GolfBuddy Voice 2 Golf GPS Review

The GolfBuddy Voice 2 is an improved version of the popular GolfBuddy Voice. In addition to the fundamental features of its predecessor, it comes with extra capabilities that place it among the top golfing GPS devices available on the market.

GolfBuddy Voice 2 Golf GPS_Rangefinder Device
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Most GPS golfing devices need to be charged before being taken to the course and the GolfBuddy Voice 2 is no different. When you get to the course, it will automatically identify it and its holes thanks to its automatic course and hole recognition feature. The main function of this device is to measure the distance between the user and various points on the green and it does this so well.

A simple push of the main button will prompt the device to tell you the distance between where you stand and the center of the putting green. The GolfBuddy Voice 2 has four different operation modes.

The first operation mode is the default mode that displays the distances to the front, the back, and the center of the green. The second mode is the dynamic green view mode, which displays the true shape of the green from your angle of approach.

GolfBuddy Voice 2 Golf GPS_Rangefinder Device Green View
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This mode also displays the hole number and the par number. The next mode is the time mode that shows you how long you have been golfing. Last but not least is the shot distance measurement mode that simply measures how far your shot travels. This last mode can be instantly activated by simultaneously pressing the main button on the face of the device and the “P” button located on the side.

With this golfing GPS device, you do not have to worry about the battery dying on you. The reason is that once fully charged, the battery lasts for up to 14 hours. This means that you can comfortably enjoy 2-3 rounds of golf without worrying about the device switching off.

One of the most important features of the GolfBuddy Voice 2 is the fact that it can read out the distances to you. It supports up to 11 major global languages, with 8 of them already pre-loaded. In other words, you can hear the distances being read out to you in the language you understand best. You also have the choice of picking between a male and a female voice.

GolfBuddy Voice 2 Golf GPS_Rangefinder Device Side View
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Unlike most golfing GPS devices, the GolfBuddy Voice 2 can be carried/ worn in three different ways. Firstly, it can be worn as a watch. A wristband that can be slipped into it is available in black, white and orange (sold separately). It can also be worn as a belt clip by clipping it to your belt (the clip is included). Lastly, it can be worn on the golf cap.

Many customers will also love the fact that the device is waterproof.

Pros

  • Ultra compact and sleek design
  • Exceptional course coverage
  • Dynamic green view
  • Male/female voice distances in 8 global languages
  • Extended battery life

Cons

  • Non-colored screen
  • Some find it costly

GolfBuddy Voice 2 Golf GPS/Rangefinder FAQs

How is the screen size?

The Voice 2 has a one-inch display that beautifully displays any information spoken out by the voice feature. The screen is a monochrome LCD display. It is also backlit making it easy to view even under the midday sun.

What preloaded courses come on the device?

The device is pre-loaded with more than 38,000 golf courses from all over the world.

Are there any subscription fees?

No subscription fee is required to keep this device up to date.

How accurate is the device?

The Voice 2 has been found to be very accurate and consistent. When compared to a laser rangefinder, the distances produced by this device are always within a yard.

How much does it weigh?

It weighs 1.02 ounces with the battery in. Its lightweight build makes it barely noticeable on the wrist, on the cap or on the belt clip. Its weight also makes it easy to carry around; you will barely notice its presence.

What is the battery life?

GolfBuddy Voice 2 has an incredible battery life of 14 hours. This is a significant improvement from its predecessor whose battery had only 9 hours of life.  This improved battery life means that you will now be able to enjoy a couple of rounds of golf without needing any recharging.

How long does it take to recharge?

It takes approximately 2 hours to fully charge the device.

Is it waterproof?

Unlike most other golfing GPS devices, the Voice 2 is water resistant. This means that you can enjoy its features even when it is drizzling.

Is it tournament legal?

Yes, it is. The Voice 2 is allowed to use in any tournament event. It does not have the features that are usually prohibited in most tournament events, such as wind speed measurement. Feel free to attach it to your shirt or hat to hear the distance to the next target flag with the single push of a button.

Does GolfBuddy Voice 2 have a phone app?

No, it doesn’t. All operations are manually done on the device itself.

Standout Features

  • Automatic course and hole recognition
  • Audio distances to the front, back, and center of the green:
  • Shot distance measurement
  • Incredibly large course capacity:
  • Multilingual with 8 preloaded languages

Our Verdict

The GolfBuddy Voice 2 is without a doubt an upgrade of the original GolfBuddy Voice device. It is a huge upgrade of the previous version. It has several nice new features but only three of them particularly stood out for us. There is the extended 14-hour battery life; 5 hours more than the original version.

GolfBuddy Voice 2 Golf GPS_Rangefinder Device
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There is the display of all yardages on one screen, which was not the case initially. For the original GolfBuddy Voice, users had to hold down the main button to view the distances to the front and the back of the green. Lastly, there is the dynamic green view that allows users to view the true layout of the putting green from their specific position on the course. In addition to these standout features, the device is also lightweight and therefore easily portable. It will certainly be worth every cent you will spend on it.

Brad Carey

Brad Carey

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