While we still look at the TomTom Golfer 2 affectionately thanks to the great app and the top hazard data, shocking experience with the automatic shot detection ruins the round. By adding such a large amount of junk data into the mix is a backward step for TomTom, and hands Garmin the advantage with its strong Approach S20 and X40 devices. Even if you turn off automatic shot detection, what you’re left with is an expensive golf watch that only does the basics, which makes the Golfer 2 very hard to recommend.
The original TomTom Golfer was one of Wareable’s favourite golf watches, thanks to its super accurate distances, wealth of lay-up information and decent value.
Now the company is back with the TomTom Golfer 2, and things have got serious. In addition to GPS data, the Golfer introduces automatic shot detection and scoring.
It’s a departure from the no-nonsense attitude of the previous Golfer watch and comes with a newly renewed version of the TomTom MySports app, which is now better designed for golf.
But can TomTom register back-to-back birdies? We took to the course to find out what it was made of.
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