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    Hand Held GPS Systems, are they too advanced / expensive

    I have a Garmin Approach G6, had it for a couple of years now and its started playing up, done a reset and it hasnt helped, so looking out there for a possible replacement.

    I dont want a watch, I just want a hand held that fits into my pocket and can give me distances to green, bunkers, ponds etc

    looking online, there are units costing upwards of £325 which link to apps which seem to do everything including making the tea.far too complicated for the likes of little old me and far too expensive.

    I like a picture of the hole rather than just stats for front middle back and of the green and dont want to pay an annual fee, neither do I want to use my phone.

    Dont want much do I.

    budget is about £150, what would you be looking at?
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    Re: Hand Held GPS Systems, are they too advanced / expensive

    a laser...

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    Re: Hand Held GPS Systems, are they too advanced / expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilTheFragger View Post
    I have a Garmin Approach G6, had it for a couple of years now and its started playing up, done a reset and it hasnt helped, so looking out there for a possible replacement.

    I dont want a watch, I just want a hand held that fits into my pocket and can give me distances to green, bunkers, ponds etc

    looking online, there are units costing upwards of £325 which link to apps which seem to do everything including making the tea.far too complicated for the likes of little old me and far too expensive.

    I like a picture of the hole rather than just stats for front middle back and of the green and dont want to pay an annual fee, neither do I want to use my phone.

    Dont want much do I.

    budget is about £150, what would you be looking at?
    Being honest I very much doubt there is anything on the market brand new for what you want in your budget - you can can't get GPS for that price but mainly watches or just show front middle and back. To add in the picture of the hole you are having to prob add in another £100 for something like Garmin G30. There are those Izzo Swami which could just about be close to budget but heard bad things about them

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    Re: Hand Held GPS Systems, are they too advanced / expensive

    I already have one of those, a Bushnell V2

    A gps is useful to use in tandem
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    Re: Hand Held GPS Systems, are they too advanced / expensive

    The phone ones have gotten better so you could just get a charge pack for 20 quid (or less for an off brand one to combat them draining the phone) which is my main issue when I forget my GPS
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    Re: Hand Held GPS Systems, are they too advanced / expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilTheFragger View Post
    I already have one of those, a Bushnell V2

    A gps is useful to use in tandem
    what for? blind shots possibly I suppose

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    Re: Hand Held GPS Systems, are they too advanced / expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by paddyk View Post
    what for? blind shots possibly I suppose
    Lay ups to bunkers, front and back edges, plenty of bits that are hard to laser
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    Re: Hand Held GPS Systems, are they too advanced / expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Hosel Fade View Post
    Lay ups to bunkers, front and back edges, plenty of bits that are hard to laser
    I think one or the other is enough. both have pros and cons. I can't really think of a situation where I also wish I'd had gps

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    Re: Hand Held GPS Systems, are they too advanced / expensive

    Amazon often do good deals on gps units .

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    Re: Hand Held GPS Systems, are they too advanced / expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by paddyk View Post
    I think one or the other is enough. both have pros and cons. I can't really think of a situation where I also wish I'd had gps
    I too have both. My eyesight is getting to the point where sometimes I cannot make out where the flag is on the green so a laser is better than gps also when working with short irons the GPS just does not have the accuracy of a laser. I find Laser is useless when there are trees in the line of sight and when playing in misty conditions.

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