TomTom Golfer GPS watch review

Does the TomTom Golfer get us to the hole any quicker?

Andy Roberts's picture
Fri, 20 Mar 2015
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Name: TomTom Golfer watch
Weight: 53 g
Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm
Touchscreen: No 
Battery life: Up to one month (watch mode), 10 hours (GPS mode)
Course maps: Pre-loaded with 34,000 courses
Colours: Black
RRP: £200

Key features

  • Precise yardages - to front, middle and back of the green
  • GreenView - graphical representation of your target and hazards
  • Layup points - displays distances to dog legs and lay-up points
  • Round tracking - keep track of your score, distance and time

Ease of use

The TomTom Golfer is a light and slim GPS watch that paints a picture of what lies ahead of you with unique green and hazard graphics. The layout and numbering, however, was not quite as clear or bold as some of the other GPS watches in this test. 

It comes with a nice dual strap fastening mechanism that is comfortable, and we appreciated the look of the square aluminium frame housing a 1.3" LCD display. It could quite easily be used as a day-to-day watch. 

Best features

With a large, high resolution, screen to ensure the information can be seen at a glance, the TomTom Golfer gives precise yardages to the front, centre and back of the green, layup distances and a hazard view that lets golfers see how far it is to any danger in front of them.

The "GreenView" provides a graphical representation of your target and any hazards that surround it, while it will also allow you to track your score, the distance you have covered and the time taken to play your round.

While not the quickest to navigate around the menu, it did locate our local course with the minimum of fuss. 

And if you are a fitness nut then it will also tell you how many calories you have burnt to allow you to budget for the halfway hut. 

Setup

To set the watch up, simply charge the watch and download TomTom My Sports Connect from the Tom Tom website to keep the device up to date. Place the watch in the USB dock and connect it to your computer, and away you go.

The battery life lasts up to 10 hours so that will easily see you through two rounds of golf but we recommend you charge it up after 18 holes to be safe. 

Conclusion

At £200, the TomTom Golfer is perhaps a little steep in comparison to what else is out there in the golf GPS watch world, but if accurate yardages to the front, middle and back of the green is all you require, you will likely not be disappointed with this one. 

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