The Golf Monthly team brings you its Bushnell Neo XS review, revealing all you need to know about this golf GPS watch

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Bushnell Neo XS

Pros:

  • The styling is much improved compared to the Neo X, while maintaining the benefits of being thin and lightweight. This will appeal to those who have been put off by GPS watches previously because they were too heavy and chunky. This is a great example of a GPS that will help to speed up play. It gives front, middle and back yardages very quickly without over complicating things. It is also very easy to set up and use straight from the box. The battery life is one of the most impressive on test, comfortably lasting two rounds with plenty of power to spare.

Cons:

  • As with most GPS watches it can be difficult to work out which hazards the device is referring to.

Product:

Bushnell Neo XS review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£159.00

Key technology: Bushnell Neo XS review

A thin and lightweight GPS watch that shows distances to the front, middle and back of greens and up to four hazard and lay-up distances per hole. It is preloaded with more than 33,000 courses in over 30 countries. An odometer shows the distance travelled during a round and it allows distances of shots to be measured. The display is designed to make it easier to read in all conditions.

Verdict

While Bushnell has traditionally impressed at the top end of the laser market, it has positioned its GPS offering at a lower price point with very decent results. The no-nonsense set-up and easy-to-use design will appeal to many golfers. Front, middle and back distances are clear and easy to read, and the watch updates quickly so that you have the information as soon as you arrive at the ball. The added extras work fine, but if you are a big gadget fan looking for more tech then you should look higher up the price scale.