iGolf has released a golf GPS app for Windows Phone 7 and it's free! Now iGolf Mobile is available for all the major smartphone platforms – Blackberry, iPhone, Android, Palm and even Verizon Brew. We're talking about the world's largest GPS enabled golf course database with over 35,000 courses, the same database that powers the Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC+ rangefinder. Even more amazing is that the features available in the "free version" rival the features found on many expensive handheld GPS devices. Add the Premium subscription for $5/mo. or $50/yr. and you're on the cutting edge.
We're happy to see that Window Phone 7 users now have a feature-rich golf GPS app available to them. Since smartphones are making their way into every family and every foursome, you might be wondering if there is still a market for the handheld golf GPS rangefinder… The reasons we say "Yes", are:
- Four hours of GPS golf course interactivity will quickly drain your phone battery
- We pay a healthy price for our smartphones and are tied into contracts… you have to consider the wear and tear and possibility of the drop on the cart path.
- Most phones don't stay on all the time, so you have to reach for it, turn it on and wait for it to get the satellite reading. Dedicated golf GPS devices stay on all the time and have the yardage within seconds of arriving at your ball
For the occasional golfer, iGolf mobile is a fantastic option, but if you play often, a dedicated golf rangefinder may be the way to go. Prices are starting to really drop and maybe it's because of competition from the phone market. Take for instance, the recent announcement of the full-featured Callaway upro mx. It will be released in May for less than $200 with no required annual fees. Stay tuned to see what's next!