Golf Buddy Voice 2 Review
The golf GPS device has become a very in-demand bit of technology that provides a great combination of accuracy and portability. In the case of the Golf Buddy Voice 2, you also get the benefit of affordability with the convenience of voice-driven data readouts. While you do get numerical range information provided, a touch of the voice button will tell you the distance to the green instead of making you look at the device.
You can carry the GolfBuddy Voice 2 on your wrist like a GPS watch with the included GolfBuddy Voice 2 wristband. Many owners also like to clip it onto the brim of a baseball cap, golf visor or belt buckle. You could attach it to your golf bag, too, and always know the distance when you are choosing the club for your next swing.
Golf Buddy Voice 2 Review: What it Does
The GolfBuddy Voice 2 comes preloaded with golf course maps of more than 38,000 regulation courses located around the world. It tells you the exact distance to within a yard or meter of the green with front, middle and back distances provided. The GPS rangefinder has a maximum range of 385 yards, which is further than most people can hit a driver. It is a great tool for setting up the best approach shot.
The GolfBuddy automatically zeroes in on the golf course and hole you are playing when you turn it on. It will take a minute or two for the satellite and golf GPS device to sync up. Once they do, you get automatic course positioning corrections as you proceed through each hole. After you complete a hole and move to the next one, the GolfBuddy Voice 2 automatically advances to the next hole and gives you its relevant data.
- Preloaded with 38,000+ golf courses located around the globe.
- Intuitive design makes it easy to use.
- Free course info updates.
- Very affordably priced.
- Available in 11 languages.
- No overhead view or hole flyover.
- No electronic scorecard.
A button on the lower right corner of the GolfBuddy’s watch face will tell you the distance to the green with a single press of the button. The voice button is the only one on the face while smaller buttons are located on the side for starting the watch and loading the relevant course data.
You can update the golf course information free of charge. A USB Sync connection enables downloading of the free updated golf course maps. You never have to pay a fee to keep the more than 38,000 included golf courses updated with the
Golf Buddy Voice 2 Review: General Design and Dimensions
The GolfBuddy Voice 2 is square with rounded corners and each side measuring about 1.75 inches. It is about half an inch thick and weighs about an ounce, which makes it very comfortable on the golf course. It shows the time as well as distances to the green plus the level of charge in the battery.
The LCD viewing screen measures an inch wide by an inch tall with large black numerals against a gray background for easy reading if you choose to go without the voice function. The water resistant polymer case comes in black, white, blue or pink colors in order to match many people’s preferred golf clothing.
When you are within 385 yards of the hole, the unit will show the middle, front and back distances to the green. The voice will tell you the distance to the middle of the green. As you get closer, the GPS unit automatically adjusts your location and distance to the green. You can use the data to make the best club and swing choices and lower your average score and handicap.
Golf Buddy Voice 2 Review: Dynamic Green View
When you are setting up your approach shot, the GolfBuddy Voice 2 gives you a dynamic green view. It shows the green’s shape from your approach angle as well as the hole number and its par. A signal icon shows you how strong the GPS connection is so that you know you are getting the best possible service.
A separate shot-distance mode will measure and show how far you hit the ball on a particular shot. That can help you to see how well you are performing with specific clubs and whether or not you need to practice certain club and swing combinations during your next outing at the driving range.
The shot tracker does not store the data or provide a digital golf bag for recording club selection and respective shot distances like many costlier GPS units do. That is something many golfers will find easy to do without when considering the GolfBuddy Voice 2 is priced very affordably low.
Golf Buddy Voice 2 Review: Battery
A rechargeable lithium battery come s included in the GolfBuddy Voice 2. A full charge is goof for about 14 hours of play. That should get you through at least two full rounds of regulation golf with plenty of power to spare when the playing pace is slower than expected.
An included USB cable lets you charge the GolfBuddy Voice 2 at home, from a computer or with a USB charging port in your car. The battery is not readily accessible, so when it stops taking charges, you might need to buy an entirely new unit. But that should be years down the road – if ever.
Golf Buddy Voice 2 Review: Accessories
You can buy an optional GolfBuddy Voice 2 wristband if you want to wear it like a watch, and an optional belt clip attaches to the back for easier access when on the golf course. A belt-mounted unit stays out of the way and makes it possible to use it without sliding it onto a ballcap or your golf bag. Another popular option a clip that contains a retractable cord so that you can affix it to a belt loop, golf bag or other item with an included carabiner. The affordable GolfBuddy Voice 2 wristband and other accessories help to make it an ideal companion and tool while on the golf course.
Why Should I Buy GolfBuddy Voice 2 Golf GPS Devices?
Whether you want to look at distance information or simply hear what the distance from your ball to the green, the GolfBuddy Voice 2 gives you the best of both worlds. You choose a male or female audible voice – or none at all if you prefer reading the unit.
The unit’s 11 commonly used languages from which you can choose let you use the golf GPS device nearly anywhere in the world and share it with playing partners. And with more than 38,000 golf courses, your favorites should be included. The price is exceptionally affordable and the utility truly great, which makes it an ideal addition to anyone’s golfing kit.