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Golf Buddy PT4 vs Garmin Approach G8 Review

 

What is the difference between the Golf Buddy PT4 vs Garmin G8?

The Golf Buddy has a 4" screen which is currently the largest screen on a handheld golf gps. Both units have no annual fee and will allow for free future updates as well. The Garmin G8 boast a few additional features such as the smart notification which works with the bluetooth on your phone. You decide the gps which best fits your needs. 

Golf Buddy PT4 Review Garmin Approach G8 Review

Golf Buddy PT4

Garmin Approach G8

Price

 

Retail: $399.95

Find the BEST Price

 

 

Retail: $399.95

Find the BEST Price

 

Size

 

5" x 2.7" x .59"

 

 

4.4" x 2.1" x 0.6"

Weight

5.39 oz

3.97 oz

PC Interface

USB

 

USB

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

 

Display

 

4" High Resolution

Transflective Color TFT Touchscreen

Capacitive Touchscreen

 

 

3" High Resolution

Transflective Color TFT Touchscreen

240 x 400 pixels

Battery Type

 

Rechargeable Lithium Ion

Battery Life: Up to 10 Hours

 

Rechargeable Lithium Polymer

Battery Life: Up to 15 Hours

Waterproof

Shock & Water Resistant

Yes (IPX7)

Course Maps

 

Over 37,000 Pre-Loaded Courses

Pre-Loaded with Courses from Around the World

 See Available Courses

 

 

Over 30,000 Pre-Loaded Courses

Pre-Loaded with Courses from Around the World

 See Available Courses

 PinPointer Not Available

Garmin Approach G8 PinPointer

Let's you know which way to pin if you are in the woods or deep trap and can't see the pin

Green View

Golf Buddy PT4 Green View Garmin Approach G8 Green View
 Big Numbers Mode

 Not Available

 Garmin Approach G8 Big Numbers
 Smart Notification Not Available Garmin Approach G8 Smart Notification 
Stat Tracking

 

Stats Include: Putts Per Hole, Average Putts per Hole, Greens in Regulation, Percent of Greens in Reguation, Fairways Hit, Sand Shots

 

Stats Include: Putts Per Round, Greens & Fairways Hit, Average Distance

Scorecard Options

 Golf Buddy PT4 Scorecard

 Keep score for up to 4 players.

Keep track of strokes for up to 4 players using scoring options that include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins, and Match Play with adjustable handicaps

Common Advanced Features

 

 

Touchscreen

Touch Targeting (touch point on display to see distance to and from that point)

Manual Pin Positioning

Tracks Stats

Digital Scorecard

Shot Measure

Green View

Customizable Targets

External Memory - Micro SD

Multi-Lingual - English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Touchscreen

Touch Targeting (touch point on display to see distance to and from that point)

Manual Pin Positioning

Course Preview

Tracks Stats

Digital Scorecard

Computer Scorecard Review

Shot Measure

Green View

Customizable Targets

PlayLike Distance - Adjust distance for terrain such as uphill and downhill

Club Suggestion - Suggest club based on how far you have previously hit clubs

Big Numbers

Smart Notification

Membership Plans

 

No annual fees

You will be able to keep your unit current with new courses and course updates.

 

No annual fees

You will be able to keep your unit current with new courses and course updates.

Price

 

Retail: $399.95

Find the BEST Price

 

 

Retail: $399.95

Find the BEST Price

 

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