Description & Review
It looks good and offers a range of very useful features at a particularly affordable price. See our review of this classy GPS watch from TectecTec.
- Design 90% 90%
- Technology 90% 90%
- Performance 85% 85%
- Battery Life 86% 86%
- Wear Comfort 88% 88%
- Mobile App 84% 84%
- Price 99% 99%
Can The TecTecTec ULT-G Prove Itself On The Course
I was once lucky enough to be invited (early in my playing days) to one of the more exclusive golf courses in my area. I was a little concerned because I was still having difficulty with my game. Part of that was the fact that I couldn’t measure distance to green or lie particularly accurately. I wanted to solve that problem so I didn’t look as new to the game as I was. A friend mentioned the TecTecTec ULT-G Golf Watch and gave me a demo. He also leant me his device. It helped, I was impressed and, sometime later, wanted to look at it’s capabilities in more detail.
- It’s easy to use after familiarisation.
- It is straightforward to setup.
- It’s lightweight and waterproof.
- It’s easy to use after familiarisation.
- It is straightforward to set up.
- It’s lightweight and waterproof.
What To Look For With A GPS Watch
Firstly, why have a Golf GPS watch? Simply, because these tools help you with useful on course distance measurements that matter. With the ease of use in mind, when it comes to the ULT-G golf watch, you can acquire the range to the front, back, and middle of the green rapidly. Distance to hazards is also fast and convenient. It’s also lightweight, which means you can carry it around comfortably during your round.
I like this golf watch because it is an affordable, low-profile option for people of all ages, even children starting the game. If you’re tired of using phone apps that you need to get in and out of your pocket or bag, then the ULT-G Golf Watch is a good alternative.
As you may be finding out, making a decision on which GPS watch to buy can be challenging. This review of the ULT-G may help you include (or drop) from your thinking. With any golf watch, you should consider these factors (at least).
You must look at the accuracy of a GPS watch. Ensure that you pick something that will provide you with accurate measurements during the game. This is the cornerstone of play.
The build quality is another crucial factor. When you think of a golf GPS watch in terms of quality, check the durability and the display resolution. You do not want to buy something that will disappoint you during your game. It mustn’t be hard to see and screen details should be clear. You don’t want a device prone to damage either.
Ease of use
Some people prefer a watch that has many buttons, while some are okay with a few controls. It should be based on your experience level and preference. If you are a beginner, I advise a watch that will be easy for you to master and use.
Buy a watch that guarantees you a long battery life because it will last you several rounds between charges.
Being a 10-handicap golfer, I like to buy a waterproof watch. Sometimes, it might rain during the game or I might sweat when it’s too hot. Moisture resistance is an important factor over time.
Summary Of The TecTecTec ULT-G
The ULT-G is a product of the TecTecTec company, a vendor becoming more and more popular in the US. It’s accurate and provides that important quick distance measurement. Most golfers find very usable as it is easy to set-up, easy to operate and durable. The inbuilt worldwide course/hazard maps are very helpful and reasonable quality.
TecTecTec guarantees that you receive +/-1-yard measurements within seconds (which you do). Apart from this, it provides you with everything you need and there are no additional charges for course map updates. If you plan to take your golfing skills to another level, this is the device that could help you, at a very reasonable price point.
Before buying any GPS watch, I like to look at the features that come with it. It is much more enjoyable to use a golf watch when you know how it functions. Below are some of the essential features and benefits of the ULT-G watch as I see them.
As mentioned earlier, the watch helps you measure the distance from the front, back, and middle. It can access information to more than 38,000 courses worldwide by satellite. It is also accurate to within plus or minus one yard.
The device also indicates the hazards and layups that you might find on the course. This allows you to plan each shot more thoroughly when driving and on the approach.
Automatic Hole Progression
The device has an automatic hole progression that you can use during play. This means your watch will update automatically as you move between holes.
No Subscription required
The ULT-G has got everything that you need to take your game to the next level. There are no hidden and extra charges. Instead, it has free lifetime updates for the courses. This allows you to access as many courses as you want across the US and around the world.
Bluetooth Update Capability
This feature allows you to sync your device using the ULT-G smart app. All you have to do is click a button, and you can cast the yardage. You can also control other golf GPS features in your device with the app if wanted.
I like the ULT-G watch because it is waterproof and dustproof. This makes it easier for you to maintain the GPS watch. You also get to enjoy the game without worrying about the risk of it being exposed to water and sweats.
Apart from that, the product is lightweight at just 181 grams. The weight gives you an easy time to move around the course while playing. It comes with a durable wrist strap that you can adjust to fit comfortably in your arms. It also has a clock to tell you the time.
There is nothing more frustrating than finding you cannot read your watch in the middle of a game. With the ULT-G watch, you can read and interpret the texts regardless of the weather changes.
The high-resolution display that this product comes with will interest you. You can scan and read the measurements of the area even when the sun is too bright.
The fewer buttons a device has, the easier it becomes to use. The ULT-G Watch is easy to use because of the minimal controls it has. They include; satellite, menu, up, select, and down. This enables you to make shots instantly without the struggle of finding which button you should use.
The device also has a backlit display that you can use to increase readability in low light conditions. Therefore, you do not have to worry about reading in low light conditions, and you can play at any time of the day.
A good GPS watch should have a long battery life so that you could at least play three rounds before you recharge your battery.
The good thing with ULT-G Golf Watch, the battery is long-lasting, and it is inbuilt. The device also comes with a USB cable that allows you to recharge your watch using a wall charger or a computer.
Price is another thing that I like about the ULT-G Watch. It is affordable and it offers you all the major features you need during your game.
Try using the device, and you will enjoy it. It is worth it and most non-professional players should get good value for money.
The product is USGA compliant and is certificated therefore the product can be trusted by customers. TecTecTec are very passionate about their products and provide a good support service in the event of any difficulty with their product. They offer you a one-year warranty against damage.
The ULT-G golf watch is gaining popularity because it is affordable and provides most golfers with the key functionality they need. While I was researching this product, I found generally positive user reviews and some negative. The trend though was positive, both in the US and UK. My own experience with the watch on trial has been a good one.
There are a good choice of GPS Golf Watches on the market – here are a few others you may like to consider alongside this model.
Canmore TW-353 GPS Watch
The minimalist Canmore TW-353 is simple to use while still offering the main features you would want for a device like this. It is similar to the ULT-G Watch in offering you the distance to the front, middle, and back of the green. Hazard information is also available, along with hole information.
It is readable when the sun is bright and offers a clear, hi-resolution display. Course data updates are loaded via USB after download from the manufacturer’s website. A Score sheet function is also included.
- It’s very cost-effectively priced.
- It’s much lighter than the ULT-G.
Golfbuddy AIM10 GPS Golf Watch
This is yet another alternative that you could be interested in. The watch has an automatic course and hole recognition. Just like the ULT-G golf watch, you can measure on-course distance accurately. Additionally, it has a scorecard to help you keep track of your scores.
This Golfbuddy Watch has a zoom-in and out function that enables you to get a better view during play. It comes with a full-color display and a responsive touch screen. It would be best to try this device as it is very stylish and has a smart, durable design. It is more expensive than the ULT-G and offers a better user experience. Whether that is necessary given the price difference, depends on the buyer.
- It’s more expensive than the TecTecTec but very good value.
- It has more pre-loaded courses (40,000) than the ULT-G.
- It boasts a color display.
Golf Buddy VoiceX GPS Golf Watch
The VoiceX Watch comes at an affordable price compared to the ULT-G. The device allows you to measure the yardage to the green front, back and middle and hazards, like other options, looked at here. In addition, it can also measure the distance covered by each shot.
It is preloaded with 40,000 worldwide golf courses with free updates and has a pin placement that sets the position on the green of the hole being played.
- It’s in the same price range as the ULT-G.
- Includes 5 Ball Markers.
- It measures the distance of each shot.
- 40,000 courses are pre-loaded.
The ULT-G Golf Watch is a good, cost-effective, no-frills option. There are relatively few features but the most important ones for an average player are there. I particularly liked the fact you’re not paying for sexy features you probably won’t use. It is an excellent fit for both beginners and developing golfers on a budget. Professionals will be able to find better alternatives for their level of play.ׄ
Product and technical images with permission of TecTecTec
Mark Stevens, RTD Golfer and Tech Specialist