Technology helps to improve our daily lives. Digital alarm clocks wake us up. Smart phones and computers give many of us news and keep us connected. Technology also expands to our golf game, helping us play our best by giving us course knowledge we can apply. Here are 5 of the top tech products that help us play better golf.
Smart Golf DOT
The Smart Golf DOT is a wearable device that gives you the basics. Through an app, it uses your smartphone’s GPS to give you the distance of the shot you just hit and the distance left to the hole. The device automatically connects to over 36,000 courses. The easy-to-use Smart Golf DOT also updates itself automatically. The DOT is perfect for those that want simple data at an affordable price.
GolfBuddy’s BB5 is the first golf GPS band. Worn on the wrist, it comes pre-loaded with over 38,000 courses. The band automatically recognizes the course and hole you are on. On the course, the BB5 gives you distances to the front, middle, and back of the green. It also measures the distance of your shots. The GolfBuddy BB5 does more than just help your golf game. The water-resistant band gives you the time and has a pedometer. The rechargeable battery lasts 10 hours on golf mode and an incredible 20 days in watch mode!
Garmin Approach S20
Looking for more data in wearable technology? The Garmin Approach S20 GPS watch delivers data in spades. The lightweight watch has over 40,000 worldwide courses preloaded. It automatically detects, measures, and records every shot and stores it on Garmin Connect. Garmin Connect is and app that stores all your information for post-round analysis to help you improve your game. On approach shots, the S20 gives you the distance to the front, middle, and back of the green. You also get distances to any hazards on the hole. Other features of the Garmin Approach S20 include steps, calories burned, hours of sleep, and much more.
Bushnell Tour V4
The handheld Bushnell Tour V4 uses a laser to pinpoint distance on the course. The device fits easily in your hand and has a range of 5-1,000 yards. The laser can hit the pin from 400 yards and is accurate to within 1 yard. A defining feature of the Bushnell Tour V4 is its PinSeeker with Jolt technology. The device vibrates, or jolts, letting you know you have hit the pin with the laser. You can also aim at hazards and other objects to help manage your way around the course. The battery-powered Bushnell Tour V4 is rainproof and waterproof for those willing to brave the elements.
SkyGolf Skycaddie Touch
The last of our top tech products is the SkyGolf Skycaddie Touch. Featuring a 3-inch color display, the handheld device gives distances to points on over 34,000 courses. IntelliGreen technology on the device gives you a precise view of the green shape. The standard front, middle, and back green distances are provided. Moving the cursor adjusts where the pin is located, giving you the most accurate distance to the pin. In addition, the Skycaddie Touch gives you visual distances to hazards, doglegs, and layup areas on the course. The SkyGolf Skycaddie Touch measures and tracks your shot distances and also keeps score.
Top Tech Products Summary
That completes our list of top tech products. Each of these helps improve your game uniquely. Find the one that you prefer and start using it to help improve your game.