Garmin G12 Vs Bushnell Phantom 2 Comparison Review
The Garmin G12 and the Bushnell Phantom 2 are older golf GPS models but they still provide a lot of value for the modern golfer.
The Garmin G12 and the Bushnell Phantom 2 Golf GPS devices have remained so popular for all these years because they offer no-nonsense golf data that you actually need on every course.
In the following comparison article, we are going to be walking you through some of the key features and advantages of each device.
Garmin G12 Overview
One of the coolest things about the Garmin G12 is that you can read the screen no matter what the weather conditions are like.
One of the things that annoy us the most is when you can’t even read your golf GPS watch or device. That’s not something you have to worry about with the Garmin G12. The Approach G12 features a 0.9” x 0.9” display screen.
The numbers and readouts displayed on the screen are also large enough to read even in direct sunlight. Oh yeah, and the screen of the Garmin G12 reduces glare on it’s own. The Garmin G12 can clip to your belt and it also comes with a lanyard.
It’s very lightweight and can easily fit into the accessories pocket of your bag. Of course, it’s loaded with more than 42,000 courses from around the world and can connect to your smartphone.
One of the things we noticed first between the Garmin G12 and the Phantom 2 was that the Approach G12 actually had better battery life.
Bushnell Phantom 2 Overview
The Bushnell Phantom2 GPS device is similar to the Garmin G12 in many ways.
First of all, it is also a handheld golf GPS device with a large numbers mode for easy reading. The Phantom 2 can also connect to the special Bushnell golf app for more robust data analysis.
The display size is 37mm x 37mm so it’s still large enough to read easily without being too big to fit in your pocket or your golf bag. The Phantom 2 also has an on-board magnet so it can be attached to your golf cart or even your club heads!
Though similar in many ways, one key disadvantage of the Phantom 2 when compared to the Approach G12 was a significantly shorter battery life.