This model is an upgrade of the initial TomTom Golfer. Unlike the previous TomTom wearable GPS golf watch and other golf watches available on the market, the Golfer 2 SE is a much slimmer, sleeker and unobtrusive wearable. Many people will definitely love its new look. Those who have never used or seen the original Golfer will also definitely love the look as it is visibly thinner than most golf watches on the market.
The presence of the four-way navigation button below the display complements the stylish design by eliminating the need for side buttons on the case. The strap material on this device is softer and a bit stretchy meaning you will probably forget that you are wearing it after a couple of moments. What makes the design of this watch even more stylish is the addition of the tri-folding metal clasp on the band. This fastening mechanism is the same as what is used in classic steel watches and gives this watch a premium feel.
What really stands about this watch is the variety of different features that are packed into it. Perhaps the most unique among them is the automatic shot detection. This watch is fitted with sensors and other technologies to enable it to automatically detect when you hit your shot and then to start measuring the displacement as you walk or drive towards where your ball has landed. The obvious purpose of this little capability is to measure the distance of your shot.
The other unique feature in the TomTom Golfer 2 is that it can considerably improve your game. It does this by tracking your stats as you move around the course map and storing the data. You can then later sync the information via Bluetooth to the TomTom Sports App. From the App, you can access the information in a very digestible format that can help you to note trends and the elements of your game that need polishing.
This device is also a very accurate rangefinder. So if you were a bit worried that we had not mentioned this, then there you have it. There is certainly no cause for alarm. With this watch, you can tell the distance to the center of the green, to the hazards, and to the doglegs to eliminate any element of uncertainty before hitting your next shot.
The last unique feature that we will cover for this section of the review is the ultimate round data analysis function. So if you play your golf in the same course over and over again (which you will certainly do if you love the sport), the app will combine the best scores from each hole you played and give you the ultimate round to show you what your potential is. If you have played for quite a while then you will have some pretty good stats. You can use them as your benchmark or target the next time you feel you really want to push yourself.
- Auto-shot detection and subsequent shot measurement
- Stunning sleek design with a shiny aluminum finishing
- Perfect for knowing the exact hazards and green yardages
- Provides a layout of the green to enable you to plot the right approach
- Comes with a scorecard that records every important statistic for post-round analysis
- Preloaded with over 40,000 American and international golf course maps
- Has the aforementioned ultimate round feature to enable you to know your potential
- Extremely comfortable and water-resistant
- Regular and free course updates; so no surprises
- Does not have activity tracking
- Using the single navigational button may be a bit of a learning curve for many golfers
TomTom Golfer 2 SE FAQs
How big is the screen?
0.87 x 0.98 inches so it is fairly big.
What preloaded courses come on the TomTom Golfer 2 SE?
Over 40,000 worldwide course maps are preloaded on this golf watch. You are more likely than not to find your local golf course.
Are there any subscription fees?
You do not need to pay any fees to use this device.
How accurate is the watch?
Fairly accurate considering as it uses advanced GPS technologies (TomTom is a leader in this).
How much does it weigh?
1.6 ounces (45.6 grams). It is certainly a lightweight GPS unit. It will not obstruct you from your game.
What is the battery life?
Long battery life of up to eleven hours. About two hours more than the average battery life for similar devices.
How long does it take to recharge?
This watch has a recharge time of 2 hours.
Is it waterproof?
Yes, it is. It is waterproof down to 40 meters. This means it can survive a heavy downpour on the course. You can also swim or dive with it. However, you should always apply caution where necessary.
Is it tournament legal?
Yes, the TomTom Golf 2 SE is an R&A and USGA tournament legal golf watch.
Does the watch have a phone app?
Yes, it probably has one of the finest golf apps out there, the TomTom sports app. You can use the app to analyze your game, to see your potential, and to improve your game.
- Stunning contemporary design
- Auto-shot detection and measurement
- Accurate distances to all the key areas of the course
- Long battery life (up to 2 extra hours) compared to competitor devices
Our Verdict on the TomTom Golfer 2 SE
This is a wonderful device that novices and professional golfers will instantly find useful on the course.
It has a high capacity battery and can calculate your ultimate round in your local golf course to inspire you to greater heights. Those who are interested in this device should get it quickly before it is discontinued as there as signs that this could soon be the case.