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GolfBuddy Redefines GPS Sector With New VT3 SmartWatch

7.21am 12th June 2013 - New Products

Golf Buddy watchGolfBuddy, the world’s most innovative golf GPS company, today redefined the distance measuring device category (DMD) with the launch of its new VT3 SmartWatch.

This feature-packed new generation of GPS rangefinder represents the pinnacle of wearable tech for golfers – combining powerful audio and TouchSwipe screen functionality to deliver supremely accurate distances quickly, elegantly and innovatively.

Unlike all other GPS watches, the GolfBuddy VT3 can be worn in five different ways – on the wrist, attached to a free retractable cord, or clipped to a hat, belt or shirt pocket – making it the most user-friendly device in the market.

The 11/4 inch wide LCD display shows distances to the front, middle and back of the green on more than 36,000 courses worldwide and golfers navigate through all the device’s functions via the nifty TouchSwipe screen, which accesses all of GolfBuddy’s impressive technology.

This includes:

  • Touch ‘N’ Move flag: golfers can position the pin precisely on any point on the green.
  • Dynamic Green View: distances always directly from the golfer’s angle of approach.
  • Round scoring
  • Shot Distance Measurement
  • Odometer
  • Digital date & clock
  • 180 degree flip screen: to make it easy to see from every angle.

Additionally, the VT3 features an 11 hour re-chargeable lithium battery, to offer the golfer two full rounds of use on a single charge.

Said John Ennis, GolfBuddy Global Head of Sales and Marketing: “GPS watches have been around for a while, but they have come of age with the VT3. What we’ve done is taken three existing golf GPS categories – touchscreen, audio and watch – and focused on a way to fulfill these roles in as smart a way as possible in a single product.

“This is a genuine GPS golf smartwatch, developed specifically for the sport by a company that only produces golf products – it isn’t a watch that has simply had some GPS functionality loaded in.

“We are dedicated to redefining ways in which the golfer can interact with our brand and experience the benefits we deliver, especially in the emerging field of wearable technology with the Voice+ and VT3.”

VT3 builds on the groundbreaking technological innovation of the original GolfBuddy Voice audio product and this year’s enhanced Voice+ unit. With L-R and up/down swipe navigation, golfers can interact with all the VT3’s incredible firepower with just one finger.

Its Dynamic Green technology always shows front, middle and back distances directly from the golfer’s angle of approach, however wayward they might have been! This ensures that GolfBuddy distances are more accurate than those brands that only display static front, middle and back of the green distances in a line from the centre of the fairway.

Its accuracy is also unparalleled. Around the world, GolfBuddy uses teams of expert mappers to walk courses and create ground-verified data maps that give supreme accuracy. This dedication to accuracy gives golfers the most reliable distance readings available.

And as with all GolfBuddy products, there are no expensive annual membership fees and no hidden costs to download courses. The VT3 is ready to go right out of the box with access to over 8,000 courses in Europe and North Africa and over 36,000 globally.

Weighing just an ounce and measuring only 1.7″ wide, the multi-lingual GolfBuddy VT3 benefits from all the technology that has made GolfBuddy the clear global leader in the development of DMDs for golfers.

GolfBuddy VT3 has an RRP of £229.95 (€279.95).

GolfBuddy is a Corporate Partner with the PGAs of Europe as its ‘official handheld GPS rangefinder’.

GolfBuddy www.gpsgolfbuddy.eu

       

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