PRODUCT REVIEW: The revolutionary I’m Caddie GPS

Updated: June 4, 2012

As we enter into the digital age we are seeing a proliferation of GPS devices come on the golfing scene. The newest entry is called I’m Caddy. Already a hit in Asia, the I’m Caddie GPS is now available in the U.S. I’m Caddie is the most simple, most convenient, user-friendly golfing GPS device on the market today. Unlike other GPS units, I’m Caddy is the picture of simplicity–it has no pictures and it doesn’t require extensive programming.

It is small and designed to be clipped onto your cap and, with a touch of a button; it will announce the distance to the center of the green. What could be easier than that?

The manufacturer claim they have every golf course in the world pre-programmed into it (30,000 worldwide with 17,000 in the U.S.) and it comes with lifetime free downloads for new courses and updates.

Here’s the good part, when you turn it on at the first tee it will determine what the course is you are playing and tell you the distance to the first green–no searching or programming necessary. We like that feature a lot.

Some of the well-known GPS systems charge a yearly fee but not so with I’m Caddy, it’s all free.

With I’m Caddy you can select from 7 different languages: English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, French and German. You can even pick a man or woman’s voice. Besides giving you the yardage to the center of the green, I’m Caddie will also tell you how long your drive was.

Other niceties that come with the GPS unit are a choice of 4 different faceplates so you can color-coordinate your look. Also included is a silicone jacket to help protect with shock absorption and weather proofing (the manufacturer does not recommend getting the unit wet).

Other accessories include a handy ball-marker that magnetically clips to the underside of the GPS unit and a soft carrying bag is provided that will keep your GPS and accessories protected.

As with any sophisticated electronic device you’ll need to spend a little time familiarizing yourself with the operation and function of the various buttons.

With so many of today’s GPS units selling for upward of $300, I’m Caddie knocks their socks off by coming in at only $150. It is available at or at for $149.99. There is also a version called I’m Caddie Pro that sells for $129.99.

If you’d like to learn more about I’m Caddie you can check them out on their website at: You can search the list of the golf courses that are pre-programmed into the unit to be sure that your planned outing is covered, be it in the U.S. or around the world.