The Bushnell Neo XS and the Garmin Approach S2, both are watches for especially designed for Golf Courses. Both of these watches are American-made, but of two different brands. Most of their features are quite similar, but in profundity, they both have different special features. These features make the Bushnell Neo XS and the Garmin Approach S2 very competitive.
The Garmin Approach S2 comes in variety of colors (White, Black, White-Purple and Green), whereas The Bushnell Neo XS is only available in it’s exclusive black color. They both are very comfortable to wear, but the Garmin Approach S2 is lighter in weight (1.8 oz) than The Bushnell Neo XS (2.1 oz). Unfortunately the The Bushnell Neo XS lacks the scoring and statistics feature, and the feature can only be found in The Garmin Approach S2. The availability of the courses for The Garmin Approach is world-wide, whereas for the Bushnell Neo XS, it only offers the availability of the courses for around about 30 countries.
However, the Bushnell Neo XS offers 33,000 courses, whereas the Garmin Approach S2 offers 3,000 less courses (30,000 courses in total). One of the most outstanding feature which The Bushnell Neo XS offers is the all new pre-mapped Hazard Information (up-to 4 hazard distances per hole). This feature cannot be found in the Garmin Approach S2. Surprisingly, the Bushnell Neo XS has an excessive about of battery life, which can last up to 2 years in the watch mode and 12 hours in the course mode, on the other hand, the Garmin Approach S2 has a battery life of only 3 weeks in the watch mode and 8 hours in the course mode.
Bushnell Neo XS Vs Garmin Approach S2
Both of these watches are suitable for different reasons and purposes. If you’re planning to have a long day of golf course, you would want to have the Bushnell Neo XS. However if you want to have a digital notification about your scoring and statistics, which is very important, then the Garmin Approach S2 is the better choice.