IZZO Swami 1500 Golf GPS Unit

May 20, 2010 by  
Filed under GPS

Price: $74.88   



Product Description

Golf Swami 1500 GPS

Simple, Fast & Accurate! SWAMI is everything a golfer needs in a GPS unit. Featuring Insta-Lok Technology & powered by the latest SIRFStar III chip, the SWAMI instantly calculates distance to the Front, Center and Back of the green of 12,000 downloadable US courses.

SWAMI stores up to 10 courses at a time and automatically recognizes the course you’re playing on power-up. Easy to use buttons and a large display allows you to quickly cycle from hole to hole for quicker play.

The rechargeable Lithium Ion battery holds a charge for a minimum of 12 hours at a time for extended play. Finally a GPS unit, with the features you need, at a great price.




Product Features

  • 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)


Editorial Review

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 12,000 courses across the U.S., 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 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
  • 12,000 courses available
  • 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.

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