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GolfBuddy GPS Launches New ‘World’ Model

2.28am 26th May 2011 - New Products - This story was updated on Thursday, May 26th, 2011

GolfBuddy, a global leader in golf GPS technology, is to launch a new ‘World’ model to sit alongside its flagship ‘World Platinum’ distance measuring device.

The GolfBuddy World uses many of the outstanding features that have made the touchscreen World Platinum one of the most sought-after GPS rangefinders in golf. And it also adds easy to use push-buttons to allow the user to quickly navigate through the unit’s interface.

Designed to give maximum speed of use, World retains many of the World Platinum’s features including:

  • An industry-leading 40,000 course memory
  • Intuitive TFT touch screen
  • TouchPoint instant distance measurement
  • Direct Overhead Imaging for complete hole layout views
  • Pro Play game statistics recording & Stableford scoring
  • Pre-loaded global courses
  • Touch ‘N’ Move Flag
  • Dynamic Green Approach
  • A lifetime of fee-free, no subscription worldwide golf course maps

With a bright, anti-glare 2.7inch LED screen, Stableford and standard scoring for one player, the World is perfect for the player who wants to concentrate on one round at a time.

Instead of keeping historical playing statistics on the GolfBuddy World itself, players store and analyse their playing statistics online.

A single ‘green view’ gives exact distances to the front, middle and back of the green, while the World’s smaller size makes it more comfortable in the hand – especially with lady and junior golfers – and easier to slip into a pocket.

Announcing the launch, GolfBuddy European general manager, John Ennis, said: “We noticed that there are two different types of GPS users.

“There are those golfers who want a GPS device loaded with the maximum technology we can provide. Others want their GolfBuddy to simply give them the best information as they play and prefer to compare historical playing statistics online. The World Platinum is a larger, pure touchscreen model and is ideal for the golfer who wants their historical playing statistics at their fingertips, or who wants to record scores for all the players in their group during a round. World gives access to GolfBuddy’s menu system via buttons rather than through the touchscreen and saves scoring and shot details purely for the round being played, although the data can be stored online through the GolfBuddy Manager software.”

GolfBuddy is the only GPS rangefinder brand that provides golfers true global GPS accuracy completely free of charge with maps of more than 35,000 courses in over 100 countries – the largest library of any golf GPS brand.

Also, with GolfBuddy there are no annual subscriptions and no course download fees. While some brands charge up to £39.95 a year to access courses, with GolfBuddy the golfer just turns it on and plays.

Courses are also mapped on foot for accuracy by teams of professional mappers, who visit courses around the world every day.

GolfBuddy World and World Platinum both have a 50-channel GPS satellite architecture which gives faster signal acquiring times, uninterrupted operation, better performance in city areas and lightning fast position fixes – even where GPS signals are extremely weak.

The new World has an RRP of £279, while the World Platinum has an RRP of £329.






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