Garmin Golf GPS Handheld Eliminates Guesswork From Your Game
Last Updated on March 15, 2020 by Cassie Lyons
Golf is a hard enough game without having to complicate it anymore. And while handheld GPS devices are making tracking distances easier for golfers everywhere, deciding which one to buy with all the options now available can be harder than trying to read a double-breaking putt. However, out of all the available units, the one that might be raising the most eyebrows is the Garmin Approach G5 GPS Handheld for simply one reason: Massive amounts of pre-loaded available course data. The Garmin Golf GPS has over 14,000 courses loaded on to it. Some other handheld GPS devices can only hold up to 10 courses at any given time.
These courses come at no annual fee, and new maps become available for free download online all the time. Although it has some other nice features included that not all GPS devices carry, such as a very pretty looking touch screen display, the fact that it’s waterproof, and the ability to show distances to and from anywhere on the course, it is pretty similar to other GPS devices as far as distance accuracy. The interface too, although not the simplest, is still very close to the top in terms of ease of use.
Rugged, waterproof golf GPS unit with 3-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen. Preloaded U.S. course maps, including fairways, hazards, and greens. No annual fee and new maps available for download from Garmin.com. Measure shot distance with highly sensitive readings to eliminate guesswork. Digital scorecard for up to four players which can be saved and reviewed.
A reviewer felt if this handheld golf GPS was too bulky for his needs and some local golf course was not included in the maps.
So What’s The Scoop?
So, in summary, what the Garmin Golf GPS Handheld truly offers compared to other GPS units is potential: The potential to play almost anywhere, at any time, and without a lot of hassle.