Back then, golfers did not have a way of seeing what was ahead of them or how far they had to go before they hit the big green. It was even harder for them to see around the course because of the trees. They had to manually navigate their way around a new and unfamiliar golf course, which was time consuming and quite inefficient. Eventually, laser rangefinders were invented to make it easier for golfers to navigate their way around the course. The problem, though, was that it did not give an aerial view of the golf course and did not accurately calculate hazard distances.
Callaway is one of the leading brands in golf. It manufactures golf clubs, golf balls, and other golf equipment. It has been known to adapt its manufacturing processes based on advancements in technology. When yard finders with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) were invented to outrace the laser rangefinder, the company took advantage of the movement by developing the Callaway uPro GPS.
There are a number of golf experts who say that the uPro has outsmarted the GPS devices of its major competitors. It has a large database of free, downloadable courses that golfers can easily sync with their device. It also calculates distances more accurately than most GPS devices. Moreover, it is lighter and more convenient to carry around; it’s even more lightweight than a PDA.
Many golfers have been satisfied with the performance of the uPro GPS device. There were some who said that it made them more confident about their strokes, since it allowed them to correctly estimate how much effort they had to put into their stroke. It also has a long battery life, as it can remain on standby for up to 12 hours. While it can only store 50 courses at a time, golfers don’t have to worry about deleting the courses they had already tried because the device’s web program can store their queue for future use. It also has a transreflective LCD screen, which allows golfers to view their screens under direct sunlight, without difficulty.
There are a few disadvantages with the uPro, though. Some golfers claim that it is difficult to sync with Windows 7 and would advise golfers who have the same OS to refrain from buying this device. It also does not have a touchscreen, unlike more advanced GPS devices; a number of golfers consider this an advantage, though, since it would not be prudent to use a touchscreen device when they have deal with some water on the course. Some also say that the uPro tends to go on standby after 10 seconds and it would take a while to start up again.
Despite a few disadvantages, the uPro is still said to be one of the best GPS devices on the market. It’s durable, reliable, and convenient. In fact, many pro golfers consider the Callaway uPro as a caddy, which is literally in the palm of their hands.