Sure, it’s –65 out right now but it’s never too early to start thinking about golf. Savant GPS knows this and, as such, will unveil the “On Par” GPS unit in Orlando this weekend with retail availability slated for “early February.”
According to a company press release:
“OnPar is the first GPS rangefinder with a dynamic hole layout display and GPS positioning that provides instant distances to anywhere and remaining distance to the green, personalized club averages, and simple score and shot tracking. And, it does it all with true one-touch operation.”
It looks like a nice little device, too. At 4.17 inches tall by 2.8 inches wide by .63 inches thick and with a single button and a big 3.5-inch touch screen covering almost the entire face, it resembles an iPhone 3G (4.5×2.4x.48) more than anything else.
It’ll hold up to 300 courses “with no membership fees or course map fees.” No word on the actual price of the OnPar itself but we’ll likely find that out within the next week or two.
Full press release:
Savant GPS, LLC will unveil OnPar, its revolutionary new touch screen GPS rangefinder, at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. OnPar is the first hand held color touch screen GPS rangefinder designed specifically to provide golfers the ultimate user experience. It’s like having a professional caddy at your fingertips.
OnPar is the first GPS rangefinder with a dynamic hole layout display and GPS positioning that provides instant distances to anywhere and remaining distance to the green, personalized club averages, and simple score and shot tracking. And, it does it all with true one-touch operation.
OnPar incorporates traditional golf information, the latest GPS technology, rich graphics, and a number of unique features that truly help golfers manage their game. OnPar’s 3.5″ high resolution touch screen display makes it easy to read, even in direct sunlight. All these features combined create a unique GPS rangefinder that is unequaled in golf.
Brian York, OnPar President and CEO stated, “We took a fresh approach to golf GPS rangefinders, incorporating intuitive touch screen technology and unrivaled useful features to elevate the user experience.”
One-touch distance measurements from tee to green.
Track your stats and get club suggestions based on your shot and yardage history.
Interactive and intuitive device to help you manage your round, view shot and yardage history.
OnPar will store up to 300 golf courses with no membership fees or course map fees.
OnPar will be available to consumers in early February, 2009 and may be purchased at select specialty golf retail stores, sporting goods stores, online golf retail outlets, golf course pro shops, and through the OnPar website (www.OnParGPS.com).