GolfBuddy VT3 GPS Review

GolfBuddy continues to leave its competitors behind with each product they release. Their new VT3 unit is just another example of the high quality products we have to come to expect. Improving upon the success of the GolfBuddy Voice unit seemed like an unachievable task, but this new unit is sure to accomplish that.

 

 

GolfBuddy continues to leave its competitors behind with each product they release. Their new VT3 unit is just another example of the high quality products we have to come to expect. Improving upon the success of the GolfBuddy Voice unit seemed like an unachievable task, but this new unit is sure to accomplish that. Here is a list of the features of the VT3:

  • Full Function touch screen with voice
  • Over 36,000+ World Courses Preloaded
  • No membership or download fees
  • Distances to Front/Center/Back of the Green
  • Target information
  • Pin placement module
  • Dynamic Green View
  • Score tracking module
  • GPS tracking (time and distance)
  • Detachable from wristband and comes with a belt clip

Using this for my last few rounds of golf proved to be a confidence builder. At no time did I find myself indecisive on which club to pull, and this was mainly due to the new “pin placement module” feature. If the course you play provides pin placement sheets, you can easily enter this information into the VT3 and it will factor that in to the distances it gives you.

This GPS was a winner amongst all of my playing partners for many reasons. Nobody wants to buy a GPS and then continue to pay for it by having membership fees. GolfBuddy never has extra fees, but continually updates their courses to make sure they bring the most accurate information to you. Accuracy was another great aspect of this unit. Either everyone’s ball striking was superb that day, or the VT3 was deadly accurate, because everyone was hitting closer to the pin. After using different GPS devices before, and matching them all against a rangefinder, this is by far the most accurate one I have used. Next to the GolfBuddy Voice and a SkyCaddie unit, this VT3 was on the nose with a Bushnell rangefinder more times than its competitors. The final reason we all seemed to love the VT3 was due to the great battery life of it. One full charge was enough for two rounds of golf and then some.

The only knock I have on this unit is not a big one. When attached to the wristband, it becomes pretty bulky and definitely too much so for my liking. I found this unit more enjoyable when clipped to my pocket or just sitting in the cart. For some, the wristband may be something they can deal with, but for me it was just too big. This is not a knock on performance though, as it performs admirably.

All in all, this is my favorite GPS of its kind to date. It is not meant to be used to see the full hole and find the distances to trouble. This GPS does give you very accurate measurements to the back, front, and middle of the green and also comes with the option to measure to the pin if the information is entered. Want to know how long you just hit that drive? This is also easily measured with built in GPS distance tracking. This is one of the better values on the GPS market, and for only $199.99 you can stand over your ball with complete confidence. Give the VT3 a look today!