The best golf gadgets to improve your game!
Golf is a game that is always evolving thanks to technology and its not just in the club manufacturing business. In order to get the most out of your game its important you have every advantage available to you. Which means getting to know your golf gadgets!
These advantages were focusing on today are the golf gadgets that will add to your game. Here we are going to concentrate more on golf gadgets that use technology rather than more traditional accessories. The list we have put together below are all products that use technology or artificial intelligence to improve your game.
Overall Best Golf Gadget in 2021- Garmin Approach Z82 Rangefinder & GPS
- 450 Yard Scope Range
- Wind Speed & Direction Shown
- Image Stabilization- (easier & quicker to laser flag)
- Full Color 2D Course View Map- (over 40,000 courses)
- Hazard View- (shows any hazards near lasered target)
- Laser Range Arc- ( arc is drawn at lasered target on 2D course view)
- Earned The Reputation Of Most Accurate Range Finder-(always within 10″ of the pin)
The Garmin Approach Z82
The Garmin Approach Z82 truly is an amazing piece of technology. Combining features from both a rangefinder and GPS, resulting in you gaining all the information you need for your shot decisions.
A lot of Golfers struggle when deciding between a rangefinder and GPS, this is the beauty of the Approach Z82 by Garmin. the Z82 provides you with both technologies and in the one easy to use device!. So lets discuss the key features. Firstly, the rangefinder side of the device. With a 450 yard scope range and Image stabilization technology, the Z82 offers incredible accuracy and consistency. In fact you will always be within 10 inches of the exact distance. (pretty amazing from 450 yards out!!)
Secondly, the GPS side of the Approach Z82. This is what really separates the Z82 from its competitors. The 2D course layover allows you to gain a greater visual understanding of what lays ahead of you. important distances are pinpointed such as bunkers or other hazards. All 2D hole layovers are in color which really makes all the finer details easier to acknowledge.
Along with the 2D layover feature, the Z82 also accounts for wind direction & speed, distance from front to back and has a laser arc feature which highlights areas you have lasered on the 2D map. With all this in mind, we think there should be no more excuses about having the wrong distance!
Best Golf Gadgets (Budget Option)- Golf Buddy Voice 2 GPS
- Simplistic Design
- Optional Voice or Muted Setting
- Distance To Front, Middle & Back
- Shot Distance Measurement
- Automatic Course and Hole Recognition (no time consuming set ups)
- Wearable Option With Clip On Back
Golf Buddy Voice 2 GPS
The Golf Buddy Voice 2 is a GPS device that gives you exactly what your looking for. Not the fanciest or most extravagant technology but none the less it provides you with the right numbers. The Beauty of the Voice 2 is its simplicity, it blocks out the extra noise some other devices posses and gives you the distance to the front, middle and back. The Voice 2 also offers you the option of a voice speaker or muted setting and has a wearable clip on the back.
Lets break it down for you, if your looking for simplicity and straightforward yardages the Golf Buddy Voice 2 is the one for you. The Voice 2 offers simplicity with an affordable price tag in and around the low 100s.
Best Golf Gadgets -Runner Up (Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors)
- Golf Digest Editor Choice Award Winner (4 years in a row)
- Automatic Shot Tracking
- Automatic Performance Tracking System
- A.I Powered GPS Rangefinder (adjusts in real time)
- Factors In- Elevation, Humidity, Temperature, Altitude
- Personalized Experience (using A.I technology)
- Smart Distance Club Averages (shows you all your club averages for better shot decisions)
- Advanced Analytics (personalized breakdown that shows you what your doing well and where your losing shots also)
- Smart Grip Sensors (includes a 1 year free membership to the across caddie app)
Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors
This truly is a revolutionary piece of technology that is bound to help your game. The Arccos smart grip sensors are easily screwed in to the top of each of your golf club grips. these smart sensors are able to collect data on every shot you hit, the sensors along with the app collaborate to provide you with insightful statistics. These statistics allow you to learn more about your golf game and what areas need improvement.
You simply just pair your smart grip sensors with your phone and your ready to go!. The smart sensor product also provides GPS services and provides club advice based on your distance averages.
Under 50$- Best Golf Gadgets (Sound Caddy Golf Club Bluetooth speaker)
- No Wires Needed
- Built in Power Bank (2 USB ports)
- Optionally Take calls Through Speaker
- Echo Cancelling Technology (clearer sound)
- Removable Shaft,( gives you the option of storing in your golf bag with your clubs or loosely)
Sound Caddy Golf Club Bluetooth Speaker
Ok, so this item isn’t exactly going to improve your golf game. However it is going to add to the enjoyment of your round (providing you like listening to music while your golf!).
This speaker has a quirky design style that disguises it as a regular golf club. Of course we would hope you don’t try to actually hit a ball with it! as this would result in a broken speaker….. This is the perfect gift for a friend or relative that enjoys having fun on the course. The Sound Caddy Speaker also features a built in power bank with the 2 USB ports. A feature that is also very handy as we know how annoying it is to run out of power while out golfing!.
Under 30$- Best Golf Gadgets (Karecel Rechargeable Handwarmer)
- 2in1 Versatile Product (hand warmer & power bank)
- Intelligence Protective System (completely safe to use)
- Eco Friendly
- Shock Proof, Explosion Proof, Radiation Free, Anti-Scald
Karecel Rechargeable Handwarmer
Not all of us have the luxury of playing golf in a warm climate. For those of us who aren’t so lucky and know the pain of not being able to grip the club due to the cold. The Karecel Handwarmers seem like a clear problem solver.
Likewise for those players who suffer with poor circulation and are likely to feel the cold a lot more, this product is a must have!
Best Golf Gadgets (Alternative option) FlightScope Mevo Launch Monitor
- Lightweight & Portable
- Mevo App
- Accurate Measurements (provides real time performance data)
- Usability (can be used indoor or outdoor)
- Measures -(Ball speed, carry distance, club head speed, smash factor, vertical launch angle, spin, apex height and flight time)
- Automatic Data And Video (through your mobile device)
FlightScope Mevo Launch Monitor
Lets face it not all of us can afford a top of the range Trackman launch monitor!. What FlightScope have done here is create a budget launch monitor that is more within the price range of regular golfers.
You can still get all the same number crunching data like launch angle, spin rates and carry distance etc. However, without the burden of a hefty price tag. The Flight scope Mevo is also lightweight and transportable meaning you can use it almost anywhere!
Which product would be the best for mid- high handicap golfers? The Arccos Smart Grip Sensors are probably the best for this handicap range. the A.I software used would be able to highlight areas of which they aren’t performing well, these are areas of which they are probably not aware of.
Which product would be the best for low handicap golfers? There are two products that would stand out. Firstly, the Garmin Z82 would be great as it is a 2 in 1 GPS & Rangefinder, low handicap golfers are looking for exact measurements and this product certainly provides that.
Secondly, the FlightScope Mevo would also be perfect. The Mevo is a launch monitor that provides insights into key performance numbers, these numbers may be overwhelming to high handicaps but would be incredibly helpful to low handicaps.