Garmin GolfLogix GPS Review

TGolfLogix1he Garmin GolfLogix GPS 8 is a simple handheld unit that takes the guesswork out of critical golfing decisions. Club selection is a breeze as the GolfLogix instantly calculates the distance to the hole as well as to the front and back of the green.

Big, bold numbers warn you of upcoming hazards, trees, and bunkers. The included software lets you download course information from a database of more than 15,000 golf courses worldwide.

Incredibly Easy to Use

The GolfLogix’s ease of use is what sets it apart from other golf course gps units on the market. You don’t have to be a gadget whiz to operate this Garmin unit. Simply turn it on at the first hole and you’re ready to go. The GolfLogix will automatically chart your position on the course and display information for each hole on its clear, easy to read LCD screen. The unit clips to your bag or belt for hands-free use, so there’s no need to press any buttons or do any aiming.

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Additional Features:

  • Calculates the distance of your last shot
  • Automatic course recognition
  • Durable & impact-resistant for use outdoors
  • Screen contrast is adjustable to provide visibility in direct sunlight or under dark conditions
  • Displays distances in yards or meters
  • Includes easy to use GolfLogix Course Manager software

Here’s what current owners are saying about the GolfLogix by Garmin:


I found the Golf Logix very simple to use. Downloading courses took no more than a couple minutes and I was ready to go. On the course the unit is easy to read. The numbers are big enough that I did not have to use my glasses to see it. Battery life is good, but carry an extra pair of AA batteries to be on the safe side. I read tons of golf GPS reviews before finally settling on…Read Original Review


I belong to a Seniors golf group and this baby has really made a difference in my game. Many of my opponents have yet to catch on to the benefits of a gps for golf, but I’m sure glad I have. Only wish I had a gadget like this 30 years ago…Read Original Review


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Callaway uPro Go GPS Review

The uPro Go GPS is the latest entry by Callaway and one of the most popular units on the market right now. It’s an update from its predecessor, the uPro GPS, which is known for its stunning aerial photographs. The aerial photos are gone from the uPro Go, as Callaway has decided to focus more on function and affordability in its latest product offering.

When I first heard that Callaway was coming out with a new GPS unit to target the lower end of the GPS marketplace I figured it would be similar to the Garmin GolfLogix or iGolf models-a simple black and white unit with basic functionality. To my surprise the uPro Go actually looks like a higher-end model. The 240 x 320 hi-res screen is the same size as that of the original uPro, and although it lacks the aerial pictures of its big brother the full-color screen is still quite impressive. In addition the unit is preloaded with a whopping 18,000 courses, so there are no fees associated with downloading new courses.

Basic Mode Vs. Go Mode

One thing to note about the uPro Go is that it operates in two different modes: Basic Mode and Go Mode. Basic Mode provides you with all the basic info you need like the distance to the green and all hazards. It also lets you easily measure the distances of your shots. Go Mode gives you a more detailed map of the course and automatically updates distances as you move. The only drawback is that there’s a one time activation fee of $49.99 if you wish to activate Go Mode on your unit. The device is still quite usable without Go Mode, but it will reduce the functionality quite a bit.


Here are the pros and cons of the Callaway uPro Go GPS:


•    The size of this unit is quite compact, making it easy to carry in a pocket as you play. It’s a good choice for players who hate having to carry around their GPS on a belt clip.

•    Attractive color screen. This gives it a leg up on the similarly-priced GolfLogix and its black & white monitor.

•    Interface is intuitive. Most players should be able to figure out how to use all its features rather quickly.

•    Distance tracking feature is easy to use and seems accurate.

•    The unit can be set to go into sleep mode so you can save battery power if it has been on idle for about 30 seconds or more.


•    Does not calculate advanced yardages for lay-ups and doglegs.

•    Information on hazards can be a bit confusing in basic mode without the ability to view the entire hole at one time. This can be remedied by activating Go Mode.

•    The unit lacks a scorecard feature to keep tabs on you and your partner’s scores. The addition of this feature would have been a nice touch.

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