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GPS units have come a long way since a 2005 decision by the USGA made them legal for tournament play.
With so many choices out there today, it can be hard to tell which one's right for your game. So, we've put
together a list of the top GPS units available and their key features to help you get the most bang for your buck.

Units are listed by price from highest to lowest.


What's the Difference?

GPS Unit

# of Available Courses/
Course Capacity

Membership
Fees

Screen


Battery Type/
Battery Life*


Average Customer
Rating**

           
over 20,000 courses
No annual fee
Color
258 mAh
Touch-
screen
Standby 325 hrs

Rechargeable - Up to 6.5 hours in GPS Golf mode,
& up to 5.5 days in Watch only mode

3.9 out of 5
           
14,000
No annual fee
Watch Face
Rechargeable lithium/
3wks in watch mode
8hrs in GPS mode

4.5 out of 5
           
14,000
No annual fee
Watch Face
Rechargeable lithium/
3wks in watch mode
8hrs in GPS mode
           
25,000+
None
Watch Face
Rechargeable lithium/ 3wks in watch mode 8hrs in GPS mode

3.9 out of 5
           
25,000+
No annual fee
Watch Face
Rechargeable Li-on
battery/12 hours on
full charge

4 out of 5
           
Pre-loaded with U.S. & Canadian courses
None
Watch Face
Rechargeable/
14 hrs.

4.4 out of 5
           
30,000 All courses
ground mapped/50
Pre-loaded 30
days - requires
membership for
continued use.
Color
Rechargeable /
14 hrs.

3.5 out of 5
           
up to 30,000 Courses
Starting at $29.95 
Color
Rechargeable /
14 hrs.

4 out of 5
           
over 20,000 courses
First 10 Courses are free-$34.99 for a lifetime membership or $2.99 per course 
Color
Rechargeable lithium ion - lasts 8-10 hours

3.7 out of 5
           
25,000+ courses
None
Color
rechargeable, up to 15 hours

4.4 out of 5
           
12,000 + with option to download new courses for free on Garmin's website
None
Color
2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended, up to 15 hours

4.2 out of 5
           
12,000+/unlimited
No subscriptions or annual fees
Color
Two AA NiMH or Lithium Recommended / 15 hrs.

4.3 out of 5
           
40,000
No Annual Fees
Black & White
Rechargeable

5 out of 5
           
16,000+
No annual fees
Black & White
Rechargeable Li-on battery / 14-16 hours
           
33,000+
No annual fees
Color
Rechargeable/15 hrs on full charge

1 out of 5
           
25,000 courses
No annual fees
Color
Rechargeable/10+ hours

3.5 out of 5
           
40,000+
No annual fee
Color
Rechargeable lithium

3.3 out of 5
           
16,000+
No annual fee
B/W
Rechargeable Li-on
battery/14-16 hours on
full charge

3.2 out of 5
           
19,000+
No annual fee
B/W
Rechargeable Lithium/ 12 hours on full charge

4.4 out of 5
           
25,000+
None
Color
Rechargeable Lithium/
11 hrs.

2.5 out of 5
           

*All battery life times are "up to". *Customer ratings are as of 11/8/12.

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