BUSHNELL EXCEL GPS WATCH REVIEW
The Bushnell Excel GPS Watch brings an extraordinary combination of style, comfort, and precision, making it one of our top picks for ladies’ golf watches in 2023. This watch impresses with not only its elegant design but also its high performance. It’s preloaded with over 36,000 courses, offering accurate distances to the front, center, and back of the green. The Excel GPS also includes a full front optical mounted color display with auto brightness adjustment, making it easy to read in changing light and weather conditions. Furthermore, its comfortable dual-injected silicone sports band and water resistance make it suitable for any situation on and off the course.
- The product weighs 0.15 pounds.
- It is made of polyester.
- The dimensions are 10 x 1.7 x 0.4 inches.
- The battery life allows for 3 rounds of play before charging.
- Comes preloaded with 36,000+ courses across 30 countries.
- The color display automatically adjusts brightness.
- The Bushnell Excel offers Swing Tempo, Scorekeeping, Auto course recognition, and Auto hole advance.
- It is water-resistant.
- Includes a 1-year limited warranty.
- Features a Shot distance calculator.
BUSHNELL EXCEL GPS WATCH REVIEW
The Bushnell Excel GPS stands out for its sleek design and vibrant display. Its color touchscreen makes navigation easy and provides quick access to various features. With 4 different screen displays, including a digital watch face for non-golfing use, it offers versatility. The watch’s silicone band ensures a comfortable fit and can be easily adjusted for different wrist sizes. However, the clasp is on the second last hole, which is too small for average-sized individuals like me. The interchangeable band feature also allows customization to match your style.
ACCURACY AND PERFORMANCE:
The Bushnell Excel GPS Watch is known for its impressive accuracy, consistently measuring within 1-2 yards of my laser rangefinder readings. It provides precise distance measurements to hazards and doglegs, ensuring precise club selection and shot planning. The Auto Course Recognition and Auto Hole Advance features are a game-changer, seamlessly transitioning between holes. Additionally, the watch’s shot-tracking feature is useful for post-game analysis and improvement. However, there have been instances where the watch takes a bit longer to acquire the correct distance, and at times, it has shown discrepancies of 30+ meters. However, I have noticed that standing still for a few seconds helps the watch correct itself.
EASY TO USE:
The Bushnell Excel GPS Watch boasts a user-friendly interface, thanks to its touchscreen display that enables easy navigation and access to features. However, the buttons on the side can be inadvertently pressed by the golf glove during play. This can cause the watch to switch to the previous or next hole, requiring manual adjustment to stay on the current hole. This design flaw has led me to wear the watch on my other arm, which is a minor inconvenience in this case.
The screen size is not as big as advertised; it’s probably only about half the actual size. The compass points on the edge of the face are fixed and purely decorative, not functional. The actual screen size is the digital display in the center of the watch, not the entire face of the watch.
The battery life of the Bushnell Excel GPS Watch exceeded my expectations. It lasted for 3 rounds of play before needing to be charged, making it suitable for multiple days on the course. However, the charging process can be a bit tedious, as it requires a USB port and cable.
Overall, the Bushnell Excel GPS Watch is a top-performing golf watch that combines style and function. Its sleek design, accurate performance, and various features make it a popular choice among female golfers. The minor flaws such as the small clasp size and unintentional button presses are easily outweighed by its impressive accuracy and convenient features.
In my opinion? I still like my Bushnell iON Elite better because it offers a green view and the slope feature in one, but for those who prefer a more traditional watch design, the Bushnell Excel GPS is an excellent choice. The added features such as Swing Tempo and Shot Distance Calculator also make it stand out among other options on the market. Overall, I highly recommend this watch for any lady golfer looking for style and performance in one package.