Expresso Golf Watch Review

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'Expresso WR62 Golf Watch'

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Expresso WR62 Golf Watch User Rating: 4.69 Stars 4.69 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.
  • The list price is $179, which is at least $20 lower than the highly rated Garmin S1 golf watch sale price.
  • In addition to providing yardages to the front, middle and back of every green, the Expresso golf watch will include distances to hazards. The Garmin S1 does not have hazard information.
  • Like the Garmin, it’s pre-loaded with golf courses and ready to go out of the box.  
  • It has large numbers and promises quick satellites (62-channel receiver).
  • There are no download or membership fees.
Other Features
  • Automatic Course recognition and hole advance
  • Shot distance feature
  • USGA and R&A compliant
  • An odometer allows you to keep track of your distance on and off the course
  • An Emergency location feature 
  • Can be used as a stopwatch
  • A built-in alarm
  • Oh yeah, it has time and date information
  • Stainless steel bezel, buttons, and locking clasp
  • Crystal (mineral) lens
  • 12 hours of battery life on the course
  • 52 weeks of battery life for everyday use
  • Waterproof up to 30 meters
  • One-year warranty
  • International version has courses for Canada, UK, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand
Expresso WR62 Golf Watch Features and Specifications
Expresso WR62 Golf Watch
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Full Hole Views Yes
Slope / Elevation No
Battery Life 14 hrs w/ GPS on
Battery Li-ion recharge
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 1.6 in. x 1.6 in. x .6 in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size 1" x 1"
Resolution 46x32
Display Type LCD
Weight 2.7 oz.
Rainproof Yes
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 Yes
Green Rotates to your shot angle N/A
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
Notes 62-channel satellite receiver, Waterproof up to 30 meters, Stopwatch, Time, Date, Alarm, Odometer
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  1. Ralph Farinas says

    Please let me know if the WR62 watch GPS is rechargeable. It sounds like it requires new batteries after about two rounds of play.

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      According to a comment by L1 Technologies on their Facebook page, the WR62 golf watch is rechargeable. It’s supposed to get about 12 hours in GPS mode and a year if it were never used in GPS mode. L1 Technologies is the parent company to iGolf, which provides the GPS database of golf courses to the Expresso WR62.

      That information wasn’t included in the initial specifications sheet we received, but I don’t know of any current GPS models that don’t come with a rechargeable battery.

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      According the Expresso Vice President of Sales & Marketing, David Alexander, the Expresso WR62 has a lithium ion battery that stays in the watch while recharging via USB. We’re guessing that’s a mini USB since Mr. Alexander also indicated that “most people have AC chargers from their cell phone, car GPS’s, etc.” that can also be used.

  2. so when are we going to get a solar-powered or a kinetic-powered rangefinder wristwath? I mean jeez — an absolute no brainer.

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Good question Mike. That would be great! What’s interesting is that you don’t see other types of fitness training GPS watches that are solar or kinetically powered either. May be that combining GPS with either would make too large a watch or wouldn’t be able to keep up with the power GPS requires. I bet it won’t be long though.

  3. I emailed ESN about the weight and strap and here was the response:

    The weight of the watch is 2.3 oz.

    The clasp on the watch is a stainless steel safety clasp, it works similarly
    to the butterfly clasps that Rolex uses. It will need to be custom fitted to
    your wrist. One thing we recommend when custom-fitting is to size it
    slightly loose to accommodate for minor wrist expansion that can occur
    during activity. Also, you can always resize down, but you cannot resize up
    without requiring an entirely new strap.

  4. It says Windows/Mac. Does that mean it is only Mac compatible? and is the interface cord to computer included?

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Hi Denis. It means it’s compatible with either Windows or Mac. The USB cable to connect to the computer is included.

      Here are more specifics on compatibility…
      PC (Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP)
      Mac (OS X, version 10.6 INTEL or newer)

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