GPS Unit

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The old man is 70 is December and has asked for a new GPS unit. He started out wanting a new watch but we've convinced ourselves a handheld unit is the way to go...
So far we've narrowed it down to the Garmin G30, has anyone got one? other recommendations?

Thanks
Alex
 

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Skycaddie are the most accurate and even with the yearly sub are well worth the money.
 

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Skycaddie SX500 all the way. £379 so not cheap but it's the best I've seen.

Just got mine and it's brilliant. I upgraded from a touch. It's the size of a smart phone so has a large touchscreen. Larger screen with larger numbers etc might be better for a 70 year old. Also seems a lot more instinctive to use than previous versions as well. So again might suit.
 

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Ive a garmin and its fine but playing with someone with a skycaddie touch from this thread , its nowhere near as accurate as skycaddie. Skycaddie actually map each course in person!!!!. I will change to skycaddie the next time i buy a gps device.
Folk may argue about a few yards diff, but u cant argue about real people mapping courses!
 
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Hi
i have been really pleased with Bushnell Neo Ghost - has now been upgraded to Phantom. Clubhousegolf are selling the Ghost at £75 - good deal as Phantom is £99.
Easy to read n use and very accurate.
Rich
 

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Hi
i have been really pleased with Bushnell Neo Ghost - has now been upgraded to Phantom. Clubhousegolf are selling the Ghost at £75 - good deal as Phantom is £99.
Easy to read n use and very accurate.
Rich
I use the neo+ (older version) works great I still get 2 rounds per charge and its accurate its the most used equipment in my bag, I'd be lost without it
 

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Ive a garmin and its fine but playing with someone with a skycaddie touch from this thread , its nowhere near as accurate as skycaddie. Skycaddie actually map each course in person!!!!. I will change to skycaddie the next time i buy a gps device.
Folk may argue about a few yards diff, but u cant argue about real people mapping courses!
Or a hole that has been changed 3 years ago now still not being updated by some!!

🤔🤔🤔
 

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.... as each GPS has a degree of inaccuracy anyway, it could be that one of the units has a small inaccuracy in the negative yardage and the other has a small inaccuracy in a positive yardage... each unit having a +/- 1% accuracy could mean 3 yards over a 150yd shot (and that's without any claims of mapping accuracy, or inaccuracy)
 

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I have the Bushnell Neo XS watch which has performed sterling service over about 5 years and the battery is still good enough for 2+ rounds.
It really depends what you want from your GPS. For me it's Front, Middle, Back and some hazards. For me the watch is easier than a hand held as it is a quick glance and we're away.
 

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Bushnell neo,does what it says on the tin and good deal circa £100.Almost a novelty now to play with someone who doesn't have a GPS ! Always amuses me with the discussion about who's the most accurate GPS to within a yard....if you're off worse than low single figures anything within 15-20ft is surely a more than acceptable outcome is it not? If 150yd is a 7 iron surely 149 is too?😁
 
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