Tech Takeover: Best Tech 2020

The days of pacing it off from the 150-marker are quickly coming to an end. As are the days of dumping a perfectly struck approach shot into the front bunker. That’s right, the latest rangefinders and GPS watches have taken the guesswork out of the game. And since you’re feeling relaxed knowing your exact yardage, you might as well turn on that new speaker and play some tunes.

Garmin Approach S62 GPS Watch

This premium GPS watch is, well, more than a watch. It’s essentially like having a professional caddy on your wrist. With its ability to calculate wind direction and adjust yardages according to green elevation, you’ll never second guess which club to hit. Not to mention, the S62 GPS is stylish, available in a larger face and equipped with off-course functionality, making it a sleek day-to-day accessory. Get insight into every aspect of the course and play better golf with Garmin’s most advanced watch.

Is it for me?

With the ability to work in elevation, this is a GPS watch that is on another level. If you want all the details, this should certainly be a consideration.

Garmin Approach G80 GPS 

Don’t like golfing with a watch on? Not a problem. Garmin’s Approach G80 handheld is a perfect solution for people who want all the perks of a digital caddy, but without the wrist wear. Not only does this device provide invaluable information while on the course, it’s also equipped with a practice feature that registers your swing speed, tempo, distance and much more. A caddy and a coach, the G80 GPS is the ultimate playing partner.


Is it for me?

More than a rangefinder, if you’re a range rat who likes to pound balls and wants to get the most out of those sessions, this is worth considering.

Bushnell Pro XE Rangefinder

Golf’s a game of inches––that’s why having the most accurate rangefinder in the game matters. Coming with 7x magnification, so you can easily laser the pin, the Pro XE Rangefinder has taken the guesswork out of the game. Bushnell’s Elements Compensation technology reads air pressure and temperature, ensuring that every variable is taken into account before you commit to your shot. Equipped with a bright display for ideal visibility in the sunniest conditions, and a magnetic mount that latches to your cart, the Pro XE is made with your convenience and confidence in mind.

Is it for me?

Super sophisticated, the Bushnell Pro XE is ideal if you want to understand how all the elements impact each and every shot.

Bushnell Tour V5 Rangefinder

Compact and packed with tech––that’s what you’re getting with Bushnell’s new V5 rangefinder. Available in two models, the V5 and V5 Shift, this duo of rangefinders provides golfers the full gambit of tech, including JOLT technology, accuracy within one yard, and a display that is twice as bright as its predecessors. The V5 Shift has even more options, including Slope-Switch Technology for unparalleled insight and an advanced slop algorithm for improved accuracy.

Is it for me?

Enjoy the benefits of judging slope on your rangefinder? This is worth checking out if you want that added info.

Bushnell Wingman GPS

Music on the golf course used to be a taboo, but things have loosened up as of late, and Bushnell is on board to let the good times roll. The Wingman GPS speaker seamlessly syncs to your mobile device, delivering front, middle and back pin yardages on demand, while simultaneously playing your favourite hits. Equipped with a 10-hour battery life and BITE technology that magnetizes the Wingman to your cart, this speaker is a must-have for your next outing.

Is it for me?

This is the perfect accessory for when you’re out with your regular Saturday afternoon foursome. If you’re looking to have a little more fun during a casual round, but still wouldn’t mind knowing what club to hit, this speaker is for you.

Nikon Coolshot 20i Rangefinder

Practical, compact and delivering on all fronts, the Coolshot 20i Rangefinder from Nikon is an ideal solution for golfers who need trusted yardages. Developed with Nikon’s First Target Priority tech, which ensures your yardage is to the pin, not to some foreign object, and equipped with ID Technology that rapidly calculates course elevation, the Coolshot 20i will help you play more confidently over each shot.

Is it for me?

You may not be too worried about the barometric pressure fluctuations resulting from the easterly jet stream, but if you want to have an accurate yardage and keep things simple, this little beauty is ideal.

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  1. Thank you very much for all the rangefinder reviews. these are all the very best rangefinder out there. I personally used the Nikon I must say that thing is very useful and does its job efficiently. I am not a tech expert guy but I understand these reviews for you excellent writing quality. thank you again for writing this post.