Each golfer assimilates the game in their own way. We could say that it is a sport very much linked to personal feelings. Each one has a manner of living golf and playing it. We, golf players, are always looking for new ways to hit the ball better, hit fewer shots per round, and win more games with our friends!
Technology indeed came to aid to help us achieve these goals. And technology is in constant evolution. What is also true is that these gadgets and advancements are not for everyone. What is more, some are directly not useful at all for some players.
For now, and after some research by the Chasing Par team, we present some of the best 2022 golf technology gadgets that can be purchased online from most leading golf stores.
Golf Buddy Voice 2 SE
The Golf Buddy Voice 2 SE is a very easy-to-use GPS device. One of its main virtues is the automatic recognition of each hole. It reads distances to the front, center and back of the green with a simple push, and it will indicate range with incredible accuracy. It has a battery life of up to 20 hours and is available in 11 languages, with male and female voice options. More than 40,000 golf courses worldwide (170 countries) are pre-loaded from purchase, and they can all be updated for free. For convenient use, the Golf Buddy Voice 2 SE features a clip on the back, which lets you conveniently attach it to your bag, hat or trousers.
This product is a bundle. The second generation to the best selling Voice, Golf Buddy’s Voice 2 is an easy-to-use talking GPS with distance range finding functions preloaded with information for tens of thousands of courses. Some of the great features are: - Talking-enabled audio messages offering distances on all points qualified to the position of the player - Increased battery life of up to 14 hours (2+ rounds per charge) - Male or female voice options through free Golf Buddy Manager software program - Water-resistance
Tek Electric Golf Push Cart
One of the gadgets that have revolutionized golf is the electric cart in recent years. The Tek Electric Golf Push Cart stands out above the rest within a wide range, offerings different models. Thanks to a lithium-ion battery, it has a long-lasting electric motor, allowing you to continuously play up to 36 holes. It is built in a super-resistant titanium material with variable speed and cruise control. It also has fully adjustable handles, automatic braking and something that sets it apart from many carts in its segment: distance control function (DCF).
Arccos Caddy Smart Sensors
The third generation of the Arccos Caddy Smart has 14 sensors, one for each club in your golf bag. All functions are accessed thanks to Arccos Caddy, a constantly updated application. This device has many features, including automatic shot tracking and automatic hands-free capture. The third generation incorporated an intelligent system for distances, letting you know the exact length each club produces, and it works under any weather condition. If that were not enough, the application automatically adjusts the wind speed, temperature, humidity, and altitude. All this is possible thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), which retrieves the best information from your shots.
It is worth noting that this product won Golf Digest’s Editor’s Choice five times as “Best Game Analyzer” on the market. For a price of around 200 dollars, it is the ideal deal for all those eccentric golfers who are in every detail of their swing.
- A. I. Powered GPS Rangefinder, first-ever rangefinder that adjusts in real-time for wind (including gusts), elevation, temperature, humidity and altitude providing the most precise yardage in the game the Arccos Caddie Number.
- Personalized Caddie Advice that leverages A. I. to provide you with your optimal strategy.
- Smart Distance Club Averages, know how far to actually hit all your clubs so you select the right one for every shot.
- Strokes Gained Analytics with personalized insights using A.I. to highlight strengths and weaknesses and guide your practice & equipment choices
- Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors include the first year’s membership to the Arccos Caddie app
T8 Golf GPS Watch
When it comes to depicting smartwatches for golfers, the Voice Caddy T8 Golf GPS is considered one of the best. It features a touchscreen that displays the range to the front, center, and back of the green. Thanks to the Active Green function, its creators have achieved unique precision with distances. As if this were not enough, this watch calculates the slope on the green and the view facing each putt thanks to V-Algorithm. Black in colour, it weighs only 1.7 ounces and has a 1.2″ screen. The battery lasts up to 10 days in watch mode and has more than 40 thousand golf courses pre-saved in its memory.
The new T8 is the most advanced, ultra-premium smart golf GPS watch that VOICE CADDIE has ever made! The T8 comes equipped with a color touchscreen, gives yardages to the green front/center/back, and offers advanced features such as Active Green (improves accuracy), V-Algorithm(slope calculation), green undulation (indicated with heat map and arrows show break direction), putt view (shows elevation and distance to pin) smart green (touch pin-placement), course views (yardages to hazards and bunkers).
Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor
The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM) allows you to enhance your golf by providing immediate information on each of your shots. It can be used with different models of iPhone or iPad. One feature that makes this a great product: is its accuracy within Trackman’s 2% margin of error at a tremendously lower price.
At Chasing Par, we tested it and used it, and we liked it. It is easy to configure, and it connects to your phone via Bluetooth. At the time of showing the swing in each video, it tracks the swing shots and allows for excellent data overlay. Thanks to its GPS, you can see exactly where each of your shots lands. It is a perfect product where the price-quality ratio clearly justifies its purchase.
Rapsodo builds technology for sports analytics and is particularly focused on Golf and Baseball software. This is an amazing tool that is used by professionals in training sessions, but is simple enough for any golfer to quickly set up and use. Connecting with your iPhone or iPad, this is like a coach and caddy in your pocket.
The FlighScope Mevo+ is considered one of the best indoor and outdoor golf simulators. It is a device prepared so that golfers and instructors can obtain the best information to improve the game.
The Mevo+ provides information from the innovative combination of 3D Doppler tracking radar technology with highly accurate data. It is a monitor that simulates each launch using a technology patented by FlightScope Fusion. All this is processed with high-speed images and synchronization to provide exact data.
What to watch out for in the Mevo+? It has excellent precision in optimizing data parameters both in full swing and in the short game. By default, the Mevo+ includes 6 golf courses and 17 driving ranges, ideal for indoor practice. This makes every situation more entertaining.
Bear in mind: this is a costly gadget (USD $1,800), and we believe that it only makes sense to buy it if it is going to be put to good (and regular) use.
The portable Mevo+ is the perfect practice tool for golfers to take to the driving range for practice sessions, warming up for a round, or having some fun with family and friends.
The Mevo+ provides 16 accurate data parameters including:
Carry distance, Total distance, Club head speed, Ball speed, Smash factor , Angle of Attack, Spin rate, Spin axis, Spin loft, Horizontal launch angle, Vertical launch angle, Lateral landing, Roll distance, Shot shape, Apex height, Flight time.
Many electronic devices have been incorporated into golf in recent years. Some are very useful, others maybe not that much. We are sure that technology makes things more accessible (and more entertaining) for most golfers.