If you are looking to improve you golf game, buying a gps unit would be helpful and advantageous on your part. The obvious reason is that you do not have to deal with some guesswork in terms of determining distances in making your shots or reaching your targets. However, the real problem starts when you finally decide to buy a gps unit and you are clueless on what to get. The phrase “bang for the buck” becomes a hard choice to make. Today, a review of the Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC, will help you make that choice easier. Is it a good value gps unit? Read on and discover for yourself.
At a price set at $240 it is hard to beat the Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC. Similar competing products command a price that is double that yet it has the exact same features as this gps unit. Courtesy of a backlight, this unit shows a clear display that is readable even on sunlight. The 2.2 inch display shows enough and accurate information without clutter at any given time. What is so amazing about this unit is that it has a scoring tracker built in so you do not have to work your card as you play and go. Compare this with a laser rangefinder, the Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC can provide you with accuracy in determining distances within two yards even if it is not in your line of sight. It has a fast response feedback so you do not have to wait for the details unlike with laser rangefinder that you have to hold steady and interrupt your game. Storing golf courses into the Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC is also a breeze and it can hold up to 100 courses! When you enroll to a membership with iGolf.com you can have access, through this unit, to the world’s largest Golf database all with a simple USB connection in your computer.
It is hard to find some drawbacks with this unit, but they do exist. First off, syncing this unit with a Windows 7 computer can be a hiccup. The guys at Bushnell have offered a quick fix patch but the issue is not yet fully resolved as of this writing. When you look at the menus for this device you will find that it has “News” and “Course reviews”, for some this additional items in the menu is not important and even if you avail of them, the content is not much useful anyway. Another issue that you might consider is the yearly fees that Bushnell is charging. If you are only an occasional golfer who picks up his clubs when you have the itch to do so, the 35 dollars per year fee could be a stiff price to pay.
If you can do away with these little issues on the Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC, it would be very hard to not see it shine in the course. The accuracy in its mapping is a delight to most users and at a price point that is not restrictive, it is no wonder this little gadget which easily fits your pocket gets all the nod from many golfers.