GolfBuddy has launched what the company claims is the world’s first golf GPS band. The new BB5 GPS band is said to be significantly slimmer and lighter than a watch and delivers accurate yardages via a ‘tickertape-style’ LED dot display. The BB5 gives distances to the front, middle and back of the green on over 37,700 global golf courses. Golfers can also measure their shot distances, record the number of steps they take and tell the time.
BB5 weighs 1¼ ounces, is water resistant to IP65 rating and has a rechargeable lithium battery giving up to 13 hours in golf mode. It comes supplied with two sizes of band S/M and L/Xl, with six different colour bands available as accessories.
John Ennis of GolfBuddy said, “The global rise of the fitness band has firmly established ‘wearable tech’ and the launch of the BB5 positions GolfBuddy once again at the forefront of bringing the latest mainstream consumer trends to golf. It’s very slim and light when compared to GPS watches, so appeals to golfers who don’t currently like to wear a watch when they play, or lady and junior golfers looking for a lighter or more comfortable GPS option.” MSRP: £199.95. More at: www.golfbuddybb5.eu