The Expresso AG1 (the “AG” standing for “Automotive” and “Golf”) provides a navigation system for while you are on the road, and a golf GPS device for when you are on the course. Not limited to just GPS use, the device also can acts as a portable media player, with the ability to show photos, and play both music and video. Whether users find these additional features a plus or a minus, however, we leave for others to debate. We do often see manufacturers struggle when they try to provide a device with wide range of features instead of having a laser-like focus on those that are core to the product. As point of comparison, see also the Golf Guru 4, which also provides road navigation software along with acting as a portable media player.
The Expresso AG1 runs iGolf 2.0 software. As such, though we didn’t test the AG1, we expect the same performance as the Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC+. The Expresso AG1 comes preloaded with front, center and back of green information along with custom points for mapped courses. In order to access interactive hole maps with multi-level zoom, which is one of the key selling points of the AG1, you’ll need to purchase a premium membership for $34.99 per year.
The Expresso AG1 has a 3.6″ color touchscreen, is 2.5 x 4.5 x 1 when folded, and is marketed with a weight of 6.2oz.
Retail price: $249.99
Three year total cost: $354.96
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Expresso AG1 Demo: http://www.expressogps.com/expresso_demo.swf