The Best Golf GPS 2020 – Features
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Overall, it’s a smart decision to buy a GPS golf watch if you think the distance information will help you make smarter club selections on the golf course. All the additional features can also help you learn more about your swing and your tendencies to help you find ways to make improvements.
Apple Watch’s golf apps are serviceable for GPS, scoring and game tracking. But as a golf -first device there is too much interruption, too much looking down, tapping and swiping, to believe it will improve your experience.
Best golf watch at a glance Hole 19 + Apple Watch/Wear OS. Bushell Excel GPS. Garmin Approach S20 . Garmin Approach X40 . Golf Buddy WTX . Callaway GPSy Sport Watch . SkyCaddie Linx GT . Garmin Approach S60 .
Best for Shot Tracking: Garmin Approach S20 The Garmin Approach S20 is a massively popular golf watch option that is short on frills but packed with the data you need for a great golf game.
Smartphone App #1: GolfShot Plus GolfShot is one of the most popular GPS apps for both iOS and Android devices, delivering a great value albeit being one of the most expensive golf GPS apps out there.
Yes, Golf GPS Watches are legal to use golfing as long as you don’t use the the features mentioned above. These include slope, plays like, wind information and of course swing metrics. The Garmin S60 for example can offer golfers so many premium features that are not legal to use in golf competitions.
Best Overall: Golfshot The Golfshot app is easily one of the best golf apps out there whether you’re a casual links lover or a serious golfer. The app, which is available for Android, Apple, Apple Watch, and Android Wear, has both free and Pro features.
10 Top Golfers and the Watches They Wear Phil Mickelson: Cellini, Oyster, and Sky-Dweller. Jordan Spieth: Explorer II and “Pepsi” GMT Master II. Lydia Ko: Rolesor Date 34. Rory McIlroy: Seamaster Aqua Terra Golf. Michelle Wei: Seamaster Aqua Terra Master Co-Axial. Branden Grace: Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph . Dustin Johnson: Hublot Golf.
Best Golf Apps For iPhone Golfshot : Golf GPS + AR App. Cost: Free. Expert Golf Guide App. Cost: Free. V1 Golf App. Cost: Free. Rules Of Golf, The R&A App. Cost: Free. Golf GameBook Scorecard & GPS App. Cost: Free. The Open App. Cost: Free. The Masters Tournament App. Cost: Free. Shotscope App. Cost: Free.
In the Garmin Approach S20’s favor, it did have a longer battery life. We were able to play about 4 full rounds of golf on a single charge whereas the S10 lasted for about 3 full rounds. One of the major differences between these two watches is the automatic data tracking (the S20 has it while the S10 does not).
Our Verdict. With a bright screen, long battery life, accurate course maps and more, the Garmin S60 is a pricey but invaluable aid for tech-minded golfers.