In addition to its top-of-the-line golf clubs and balls, Callaway recently unveiled a new line of GPS and laser rangefinders including the GPSync watch, the Eclipse GPS, and the 300 Laser Rangefinder.
Each of the three devices is equipped with a feature that sets them apart in the distance-measuring devices category. The 300 Laser Rangefinder has a built in Pin Acquisition Technology (PAT) mode, which allows golfers to accurately zero in on the flag from up to 300 yards away. The GPSync and Eclipse both display yardages to the front and back of hazards, like doglegs, bunkers, and water, giving the golfer enough information to layup or go for it.
“Overall, the response was tremendous (at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando),” said David Witkoski, Vice President Marketing and Product Development for IZZO Golf, an official licensee for Callaway. “The media, industry, buyers, and PGA pros were very impressed with our new, innovative GPS and laser devices, and we look forward to establishing Callaway as a significant player, within this category, for years to come.”
Callaway’s Eclipse is a unique and versatile wearable GPS device. The Eclipse’s clip can attach to either end of the GPS unit allowing you to have the correct orientation when viewing the Eclipse, regardless of whether it’s attached to your belt or your bag. Other distinct features include:
- Preloaded 30,000+ golf courses worldwide
- Accurate distances to front, center, and back of green
- Accurate distances to front and back of hazards and doglegs
- Auto-hole advance and shot distance measurement
- Scorekeeping features, putts per round, and greens-in-regulation
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts 10-12 hours in GPS mode; 90+ days in time mode
The Callaway Eclipse retails for $199.99.
Callaway’s sleek and stylish GPSync watch can be used both on and off the course. The GPSync has all the key features of the Eclipse and also includes:
- Bluetooth enabled (Apple or Android) – view text/e-mail/missed calls notifications
- Upload save round scores to app
The GPSync retails for $299.99.
Callaway’s 300 Laser Rangefinder is sleek, compact, and easy to handle. Here are some of its highlights:
- Range: 5-1,000 Yards (5-300 yards to flag)
- PAT – lock on to pin up to 300 yards away
- Accuracy (+/- 1 yard)
- Six times the magnification
- Scan landscape to acquire multiple targets
- Water and fog proof
- LCD display
- Measures in yards or meters
- 25 inches by 1.75 inches by 1.5 inches
The 300 Laser Rangefinder retails for $279.99.
For more information on these products, visit http://www.callawaygolf.com.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for the rangefinder reviews. Do you have a style or model that you prefer?
Steve Fennell says
Thanks for the kind comments. We have another review coming up on a series of range finders we think you`ll enjoy. Stay tuned.