What we say...
In terms of looks, this was certainly not a favourite – and an average of 1.8/5 across the four testers tells its own tale. Richard thought it looked like a cheap FM radio from the '90s, while Steve felt it was just ugly and actually quite big considering it didn’t seem to do that much when compared to some of t he others on test. But while the styling didn’t impress, the performance did. Richard said it seemed accurate, and Riath noted what excellent value for money it represented.
It comes preloaded with 19,000 courses, and Jon thought it was very simple to use. If you can get past the somewhat dated look of the unit, this product will tick a lot of boxes, especially at £129.
Ratings (out of 5)
Ease of use: 3.8
With 2,700 pre-loaded UK courses plus S. Irish golf courses with no computer or subscription required, the The Izzo Golf Swami 3000 GPS Unit can be used straight from the box. Powered by the latest SIRFStarIII chip, the Swami calculates distance to the front, centre and back of the green and it has Insta-Lok technology. Small enough to go into a pocket, the The Izzo Golf Swami 3000 GPS Unit comes with a belt clip, USB cable, AC wall charger and quick start instructions.
The rechargeable Lithium Ion battery can keep going for 12 hours at a stretch and the Izzo Golf Swami 3000 GPS automatically recognises the course you’re playing on and will power-up with the course name displayed on screen. Easy to use buttons and a large display allows you to quickly cycle from hole to hole for quicker play.