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 »  Home  »  Equipment  »  Gear and Accessories  »  The Newest Distance Measuring Devices
The Newest Distance Measuring Devices
By John Torsiello | Published  08/9/2010 | Gear and Accessories | Unrated
Distance Measuring Devices


Golf Logix Smartphone App
Get the distances to hazards, layups, and the front, center and back of the greens right on your phone.With patented technology, capture all of your round statistics. See the distances of each shot, greens in regulation, fairways hit and more right on your Smartphone! View your rounds at home. Sync each round to your personal website at GolfLogix.com. Look at your performance over time, at different courses, with different clubs,or however you want to view it. Play golf courses worldwide. With more than 
25,100 golf courses mapped, search by city and state, or let GolfLogix automatically find your current location. Hands-Free Use. Don’t want to press any buttons? No problem, GolfLogix gives you the option to auto-advance to each target. Just turn it on and play…It’s that simple. Download for free from the app store on most smart phones. www.golflogix.com


Izzo Swami
Simple, Fast & Accurate! SWAMI is everything a golfer needs in a GPS unit. Featuring Insta-Lok Technology & powered by the latest SIRFStarIII chip, the SWAMI instantly calculates distance to the Front, Center and Back of the green of over 15,000 US & Canada courses. SWAMI stores up to 10 courses at a time and automatically recognizes the course you’re playing on power-up. Easy to use buttons and
a large display allows you to quickly cycle from hole to
hole for quicker play. The rechargeable Lithium Ion battery holds a charge for a minimum of 12 hours at a time for extended play. $99 www.izzo.com


SkyCaddie SGX
For the ultimate in convenience and reliability, the SkyCaddie SGX can store up to 30,000 pre-loaded, ground-verified course maps making it ready-to-play out of the box with Basic Green information. The SGX boasts a durable, sleek design with a large 3-inch, easy-to-read, transflective TFT-LCD screen that provides brilliant color images even in the brightest sunlight. The SGX uses an innovative dual navigation option to provide golfer friendly, one-handed operation and enhanced precision positioning without blocking critical screen information with fingers and smudges. With its new, intuitive user interface, the SkyCaddie SGX offers everything found in competitive rangefinders plus higher quality, better reliability and several proprietary stroke-saving essentials. Also includes digital scorecard and stat tracking for the most comprehensive round analysis in the game. www.skygolf.com


Sonocaddie V500
Over 24,000 preloaded color course layouts and yardage guide eliminates the downloading process. Sunlight viewable touch screen, touch point positioning allows you to touch any point to immediately see the distance from you to that point. Satellite imagery allows you to see the actual image with yardage information when you are playing. Video flyover to see the finest detailed information of each hole. Digital scorecard and game analysis automatically calculates total score and presents a summary of your round at the end of it. Also track your game with the locations of each shot on the screen to track where you can improve. No annual fees or membership fees. $399 www.sonocaddie.com



Callaway iQ With Active Brightness Control and Slope
The iQ Rangefinder with new LCD technology is our most advanced Laser Rangefinder for tour caddies and players. iQ’s Active Brightness Control Viewfinder is designed to offer the advantages of both conventional LCD and LED display in order to provide better visibility and contrast in varying light conditions. Weighing less than 1/2 lb., the iQ fits in your pocket and is capable of ranging more than 1/2 mile. With iQ, know your carry distance to the target every time to speed up play and simplify club choice for any shot. iQ calculates distance to the target based on incline or decline data as well as the actual distance to the target, taking the guesswork out of your club choice and speeding up play. Both distances are locked into the reticle by acquiring your distance and releasing the power button. iQ has a measurement range of 11-915yds. www.callawayrangefinders.com




Laser Link Golf Red Hot

The Laser Link Red Hot is the next generation rangefinder from Laser Link Golf. A more powerful laser and improved electronics allow for faster readings at greater distances. If you loved the Gold NFE, you’ll also love the new Red Hot. NEW easy-to-use Mode button. Switch easily from yards to meters, or from sound to mute. NEW vibrate mode for silent use. It’s quiet, but still gives you the measurement feedback you want. Easy-to-use red dot alignment system – our trademark feature. Measure to landmarks, such as trees and bunkers, up to 400 yards away. Measure to a Laser Link reflector up to 800 yards away. Designed to measure distance only, so as to conform with USGA and R&A Rules of Golf. www.laserlinkgolf.com



Bushnell Tour V2 Patriot
Compact size with the power you’ve always wanted. The Tour V2 laser rangefinder rests in your hand with an ergonomic precision that builds confidence and pride. Its guts are 100% Bushnell laser rangefinder but the package outside will rival your favorite driver with a custom high-tack grip. The V2 sets a new standard in the complete laser rangefinder package - look, feel and performance. The patriot pack skins with a Patriot Golf Day symbol on one side, and red, white and blue stars and stripes on the other, extra battery and premium carrying case. www.bushnellgolf.com




Garmin Approach G5
Give your game a boost of confidence with Approach G5, a rugged, waterproof, touchscreen golf GPS packed with thousands of preloaded golf course maps. Approach uses a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to measure individual shot distances and show the exact yardage to fairways, hazards and greens. Now available for download, the new Stat Tracking software package for the Approach G5 lets you analyze your game while staying simple and easy-to-use. Track your putts per round, greens hit in regulation, fairways hit and the average distance you hit every club. www8.garmin.com/golf