Golf Buddy Voice Review

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Our Golf Buddy Voice Review is based on our observations of the things most commonly mentioned in the dozens of user reviews we read. The compiled ratings for this small, convenient golf GPS are outstanding and most of the comments were extremely positive.

GolfBuddy Voice User Rating: 4.57 Stars 4.57 out of 5 (291 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

It’s a very simple device that both displays distances and provides audio distances to the front, middle, and back of every green. It has Dynamic Green View, which shows you the green shape from your angle and it can measure your shot distances. It automatically will recognize the golf course and your hole and it has a 9-hour battery life.

Take a look below at the full list of pros and cons mentioned by users.

Most Mentioned Pros
(from most mentioned to least)

  • simple to use
  • accuracy
  • size
  • Auto course recognition
  • Clip
  • easy to hear
  • convenience
  • lot’s of courses
  • battery life
  • preloaded
  • quick
  • no fees
  • voice & display
  • easy to see
  • shot measuring
  • no downloads
  • auto hole advance

Most Mentioned Cons
(from most mentioned to least)

  • has trouble know which hole on nearby fairways
  • accuracy
  • poor customer service
  • can take awhile to locate satellites
  • price too high
  • mechanical failure
  • no hazards
Golf Buddy Voice Features and Specifications
GolfBuddy Voice
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Full Hole Views Yes
Slope / Elevation N/A
Battery Life 8 hrs
Battery rechargeable
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 1.7 in. x 1.7 in. x .4 in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size N/A
Resolution N/A
Display Type N/A
Weight 1 oz.
Rainproof N/A
Touch Screen N/A
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
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  1. charles burghardt says

    My voice buddy won’t hold a charge anymore, called the company for repair information. They sent me an e-mail to answer questions on a form but the form never came thru. Sent them a response but never ever hurt back with them. I’m really disappointed in there repair department. The rechargeable batteries don’t last very long.

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Charles, sorry to hear you are having trouble. That doesn’t seem or be a complaint of most users, but it’s disappointing to hear that customer service hasn’t been more responsive.

  2. golf buddy voice won’t charge. I think the battery is fine, but when i plug in the charger it blinks for a few minutes then stops. To charge it I have to plug it in over, and over again. Called gold buddy was told they would email instructions on a reboot, received nothing. emailed message, got no response. Of course 90 day warranty has expired. Oh, and i did try another wall adapter and cord, still had same problem

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Hi David. I emailed my GolfBuddy contact to see if I can get instructions for resetting. I’ll let you know if I learn anything.

  3. Golf Rangefinder Shop says

    David, here are the instructions I received for resetting the GolfBuddy Voice.

    1. Have the unit completely turned off.

    2. Hold the “P” button and turn on the device.

    3. Screen will flash and show you the reset message.

    4. Let go of the “P” button

    5. This will reset the unit and it may fix the issue that you are experiencing.

  4. Glenn tointon says

    Have a new wt4 and after chafing I turn it off and 12 hours later when I turn it on it is dead! Is this common?

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Hi Glenn. So sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the WT4. I haven’t heard much feedback at all on this watch, but here is the number for GolfBuddy if you haven’t already found a solution. (888) 296-1428. Let me know how it turns out.

  5. Adam Rongey says

    I have a golf buddy 2 voice, and my screen is completely blank. The voice works, but the screen is blank

  6. GB sent me a brand new GB Voice 2. They asked me for pictures of my current GB to make sure it wasn’t damaged, then told me to send it in. They took a CC deposit (just in case I didn’t send in my GB) and they put a new GB in the mail. I should have it in a couple of days. GREAT customer service for sure!

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