The IZZO Swami Voice Golf GPS is a good choice if you are looking looking for an easy to use golf GPS that delivers accurate distances to the front center and back of the green. This golf GPS provides you with quite accurate readings and offers an amazing array of user wearing options.
A unique feature you may enjoy is multiple user interfaces or wearing options including wearing as a wrist GPS, or using the clip for hat or Belt mount or just carrying it in your pocket.
This GPS is not the best choice if you are looking for a birds eye view, measuring shot distance feature or distances to hazards as more advanced models will provide those features. If you prefer these features then there are better full featured models to consider.
However, while this IZZO Swami Voice Golf GPS, (also refered to as the IZZO Swami Mini Golf GPS) won’t provide advanced features or information such as distances to obstacles or layup distances, but it is very good at what it is designed to do. It will give you accurate distances via display or voice at an affordable price with with no annual subscription fees required.
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IZZO Swami Voice Golf GPS Functions
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The IZZO Swami Voice Golf GPS speaker function can announce the distance to the front center and back of the green, or you can just use the display if you prefer. With the voice feature you can choose from 12 different languages.
A nice feature you may appreciate is a screen back light that can be activated when needed for improved screen visibility in low light.
Most golfers including yourself may prefer to run the GPS in yardage mode, but you have the option to choose meters or yards if you desire.
IZZO Swami Voice Golf GPS Display Details
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The IZZO Swami Voice Golf GPS uses a plain screen with a display size of 31 mm x 6 mm. It displays distance to the center of green on the hole being played and you can toggle between front center and back distances to the green. It is not a color display but it gets the job done.
IZZO Swami Mini Golf GPS Mapping Features
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The IZZO Swami Mini Golf GPS comes pre-loaded with over 30,000 Worldwide courses, and user reviews have not mentioned the need to download any courses. This golf GPS is also fairly fast at connecting to satellites and recognizing the course you are playing. User reviews also seem to be happy with the loading times.
IZZO Swami Voice GPS Extra Features
IZZO Swami Voice GPS Battery Type and Charging
I am very happy to see the use of a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts for up to 8 hours. When it’s time for a recharge, this unit charges the 1100mAh battery in 4 to 5 hours.
Charging can be completed with an a/c adapter or with your computer. Please note that a wall charger is not included, however a usb cable is provided.
IZZO Swami Voice GPS Size
This unit is compact at 43mm x 43mmx 14 mm and a weight of only 1 ounce. For comparison, the Golf Buddy Voice is almost identical at 42.8 mm but comes in at a slightly thinner 11 mm thick.
While it’s not quite as sleek as the Golf Buddy this IZZO offers a versatile choice of wearing options.
IZZO Mini Golf GPS Accessories
The IZZO Mini Voice golf GPS includes a usb cable to connect to your computer, and includes a watch band and user manual. The wrist band is available in 3 colors – black, lime or pink.
Note the absence of a wall charger for this device.
IZZO Swami Voice Golf GPS Customer Reviews
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Customer ratings are very good, with the IZZO Voice GPS getting an average rating of 4 stars and scoring a solid 4 or 5 out of 5.
Users like the accuracy it gives to the green and the ease of portability to wear or throw in your pocket.
Buyers of this GPS choose it for accurate distance to the pin and ease of use.
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Pros & Cons
This GPS receives good ratings from users happy with the accuracy and ease of use of this GPS.
During a round, this unit offers fast satellite location times and can find the satellite in under 30 seconds, and even from a cold start can connect within 3 minutes.
It is water resistant and includes a rubber cover over the USB connection port to enhance its water resistance.
Another advantage is automatic hole advance after it has been brought onto the putting green. You are also able to use the up and down arrow keys to manually select the hole.
There are no extra costs to operate this golf GPS because no fees or subscriptions are required.
And most notable is the portability of the GPS due to its small size and multiple wearing methods.
Some users mention that the voice feature is not very loud so may be difficult to hear in noisier areas or if you have any loss of hearing.
The reported battery life of 8 hours maximum may not be enough for 2 full rounds, so you most likely need to recharge after every round.
This GPS does not read the flag position, so as courses change the flag locations, it may not give the exact distance to the flag. But this Izzo GPS does offer front center and back to get you very close to your target.
The wrist strap is described as rubbery so may not be as comfortable to wear as leather or softer strap materials.
Despite this being a small unit, there are alternatives that are sleeker (such as the Golf Buddy) but may not offer as many wearing options.
There is also no mention of any scorecard features with the IZZO Mini Voice GPS.
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|Feature||IZZO Swami Voice|
|Distance to Green||Yes|
|Distance to Hazard||No|
|Control Type||push button|
|Batteries||Rechargeable lithium ion|
|Dimensions||43 x 43 x 14 mm|