Bushnell neo-X vs neo-XS

The Bushnell neo-X and the neo-XS have both been retired. Check out our current list of top golf watches.

Bushnell neo-X vs neo-XSThe Bushnell neo-X vs neo-XS is pretty short and sweet. These are both excellent golf GPS watches sold at a very reasonable price. Both watches are almost identical in operation, but the neo-XS offers up to four hazard and layup points per hole, versus only two on the neo-X. If you typically use hazard and layup information on your golf GPS, then the neo-XS is definitely the watch for you. If that information isn’t something you’re inclined to use, the decision comes down to appearance and price. The neo-XS has a more rounded shape and is available in three color options – black, charcoal and white. We think it’s the better looking of the two watches, but that’s a matter of personal taste. The Bushnell neo-X is only available in black.

Bushnell neo-X vs neo-XS

Model Bushnell NEO-X WatchBushnell neo-XS Golf Watch
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GRS Score 4.39
(469 Ratings)
(1460 Ratings)
Height 1.4 in.N/A in.
Width 1.5 in.N/A in.
Depth .6 in.N/A in.
Weight 1.8 oz.1.8 oz.
Battery RechargeableRechargeable
Battery Life up to 16 hours16 hours
Rainproof WaterproofYes
Pre-loaded with Courses YesYes
Instant Course Recognition YesYes
Auto Hole Advance YesYes
Course Capacity N/AN/A
Touch Screen NoNo
Stat Tracker NoNo
Digital Scorecard NoNo
Computer Analysis Tools NoNo
USGA Compliant (local rule) YesYes
Alternate Targets YesYes
Ability to Add Targets NoNo
Measure Shot Distance YesYes
# of Available Courses 30,000+33,000+
Course Download Fees NoNo


  1. Bushnell neo xs can give you up to four hazards per hole – but doen’t!!!!! In fact most holes it gives green side bunker distances only. The gods at bushnell decide i guess
    when a hazard is a hazard on each hole and very often apparently see no hazards – when you will!. Save the money and get a gps that gives you front cetner and back of green distances only as the Neo Xs more often than not will leave you empty! And pay up for a full feature gps if your looking for hazard distances – as you will just get frustrated with the Bushnell Neo XS…..and who needs extra frustration in our game.

  2. When I plug my neo-x watch in to charge and it indicates full, when I attempt to use in on the course that day, it says “charge battery to play golf”. Does that mean the battery did not charge or can not charge? Can I replace the battery? How do I contact Bushnell company?

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