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Bushnell Golf Launches NEO+ Golf GPS Rangefinder Watch

Bushnell Outdoor Products has just introduced the NEO+ Golf GPS Watch, an easy-to-use GPS rangefinder, with instant measurements for golfers in a simple, lightweight form-factor.

Simple & Comfortable:  According to the company, the lightweight watch is simple to operate and comfortable to wear, giving golfer’s accurate front/back/center and shot distance measurements on 25,000 preloaded courses with no membership fees, more than has have ever been made available via GPS.

Excellent Battery Life:  While other GPS watch devices run out of battery after just one round, the Bushnell NEO+ Golf GPS Watch allows golfers to play three rounds or over 14 hours without needing a recharge. Additionally, when the product is functioning solely in watch mode, the battery can last over 12 months.

The NEO+ Golf GPS Watch is capable of instantly recognizing courses and has an auto hole advance feature which automatically changes from one hole to the next. This great feature means that the golfer does not have to push another button for the rest of the round.

It will be available at Bushnell retailers nationwide beginning in May, with a retail price of $199.95.

>> We will see if we can get a hold of one of these to experience for ourselves how “lightweight” it truly is.<<


PGA Pros Offered FREE GolfLogix Membership

This week, GolfLogix posted a Tweet aimed at PGA Pros offering “a FREE Champion Membership to the #1 golf gps and stat-track app.”  Card carrying members can go to to register.  A Champion GolfLogix community membership runs $39.95 per year.

GolfLogix GPS gives golfers convenient distances to the front, center and back of the greens as well as layups and major hazards on more than 25,000 golf courses worldwide. In addition, golfers have access to GolfLogix’ scoring and round tracking technology allowing them to analyze and compare round data such as fairways hit, greens in regulation, distances of each club and more right on their smartphones or on a personalized website hosted by GolfLogix.

GolfLogix can be downloaded to more than a dozen GPS-enabled phones including the Apple iPhone, BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Storm, and Storm 2, Motorola DROID, and HTC Touch Pro.

It will be interesting to see how many Pros take them up on the offer.

GolfLogix Expands GPS App line to Include Support for the Motorola DROID

Got a Motorola DROID smartphone? There’s a new app in town. GolfLogix of Scottsdale, Arizona has just unveiled a version of its popular GPS distance and stat-tracking app that works on Motorola DROID.   GolfLogix claims to have the #1 Golf GPS app worldwide.  It provides golfers with useful information like distances to the front, center and back of the green, as well as points out major hazards.

The DROID version joins the ones running on other popular smartphone platforms:  iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, BlackBerry Curve, BlackBerry Bold and Bold2, BlackBerry Tour and BlackBerry Storm, Storm 2,  HTC Touch Pro and Touch Pro 2.

DROID’s large screen and high-resolution makes it an ideal host for the GolfLogix app.  In a prepared statement, Pete Charleston, president of GolfLogix said,  “Our development team is keeping pace with the cell phone industry. We are the only golf app provider who is focused on making our application available on as many phones as possible and allowing golfers to transfer their membership and keep all of their statistics when they change to a new phone.”

GolfLogix uses a subscription model that runs $39.95 a year.  If you want to try it out before committing, the company provides a non-industry standard 24-hour free trial period to accommodate one round.

Payment of the yearly fee makes you a member of the GolfLogix community where you’ll have access to  more than 25,000+ professionally mapped golf courses worldwide, a personalized statistic tracking website, distance information on every round, score tracking, club data, accessory discounts, free data upgrades and more. Plus, members receive all application upgrades and can transfer memberships to new compatible phones at no extra charge. GolfLogix’ golf application can be downloaded directly from the Company’s website (

If you have tried it out on your DROID or other smartphone, please let us know how you like it.  Specifically, how well it worked under the various lighting conditions.