Update: Fresh for 2018, we’ve added the best new golf watches from Garmin, Hole 19, Bushell and Golf Buddy.
Upgrading your golfing game isn’t just about time at the range or on the course, or about splashing cash on new clubs – it’s about trying new things too.
The great news is that activity-tracking and sports GPS gadgets are not only affordable, they’re better than ever – especially for golf.
Get your distance to the green, have your hardware track your shots and even improve your swing – tech is here to improve your game, and these are the best offerings available right now.
Note: we’ve ranked these from cheapest to most expensive according to prices at time of writing.
If you’re anything like us, you’re rapidly approaching a shoebox full of wearables and would rather not add another. Hole 19 is a free app for Apple Watch and Android Wear that replicates many of the features you’ll find on dedicated trackers and does so with a super-slick, easy to use wrist-based interface.
It leverages the built-in GPS (Apple Watch Series 2 and up) to track distances off the tee and to the pin without whipping out your phone.
You can also add your …read more