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Golf GPS System Reviews 2010 – Garmin, Callaway and OnPar

Golf GPS System Reviews 2010

Garmin Approach G5 golf GPS

* Rugged, waterproof golf GPS unit with 3-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen display
* U.S. golf course maps preloaded, including fairways, hazards, and greens
* No annual fee; new maps available for download from Garmin.com
* Measure shot distance with highly sensitive readings to eliminate guesswork from your game
* Digital scorecard for up to 4 players; save and review scores on your computer at home

The G5’s features have easy-to-follow menus on the touchscreen. The best part is Garmin preloads a database of 14,000+ courses for free, and adds courses and updates for free via its website. The database is fairly extensive and should have most of your local courses. A nice feature is that it can show distances to and from anywhere on the course just by touching and dragging. Touch your target for a distance, or touch and move the flag for precision distance. The G5 also has a good score-keeping utility.

The Garmin GPS Approach G5 for golf retails for $399-440 but I found it for sale online for $300 at Amazon.com.

GPS iPhone App for Golfers Released for Google Android Today

gps satellite navigation for golf iphone appGolfshot is the creator of the No. 1 iPhone app for golf. Today the company released Golfshot: Golf GPS® onto Google’s Android system today. The new GPS iPhone app launch marks an important growth period for Golfshot as the company expands its reach into additional smartphone equipment and providers.

According to a recent press release by the company, Golfshot: Golf GPS® on Android has the same GPS rangefinder and scoring capabilities currently used on the iPhone version. Golfshot uses global GPS positioning to display yardages to any point on a golf hole, acting as a distance rangefinder. To display yardages, the app uses both a List View and Aerial View that auto adjust distances based on a user’s location. Over 30 million holes of golf have been played using Golfshot since its release in July 2009. Golfshot GPS on Android is available in 12 languages spanning 150 countries worldwide.