The Bushnell Phantom GPS offers a new dimension to the options available from the leading rangefinder producer.
Bushnell produce some of the best rangefinders on the market, and have moved into new territory with the Hybrid – which combines rangefinder and GPS in one unique device – and now the Phantom.
The Bushnell Phantom is actually an upgraded version of the Neo Ghost model, but takes the GPS offering to a whole new level with Bluetooth and Bite technologies added, the latter providing a magnetic option to click the device into a host of places.
What Bushnell say about the Phantom GPS:
“This easy-to-use, convenient golf GPS comes equipped with a bite magnetic mount you can attach to your cart and a clip holder. Whether you’re walking or carting the course, you’ll have every hole covered with this state-of-the-art device.”
John DeCastro, Global Product Lane Director at Bushnell Golf, added: “The addition of Bluetooth and Bite technologies push the Phantom a step above its predecessor, the neo Ghost. Phantom provides golfers with the critical distance information they need, while offering the convenience and reliability they are accustomed to from Bushnell Golf GPS products.”
Bushnell Phantom GPS Design
The first thing that is obvious to say about the Bushnell Phantom GPS is that it is now one of the most flexible options on the market thanks to the new Bite Technology that is integral to the design.
Bushnell have added a high-power magnet into the design of predecessor the Neo Ghost, which has made the Phantom adaptable to the preferences all golfers.
The unique Bite Magnetic Mount allows for the Phantom to be attached to belts, trolleys or any metallic surface, and it comes with a clip holder to attach it to your ideal place for accessing yardages.
The Bushnell Phantom also now comes with Bluetooth capabilities to allow course updates to be made wirelessly.
It works in conjunction with the Bushnell App, which can be accessed with no extra membership or download fees, to ensure golfers always have the most up-to-date course details before teeing off.
The Phantom comes with 36,000 courses pre-loaded across 30 separate countries, providing distances to the front, middle and back of each green as well as up to four hazards per hole and lay up distances. You can also use the shot distance calculator to work out how far you hit your shots.
There is auto course and auto hole recognition features built in meaning the GPS should find the venue you are about to play. And if you are playing more than one round in a day you have no worries of the Phantom not lasting out the 36 holes because Bushnell have ensured the new design comes with a longer battery life than ever before.
The Phantom GPS can be purchased in four different colours with black, red, electric blue and neon yellow versions available.
Bushnell Phantom GPS Verdict
The Bushnell Phanton is very similar to a GPS watch in the type of data it provides, but significantly it has the flexibility afforded by the magnet and clip that have been added since the Neo Ghost version.
The big selling point of the Phantom is how simple it is to use as it provides quick access to the yardages as you play, with the added bonus of distances to hazards that you don’t get in some GPS watches with a similar price tag.
With a battery life that exceeds that which most watches can offer, plus the impressive magnetic clip allowing for it be placed on your belt, bag or cart, the Phantom is a seriously impressive GPS with exceptional value for money.
James is an avid golfer and reviews golf equipment and new gear for GolfReviewsGuide.com as well as providing the latest golf news. You will find him on a golf course wherever possible.