Satnavs for golf gps

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    Hello everyone,
    With old satnavs no longer being supported and what I believe TomtTom no longer selling the golfing devices - surely it's a no brainer to use the old devices for golf gps? Have a decent touch screen ONE - is it possible to download golf course maps or the tomtom golfer software to the satnav?

    I know Garmin have excelled in this field and so many golfing apps for smartphones but greatly drain battery power - if it came to it I'd be happy to pay for a one off map fee to download golf course info.

    Missed a trick?
     
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    Not possible, sorry.
     
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    Thanks - it's a shame really
     
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    Compared to what is available, a ONE would be rather bulky for that purpose. I also agree that the phone apps for this purpose are real battery drainers.

    TomTom used to sell a very nice golf watch --past tense -- but there is that and a host of other good options that keep courses updated regularly and are a real help in establishing distances to traps, green centers, etc. They offer MUCH more than just a map, and with just a map, determining distances would still be impossible given the firmware on a ONE.

    If you pick up a used TomTom version, I can advise that they are still providing course updates. I get one every couple of weeks.

    However, the equivalent to the lower end TomTom (Garmin 'Approach S20') is still a current product, and available for less than $150.
     
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    Agree it may be bulky but clipped to a bag or cart - I have an Approach S20 and more than adequate - but disappointing can't recycle the ONE
     
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    Yeah. But there have never been ANY golf maps built by the team for this platform.
     
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