My Bushnell Wingman GPS speaker arrived on May 8th, and I have to say, I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy it. Listening to music on the course is something that I will do on occasion, but it is not something I do every round. I do however, use a Laser rangefinder and GPS unit for most rounds. The Wingman from Bushnell was being touted as the hottest product to be released by many for 2020, so I had to try it out.
So the first thing I noticed after taking the Bushnell Wingman speaker out of the box was the design and construction. This thing is put together really well, and has some mass to it. I immediately synched it with my Iphone in order to listen to the music. The Wingman rocks!
Of all of the Bluetooth speakers that I own, the Wingman is the loudest, and it had a very crisp sound. I kept hitting the volume button up and it kept getting louder. Most wireless speakers are limited in volume, but the sound is excellent. Although the Wingman appears to be one giant speaker, the music primarily comes out of one specific area which was surprising. It was more noticeable when we took the Wingman GPS to the golf course.
Using The Wingman GPS On the Golf Course
When I took the speaker / GPS unit to the course, I was worried about the speaker and how well it would stay on the golf cart. You can see from the pictures below, I initially attached it to the frame of the golf cart but rested the bottom portion on the window. The magnet on this thing (Bite Technology) is a beast, and will keep your speaker firmly in place. After using it for several holes I realized this, and moved it to the driver’s side of the golf cart.
Bushnell Golf is a leader in high-performance golf GPS technology, and they are proud to unveil a new first in the industry. A revolutionary new device that will provide you with an audible GPS providing you with distance to the front, middle, and back of the green, as well as being your personal sound system on the course.
The device is simply called the Wingman, and it lives up to that name. All while being the size of a small cylinder and carrying the same outstanding sound quality and exceptional detail that Bushnell Golf is renowned for.
Why is the Wingman going to make such an impact on the golfing community?
Over the last several years, Golf GPS devices and bluetooth speakers have both become common on the golf course. Obviously many more people now wear a GPS Watch, use a Rangefinder, and other navigational tools, but many golfers have started listening to music during their rounds. The new “Wingman” combines the best of these two products.
What about it is so game-changing that it’s worth your time and money?
How great will it be when you pull up to your ball in the middle of the fairway listening to your favorite music, and you lean over, hit a small button, and immediately be give the exact distance to the center of the Green? This combination of entertainment and convenience is going to make this a must have in any forward thinking golfers bag.
Using a Global Positioning System, it will provide crisp and clear audio announcements of your exact GPS position from the tee and to the pin, without you needing to check your phone or spend time figuring it out. All you have to do is press the button on the detachable remote on the top. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and as soon as you press that button, you’ll start hearing the details of the hole.
But it’s more than just a talking voice that gives out pieces of data now and then. You can sync it with your music playlist and use it just like a portable speaker.
The Wingman has four buttons on the side: one to switch it on and off, two to adjust the volume, and another to play or pause the sound. It’s that simple. Including the remote, that’s only five buttons. You should be able to figure it out in no time at all.
So if you’ve ever wanted to listen to the tunes you love, without the fuss of headphones or bulky radios, but keeping the same level of quality, now you can.
If you’re wondering how to carry it around, the Wingman is ready to clip right to your golf cart. Using integrated magnetic BITE technology, the Wingman will stay snugly attached for as long as you need it to.
Plus, with enough power for 10 full hours of golf, you’ll never be caught short in the middle of a game again. It will keep powering on long after you’ve finished your course for the day.
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With the Wingman, you’ll never have to worry about your phone battery on the greens again. Bushnell has you covered with its built-in USB charging port. All you need to do is bring your charging cable for your phone, and you’ll be good to go.
When you download the Bushnell Golf App to your iOS or Android smartphone, you will add a whole host of functions, with nothing more than a Bluetooth connection needed to pair it to the Wingman.
Here’s a sneak peek at what the Bushnell Golf App will give you:
- A birds’ eye view of the entire golf course you’re currently playing, in full color
- A visual display of the GPS distances, including the distance to the front, back, and center of the green, plus the ability to add custom points
- A tee time booking system so you know, down to the minute, where you need to be and when
- 3D flyovers so you can see the lay of the land in moments
- A digital scorecard to keep track of your performance
And if that’s not enough, here are a few other benefits the Wingman gives you:
It comes pre-loaded with 36,000+ golf courses from all across the world, and as a special bonus to American users, they can get discounted tee times at over 7,000 golf courses in the United States.
Now you might be thinking about whether this is right for you. To give you peace of mind, the Wingman comes with a guaranteed 1-year warranty, included straight out of the box.
So there you have it, the Wingman—a fresh innovation courtesy of Bushnell Golf that could improve your golfing experience like never before.
The Wingman was released in the spring 2020! You can order here on Amazon.
If you love products from Bushnell, you may want to check out the Tour V5 Shift rangefinder that was released in the summer of 2020.