GolfBuddy WT5 Golf GPS Watch Review

GolfBuddy WT5 Golf GPS Watch Review
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
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  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 100%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Value
    Editor: 95%
  • Durable
    Editor: 95%
  • Looks & Feel
    Editor: 95%

Review Summary:

With clarity, precision, comfort and ease of use all taken care of the WT5 presents one of the best if not the best GPS watch currently in the market. This watch does everything that you could ever want a GPS watch to do for you, and so it is a good buy.

GolfBuddy WT5 Golf GPS Watch Review

GolfBuddy WT5 Golf GPS Watch Review

GolfBuddy WT5 Golf GPS Watch

 

The GolfBuddy WT5 Golf GPS Watch is one of the latest devices from GolfBuddy, and it is lightweight, stylish and very comfortable to wear. However, what impressed me most about this watch is that it tries to go back to the basics of a GPS watch. Unlike its predecessor, the WT5 is lighter since it is made from plastic. The strap is very soft and comfortable and when I used it I could hardly notice it was there. The combination of blue and black colors gives it a stylish look, and so you can wear it as a conventional watch. Besides from its physical appearance I also liked its ease of use and the fact that it has all the essential features that any golf GPS should have.

Key Features and Tech Specifications

 GolfBuddy WT5

GolfBuddy WT5

  • Precise Yardages: Regardless of wherever you are on the green the watch displays back, middle and front yardages.
  • Pre-loaded courses: Comes with more than 37,000 pre-loaded courses that are free for life as there are no subscription fees.
  • Dynamic Green View:¬†With this watch you can be able to alter the yardages depending on where the pin is located thanks to the Pin Placement Technology.
  • Short Tracking Feature: The WT5 lets you find out how far you hit each shot. This is an important feature because you will be able to tell the distance covered by each shot.
  • Digital Scorecard: Digital Scorecard is one of the best features in this watch as it lets you keep track of your scores.
  • Auto-course and Hole Recognition: Once you turn on the watch it will automatically recognize the course you are playing on. It also recognizes and advances to the next hole automatically.
  • Watch mode: You can use the WT5 as a regular watch when not playing as it has all the fundamental functions of a standard watch.
  • GPS Tracking: Apart from golfing the watch can be used for walking and when playing other sports.
  • Distance to Targets and Hazards: The WT5 lets you calculate or estimate the distance to target and hazards more accurately.

Benefits

The WT5 has all the basic features of a Golf GPS watch, and so you will benefit from the great advantage that they add to your game like keeping track of scores. Besides from this the watch is very light and comfortable on your hand, and so it will not prevent you from reaching your peak performance.

Pros

  • It is a very basic watch and extremely easy to use.
  • The WT5 is very comfortable and light on the hand and you will hardly even notice it is there.
  • If you are looking for something stylish that you can wear on and off the course then, this is it.
  • WT5 GPS watch is very accurate, and so you will always get the yardages right at all times.
  • Comes with an affordable price tag and a golfer can be assured to get value for his money thanks to its many features.

Cons

  • The design is quite basic and although it has a stylish look some golfers might not like it.
  • Controls are a little bit complicated, and so it will take some time to get used to them.

Conclusion

GolfBuddy WT5 Golf Watch

GolfBuddy WT5 Golf Watch

With clarity, precision, comfort and ease of use all taken care of the WT5 presents one of the best if not the best GPS watch currently in the market. This watch does everything that you could ever want a GPS watch to do for you, and so it is a good buy. Having used it for a couple of games now, I would highly recommend it for every golfer out there who wants to own a reliable GPS watch.

  • Updated September 22, 2016
GolfLover
 

I am Brian Jame, a property dealer. I love playing golf and have over 15 years for this game. As a member of GolfLover and Lasergolfrangefinder.com, I am willing to share experiences and tips/tricks to improve your golf game as well as provide golf equipment buying guides and reviews.