Review: Shot Scope V5 watch

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By Lewis Fraser Published: 3 April 2024
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A new GPS watch from Shot Scope. We just know this is going to be good.

Who is it for?

Golfers who want to easily track their stats on the course, while getting the best information possible.

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PROS

  • Looks absolutely quality
  • Access to the Shot Scope app will help you shave strokes off your game. Trust me, I'm living proof of this!
  • Hole maps feature brings new levels to course management
  • Buttons are easy to use, but won't interfere on the course

CONS

  • We're yet to find one

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Shot Scope V5 golf watch review

It’s a new watch from GPS experts Shot Scope. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from the V5.

The First Look

I opened this and immediately wanted to get it on my wrist. The dial looks great and the strap itself is very well put together. The case is subtle without being flimsy. This is the kind of watch that you would wear in everyday life, which I know is a cliche, but it really is true here.

As always, Shot Scope has nailed the looks aspect.

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The Tech

Here’s what Shot Scope has to say about their latest addition to the already successful V range.

The V5 sits alongside the popular and customisable G5 GPS watch, and the premium touchscreen X5 performance tracking watch. It represents great value for money, with no subscription costs and automated performance capabilities – adding to the extensive range and choice of products from Shot Scope.

The V5 also allows golfers to access updates within the app, most importantly within MyStrategy, for data-driven insights into how to strategically play a certain course. Furthermore, with over 100 game statistics, including Strokes Gained and Handicap Benchmarking, golfers with a Shot Scope device can explore their data with no additional fees via the app.

The hole maps give an overview of the full hole to help golfers navigate tough tee shots, by understanding where any hazards are or what might lie ahead of them on a blind tee shot. Golfers can plot their way around the course with the V5 comfortably on their wrist.

Accessibility to over 36,000 preloaded courses worldwide means playing more golf has never been easier. As well as possessing a long-lasting battery life that spans two rounds of golf, the V5 easily switches between metres and yards to cover all golf trips around the world.

“It’s the complete golf watch, with every aspect of the game seamlessly recorded and analysed. Our customers who have become familiar with the previous model will see some fantastic game-enhancing upgrades, like the inclusion of Dogleg data, a Digital Scorecard, Green view and pin placement information, as well as a slicker round-faced design easily worn off the course. The V5 yields advanced technology, yet a simple aesthetic – with a vivid, full-colour readable screen and multiple colour display options. We know that a touch screen isn’t for everyone, so the V5 offers an alternative for golfers looking for more tactile watch functions to seamlessly cycle through the new features using the easy-to-use buttons.” – David Hunter, Chief Executive Officer at Shot Scope.

The bunkered Verdict

It looks the part and, although we’ve not got it out onto the golf course yet, due to inclement Scottish weather, we know it will perform well too.

I can say already that it feels brilliant on the wrist, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t tend to wear a watch on the golf course. As with anything Shot Scope produce, it’s straightforward to set up thanks to the Shot Scope app and if you want, this can help you track your stats too.

A new feature you’re going to find in this watch is the ‘hole maps’ enablement, which allows users to get a bird’s eye view of the hole. If you’re playing somewhere you don’t know and you want to get a good gauge on where you could be flying the ball to, then this will really help you.

The team at Shot Scope are always telling me that I should be wearing one of their watches, as it’s easier to track my stats than using the PROLX+, which is great, by the way.

If I was going to wear any GPS watch, I’m certain it would be this one.

The Details

Available: April 3 2024

RRP: £239

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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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