Photo: Bushnell

One of the things that can slow a round of golf to a crawl, besides searching the woods for your last tee shot, is trying to figure out your distance to the green. Looking for yard markers, fumbling in your bag for your range finder, asking your buddy what he thinks… then going back to the cart to grab the right club.

Hiring a caddie is usually the way to solve that problem, but Bushnell has another answer: the new NEO+ Golf GPS rangefinder watch. The same size as your average digital watch, the NEO+ ($199.95) has over 25,000 courses preloaded into its database (no need to download), and the auto course and auto hole features recognize where you’re playing and how far into the round you are, so no need to push buttons searching through course lists.

Right from your wrist, NEO+ gives you the exact distance to the front, center and back of the green at a glance, and will calculate shot distance, even on short chips.

Non-golf features include the time, an odometer, timer and alarm, and the NEO+ is waterproof to a depth of 30 meters. Convenient when you go lake diving after your ball. And unlike a caddie, it’s not expecting a tip at the end of your round.

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