Bushnell neo+ Golf Watch Review

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Bushnell neo+ GPS Golf Watch User Rating: 3.96 Stars 3.96 out of 5 (81 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

Our initial impression is that Bushnell saw what was working in the Garmin S1 Golf Watch and built their own version. The neo+ watch provides distances to the front, middle and back of the green and has a shot measuring feature like the S1. Bushnell’s biggest sales pitch seems to be that it has a much longer battery life than the S1 and 25,000 courses preloaded. If it were just those two watches in the race, that would be enough to give the edge to the Bushnell neo+ watch… but in 2012 the game changed….

Besides the Bushell neo+ golf watch, there are three other new golf watches hitting the market this year, the Garmin S3, the Expresso WR62 and the MOTOACTV Golf Edition. All of them provide distance information to alternate targets and hazards, which seems like a very good thing. We are qualifying this statement for now, because we know that the major factor the high Garmin S1 ratings, was it’s simplicity and convenience. Any time you add more features, you’re going to lose some of the simplicity. Only user feedback will let us know how this really plays out.

The problem for Bushnell is that people who want ultimate simplicity are probably going to go with something that’s tried and true, like the Garmin S1, especially since they cost about the same. The longer battery life may make a difference to some, but will that be enough?

To learn more about GPS Golf Watches, read our Comparison of Golf GPS Watches or Part 4 in our Compare Golf GPS series.

Bushnell neo+ GPS Golf Watch
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Full Hole Views Yes
Slope / Elevation No
Battery Life 12 hrs w/ GPS on
Battery rechargeable
Size (Width x Height x Depth) N/A in. x N/A in. x N/A in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size N/A
Resolution N/A
Display Type N/A
Weight N/A oz.
Rainproof waterproof to 30 meter
Touch Screen No
Touch Targeting No
Manual Pin Positioning No
Stat Tracker No
Digital Scorecard No
Computer Analysis Tools No
Ground Verified No
Alternate Targets No
Green Rotates to your shot angle N/A
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
Notes Waterproof (IPX7)
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User Manual for Bushnell neo+ GPS Golf Watch


  1. I was looking for a battery for my Bushnell neo+ or is there another battery I can get for it or a strap for my Bushnell neo Xs thanks Steve

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Hi Stephen. Unfortunately, the following warning appears in the Bushnell Neo+ manual. “Do not attempt to access, disassemble or service the battery. Battery must be • replaced by qualified technician.”

      Also, sorry to say that I haven’t been able to find any replacement bands for the Neo XS.

      You may be able to contact Bushnell directly: https://www.bushnellgolf.com/contact/

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