Review of GolfBuddy Voice GPS Rangefinder
Reviewed on: September 20, 2013
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Pros & Cons
GolfBuddy Voice GPS Rangefinder is the first gold GPS that not only displays information but also speaks to the golfer. The Buddy has a mono LCD Display and runs on Lithium Polymer Battery, with a life of approx. 9 hours. This compact device has a capacity of 40,000 courses and comes with 33,000 pre-loaded courses from around the world. With just a push of a button, the device clearly displays and a clear voice tells the distance of front, center and back of the green. The voice is loud enough for the golfer to hear but not too loud to distract other players. It also features automatic course, hole recognition and shot distance measurement. This multi-featured device is handy and small to be carried easily and clipped anywhere while on the course. The device is multi-lingual and is compatible with 5 pin micro USB PC interface. It does not require any installation, download or annual fees.
However, though this is a handy device, many users feel that it is very difficult to see the display or use the buttons due to its tiny size. Some users also experienced consistent inaccuracy in yardages by 15 yards or more. The device loses its recharging ability after few months of use and battery is not replaceable.
Overall, the GolfBuddy Voice GPS Rangefinder is a user-friendly voice GPS rangefinder device. It is the most portable, convenient and easy to use GolfBuddy within an affordable price range.
Review Group #: 1
No replacement batteries available • The battery can't be recharged after few months of use • The batteries work for about 36 holes without charging and 3 or 4 hours to recharge
Review Group #: 2
Light and easy to work • Control buttons wouldn't work as required to change greens or measure distances
Review Group #: 3
Pretty accurate distance measuring device • Gives the distance to front, middle, or back and also measures a shot distance with a push of a button
Review Group #: 4
The yardage is not that accurate • Easy to use, small and well-designed • For yardage front, middle and back, this little range finder is perfect • No fees and no downloads
Review Group #: 5
Automatically downloads golf course, so no set-up required • Eliminates the constant upload/download of courses each time for different golf location • No membership renewal required
Where to Buy
Amazon.com Rating: 4.50 stars from 454 reviews, Price: $141.88