoiceRead Full Review

The GolfBuddy Voice is a terrific golf GPS device. However, GolfBuddy has newer models with better battery life, excellent ratings, and a similar price. For that reason, we recommend you check out the latest from GolfBuddy.

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Weight: 1 oz.   Legal: Yes

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Garmin Approach S60Read Full Review

Garmin’s newest golf watch looks to be a sophisticated golf watch, fitness watch, and smartwatch. It will be released in the summer of 2017 and we look forward to exploring all the features here very soon!

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Weight: 1.8* oz.   Legal: Yes

Garmin Approach S6Read Full Review

There is no other golf watch like the Garmin Approach S6. We think the best feature is the fairway view screen. You might not need it on your home course, but it sure comes in handy on courses you’ve never seen. It’s got all the same features as the Garmin S4. It’s also go swing metrics, but to be honest, the only reason to spend the extra money on this watch is for the fairway views.

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Weight: 1.6 oz.   Legal: Yes, providing Pin Pointer, Tempo Training, and Swing Strength are not used is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Thank you.

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  1. william storck says:

    I have a garmin s-1 approx. yrs old. The plastic band (solid with watch) has broken off from the watch. interested in a brand that has a replaceable band.

  2. Manuel AVILES says:

    I am looking for a approch x40 pre owed at a decent price .m

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