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IZZO Swami 1500 Golf GPS Unit

3.9 out of 5 stars 195 customer reviews

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  • Golf GPS unit for beginner to intermediate golfers for calculating distance to the front, center, and back of the green
  • Stores up to 10 courses at a time; compatible with more than 12,000 U.S. courses
  • Fast Insta-Lok technology; large easy-to-read display and 4 intuitive buttons
  • Easy-to-use PC connection for downloads and charging; rechargeable lithium battery
  • Runs for at least 12 hours per charge; measures 3.75 by 1 by 2 inches (W x H x D)

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Customer Rating 4 out of 5 stars (195) 4 out of 5 stars (272) 4 out of 5 stars (780) 3 out of 5 stars (34)
Price $69.99 $99.99 $149.00 $71.58
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Sold By theOlympicGolf Amazon.com Firemall LLC Amazon.com
Batteries are Included Yes Yes No
Are Batteries Required Yes Yes No
Item Dimensions 6 x 6 x 3 in 0.8 x 2 x 3.8 in 2.7 x 3.6 x 5.5 in 6 x 6 x 3 in
Item Weight 0.6 lb 3.2 ounces 1.76 ounces 0.75 lb
Lithium Battery Packaging Batteries contained in equipment Batteries contained in equipment
Sport Type Golf Golf Golf Golf
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Product description

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Golf is a game of precision, so why depend on ballpark guesses when estimating the distance to the green? Enter the Izzo Swami 1500, a fully featured golf GPS unit that offers everything you need to approach the pin with confidence. Powered by the latest SIRFStar III chip and equipped with Insta-Lok technology, the Swami instantly calculates the distance to the front, center, and back of the green on more than 19,000 courses across the U.S. and Canada, turning your golf game from piffling to precise. The Swami is easier to use and more accurate than a laser rangefinder. That's because the Swami measures distances without requiring a direct line of sight to the target, while a laser rangefinder can only measure to the flagstick or other defined objects within its sight. Plus, a rangefinder's accuracy is highly dependent on how far you are from the target, whereas the Swami's GPS technology is accurate to within a few feet. Most importantly, the Swami simply helps you play better golf. When you know the exact distance to the flag and the borders of the green, you can pick the right club for the distance and do it faster. No more wasting time searching for yardstick markers or sprinkler heads. Just upload the course from the online Swami Map Manager (subscription required) before your round, stand under an open sky, and the Swami's Insta-Lok technology does the rest, locking in the correct yardage to a target with minimal lag time. Even when riding in a cart, the yardage changes instantly.

The Swami stores up to 10 courses at a time and automatically recognizes the course you're playing upon powering up. The Swami is also a breeze to use, with intuitive buttons and a large display that allows you to quickly cycle from hole to hole. And even though the Swami is precise and user-friendly, it costs about half to a third as much as most other golf GPS systems. That's because Izzo streamlined the latest technology while maintaining only the most vital features in an effort to make the Swami more affordable. The navigator is built using the same state-of-the-art technology as the highest-end GPS units, but without the costly bells and whistles that most golfers don't really need or use.

The Swami is perfectly legal to use in many handicaps and tournaments, as both the USGA and the R&A have allowed the use of distance measuring devices when the local governing committee permits it. Users should always check with the local golf pro if the event is a USGA-sanctioned tournament before using the Swami on the course. Other features include an easy-to-use PC connection for downloads and charging; a rechargeable lithium battery that runs for a minimum of 12 hours per charge; a water-resistant housing; and OS compatibility with Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. The Swami 1500, which measures 3.75 by 1 by 2 inches (W x H x D), carries a 90-day warranty.

Key Details:

  • Insta-Lok technology provides accurate distance information to the front, center, and back of the green
  • Large, easy-to-read display
  • 4 simple-to-use buttons
  • 19,000 courses available (U.S. and Canada only)
  • Stores up to 10 courses at a time
  • Automatic course recognition on power up
  • SIRFstar III technology
  • Simple, easy PC connection for downloads and charging
  • Rechargeable lithium battery included
  • Runs for a minimum of 12 hours without recharging
  • Measures 3.75 by 1 by 2 inches (W x H x D)

The compact Swami 1500 includes a belt clip, USB cable, quick-start instructions

What's in the Box?
Swami 1500, belt clip, USB cable, quick-start guide.

Note: An initial $9.99 activation fee is required to download course maps. With this fee you will receive unlimited course downloads for one full year from the time of your activation. After one year, you are not required to reactivate. If you choose not to reactivate, courses loaded on your Swami will remain on the unit; however, you will not receive course updates or be able to download new courses to your unit unless the activation fee is renewed.

Buying Guide

Amazon.com Golf GPS Guide
Staying Linked in on the Links
Having a golf GPS unit in your bag is a bit like playing with your very own PGA-quality caddie. These little electronic wonders have evolved a great deal since the USGA deemed them legal for tournament play in 2005. Most models these days can provide you with quick and accurate information regarding distance to the hole and other targets and hazards; length of prior shots (often storable for future reference); course layout; distance to the front, middle, and back of the green; and more.

With a wide range of golf GPS device, feature, and subscription choices available on the market today, finding one that's right for you can be like finding the middle of the fairway when the winds are swirling. Amazon.com has put together a list of the top GPS units and their key specifications, below, to help you select your ideal model.

Navigating Your Options
Unit Available Courses/Capacity Membership Fees Screen Battery Type/Life
Bushnell Golf GPS 368100 Yardage Pro 12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/10 $34.99 annually Black and white backlit LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours
Bushnell Neo Golf GPS 12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/10 $34.99 annually 2.1-inch, black and white backlit LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours
Bushnell Yardage Pro Golf GPS 12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/10 $34.99 annually Black and white backlit LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours
Bushnell Yardage Pro XG Golf GPS 12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/20 $34.99 annually 2.2-inch, high-contrast black and white LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours
Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC Golf GPS 12,000 (download up to 100 annually) $34.99 annually 2.2-inch, high-resolution backlit color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours
Callaway Golf uPro Golf GPS 18,000/50 None 320x240 high-resolution color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/12 hours
Callaway Golf uPro Go GPS 18,000 pre-loaded One-time $49.99 activation fee 240x320 high-resolution color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/10-12 hours
Garmin Approach G3 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld 12,000/unlimited None 160x240 transflective color TFT touchscreen Two AA batteries/up to 15 hours using NiMH or lithium
Garmin Approach G5 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld 12,000/unlimited None 240x400 transflective color TFT touchscreen Two AA batteries/up to 15 hours using NiMH or lithium
GolfBuddy Plus GPS Rangefinder Over 14,000/1,000 None High-resolution black/white LCD Rechargeable lithium-polymer
Golf Buddy Pro GPS Range Finder All available courses in North America/20,000 None High-resolution black/white LCD Rechargeable lithium-polymer with AAA backup
Golf Buddy Tour GPS Range Finder All available courses in North America/20,000 None Backlit color LCD Rechargeable lithium-polymer with AAA backup/14 hours
GolfLogix GPS by Garmin (2008 Model) 15,000/20 $39.95 annually 1.25-by-2.25-inch backlit black and white LCD Two AA/22 hours
GolfLogix GPS Smart Phone Membership and Ultimate Retail Accessory Kit 24,000/varies by smartphone $39.95 annually N/A N/A
GPS Golf Guru 4 Precise GPS/PDA Golf Rangefinder with Multi-application capabilities 20,000/200 None 3.5-inch full color touchscreen Rechargeable/14 hours
IZZO Swami 1500 Golf GPS Unit 12,000/10 $9.99 annually Black and white LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/12 hours
OnPar Golf Touchscreen GPS 13,000/300 None Full color backlit touchscreen Rechargeable lithium ion
SkyCaddie SG2.5 Golf GPS (Black) 16,000/varies based on membership plan $29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan 120x80 backlit black and white LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/14 hours
Sky Caddie SG3.5V GPS Unit 16,000/20 $29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan High-resolution 2.2-inch backlit color LCD Three AAA
SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS (Black) 16,000/10 $29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan 220x176 high-resolution backlit color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/14 hours
SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS 30,000 pre-loaded $29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan Three-inch, high-resolution transflective TFT-LCD screen Rechargeable lithium ion/14 hours
Sonocaddie Auto Play Golf GPS Pre-loaded with 18,000/30,000 None 220x176 high-resolution backlit color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/12 hours
Sonocaddie V300 Color GPS Unit 22,000/30 One-time $29.95 or $49.95 fee, depending on plan, or $5 per course after first five free downloads 2.2-inch high-resolution backlit color LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/15 hours
Sonocaddie XV2 Personal Golf GPS 22,000/20 One-time $29.95 or $49.95 fee, depending on plan, or $5 per course after first five free downloads Black and white LCD Three AAA/10 hours
Sureshot GPS Golf System 14,000/10 $29.95-199.95 annually, depending on plan Full color backlit LCD Rechargeable lithium ion/typically lasts for 36 holes


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 3 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001P829XC
  • Item model number: Swami 1500 GPS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #509,848 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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