Jamie Kennedy
By Jamie Kennedy

Building on the success of GolfBuddy's Voice and Voice+ device, the GolfBuddy VT3 SmartWatch is packed with new features combining audio prompts and a TouchSwipe screen to give you yardages and information about your round.

VT relates to the 'Voice' and 'Touch' functionality, whilst 3 relates to the year in which it was launched, 2013.

Unlike your standard GPS device, the GolfBuddy VT3 can be worn around the course in five different ways. You can add it to the watch strap (provided) and wear it as a watch, attach it to a retractable cord or clip it to your hat, belt or shirt pocket.

John Ennis, GolfBuddy Global Head of Sales and Marketing, said: "GPS watches have been around for a while, but they have come of age with the VT3. What we've done is taken three existing golf GPS categories - touchscreen, audio and watch - and focused on a way to fulfill these roles in as smart a way as possible in a single product."

"This is a genuine GPS golf smartwatch, developed specifically for the sport by a company that only produces golf products - it isn't a watch that has simply had some GPS functionality loaded in."

GolfBuddy VT3 Screenshots 2

The touch-screen, or TouchSwipe, LCD display shows front, middle and back distances to more than 36,000 courses across the world. Simply touch or swipe the screen to discover or edit the information you need, such as the Touch 'N' Move flag feature. This feature allows you to precisely position the flag on the display of the green, thus getting a more accurate gauge of the distance.

Thanks to its 180-degree flip screen, the VT3 can be easily read from every angle wherever you decide to keep it during a round.

Another user-friendly feature on the VT3 is the Dynamic Green View. Instead of simply displaying distances from the middle of the fairway, the Dynamic Green View shows front, middle and back distances directly from the golfer's angle of approach. So no matter if you are in the trees, the fairway or the deep rough, the VT3 has you covered.

Other features include scoring functionality, shot distance measurement, an odometer and of course a clock. It is a watch after all!

GolfBuddy VT3 Screenshots 2

The rechargable lithium battery that comes inside the GolfBuddy VT3 will last up to 11 hours, allowing players to get two full rounds with the device on a single charge.

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GolfBuddy VT3 Golf GPS Rangefinder - Product Details

Launch UK30 May 2013
Launch RRP£229.95
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens, Women, Senior, Junior
Device TypeGPS Handheld
ElevationNo
Shot MeasurementYes
ScoringYes
Power OptionsRechargeable
SubscriptionNo
DimensionsWidth: 43mm, Height: 44mm, Depth: 10mm
Screen SizeWidth: 38mm, Height: 38mm
Device Weight27 grams
Course Capacity40,000
Manufacturer's WebsiteGolfBuddy Website

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