Andrew Noyce
By Andrew Noyce

Ask anybody in the know about technology trends and it won't be long before you hear the words "wearable technology".

With smartphones making the move to your wrists you may be led to believe that this is something new, but golfers will be aware that GPS watches have been available for sometime now.

GolfBuddy are about to take this a step further for golfers looking for something lighter and more comfortable than a watch with the GolfBuddy BB5 GPS band.

GolfBuddy BB5 Band

Weighing in at just 35 grams and only a centimetre wide the BB5 is still packed full of the features, and accuracy, for which GolfBuddy are known.

The BB5 gives distances to the front, middle and back of every green, but unlike some devices these distances come from GolfBuddy's Dynamic Green functionality meaning the distances shown are always directly from the golfer's angle of approach to the green.

GolfBuddy BB5 Band

Accuracy is ensured as GolfBuddy employ a team of professional mappers to collect ground verified data from golf courses. They are one of only two GPS brands who verify their data in this way, but are the only company that combine this on-foot mapping with a 100% fee-free policy.

For the price of the BB5 you get no strings free access to GolfBuddy's database of over 37,000 golf courses without any annual subscription or fees to access premium features such as distances to hazards.

As well as dynamic yardage the BB5 offers shot distance measurement, auto course and hole recognition, plus it will count your steps with an inbuilt pedometer.

GolfBuddy BB5 Band

The band is water resistant, has a rechargeable battery that will last for 13 hours in golf mode and comes with 2 black wristbands in small and large sizes.

If you prefer a bit more colour on the course coloured wristbands are also available allowing you to personalise your device and stand out on the course.

GolfBuddy BB5 Band

GolfBuddy has created a micro-site for the BB5 and they will be available for sale from April.

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GolfBuddy BB5 Golf GPS Rangefinder - Product Details

Launch UKApril 2015
Launch RRP£199.95
Device TypeGPS Watch
ElevationNo
Shot MeasurementYes
ScoringNo
Power OptionsRechargeable
SubscriptionNo
Screen SizeWidth: 32mm, Height: 58mm
Device Weight35 grams
Manufacturer's WebsiteGolfBuddy Website

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