Bushnell Excel GPS Watch Revealed

Bushnell's latest GPS has a super-long battery life and provides phone notifications

Bushnell Excel GPS Watch Revealed

Bushnell Excel GPS Watch Revealed - As well as a longer battery life, the Bushnell Excel GPS Watch provides distances and smartphone notifications via the Bushnell Golf app

Bushnell Excel GPS Watch Revealed

Bushnell Golf, one of the leaders in electronic measuring devices in the sport, has unveiled the new Excel Golf GPS Watch, which will integrate Bluetooth technology to work seamlessly with a new Bushnell Golf App.

The Excel is Bushnell’s most advanced GPS watch and has been redesigned to meet the ever-changing needs of golfers wanting wrist-mounted devices.

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It comes pre-loaded with more than 35,000 courses and uses Bluetooth to allow the golfer to use the Bushnell Golf App to get course updates without needing to sync with a computer and receive call, messaging and calendar notifications on your watch on top of quick distances.

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“We are excited about new technologies within the Excel and introduction of the Bushnell Golf App,” said Derek Schuman, Marketing Manager at Bushnell Golf. “With the ever-changing needs in wearable technology, we created our most advanced, user-friendly GPS Watch, providing golfers the ability to enhance their game at an affordable price.”

The Bushnell Golf App also allows the golfer to book tee times, pay, confirm and set tee time notifications all from their smart phone. There is also the option for 3D course flyovers to give the golfer a birds-eye view of the hole.

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The Excel also has improved battery life - lasting three plus rounds before needing a charge. Additional features include a full frontal optical mounted colour display with auto brightness adjustment, pedometer, odometer and the ability to get up to four hazard distances per hole.

Also integrated into the watch is a Swing Pro function, giving golfers the chance to monitor their swing speed and tempo, providing them with invaluable information to help improvement when practising.

The Excel Golf GPS Watch is on sale now with an RRP of £199.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x