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The TecTecTec Ult-G GPS golf watch is affordable, accurate, and easy to use.
TecTecTec has built a reputation for delivering quality laser rangefinders at an affordable price. With the launch of their new Ult-G, they’re looking to bring that same combination to GPS watches. With a retail price of just $120, can it keep up with more expensive units?
Set Up & Ease of Use
The TecTecTec Ult-G is one of the easiest-to-use golf watches that I’ve tested. The watch is powered by a rechargeable battery that powers up through a USB connection. Once it’s charged, push the satellite button, wait about one minute, then select your course.
On the course, you don’t need to touch the Ult-G if you don’t want to. It automatically advances from hole to hole providing the distance to the front, middle, and back of each green. If you want distances to hazards, push the middle button on the right.
Accuracy & Performance
Evaluating the performance of a golf GPS watch comes down to three things: accuracy, speed, and features. Accuracy is far and away the most important of those three, and the Ult-G is quite accurate. I compared the Ult-G to both a laser rangefinder and in-cart GPS on multiple courses. In both cases, the Ult-G was consistently +/- 1 yard.
Given the low price, I expected the Ult-G to lag in terms of speed. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was wrong. While walking, the Ult-G keeps up step for step. Even when riding in a cart at full speed, the Ult-G rapidly adjusts the display so that you have the right yardage the moment you stop.
When it comes to additional features, the Ult-G keeps it simple. It has distances to hazards, which is a must, in my opinion. You can also use it to measure the distance of a shot. That’s it. Fewer extraneous features means fewer buttons and fewer menus, which is a good thing in my book.
Finally, the Ult-G’s battery lasts for 2.5 rounds. With some GPS watches requiring a charge after every round, I found that to be impressive. Also, the extra 0.5 comes in handy when a round starts to run long.
The TecTecTec Ult-G retails for $120 (support Plugged In Golf, buy it HERE). Most GPS watches cost $150-$200, so TecTecTec is once again helping golfers save money. It’s also worth noting that there are no subscription fees or additional costs once you buy the watch. A low price plus strong performance makes the Ult-G a great value.
As I’ve shifted toward walking more and carrying less gear on the course, I’ve been in search of a good GPS watch. The TecTecTec Ult-G fits the bill and has become a part of my regular kit when I go to the course. If you’re looking to lighten your load and play faster, the Ult-G deserves strong consideration.