Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch Review

Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch Review

By Paul Liberatore



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When I was at the PGA Merchandise Show earlier this year, I had the chance to meet the guys from Shot Scope. I was a little familiar with the company, but it wasn’t until I could meet the guys that made it all work that I gained a lot of respect for the company and its golf distance measuring devices. 

Since then, I’ve had the chance to try out a number of their products, and I’ve been impressed by every single one.

One that I’m particularly excited about is the Shot Scope X5 GPS watch. Not only is this watch one of the most fashionable around, it’s packed full of all sorts of cool tech and features that are all designed to help you play better golf and have more fun.

Let’s dive in for a closer look.

Key Features

Club tags that attach to the end of your grips track all your shot information.

More than 100 metrics are tracked so you can analyze your performance over time.

Green View feature allows you to manipulate the pin placement for precise approach shot yardages.

Design and Technology

Ok, now the fun begins. Buckle up, because we have a lot to talk about with the tech and design features of the Shot Scope X5 . 

The first things you’ll notice about the X5 are its sharp, stylish looks. The display measures 1.2” in diameter and is full color. The display is encased by a ceramic bezel and multifunction crown. You can even choose from one of five different color watch band designs.

The watch comes preloaded with more than 36,000 courses so you’ll never have to worry about downloading a new course before you go play. 

On the home screen, you’ll see dynamic yardages to the front, middle, and back of every green. Also featured are distances to and over important obstacles like hazards, bunkers, and dog legs.

After you’ve found the fairway with your tee shot, switch over to the Green View screen where you’ll be able to see the entire green layout and use your finger to manually pinpoint the hole location on the touchscreen. When you do, the watch will give you a precise yardage to that point. 

A feature the X5 has that not many other GPS watches do is shot tracking tags. By attaching tags to end of the grips on your clubs, the system is able to track more than 100 different stats (including strokes gained) and store them. Once you’ve played enough rounds, you’ll be able to identify strengths and weaknesses and develop a practice plan accordingly. 

When you download the Shot Scope app, you have access to interactive features like tournaments and the ability to share highlights and lowlights on social media. 

If you’re working with a swing instructor, they can access your information through the Shot Scope Academy as long as they have an account. This can make remote learning a real possibility. 

The X5 also lets you keep score. As you progress through your round, your score in relation to par will be displayed on the home screen. 

With all the features the X5 offers, you’d think an annual subscription and updates would cost you additional money. That’s not the case, all that stuff is included with your initial purchase. 

Let’s say you’re going to play a new course and want to do a little pre round scouting. You can with Shot Scope’s Course Hub feature. This allows you to see how other Shot Scope users have played the course before you tee off. It’s like having your own customized yardage book. 

If for some reason you’re unhappy with your purchase of the X5 , you have a full 30 days to return it for a full refund, no questions asked. It also comes with an industry-leading two-year warranty. 

As you can see, there’s a lot going on with this watch.


  • Interactive features through the Shot Scope app open up a ton of features that can help you practice, plan, and identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Shot tracking capability is an industry best.
  • Sleek design and interchangeable wrist bands are fashionable.


  • Setup can take some time.
  • Availability can vary depending on demand.
  • Interchangeable wrist bands must be purchased separately.

Our Experience

As I mentioned in the opening, I’m really impressed with the team at Shot Scope. They’re passionate about what they do, and they know their stuff.

But I’ll be honest, I was a little intimidated when I first learned about the X5 and its different functions and capabilities. As someone who’s not great with tech, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to figure everything out.

That wasn’t the case at all. Despite being as technologically advanced this watch is, it’s very user friendly and easy to navigate.

It’s obvious there was a lot of thought that went into this watch’s development, and the results speak for themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch Be Used for Other Sports or Outdoor Activities Besides Golf?

Yes, the Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch can be used for other outdoor activities besides golf. It offers multi-sport functionality and accurate GPS tracking, making it suitable for various fitness tracking and outdoor pursuits.

Is There a Warranty or Guarantee Included With the Purchase of the Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch?

Yes, there is warranty coverage with the purchase of the Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch. Customer support is available for any issues. The warranty provides assurance and peace of mind for potential malfunctions.

How Often Does the Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch Receive Software Updates and Improvements?

I can’t speak for other products, but the Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch receives regular software updates to improve performance and features. Customer support is available to assist with any issues and provide guidance.

Can the Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch Be Used Without the Tracking Tags for Basic GPS Functionality?

Yes, the Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch can be used without the tracking tags for basic GPS functionality. This is great for outdoor activities, as it still provides dynamic yardages and other essential features.

Are There Any Additional Accessories or Add-Ons Available for the Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch?

Yes, the Shot Scope X5 Golf GPS Watch is compatible with additional accessories and add-ons for customization. There are various options available, including extra tracking tags, different types of watchbands, and protective cases for enhanced functionality and personal style.


You’re going to be hard-pressed to find a more functional, technically advanced GPS watch than the Shot Scope X5 . The number of different features and capabilities it has is unbelievable. On top of that, the watch is extremely functional and built using only the best materials.

I keep trying to think of something that I can call a red flag with X5 , and I can’t come up with anything. If you give it a try, I don’t think you’ll be able to find any drawbacks either.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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