Our favourite…2017 gps watches
More and more of us are strapping a device to our wrist to get course yardages
Garmin Approach S60 £399
www.garmin.com The S60 is Garmin’s new golf GPS watch for 2017 and it’s packed to the rafters with tech. It does everything you’d expect of a GPS watch, but because it has a touchscreen you can zoom into and around holes for more detail. It also has an automatic shot tracker and if you pair it with an app it will even give you the weather forecast!
Bushnell Excel £199
www.bushnellgolf.co.uk GPS tech is changing rapidly, it’s no surprise the Excel is completely new for 2017. Bluetooth means it can talk to your phone on the course so you get call alerts and notifications. Bushnell’s new app also means you can book a tee time from your phone and get hole-by-hole flyovers.
Golf Buddy WT6 £139.99
www.eu.golfbuddyglobal.com Plenty of golfers like keeping it simple when it comes to GPS with just wanting basic yardages to the front, centre and back. If that’s you the WT6 is right up your street. Dynamic green views mean yardages are calculated for the angle you’re attacking the green from, which is really useful if you’re not on the fairway.
Skycaddie SW2 £129.95
www.skycaddie.co.uk Skycaddie says the SW2 is the simplest way to get yardages on your wrist. Its GPS engine replaces your smartphone’s, which effectively gives more accurate yardages if you leave your phone in a golf bag. It also offers shot distances and digital scoring making it a great all-rounder for not that much.
Golf Buddy WTX £199.99
www.eu.golfbuddyglobal.com Golf Buddy says the WTX fits all the usual features you’d expect in a handheld GPS into a watch. A touchscreen means navigating your way round a course is easy. It also has fitness features like step counting as well as being available in a number of different “skins” so you can turn the watch into a stylish timepiece away from the course.
Tomtom Golfer SE £169.99
www.tomtom.com A sleek, stylish and powerful GPS watch which delivers everything you’d expect along with automatic shot tracking and a digital scorecard. Using Tomtom’s app gives you plenty of opportunity to analyse your game post-round and help highlight areas where you can improve.