Accuracy - 90%
Ease of use - 93%
Bushnell NEO-X Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch we love this GPS watch because it is comfortable to wear and easy to use.
If you don’t fancy the idea of a binocular type rangefinder, like the laser models, you should consider a GPS watch rangefinder. These devices have stylish designs and can even be used as plain watches! The Bushnell NEO-X Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch is one of the best such products on the market. Not only is it light and comfortable, but it is also very easy to use. It is a great tool, particularly for beginner and medium skilled players.
Accuracy – Magnification and Range
The most important feature of a GPS rangefinder is its accuracy. Most rangefinders on the market are accurate within a yard, only a few select ones being accurate within a tenth of a yard. After some tests, we found the Bushnell NEO-X Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch to be accurate within 1-2 yards. Weirdly enough, it is more accurate on longer distances. Considering the fact that most rangefinders which are slightly more accurate than this GPS model, cost twice or three times as much, we were fairly satisfied with the 1-2 yards accuracy.
I have to say that when it comes to design versatility, laser rangefinders have nothing on GPS models. We absolutely love the modern, sporty design of the Bushnell NEO-X Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch and we even dare to say that we would also wear it outside the golf course, for…research purposes. There are other Golf GPS watches on the market, but none as light or as thin as this particular one. The watch weighs 2.1 ounces and has the following dimensions: 0.6 x 1.8 x 2.5 inches.
Special Features – Slope, First Target Priority, Scan Mode
The Bushnell NEO-X Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch comes fully assembled. We like the fact that it is pre-loaded with 30,000 courses without requiring any downloads of any membership fees. These types of benefits are usually only found with Bushnell products. Course updates can quickly be accessed with the use of the charging/sync cable. The rangefinder features easy front/center/back distances to the green as well as auto course/auto hole recognition, pre-loaded hazards, a round odometer, a shot distance calculator, a timer and a stop watch option.
Ease of Use
After superior accuracy, the most important ratting of a GPS rangefinder is its ease of use. We love the fact that this rangefinder features a one button shot distance measurement. Its light weight and modern design allows it to be integrated into any outfit with minimum effort. Unlike laser rangefinders, with a GPS watch rangefinder you don’t have to constantly pull your device out of the pocket and put it back in. Your desired measurements are only a raise of an arm and a push of a button away. Furthermore, this rangefinder is completely legal for any type of tournament.
Other Specifications – Price, Battery, Display and Readability
If there is one thing that troubles us when it comes to GPS watch rangefinders, it is the poor battery life. However, considering the small size of the Bushnell NEO-X Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch we couldn’’t hope for a battery life longer than 3 golf rounds which is exactly what we get. As bad as it may sound, this Li-Ion batteries are twice as good as the ones of the best similar product on the market. In watch mode, the battery consumes close to nothing, lasting for up to 2 years. This GPS watch can be acquired for a bit over $130 and it comes with a one year limited warranty. If you wish to protect your investment even more, you can pay $9.77 extra for a 2-year drops and spills warranty or $27.10 extra for a 3 year drops and spills warranty. The price of the rangefinder includes an USB charging/sync cable and a quick start guide.