Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Golf GPS Watches and Handheld Devices
Since golf GPS systems are relatively new on the golf scene, many people still have a lot of questions they need answered. Here are some of the most common questions we see concerning golf GPS units and their uses.
Are all Golf GPS Watches and Handheld Devices the same?
No. There are a lot of different features from one golf GPS device to the next. Some units require a subscription to have access to the golf courses, while some come preloaded with the courses. Others require a download from the Internet to load up the device.
There are a lot of different features you can find from one device to the next. For example, the SkyCaddie models have golf courses that have been walked through to make sure that all the details that come up on the GPS system are accurate. Every company has its own specific features it offers.
What are the benefits of using a golf GPS?
A lot of golfers report lower scores and improved capabilities from using these units. Since the distance is measured for you, you’ll be able to choose your clubs based on the information provided in your unit.
Will it improve my score?
The GPS device is a tool that you can use to help improve your score, but nothing can guarantee that your score will go up as a result of using one. The odds are good, however, that using a golf GPS device will help improve your game in one way or another.
How much do Golf GPS Watches and Handheld Devices cost?
The costs can vary significantly on Golf GPS Watches and Handheld Devices. Obviously, the higher the price the more features will be installed. For a good quality GPS unit you can expect to pay between $200 and $350.
Do a lot of golfers use them?
Yes. They are becoming increasingly popular both with professional golf golfers and amateurs. Most pro golfers use some type of GPS/rangefinder device to help them with their golf game.
Are they difficult to use?
Most units are very simple to use and some can be taken out of the box and transported directly to the golf course. They all come with instructions and are designed for ease-of-use. The companies that produce these GPS units understand that they are going to be used on the golf course and most are equipped to be used with one hand only.
What courses can Golf GPS Watches and Handheld Devices be used on?
Most of the courses across North America are preloaded or available on the Internet for download. Some GPS units have more courses from around the world to choose from than others. Most companies have a customer service number that you can call if you do not see your course recognized and it will be added to the system shortly.
These are the most common questions asked regarding GPS devices for golf. It is time to get into the swing and get a GPS golf unit to improve your game. These GPS units are part of a golfing trend that is not going to go away in the future so why not come along for the ride as well?