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The GolfBuddy Voice 2 is light, small, accurate, and incredibly easy to use.
One of the least talked about segments of the golf GPS market is voice (yes, pun intended). These tiny, easy to use devices are a great choice for the recreational golfer, and the new GolfBuddy Voice 2 is one of the best.
Setup & Ease of Use
Like all the best GPS units, all you need to do with the GolfBuddy Voice 2 is charge it (one charge lasts for 2+ rounds) and turn it on. When you get to the course, it automatically identifies the course and hole. The Voice 2 displays the distances to the front, middle, and back of the green, and a push of the main button will prompt the Voice 2 to tell you the distance to the center.
Just like the CT2 that we reviewed earlier this year, the GolfBuddy Voice 2 is very accurate. Compared to both yardage markers on the course and a reliable laser rangefinder, the distances that the Voice 2 produced were within a yard. It’s also worth noting that in all of my testing the Voice 2 never misidentified the hole I was on which makes using it extremely pleasant.
One of the big reasons that the Voice 2 surpasses previous voice GPS units is that you don’t need to use the voice. That may sound odd, but let me explain. Early voice units didn’t have a screen, so the only way to get yardages from them was to use the voice. I don’t mind the voice when I’m playing solo – in fact, I like it – but when I’m playing with friends I’d prefer to keep it quiet. The Voice 2 gives you the choice between looking at the screen for front, middle, and back yardages, or pushing the button for the voice. This also opens up more possibilities for how to carry the Voice 2.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the GolfBuddy Voice 2 comes loaded with 40,000 courses and there are no fees or subscriptions required to keep it up to date.
The GolfBuddy Voice 2 retails for $130 and is available in blue (shown here) and pink. For a reliable, easy to use GPS, the Voice 2 is a solid value.
There are accessories available for the Voice 2 if you don’t want to use the built-in clip. You can wear it as a watch ($30), on a belt clip ($20), on a retractable clip ($25) or display it in a cart mount ($25).
Just like GolfBuddy’s CT2, the Voice 2 is a very accurate, small GPS unit that helps you play quickly and play well. If you prefer your GPS to be nimble rather than covered in buttons, this one is for you.