On The Tee: TomTom GPS golf watch
We're all looking to improve our golf game each time we head out to the course. The TomTom Golfer 2 GPS watch shows the best approach to the green, avoiding hazards on over 40,000 courses worldwide with no annual membership.
The Tom Tom GPS watch includes GPS data but also features automatic shot detection and scoring. The watch is comfortable when playing a round, and after a few holes, you barely feel the ultra-slim lightweight strap with trifold closure around your wrist.
The Golfer 2 menu is controlled by the square pad on the strap below the screen and is easy to use. It comes supplied with a special USB cable that attaches using a clip to the back of the GPS. It's a quick recharge that will take an hour or two. The battery life in GPS mode will last up to 11 hours, enough to play one or even two rounds of golf. Its wide display is easy to read in clock mode and easy to read while in GPS mode.
When you find your course and begin the round, the display will show the front, back, and center yardage to the green in a large font. In hazard view, you'll see precise distances to reach and carry every individual hazard on each hole before you take your shot. TomTom Golfer 2 GPS watch features automatic detection and keep track of your score but you can also manually tag shots if they're not automatically included. If it misses a stroke or you want to measure putts, you just cover the screen with the palm of your hand and it will add one to the total. You'll see at a glance how far you've hit the ball, track your score, amount of time played and so much more right from your wrist.
The GPS watch is water resistant up to 130 feet, allowing you to play in all weather conditions. The accuracy of yardages was pretty accurate, and the display was clear on a bright sunny day.
When your round is done, you can analyze your shots in post-game analysis on the free MYSports app. There you can see what's working for you and what you can change to improve. There you'll also see basic stats on driving distances, fairways hit, greens in regulation and putting.