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Golf GPS Device Buying Guide

Posted on December 18, 2007
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Among the many uses of the GPS technology today, one serves to help improve the game of golf. Aside from helping drivers drive to their destination, there are now some GPS devices in the market that are targeted for golfers.

Golf GPS systems have been developed primarily to provide golfers with information ranging from course distances to the features of the green that they are about to play. These devices have come to evolve not only in helping enhance a golfer’s playing capacity but also help provide complete course management systems.

There are currently two approaches on which a golf GPS can be used. One is through a course-owned GPS system while the other is through a system that is player-owned. A player-owned system allows each player to be aided with a device that is brought around the courses to provide golf course information when the player wants it. The course-owned golf GPS usually requires additional two-way communication between players and the clubhouse. Information required is centralized and comes from only one location and can be provided when asked for.

If you wish to buy a golf GPS device of your own, there are different types of choices available. Buying one would require that the golfer need to know which type of device would be more useful. Different golf GPS devices offer different features depending on the needs of the golfer. Here are some tips that can help you look for the right type of golf GPS that you might need.

One of the most important things that you need to know first when buying a golf GPS is on what part of the game would you be using it for. The features make each golf GPS device useful for different types of players. If you wish to have information about a certain course with you when you get to the green, there are several portable golf GPs systems that can provide you with such.

Some golf GPS devices can be attached to your mobile PDA to allow you more convenience as you go around the golf course. Aided by GPS technology, these devices can provide you with information such as the distances between holes or of a certain spot on the green. Some golf GPS devices are also equipped with features that allow you to input personal information about each hole you play. Some devices may even record your scores and as far as recommending what golf clubs to use for certain shots.

Aside from the features, you might also consider the size of the golf GPS device that you wish to choose. Some devices allow more convenience in terms of mobility by their size. There are some golf GPS devices that are handheld and there are some models that can be attached on a golfer’s belt for easier movement. There are some devices that keep track of the distances of your shots through different courses. Some are also voice aided to provide more convenient hands free operation.

 
 

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