Izzo Swami 4000 Review

“Izzo Swami 4000″

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Izzo Swami 4000

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Our Izzo Swami 4000 Review considers hands-on testing as well as feedback from dozens of users. Our ratings score is a compilation of ratings from user reviews across multiple websites.

Izzo Swami 4000 Review Score:
4.12 Stars 4.12 out of 5 (146 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources including Amazon, GolfSmith and TGW.

We believe the Swami 4000 to be one of the best values in a basic golf GPS. Here’s what we love:

  • preloaded with over 25,000 golf courses (update it before you play and there are thousands more, plus corrections to existing courses.)
  • provides distance to front, middle and back of every green
  • large numbers on an easy to read color screen
  • Super easy to use
  • can easily measure your shots
  • long battery life (up to 12 hours)
  • quick satellite lock and course recognition
  • easy to edit green locations if necessary

We don’t really have anything negative to say about the Swami 4000, but there are a couple of things we should mention… It has auto-hole advance, but it only works if you take the unit onto the green. However it’s not really any trouble to press the up arrow button to get to the next hole, if you aren’t using this on a belt clip (included) or in your pocket. It has a “scorecard” view, but that only shows the total hole distance and the par. There is no place to input your scores. We’re partial to paper anyway, but for some that may be an issue.

Screen readability, simplicity and price are the reasons we’d pick the Izzo Swami 4000 as our favorite basic handheld golf GPS.

User Reviews – Most mentioned Pros
most frequently mentioned on top

  • accurate
  • value
  • easy to use
  • easy to read
  • lots of courses
  • acquires distances quickly
  • size
  • shot measuring
  • durable
  • customer service
  • improves game
  • lightweight
  • auto hole advance
  • auto course recognition
  • yellow color
  • battery life

Most mentioned Cons
User Reviews – most frequently mentioned on top

  • belt clip
  • auto hole advance – Must take Swami 4000 onto the green for auto hole advance to work
  • battery life
  • course not in database – updating the database often solves this issue. Also, Izzo will add courses upon request.
  • customer service response
  • problems downloading updates
  • slow to get satellites first time
Izzo Swami 4000 Features and Specifications
Model Izzo Swami 4000
Type GPS
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Available Courses 25,000+
Battery Life 10-12 hours
Battery Li-ion recharge
Height N/A in.
Width N/A in.
Depth N/A in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size 1.8″
Resolution N/A
Display Type color
Weight N/A oz.
Rainproof waterproof
Touch Screen No
Touch Targeting No
Manual Pin Positioning No
Stat Tracker No
Digital Scorecard Yes
Computer Analysis Tools No
Ground Verified N/A
Alternate Targets No
Aerial Hole View No
Green Rotates to your shot angle N/A
Add Courses Manually N/A
Compatibility N/A
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
Notes Supports 12 different languages and displays distances in yards or meters

Izzo Swami 4000


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Comments

  1. Swami 4000 will not recognize all the courses in my area — is it defective or am I doing something wrong?

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says:

      Roger, sorry to hear that. You can check to see if your courses are in the Izzo database at http://www.izzo.com/maps. When you go to that page and enter the course name, stick to the “less is more” rule. In other words, when I searched for University Park CC, I didn’t get any results, but when I searched for University Park, I found what I was looking for. If your course isn’t there, you can e-mail sales@izzo.com , or call them at 1 (800) 777-7899. Let us know what you find out.

  2. chuck millard says:

    why is my 4000 allways showing 999 and you can not get out of it

    thanks
    chuck millard

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says:

      Hi Chuck. 999 is usually when you’re not in range of the hole the device is showing. If you’re trying it at home, that’s probably your issue. If you’re having this happen at the golf course, make sure you have chosen the correct golf course and that the hole # on the display is very nearby (less than 999 yards to the center of the green). I did notice that sometimes the unit starts up somewhere other than the first hole, so check that hole #.

  3. chuck millard says:

    IN ADDITION I CAN’T GET THE 4000 LOADED ON MY COMPUTER SO I CAN’T UPDATE IT
    THANKS
    CHUCK MILLARD

  4. I bought one and at the second hole the yardage increased. It wasn’t accurate as my playing partners always had the same yardage and mine was 2 to 11 yards out. The front middle and back were out by different yardages each hole. I sent it back

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says:

      Sorry to hear that you had problems Hazel. My experience with the Swami 4000 was very good, but as we often say, no golf GPS is perfect and it may vary from hole to hole or course to course. Did you update the courses and firmware before you played? We recommend doing that with all golf GPS devices.

      Would love to hear what you end up buying and how it works.

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