The GolfBuddy Voice X golf GPS device stands apart from the competition in its ability to read the yardages out aloud.
This version of the voice golf GPS device covers all the major yardages and some pretty thoughtful features that make it a complete package for all kinds of players, pros to high-leisure golfers.
In this post, we go into the detailed review of its features to see how well it bridges the gap between its simple previous versions and the future demands out of golf GPS devices.
Design & Features Reviews
The GolfBuddy Voice X golf GPS is a clip-on wearable that speaks out the yardages in voice. It has maintained their legacy of simple fail-safe operation.
The design and features are reviewed below:
The GolfBuddy Voice X golf GPS is a circular clip-on with a clip at the back. The body is 1.85 inches in diameter. It is 0.54 inches deep.
The center of the body is occupied by a 1.28-inch screen.
The square screen has one button next to it on the same surface. The other four buttons are along on the edges of the device at diagonal ends of the screen. One is a power/OK button, another a back button and then a pair of up/down buttons.
The charging is done through a USB wire with a micro-USB connection.
This golf GPS is water-resistant but not complete waterproof.
The GolfBuddy Voice X golf GPS provides distances to the center, front and back of the greens from your angle of approach. They are all presented together on the screen. The distance to the center is in the bold big numbers.
The front and back distances are below it. A small representation of the hole layout shows you the angle of attack.
The hole number, par, and battery status are on the top line of the screen.
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You also get hazard distances, which is new for the GolfBuddy Voice line. You can also change the Pin location and get the distances to these pins.
This is especially useful on the large greens when you need to aim more precisely.
The GolfBuddy Voice X golf GPS is a voice clip-on first. It can speak the yardages to the greens on the hole you are at.
You can select between male and female voices. You have the choice between English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
The voice alerts are non-intrusive. They can be switched off though.
The Voice X can connect to your smartphone through Bluetooth. An app on the phone will run an Automatic Course Updater when you walk into a course that needs to be updated on the off-chance.
The updated distances are uploaded directly to the Voice X device for the newest distance measuring.
- Course Coverage:
The course database of GolfBuddy Voice X is pre-loaded with 38,000 courses worldwide.
As we mentioned in the previous feature, the course maps are automatically updated upon recognition of the course.
- Auto Recognition:
Apart from the auto course recognition feature, this GPS unit also has auto-hole recognition. As you move on from one green, the hole number is automatically forwarded.
As with the previous GolfBuddy Voice devices, the hole recognition works without any glitches.
- Big Number Mode:
In this mode, the font size of the distances is magnified. The representation of the hole is removed from the screen to make room for the bigger numbers.
This is not such a big miss since you wouldn't have been able to look at the little graphic anyway if you need the Big Number mode.
- Shot distance:
As a standard feature of most GPS devices, the Voice X goes into measurement mode to track the distance you hit with each shot.
This is useful to track the club distances and select the clubs for future shots accordingly.
- GPS tracking:
The GolfBuddy Voice X golf GPS also has limited abilities as an activity tracker through its GPS capabilities.
It measures time, distance, pace, elevation, routes and records them for future reference.
- Watch mode:
It can also work in the watch mode showing time, sunrise and sunset times.
The battery of this clip-on works through 11 hours of life per charge. It’s substantial for a unit of this size. You can easily get 2-3 rounds out of it.
Tips using GolfBuddy Voice X Golf GPS
As with all the GolfBuddy devices, the Voice X golf GPS clip-on is very easy to operate. The voice and auto course/hole recognition functions are pretty intuitive and it literally operates hands-free.
The display is larger and more readable compared to the previous versions. The hazard distance feature is new as is the Pinpointing feature. We have waited for the former, the latter is a relief at times.
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We think it brings excellent value to the table at the debut price, not just for recreational golfers, but also the serious players.
The GolfBuddy Voice X golf GPS device is the latest in the line of the brand’s innovative voice-alerting GPS. Apart from the cool ability to speak out the yardages, you also get some much-needed features in this version. It is sleeker, more presentable while enlarging the screen from the previous versions.
This is a complete package which stands at the border of basic and high-tech.
Last updated on November 18th, 2018 at 05:06 am