New distance-measuring device speaks your language

Bob Warters's picture
Wed, 1 Feb 2012

GolfBuddy, the innovative distance-measuring brand, has left visitors to the PGA Merchandise Trade Show in Florida almost speechless with the launch of the world’s first ‘talking GPS’ - the GolfBuddy Voice.

At the press of a button on this iPod-sized device, it will not only show you accurate distances from your ball to three points on the green, it will TELL YOU!

It can even be pre-set to speak to you in one of several languages, including English, of course.

With more than 33,000 pre-loaded golf courses on its system, the GolfBuddy Voice heralds a new generation of audio GPS rangefinders from one of the world’s leading developers. You can clip it on to your shirt, your belt or even your cap. 

Yardages to the centre, front and middle of the green are spoken while shown numerically on-screen, alongside the hole number and the par. As with all GolfBuddy’s GPS products, the Voice is fee-free with no annual subscriptions or course download charges to pay after the purchase price of £159. 

Irish-born John Ennis, GolfBuddy’s general manager, was much in demand at the show explaining the features of this innovative device.

He says: “For hundreds of years golfers have relied caddies to dispense vital yardages. Golf Buddy has taken that time-honoured tradition and re-invented it for the technological age. The Golf Buddy Voice really is just like having a caddie with you and demonstrates how good things can come in small packages.”

The Voice can also convert to metres, has an eight-hour re-chargeable lithium battery and a digital clock. A rotating green view ensures distances are directly from the user’s angle of approach and players can even track how far they hit the ball. 

?Golf Buddy Voice has a pre-loaded 40,000 course memory, connects to a PC via a micro USB port when courses updated or added.

The brand is based in La Palma, California, with product development and course data management centres in Korea, one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality electronic products. For more information about GolfBuddy visit

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