These 5 rangefinders are lightweight, compact, and cost less than $150

Distance measuring devices

These 5 rangefinders are lightweight, compact and affordable.

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If you haven’t added a distance-measuring device to your on-course repertoire, it’s high time you considered it. Many of the latest models are super lightweight, can be easily attached to your belt loop or golf bag, and don’t even require looking through a viewfinder to laser the distance yourself. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, how about this: the five models feature below cost less than $150 — an awesome deal!

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Izzo Swami Voice Clip Golf

$129.99
Izzo’s Swami Voice Clip Golf gps is equipped with a built-in voice feature that delivers audible distances as you prepare to attack the pin. Another feature includes multiple display orientation for rotating the screen to view distances in a larger font. You will see and hear distances to the front, center and back of the green. 38,000 preloaded golf courses are available and do not include subscription fees. The Voice Slip Golf gps is water resistant, easy to charge, and offers up to 10 – 12 hours of battery life.
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Golf Buddy Voice 2 SE

$129.99
The Golf Buddy GB Voice 2 SE is the #1 selling voice unit in golf. This voice GPS is ready to use out of the box with easy-to-use and essential features. Try out the product that pioneered an entire category of GPS in golf, the Golf Buddy GB Voice 2 SE.
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Izzo Swami Watch

$129.99
Izzo’s Swami Watch gps offers a comfortable and modern design while also providing excellent performance on the course. Improve your round with precise distances to the front, center, and back of the green as well as distances to water hazards, bunkers, and doglegs. Additional benefits include Auto-Course Recognition, Auto-Hole Advance, Shot Distance Measurement, and Digital Scorecard. The Watch Golf gps is water resistant, easy to charge, and offers up to 10 hours of battery life in GPS mode.
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Garmin Approach G12

$149.99
We’ve got your game with the Approach® G12 golf rangefinder. Clip the thin GPS device to your pocket, or use the lanyard loop to mount it on a golf bag, to see distances to the green at a glance — for up to 30 hours on a single charge. Use big-numbers mode to display accurate yardage measurements to the front, back and middle of the green. See positions of the hazards and doglegs on a hole, so you can find the best way to navigate each shot. This rangefinder comes preloaded with more than 42,000 courses worldwide and gets wireless course updates (when paired with a compatible smartphone), so you can easily play your favorites. Pair with Approach CT10 club tracking sensors (sold separately) to automatically track your shots. Your shot data, scores and stats will be automatically uploaded to the Garmin Golf™ app (when paired with a compatible smartphone), so you can see your game, participate in weekly leaderboards and more.
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Izzo Swami KISS Golf

$99.99
Does your game need a little more precision? Than the new Swami Kiss is the perfect product for you! It’s simple, sleek design fits perfectly in your hand, and is perfect for a handheld golf GPS rangefinder. The Swami Kiss was designed to simply set the GPS mode, stick it to the cart and just play! The device is capable of displaying yardage in 2 different ways; the standard Front, Center & Back display, or a new, more Simple Mode that displays yardage to the Center of the green only, with Front & Back distances on the next screen. With more than 38,000 preloaded global course maps, the Swami Kiss Golf GPS Rangefinder provides accurate distances to the front, center and back of the green, as well as layup and carry distances to hazards and doglegs. There are no annual subscription fees and course map additions and updates are free of charge and easy to do! The Swami Kiss Golf GPS Rangefinder has a long lasting battery that will last at least 12 hours while golfing, giving you upt to
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