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A Guide to Your GPS Devices


Golf GPS devices have become a necessity among today’s golf players. These devices help players navigate through the vast course while locating the next hole and golf ball. From the former large and bulky devices, newer model types are available like handhelds, lightweight, multi-functional, integrated and some of which are tiny voice-enabled wearable models.

If you are planning to purchase one for your own use, you have to consider what kind of data would you need. Each golfer has their own necessities and requirements when playing. Ask yourself how extensive the information you expect is. An entry level GPS device would be enough if all you need is the simple number of yardages from a certain direction. Otherwise, you can consider purchasing the handheld ones that features overhead maps to know the distance from any point as well as other information. Knowing what information to process will lead you to the right type of device.

The size of the device is also an important consideration. To help you evaluate, you have to consider the method you travel around the golf course. If you go with a golf cart, smaller devices aren’t a requisite at all. There are inexpensive GPS devices that can be easily mounted to the golf cart. However, if you go with a carry bag with you, slim and lightweight devices are much preferable. Try also considering wristwatch-like GPS models.

Lastly, make sure that your device carries the information about your favorite course. You wouldn’t want a device that has not mapped the course you are playing in; otherwise, you wouldn’t be happy at all.

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