Expresso Satellite Navigation (ESN) has introduced the successor to the AG1, the AG50. The device features a 50-satellite receiver (thus the model name), and a 3.75″ color display. It comes with over 25,000 courses loaded onto the device, providing distances to the front, center and back of the green, along with pre-mapped target information. With a paid membership via iGolf.com (the same company that provides data for Bushnell XGC/XGC+ golf GPS devices), players will have access to full hole images and the ability to determine distances to any point on the course. Memberships are $34.99 per 50 courses per year.
The AG50 also can measure shot distances, keep scores and track statistics.
As with the AG1, the AG50 isn’t just a golf GPS device. It is equally a car navigation device, and includes text-to-speed, route planning, day/night modes, and points of interest. Automotive mapping data is provided by NAVTEQ, a name that will be known to many. And it doesn’t stop there – users can also listen to music, watch videos, and view photos. With its smorgasbord of offerings, it is a member of a unique category of golf GPS devices.