TecTecTec Team8 GPS Speaker Review

Sam De'Ath tests the TecTecTec Team8 GPS Speaker on the course to see how well it can add a soundtrack to your round

TecTecTec Team8 GPS Speaker Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

A lightweight, affordable GPS speaker offering that is accurate and has great sound quality. The app is easy to install and navigate, uses satellite signals to provide precise yardages and the microphone allows you to take hands-free calls on the course. It's also loud enough for the whole fourball to enjoy, while not disturbing others.

Reasons to buy
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    Great sound quality even when turned up

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    Affordable and has many great features

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    Accurate GPS on an easy to use app

Reasons to avoid
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    The same button used for many functions can be frustrating

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 TecTecTec Team8 GPS Speaker Review

The TecTecTec Team8 GPS speaker is a small, lightweight speaker that adds a little fun to your weekend round with your buddies. The Team8 speaker works through Bluetooth connection. To make sure you get the most out of this GPS speaker, you will need to download the free TecTecTec GPS golf app and activate your device by the serial code on the product instruction manual. I can honestly say that setting up and connecting this speaker was one of the easiest, stress free experiences I have had with golf technology and it worked from the first attempt. In order to stay connected you just have to be within 15 yards of the speaker with your phone.

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The Team8 speaker turns on via a hold of the power button on the speaker, where a blue light will appear. The same button is held until the speaker sounds and the light disappears to signal it’s now off. The sound quality was superb, up there with the very best golf speakers in this regard, and can get surprisingly loud for such a small device. The volume is easily adjusted using either the buttons on the side of the speaker or via your chosen music streaming service on your smartphone.

Once the app is downloaded and connected to your speaker, you can head to the course and use a nearby search to find the course you are playing and begin your round. The app displays yardages to the front, middle and back of greens and while you may not be looking at your phone on the course, a quick press of the button that looks like a flag, will have the speaker momentarily mute the music and read out the yardages to the different segments of the green.

TecTecTec Team8 GPS Speaker Review

Testing the Team8 speaker and GPS function at North Hants Golf Club

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A single press on that button measures the distance from shot to shot, so you and your playing partners can really see who hits the longest drive and a double press measures the distance to the closest hazard. You can also look at distances to other hazards via the app if there are multiple on a hole. I found the distances to be pretty accurate while comparing to both the Garmin Approach S62, considered one of the best golf GPS devices on the market, and my trusted Bushnell Pro XE rangefinder. However the fact the same button is used for so many functions made things a little complicated and meant I often was forgetting how many times or how long I needed to press a button to get what I was looking for.

TecTecTec Team8 GPS Speaker Review

The  TecTecTec Team8 GPS Speaker clipped onto a trouser pocket

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The Team8 speaker is magnetic and will connect to carts, bag clips and the clip the device comes with allows you to clip the speaker to your trouser pocket or belt loop. By a simple tap of the power button, you will be able to answer phone calls and chat via a built-in microphone, making this one of the best golf accessories you could add to your bag. The TecTecTec Team8 speaker is charged via USB-C cable and a single charge should last up to two rounds, depending on the speed of your round of course. The Team8 speaker comes to retail at $99, so you get a lot for your money, is available in black, gray and yellow colorways.

Sam De'Ath
Staff Writer

Sam has worked in the golf industry for 12 years, offering advice on equipment to all levels of golfers and as Staff Writer, he tests and reviews equipment throughout the bag. Sam graduated from Webber International University in 2017 with a BSc Marketing Management degree while playing collegiate golf. His experience of playing professionally on both the EuroPro Tour and Clutch Pro Tour, alongside his golf retail history, means Sam has extensive knowledge of golf equipment and what works for different types of golfer.

Sam is a member of North Hants Golf Club in Fleet, Hampshire, where he won the club championship 3 times in succession from 2015-2017. His golfing highlight to date is shooting a round of 10-under 60 at his home club, narrowly missing a wedge shot for a magical 59.

Sam’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2, 9°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus, 15°

Hybrid: Ping G430 19°

Irons: Titleist T-100 4 iron, Titleist 620MB, 5-PW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54°, 62°

Putter: Scotty Cameron Select GoLo

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x 2021