Golfers who own the TomTom Golfer 2 GPS Watch can automatically detect tee shots and approach shots, which can then be analyzed using the TomTom MySports app after their round.
With the help of over 40,000 worldwide courses, we can calculate distances to reach and carry hazards as well as lay-up points off the tee, eliminating uncertainty. Players are able to see drive and approach distances at-a-glance and then analyze their shots in TomTom MySports after a game.
Using MySports, TomTom provides information on shot patterns as well as greens in regulation. Each hole can be analyzed to work on your weaknesses and build on your strengths. The TomTom Golfer 2 is sleek, lightweight, water-resistant, and durable for long-term comfort on and off the course.
TomTom Golfer 2 GPS Watch: Design
TomTom’s Original Golfer GPS watch is a good product, but it’s a little bulky on the wrist and doesn’t give off the clarity of detail serious golfers prefer.
With the Golfer 2, these problems are solved as well as an unobtrusive and slimmer design. The new design keeps the four-way navigation controller under the display while adding a metal tri-folding clasp to provide a more premium, watch-like feel.
Additionally, aluminum detailing is used throughout to enhance the look.
TomTom Golfer 2 GPS Watch: Features
One of the many unique features of the TomTom Golfer 2 is the automatically detecting shots other than putts. According to our experience, it went off a little too frequently and then vibrated and made a beeping sound every time a shot was registered.
The buzzing audio could not be turned off during our testing period, but a patch has since been released where you can turn it off. As part of the update, the automatic shot detection also has improved accuracy, and golfers can cancel detected swings within 10 seconds.
Although we have no issue with the vibration feature, we think the beep sound is unnecessary, and it may distract you and your playing partner.
Basically, the Golfer 2 only records one swing within 3m, so if it detects an accidental practice swing, it won’t then track your actual shot. TomTom states that this device has an automatic scorecard as well, but adding putts manually after finishing each hole (they aren’t detected) is the only way to keep score while playing.
As the Golfer 2 detects shots automatically, you can find out the distance each shot travels. As you walk to your ball after hitting a drive, a counter on the screen counts up so you know how far you drove previously.
Generally, this feature worked as expected. During practice swings, it would go off, but in other circumstances, it would go off when I put my bag down on the ground or crossed my arms. It is possible to manually add a shot by covering the screen with your palm.
There are also two different degrees of hazard information on the new device. By covering the screen with your palm, you get a quick glance at basic information, but what you are really looking for are the distances that each hazard has to be reached and carried.
However, it does not seem ready for use right out of the box. The TomTom MySports software must be downloaded to your computer to enable an account, which takes a while but is straightforward.
The device then pairs with your phone via Bluetooth, allowing you to receive course updates and sync your device after each round.
TomTom Golfer 2 GPS Watch: Performance
Once you’re done playing, sync the data from your watch to your phone. If the shots are detected correctly, you get useful information, including your scorecard, shots per hole, greens in regulation, and average distances on par 3s, 4s, and 5s. Distances are displayed in meters, and you do not seem to be able to change them to yards. Despite that, it gives you a thorough visual assessment of your performance that is easy to comprehend.
It won’t take long for you to realize the benefits of the Ultimate round once you’ve played a few rounds on your home course. This will tell you your scoring potential by collating your best score recorded on each hole. Having something to aim for and focusing on the positives of your game is a nice feature – sometimes it’s easy to focus on areas in which you need to improve.
|The look and feel are extremely nice||It takes longer to set up than most|
|Distances are accurate and detailed||At times, the automatic shot detection feature was too sensitive|
|The post-round analysis is easy to digest|
The GPS watch is an excellent golf tool that provides a host of useful information to look at after your round and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Most of the time, the shot detection feature works well, and the watch looks and feels fantastic.