Bushnell Tour V4 Replacement Battery

If you are looking for a Bushnell Tour V4 replacement battery, you will need a 3-volt lithium CR2. This applies to:

    • Tour V4 Standard
    • Tour V4 Slope
    • Tour V4 Shift

We suggest the 2-pack so that you can carry a spare in your bag! These Energizer batteries are very reasonably priced on Amazon.

Bushnell recommends replacing the battery at least every 12 months or as soon as you see the lo8 on the display. It’s code for Low Battery!
Bushnell Tour V4 Replacement Battery indicator

Here are the instructions for replacing the Bushnell Tour V4 battery:

      • Remove the battery cap by lifting the battery cap tab and then rotating counter clockwise
      • Insert a CR-2 3-volt lithium battery into the compartment negative end first
      • Replace the battery cap.

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Bushnell Tour V4 Shift Review

‘Bushnell Tour V4 Shift’


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Our Bushnell Tour V4 Shift Review will be coming soon, but here are our initial thoughts…

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Our first look at the specs had us wondering what the difference was between the Tour V4 Slope and the new Tour V4 Shift. Overall, these units are almost identical. The size, shape, and weight are the same. They both have Pinseeker, Jolt, 5x magnification, and the ability to easily switch out of Slope mode to become legal for tournament play.

The difference is simply a change to the Slope switch. It’s small, but quite significant. On the V4 Slope, you simply pushed the Bushnell logo on the side of the unit to switch Slope mode on or off. The new V4 Shift changes the switch to a slider that covers up the word “SLOPE” when Slope mode is disabled. That does two things:

  1. allows your fellow competitors, opponents, and rules officials to see that you’re using a legal rangefinder
  2. keeps you from any uncertainty once you’ve teed off in competition. You don’t want to have to look into the viewer and shoot a target only to find out you had left the Slope mode turned on.

For that reason, if you ever compete in events where rangefinders are allowed, we definitely would pick the V4 Shift over the V4 Slope.

Bushnell has a long tradition of producing the highest-rated golf rangefinders on the market. We expect the Tour V4 Shift will be no different. In fact, we expect this model to become the best-selling golf laser rangefinder with Slope within a few months.

Bushnell Tour V4 Shift Features
  • Slope Switch – Allows you to use the Slope feature when you’re playing for fun and legally turn it off when you’re in competition. With Slope turned on, you can see the degree of elevation and an estimate of how much shorter or longer a shot will play.
  • Pinseeker Jolt Technology – This gives a visual indication on the screen, plus a vibration when it is locked onto it’s target.
  • Magnification: 5x
  • Accuracy: measures to within 1 yard.
  • Fast Focus
  • Stable-Grip
Bushnell Tour V4 Shift Features and Specifications

Model Bushnell Tour V4 Shift
Type laser
Slope both
Vibration y
Height 3.11 in.
Width 1.57 in.
Depth 4 in.
Weight 5.6 oz.
Battery 3 Volt CR2 Lithium
Battery Life est. 1 Year
Display LCD
Rainproof No
Magnification 5x
Maximum Range 1000
Minimum Range 5
Notes -Slope Switch for easily turning the Slope feature on or off.
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes, if Slope Switch is Down (Off).
GolfRangefinderShop.com Summary
The Bushnell Tour V4 Shift is Bushnell’s response to the 2016 USGA and R&A local rule change that allows rangefinders with Slope to be used as long as Slope mode is disabled. We think this will likely become the best-selling slope ranegfinder on the market. Like it’s highly successful predecessors, it has Pinseeker for easily acquiring the flag over other objects; Jolt technology, so it vibrates when you have locked the target; and 5x magnification. Bushnell’s long history of producing the highest-rated laser golf rangefinders should also give you confidence in making this choice.
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Best Garmin Golf Watch

One of the most commonly asked questions we hear is “What is the Best Garmin Golf Watch?” To some extent, that depends on who will be using it. Some Garmin golf watches are pretty basic, some have lots of details, and some are multi-sport fitness watches. No matter your needs or budget, you should be able to find a Garmin golf watch that you’ll love!

We’ve summarized the most important features for each one below and listed the highest rated watches first.

Best Garmin Golf Watches
Garmin Approach S2Read Full Review

The Garmin Approach S2 has been around for a long time now, but don’t discount it for that. Garmin continues to make this watch and the ratings are rock solid. The only edge we can give to the newer Bushnell Neo Ion is that it gives distances to hazards, where the S2 gives distances to dogleg layups and not so much to hazards.

Rating: 4.41 of 924 Reviews     Weight: 1.8 oz.     Hazards: n

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Garmin Approach S20Read Full Review

If you’re just looking for a golf GPS watch that gives distances to a variety of targets and nothing more, this probably isn’t the watch for you. However, if you’re a little bit of a geek, then this watch may be the one you’re looking for! The S20 combines smartwatch features of phone notifications, activity tracking, and sleep tracking with a golf watch loaded with features. The display is really clean and 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. You may just want to make the Garmin S20 your full-time watch!

Rating: 4.25 of 158 Reviews     Weight: 1.5 oz.     Hazards: y

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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.

Rating: 4.17 of 86 Reviews     Weight: 1.1 oz.     Hazards: y

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Garmin S4 Golf WatchRead Full Review

The Garmin Approach S4 is definitely one of our favorite golf watches. It is intuitive and simple to use and yet has some wonderful features. Our favorites: 1)the scorecard and stats are super easy and quick; 2)the dedicated green view button and excellent touchscreen make seeing the green shape and manually setting the pin location very easy; 3)Everything you need is handy, so there’s no disruption to your round, even if you have it set up to get notifications from your iPhone!

Rating: 4.06 of 276 Reviews     Weight: 2.06 oz.     Hazards: n

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Garmin Vivoactive HRRead Full Review

If you are just looking for a golf watch, this isn’t for you. However, if you are looking for a smartwatch that is a fitness tracker for running, biking, swimming as well as a golf GPS, this is well worth considering. It has 24/7 heart rate monitoring and of course can utilize Garmin Connect to analyze all of your data.

Rating: 4.06 of 1490 Reviews     Weight: 1.68 oz.     Hazards: n

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Garmin vivoactiveRead Full Review

The Garmin vivoactive is pretty exciting for golfers or other sports enthusiasts who didn’t relish the idea of wearing two watches or a watch and a fitness tracker. The vivoactive takes all of their experience with sports watches and fitness bands and packs it into a thin, lightweight smartwatch. That means the benefits won’t end with your fitness activities. Notifications, weather, stock market reports and more will be easily accessible!

Rating: 4.00 of 1613 Reviews     Weight: 1.34 oz.     Hazards: n

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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.

Rating: 3.74 of 73 Reviews     Weight: 1.6 oz.     Hazards: y

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Bushnell Pro X2 Review

‘Bushnell Pro X2’

$499.99
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We’re excited about our upcoming Bushnell Pro X2 Review! Why?

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Bushnell is calling the Bushnell Pro X2, the “World’s Ultimate Golf Laser Rangefinder For The Avid Golfer”. It appears they are replacing the highly rated Tour X, which actually makes a lot of sense. The Tour X was an outstanding performer, but because it was designed prior to the 2016 USGA rule modification, in order to make it legal for tournament play, you had to switch faceplate which was a bit inconvenient.

The new Pro X2 has a simple switch on the side of the rangefinder that allows you to toggle the Slope mode on or off. If you’re wondering why you would want a rangefinder with Slope when it can’t be used in competition (or technically in rounds where the score is posted for handicap purposes), here are a few reasons:

  • Practicing with Slope mode turned on will help you get a better feel, so you can improve your visual estimates when you don’t have Slope turned on.
  • During practice, you can try different clubs to see how much an uphill or downhill shot is affected.
  • If you play a practice round before a tournament round, you can make notes about the elevation and the notes can be used during the tournament!

In all honesty, we think most golfers can benefit from practicing with a Slope rangefinder and we’re thrilled that new models are available with simple-to-use Slope switches.

Another improvement on the Bushnell Pro X2 is the location of the display toggle switch. It is now on the side of the unit for much easier access. You can simply press the Bushnell logo while you are ranging to switch from the standard black display to the red VDT display depending on conditions.

Given Bushnell’s track record, the Pro X2 is pretty safe bet. However, if you’re not ready to buy yet, check back soon for our complete Bushnell Pro X2 Review!

Bushnell Pro X2 Notable Features
  • Slope-Switch Technology – easily turn slope on or off.
  • Fully Waterproof (IPX7) – Incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
  • PinSeeker with JOLT Technology – vibrates when you lock onto the pin.
  • Accurate to a 1/2 yard – may be overkill!
  • Range: 5-1,300 Yds; 450+ Yds to a Flag.
  • Dual Display Technology – handy button on the side to toggle the red VDT with black depending on conditions.
  • Magnification: 6x.
  • 2nd Generation E.S.P. – acquires the target quickly.
  • Fast Focus System – a focus ring on the eyepiece makes it easy and fast to adjust the focus.
  • Stable-Grip Technology – the rubber grip over the metal hosuing gives you a solid grip.
  • Rubber Armored Metal Housing – very durable.
Bushnell Pro X2 Jolt Features and Specifications

Model Bushnell Pro X2
Type laser
Slope both
Vibration y
Height 3 in.
Width 1.5 in.
Depth 4 in.
Weight 8 oz.
Battery 3 Volt CR2 Lithium
Battery Life N/A
Display Multi-Coated Dual
Rainproof Yes IPX7
Magnification 6x
Maximum Range 1,300
Minimum Range 5
Notes
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes* When Slope Switch is turned off.
GolfRangefinderShop.com Summary
The new Bushnell Pro X2 looks like it will become Bushnell’s flagship laser rangefinder for golf. It replaces the highly rated Tour X with some very nice improvements. Like the Tour X, the Pro X2 has a Slope mode that can be turned to make it legal for competition. The improvement, allowed by the 2016 rules modification, puts a simple switch on the side of the rangefinder that toggles the Slope mode on or off. The Tour X required a less convenient faceplate change.

The Bushnell Pro X2 also moves the display toggle switch to the side of the unit for easier access. This allows you to switch from the standard black display to the red VDT display depending on conditions. It has 6x magnification, is fully waterproof, has Jolt technology that vibrates when it locks the pin, and ranges to within a half yard.

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Garmin Approach G30 Review

‘Garmin Approach G30’


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Our Garmin Approach G30 Review will be available as soon as we have enough user feedback, but we’re excited about Garmin’s latest entry in the golf GPS market!

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It’s been two years since Garmin released a new handheld golf GPS and the Approach G30 looks like it will be a winner. In a nutshell, they’ve taken the wildly popular Garmin Approach G6 and put it into a sleeker, smaller and lighter-weight package. They also added Bluetooth connectivity so that you can connect it to your smartphone to get notifications such as texts and email messages. If you don’t need the notifications, you may want to compare the price with that of G6.

Garmin Approach G30 Notable Features
  • Preloaded with over 40,000 golf courses worldwide.
  • Full hole views.
  • Touch targeting to anywhere on a hole.
  • Green View display shows the shape of the green and allows manual pin placements.
  • Digital scorecard lets you easily keep track of score for up to four people.
  • Stat Tracking – Fairways hit, greens in regulation, putts, and shot distances.
  • Garmin Connect™ allows you to analyze your scores and stats online using Garmin Connect or your phone, table, or computer.
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Crisp, bright 2.3 inch display.
  • In ‘Big Numbers’ mode, displays distances to the front, back and middle of the green in easy to read large numbers.
  • Can be paired with TruSwing™.
  • Lithium-ion battery with up to 15 hours of battery life.
  • Odometer to track your steps.
  • Rainproof with IPX7 water rating.
  • Preloaded with more than 40,000 golf courses around the world.
  • Free lifetime course updates.
Garmin Approach G30 Specifications

Model Garmin Approach G30
Type GPS
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Available Courses 40,000+
Battery Life up to 15 hrs.
Battery rechargeable Li-ion
Height 3 in.
Width 2.1 in.
Depth .8 in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size 2.3
Resolution 200×265
Display Type Transreflec ColorTFT
Weight 2.5 oz.
Rainproof Yes IPX7
Touch Screen Yes
Touch Targeting Yes
Manual Pin Positioning Yes
Stat Tracker Yes
Digital Scorecard Yes
Computer Analysis Tools Yes
Ground Verified N/A
Alternate Targets Yes
Aerial Hole View Yes
Green Rotates to your shot angle Yes
Add Courses Manually N/A
Compatibility Windows/Mac
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
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Top 10 Golf Watches

Top 10 Golf WatchesThe following list is our picks for the top 10 Golf Watches. They range in price and features, but all of them are solid performers. A few of them require purchasing a watchband separately.

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  1. ‘Bushnell Neo Ion Golf Watch’

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    Bushnell Neo Ion Golf WatchRead 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!

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    Weight: 1.8 oz.   Legal: Yes


  2. ‘Garmin Approach S20’

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    Garmin Approach S20Read Full Review

    The Garmin S20 isn’t for everyone, but for some of us, it’s worthy of becoming a full-time smartwatch with an activity tracker, sleep tracker, and smartphone notifications, plus a really cool golf watch! It provides distance to the front, middle, and back of the green on the main screen, as well as the green shape. You can manually adjust the pin placement and you can also view distances to the front and back of hazards as well as doglegs. There’s a feature called AutoShot that automatically records the distance of your shots. It takes a little time to set up before you first use it, but after that, it takes care of itself. When you combine it with Garmin Connect, your post-game analysis gets really interesting. It can also pair up with Garmin TruSwing™ if you want swing metrics. We love that it automatically updates courses you play regularly, looks and feels better than most golf watches, and it has 15 hours of battery life in GPS mode or 8 weeks in activity mode!

    Rating: grsScore
    Weight: 1.5 oz.   Legal: Yes


  3. ‘Garmin Approach S2’

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    The Garmin S2 offers doglegs, layup yardages and a digital scorecard. It gets excellent ratings, but if the scorecard isn’t important to you, also check the Bushnell Neo Ion watch which is newer and also provides distances to hazards.

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    Weight: 1.8 oz.   Legal: Yes


  4. ‘Garmin S4 Golf Watch’

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    Garmin S4 Golf WatchRead Full Review

    Athough the ratings aren’t as high as other golf watches, this one is one of our favorites. The S4 is feature-rich and yet so easy to use. It has a dedicated green view button and a wonderful touchscreen that allows for easy manual pin positioning. The scorecard and stats are easy to input and it can measure your shots. If you have an iphone, you even get notifications on your watch with very little interruption to your game.

    Rating: grsScore
    Weight: 2.06 oz.   Legal: Yes


  5. ‘Garmin Approach X40’

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    Garmin Approach X40Read Full Review

    We love Garmin golf watches and we love Garmin fitness bands, so we find the Garmin X40 band very exciting. Golf features include distance to the front, middle, and back of every green, plus hazard distances. You can see the shape of the green and manually adjust the pin position. AutoShot tracking measures and records your shot distances automatically. It has a scorecard and stat-tracking. Activity tracking shows steps, distance, calories burned, heart rate and activity intensity. If that’s not enough, you can get notifications from your smartphone.

    Rating: grsScore
    Weight: 1.1 oz.   Legal: Yes


  6. ‘Garmin vivoactive’

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    The Garmin vivoactive looks like it will make a solid golf watch with distances to the front, middle and back of every green, plus layup yardages and doglegs. This watch is best for golfers who are interested in more than just a golf watch. It will serve runners, cyclist, swimmers, walkers and anyone wanting to track steps and activity. It’s a powerful smartwatch with Garmin’s proven experience.

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    Weight: 1.34 oz.   Legal: No


  7. ‘GolfBuddy Voice 2’

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    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. If you want the watch band, order the bundle.

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    Weight: 1.02 oz.   Legal: Yes


  8. ‘Garmin Approach S6’

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    Garmin Approach S6Read Full Review

    The Garmin Approach S6 is the only golf watch on the market with fairway views and manual targeting. That’s what makes this watch worth the extra money. If you’re standing on the tee of a dogleg with bunkers near your landing zone, it’s really nice to know how far the trouble is. It’s not for everyone, but it’s worth considering for those who play unfamiliar courses frequently.

    Rating: grsScore
    Weight: 1.6 oz.   Legal: Yes, providing Pin Pointer, Tempo Training, and Swing Strength are not used


  9. ‘GolfBuddy VS4’

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    GolfBuddy VS4Read Full Review

    GolfBuddy has been leading the way in the basic and Voice categories of Golf GPS for several years now. With each new model, there are a few minor changes with big impact. When the VS4 came out, it added water resistance and improved battery life as the only upgrades we could see from the GolfBuddy Voice. The newest GolfBuddy model is the Voice 2 and it adds significant battery life over the VS4. If 10 hours of battery life is enough for you, then you can most likely save some money by going with the VS4.

    Rating: grsScore
    Weight: 1.02 oz.   Legal: Yes


  10. ‘GolfBuddy VT3 ‘

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    The GolfBuddy VT3 has all the features you could want, including a nice display, voice guidance and distances and a removable watchband. It also had distances to hazards and layups, plus a scorecard feature. However, the early reviews don’t look good for the VT3, so for now, we would skip this one. Check out our current list of best golf watches.

    Rating: grsScore
    Weight: .95 oz.   Legal: Yes