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The Swami GT is a combination GPS and shot tracker that works well but lacks the refinement of other products in this segment.
Izzo has long been known for making quality golf products at reasonable prices, and, of late, they’ve been particularly noteworthy for their distance measuring devices. Now, they’re stepping into the shot tracking ring with GAME Golf and Arccos with the Swami GT, a unique device with a built-in GPS.
Set-Up & Ease of Use
Setting up the Swami GT is fairly quick and easy. The unit comes with 14 tags, and each one needs to be assigned to the correct club. This is a simple, if repetitive, process that involves touching the tag to the device, and then, on the device, selecting the club that tag goes with. I was able to set up my system in about five minutes.
At the course, power up your Swami GT and select the track that you’re playing. Using the Swami GT is similar to GAME Golf in that you need to touch the tag to your device before each shot. After the round, you need to connect your device to your computer to upload the data.
The large screen acts as a solid GPS.
You don’t need to have your phone out (or even turned on) on the course.
E-Caddie is a solid feature that will help with your course management.
The unit is the largest that I’ve seen, and it’s bulky to wear on your belt.
You are required to tag every shot that you hit.
No smart phone connectivity means that you need to connect your device to a computer after the round to see your cumulative stats.
No advanced stats – just the basics like Greens in Regulation, Driving Distance, Putts Per Round.
At $200, the Izzo Swami GT is one of the lower priced units in the shot tracking market. It’s not the cheapest, and the features it lacks are, in my opinion, very desirable. That said, if the Swami GT’s strengths match up with your desires, it’s a good buy.
While it’s not my favorite shot tracker, the Swami GT will have a strong appeal for those who want to golf without their phone but still want a GPS. It’s a solid unit that does what it claims, but it lacks the finer touches of GAME Golf and Arccos.