January 6, 2011

Celestron Announces the CoursePro Golf GPS

Celestron, maker of telescopes and optical products has announced that they are entering into the GPS fray with a couple of new products; the CoursePro and CoursePro Elite GPS handhelds. The inexpensive units ($99 and $149 respectively), are able to tell distances to the front and back of the green while the Elite adds on scorecard data functions and hazard mapping.

Looks like they have access to 20,000 golf courses, but not sure if that is at an extra cost or if that is included in the purchase price. We'll try to find out and get back to you.

Celestron, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, weather stations, microscopes and related accessories, today announced the launch of CoursePro Golf GPS at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

CoursePro is a GPS-enabled device that helps golfers by providing unique course information for at least 20 golf courses including distances to the front, center and back of the green for each hole along with the par.

CoursePro is available in two models -- CoursePro (Suggested Retail Price: $99) and CoursePro Elite (Suggested Retail Price: $149).

Additional features, such as scorecard data and analysis and hazard mapping, are included in the CoursePro Elite model. The CoursePro Elite has a course memory of 100 courses and uses a sunlight readable TFT transflective color LCD screen.

Both CoursePro models have access to downloadable information for 20,000 golf courses around the world from the Celestron website.

"At Celestron we're building technology that enhances the way consumers enjoy their hobbies," said Joseph A. Lupica Jr., president and CEO of Celestron. "CoursePro is the first golf GPS device in its price range, and provides information golfers need to improve and further enjoy their golf game."

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Posted by Scott Martin at January 6, 2011 1:13 PM

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