Wingman Mini GPS Speaker

Wingman Mini GPS Speaker Review

By Paul Liberatore

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I don’t know about you, but music is pretty much a constant for me. If I’m working on Golfer’s Authority stuff in my office, there’s a good chance something calm and smooth is playing in the background. If I’m taking the kids to school, well, it could be anything on the radio. And within the last couple of years, music has been ever present on the golf course too. In fact, it feels weird if I’m playing with my buddies and we don’t have music going.


The problem I had when I first started playing music on the course though was that all I had was Spotify on my iPhone. The sound just wasn’t loud enough to project, so it was more or less an exercise in futility.


I tried a few different speakers, and most of them were ok, but I couldn’t find one I really liked. . . Until I came across the Bushnell Wingman Mini GPS speaker.


Not only is this speaker super compact, but it puts out a crystal-clear sound that can be heard across the fairway. And, it even has built-in GPS that gives me yardages! Does it get any better than that?


Well, it actually does. Keep reading and I’ll tell you why.

Key Features

More than 38,000 preloaded courses mean you don’t have to download new courses all the time.

Custom first tee introductions and on-course sound bites are fun for everybody.

TWS Technology allows two Wingman speakers to stream the same music simultaneously.

Design and Technology

Even though the Wingman Mini is small in stature, it’s jam-packed with cool tech and features.


Perhaps most notable are the 38,000 preloaded courses the Wingman Mini comes with. This almost entirely eliminates the hassle of having to download courses every time you play someplace new. The GPS’s auto course recognition feature means all you have to do is turn it on when you get to the course, and you’re ready to play.


When you put the Wingman Mini in your bag, you can ditch your rangefinder. With the simple push of the “B” button, the speaker will auditorily let you know how far you have to the front, middle, and back of every green.


One of my favorite features of the Wingman Mini are the customizable first tee introductions and sound bites. This creates a really fun dynamic within my regular group and is something not offered by any other speaker on the market.


The only hesitation I had about buying the Wingman Mini was how small it is, and my propensity for losing stuff on the golf course. That worry was quickly eliminated when I was able to secure it to a golf cart via the integrated Bite magnet. Even going over rough terrain (where I hit a lot of tee shots), I’ve never had an issue with the speaker falling off.

Wingman Mini GPS Speaker

And on days when I like to walk, the carabiner clip attaches easily to my golf bag and has yet to come loose.


Some of the guys in my weekly group were so impressed when I brought out the Wingman Mini, they went out and bought it for themselves. Now, whenever we’re paired together, we can play the same music on multiple speakers thanks to TWS Technology. Here again, another feature not found with other speakers.


If you decide to buy the Wingman Mini, I highly recommend downloading the Bushnell Golf app. It opens up a host of additional benefits, provides you with data to help improve your game, and makes updating the device a seamless process.


Despite so many features and advanced technological capabilities, the Wingman Mini is a piece of cake to operate.


PROS

  • More than 38,000 preloaded courses eliminate a lot of headaches.
  • Price point of just $99.99 is quite modest compared to other speakers.
  • Auditory yardages are easy to get and help quicken pace of play.

CONS

  • GPS doesn’t give you exact yardages to the flag.
  • GPS doesn’t give you yardages to bunkers or hazards.
  • Speaker may not function as well in places with spotty cell phone or smart device reception.

Our Experience

As you can probably tell by now, I’m ecstatic about the Bushnell Wingman Mini. It’s done nothing but enhance my on-course experience for the better.


While the sound quality alone is impressive, I really enjoy the customized first tee introductions sound bites. They get played regularly in my group.


Lastly, the fact that all I have to do is push a button to get yardages makes life a lot easier. And it eliminates the need to carry a rangefinder which is one less thing I can lose!

In short, I’m a huge fan of this GPS speaker. 

Wingman Mini GPS Speaker

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Speaker Be Used for Activities Other Than Golf, Such as Hiking or Cycling?

Yes, the speaker is versatile for outdoor activities like hiking, camping, cycling, and running. Its durable, waterproof construction and premium audio quality make it a great companion for various active pursuits.

What Devices Are Compatible With the Bluetooth Earbuds Pro?

Bluetooth Earbuds Pro are compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. If experiencing pairing issues, ensure the earbuds are fully charged and in range of the device. Troubleshooting tips are available in the user manual.

How Does the Speaker's Audio Quality Compare to Other Similar Products on the Market?

Ironically, the speaker's audio performance surpasses others on the market, surprising even the most skeptical. Its durability is unmatched, ensuring premium sound quality in any condition. This speaker is truly a game-changer.

Can the Speaker Be Fully Submerged in Water or Is It Only Water-Resistant?

Yes, the speaker is fully waterproof with an IPX7 rating, meaning it can be fully submerged in water without any damage. Its durability and waterproof rating make it perfect for outdoor activities and sports.

Are There Any Potential Drawbacks to Using the Ultimate Earbuds + Power Pack Bundle?

There are potential drawbacks to the ultimate earbuds + power pack bundle. Battery life may be limited for extended outdoor activities. Comfort level and device compatibility could vary based on individual preferences and device models.

Conclusion

Music on the golf course is a relatively new trend, but it’s one that’s here to stay. And it’s one that I’ve fully embraced.


For the longest time, I just couldn’t find a speaker to suit my needs. That was until I came across the Bushnell Wingman Mini. Not only does that speaker put out one heck of a quality sound, it’s easy to use, and even gives me yardages! If that’s not a winning combination, I’m not sure what is. 

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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