Back to Golfing: Best GPS Options?

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Cruise
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Back to Golfing: Best GPS Options?

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Went back to golfing following extended absence. Took out my old Garmin GPS watch, and found that it had melted, so unusable. I've perused options to get an app for my Iphone/Watch, but as I recall from previous testing, this realy is a drain on the phone battery (and probably the watch battery as well). I am not interested in a device giving me swing tips or keeping score--just giving me accurate yardages to front/middle/back. If I purchased an app for the phone/watch, I would want a free version. I'm OK purchasing a stand-alone unit for my wrist if that were the best option.

I'd appreciate any user recommendations. Many thanks!
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Garmin has some good options:

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/cGolfing-p1.html

Battery life should be very good. I have a Garmin 945 (not for golf). It lasts 6-7 days between charges.

My nephew has the S60. We golfed and he was showing it to me as we went. Pretty slick.
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Get one that you can change the battery. I have an old Bushnell that is chargeable but once the battery is gone, it’s gone.
I personally prefer a laser range finder. A cheapest callaway is about $200 and is very good and reliable.
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I use the Garmin Approach S20 watch. It works great.
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Try the TecTecTec golf watch. Reasonably priced, long-lasting battery and very straight forward to use.

I've had Garmin, Bushnell etc., but I like this one better.
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treypar wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:38 pm I use the Garmin Approach S20 watch. It works great.
Me, too.
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I have a Bushnell Ghost.

Its great to keep in your pocket. It has a clip that can clip on a push cart and the newer ones have a magnet on the back to stick on a golf cart.
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I use The Grint phone app, which has a free version and includes GPS. The app also allows you to track score, fairways hit, GIRs, and putts manually if you so desire, which helps to identify probable areas of weakness and improvements. I have an older phone and am able to get through a round without draining the battery.
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I use the Golfshot Pro app on my Iphone. It cost me $29.99 about 8 years ago and it does everything I need. Gives me distances to front, middle and back, as well as bunkers and hazards.
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Do these various GPS devices only give general distances such as front, middle, back of greens or capable of flag stick distance?
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OP here. Many thanks for all of the app and instrument recommendations! While I was familiar with Garmin and Bushnell, never heard of TecTecTec, which seems to have a nice price point. I think I will try a free phone app first, and see how that works for me. In an ideal world, I'd rather not have more than my Apple Watch on my wrist.

Thanks again!
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MDfan wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:30 pm I use the Golfshot Pro app on my Iphone. It cost me $29.99 about 8 years ago and it does everything I need. Gives me distances to front, middle and back, as well as bunkers and hazards.
Me too. Also I keep all my scores on it. Can't beat it.
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