GPS devices use satellite navigation in order to function, with some models allowing you to store from 6000 golf courses nationwide, up to 50,000 golf courses worldwide, while more golf courses can be added both manually and automatically when available.
GPS Optical Rangefinders work by pointing at a designated area and then using lasers to bounce a signal off the target and back to the handset which then works out the distance from the tee. It’s a great way to navigate distances from bunkers and flags, while also checking how far each shot is from encountering a bunker. OnlineGolf.co.uk stock rangefinders from top brands including Bushnell, Nikon and Shotsaver.
GPS watches are a miniature version of the GPS device and can be worn on the wrist like a regular everyday watch. They have a powerful, high-sensitivity GPS receiver with lightweight, flexible design for ease of wear, and offer impeccable distance information to the front, middle and back of the greens. They come in a great range of colours and styles by makes including Garmin, GolfBuddy and TomTom.