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The word gadget has become more and more part of the golf world over the last few years as technology has grown. GPS technology, in the form of rangefinders, watches and handheld devices, is incredibly popular, as are gadgets built around shot tracking and game improvement training aids.
Speaking of which, gone are the days when just the professionals used the best golf launch monitors, because these gadgets can be bought and used by anyone, with many coming at relatively cheap price points. Additionally there are a whole host of gadget accessories out there to the point where it is a paralysis by analysis situation - there is so much choice that you don't know what to choose.
This is where this guide comes in as for several categories we have picked out our favorite gadgets. These are models we have had our hands on and tested thoroughly, so their inclusion is based upon very good performance across a variety of factors (read more on this in the how we test section). Without further ado, let's get to the gadgets.
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You certainly get what you pay for with this feature-packed laser rangefinder. The full hole map is a unique feature that stands out from anything else currently on the market. Pricey as it is, the Garmin Z82 feels worth every penny.
The Shot Scope V3 offers a small compact watch that is comfortable to wear but still easy to read. Paired with the sensors which are highly accurate and not too cumbersome on the grips, the Shot Scope V3 is a great bit of kit.
For golfers that play a lot of hilly courses and want accurate distances without the premium price, the Bushnell Phantom 2 Slope is an impressive option. Slimline and easy to use, it takes the stress away from ascertaining the distance.
The new Garmin Approach S70, is the most user-friendly GPS golf watch to date, with a brilliant display and the ability to measure and analyze most anything during the course of a round.
Voice Caddie's SC300i is among the best of the portable launch monitors under $600 thanks to its impressive accuracy, ease of use and host of useful features like audio call out of data and integration of video.
The Mevo provides the solution for the casual and semi-serious golfer looking for basic feedback on shot performance on a modest budget. Easy to set up, shot tracking is reliable and the app displays the data points in a clear fashion.
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For those who enjoy practising, playing and competing, this is a launch monitor well worth considering. The price point is mightily appealing versus the competition given the accuracy on offer and the app experience.
Given how easy it is to use and the overall accuracy and data points available, we have to say the Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor is an excellent option for golfers seeking an affordable way to gain insights into shot or club performance.
If you are looking to improve your putting without leaving your home then the PuttOut Pressure Putt Trainer is for you. When paired with the other PuttOut accessories like the mat, gates and mirror you can really train without going anywhere.
Coming in at £545, it costs a similar amount to a personal launch monitor, so it’s ideal for golfers who are more interested in what their body is doing versus what the ball is doing and it should lead to more effective swing changes.
If you are looking to help improve your rhythm and tempo when swinging a club this training aid is perfect for you. You can use this aid in the garden or even in your home, it is also great for warming before teeing off to get you in the rhythm.
Ultimately, the Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors provide performance insights previously only available to tour pros. The ‘strokes gained’ analytics provide in-depth insights into your performance, and there are even tips from world-class coaches.
This is designed to help you improve all aspects of your swing and ball striking. Paired with it's free app it will feedback data showing you what you need to work on, the speed of the feedback is very good.
The Caddie Link is paired with the Arccos sensors, the link allows you to connect to the sensors without the need for the phone. When using your phone to communicate with the sensors it can drain your battery quickly.
This product is used to help with recovery, it applies heat and vibrations to help you prepare muscles for sports. This device is fully portable making it easy to take anywhere on the road with you.
This speaker has a great premium look and feel with amazing an amazing range of 100 feet. This helps your music continue even if your shot is a bit far away from the speaker. The magnet on this speaker means you can attach it to a cart.
The Whoop is a great health and well-being device to keep you well-prepared for anything you are doing in life. Paired with the app this device will help advise you on sleep and recovery and make sure you stay fit and healthy.