Izzo Swami Golf Watch Review

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Our Izzo Swami Golf Watch Review is based not only on user reviews, but on-course testing by our editors. Although this watch has the same name as the first golf watch released by Izzo, it’s a totally new watch.

Izzo Swami Golf Watch (v.2) User Rating: 4.21 Stars 4.21 out of 5 (33 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

Overall, the new Izzo Swami watch performs well… The distances seem to be as good as any of the golf GPS watches that we’ve tested and the price is better than most. We like that it has a scorecard feature and it’s reasonably easy to use, but Izzo could have saved us a few steps if they had started with par as the default score for each hole, rather than zero. As it is, you have to hit the up button for each shot you hit on a hole.

The Izzo Swami watch is an incredible value. Prices change fast in this market, but at less than $100, this is a great pick if you’re on a tight budget. You won’t find a slick touchscreen or any layup or hazard distances on the Swami Watch. The fonts are a little small, which could be a deal-breaker for those requiring +2 or higher reading glasses, but for a solid performing golf GPS watch with a scorecard feature and low price, you have to consider this one a top contender. For golf watches with layups and larger fonts, take a look at our list of Best Golf Watches.

Notable Features of the new Izzo Golf Watch
  • Preloaded with over 30,000 golf courses worldwide.
  • No fees ever.
  • Distances to front, middle and back of every green.
  • Large 1.3 inch display.
  • Auto course recognition.
  • Auto hole advance.
  • Measures shot distance.
  • Digital Scorecard.
  • Rechargeable Li-polymer Battery holds 6-8 hour charge in GPS mode.
  • Watch mode provides time and date, alarm and odometer – battery lasts 40 days in time mode.
  • Durable & Waterproof
Izzo Swami Watch Specifications
Izzo Swami Golf Watch (v.2)
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Full Hole Views Yes
Slope / Elevation N/A
Battery Life 6.5 hrs GPS/40days
Battery 300mAh coin rechargeable
Size (Width x Height x Depth) N/A in. x N/A in. x N/A in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size 1"
Resolution N/A
Display Type Transreflective
Weight 2.12 oz.
Rainproof Yes IPX7
Touch Screen No
Touch Targeting No
Manual Pin Positioning No
Stat Tracker No
Digital Scorecard Yes
Computer Analysis Tools No
Ground Verified Yes
Alternate Targets No
Green Rotates to your shot angle N/A
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
Notes Has a digital scorecard. Also allows editing of front, middle and back green locations.
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  1. Jesus Velasco says

    Dar Sirs: I am an avid amateur golf player in Monterrey México. I`ve been using your swami GPS watch for almost a year. The problem consists in that you have not updated the course in which I play most of the time. The course name is VALLE ALTO club de Golf and in 2 or 3 holes the information is note accurate.
    Could it be possible to fix the problem


    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Jesus, Here at GolfRangefinderShop.com we just review the equipment, so you will have to contact the manufacturer, Izzo to see if they can address you issue. I also have a couple of suggestions for you, but here is the contact information if you need it.
      Call Izzo support at 1-800-777-7899 or email them from this page: https://www.izzo.com/messages/new.

      If you haven’t already, try to update the courses using the appropriate Update link on this page: http://www.izzo.com/pages/swami-faq. If that doesn’t work or if you’ve already done that, use the Course Map Edit function to reset the front, middle and back locations for the holes that are incorrect. That may be the easiest solution to your problem!

      I hope you will be able to get your issue resolved. Please let us know.


  2. Patrick Koch says

    The watch isn’t even 2 yrs old. Won’t turn on or charge. Any suggestions or throw it away.

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      You should be able to change the battery. If that doesn’t work, I would contact Izzo support before I threw it away. 800-777-7899

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