Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q: How do I change my watch or handheld GPS for Daylight Savings Time?
    Watches: Excel, iON 2, Neo iON, Neo XS, Neo X
    Press Menu (lower left button), Settings, Time, Daylight, DST on +1 or DST off -1, Select +1 or -1
    Watch: Neo +
    Press Menu Settings, TimeDate, DST On or Off, Select On or Off
    Neo Ghost, Phantom
    Press Menu, Settings, Time/Date, Daylight Savings, DST on +1 or DST off -1, Select +1 or -1
  • Q: What are the iGolf abbreviations for hazards?
    A: Hazard abbreviations are defined as the following:

    1. LFB- Left Fairway Bunker
    2. MFB- Middle Fairway Bunker
    3. RFB- Right Fairway Bunker
    4. LFW- Left Fairway Water Layup
    5. LFWC- Left Fairway Water Carry
    6. MFW- Middle Fairway Water Layup
    7. MFWC- Middle Fairway Water Carry
    8. RFW- Right Fairway Water Layup
    9. RFWC- Right Fairway Water Carry
    10. FGB- Front Green Bunker
    11. RGB- Right Green Bunker
    12. LGB- Left Green Bunker
    13. BGB- Back Green Bunker
    14. RGW- Right Green Water
    15. FGWC- Front Green Water Carry
    16. FGW- Front Green Water Layup
    17. LGW- Left Green Water
    18. BGW- Back Green Water
    19. CRK- Creek Layup
    20. CRKC- Creek Carry
    21. EOF- End of Fairway
  • Q: How do I reset Jolt or Yards on my Tour V3 or Tour V3 Slope?
    Step 1
    Make sure your unit is completely powered down (this can be done
    by letting the unit remain unused for at least 30 seconds) – you will
    know the unit is shut down as there will be nothing shown in the
    eyepiece display.

    Step 2
    Press and Hold down the POWER/FIRE button located on top of the
    unit. Keep the POWER/FIRE button held down, and the unit will begin
    to cycle through the 4 available modes.

    - JOLT/Yards – displayed as JLT Y
    - Yards – displayed as Y
    - JOLT/Meters – displayed as JLT M
    - Meters – displayed as M

    Step 3
    When your desired mode is shown in the eyepiece display, release the POWER/FIRE button to select it.

    Step 4
    If you did not select the correct mode. Wait for the unit to power down and repeat step 2.
  • Q: My Neo Ghost shuts off every 15 minutes, how do I disable the auto-off function?
    Disable Auto-Off
    - Navigate to the settings screen by pressing the “MENU” button - Use the up or down button to select “SETTINGS” - Press the “SELECT” button to confirm.
    - Use the up or down button to select “AUTO OFF” in the Settings screen - Press the “SELECT” button to confirm. - Use the up or down button to highlight and select “OFF”
    - Press the “SELECT” button to confirm setting.

    Enable Auto-Off (automatically powers down after 30 minutes without any auto-hole advancement or button presses)
    - Navigate to the settings screen by pressing the “MENU” button
    - Use the up or down button to select “SETTINGS” - Press the “SELECT” button to confirm.
    - Use the up or down button to select “AUTO OFF” in the Settings screen
    - Press the “SELECT” button to confirm. - Use the up or down button to highlight and select “ON” - Press the “SELECT” button to confirm setting.
  • Q: The website says my serial number is invalid.
    There are several reasons that a serial number may not be recognized during registration.  To determine the source of the problem and have it resolved, contact iGolf technical support via live chat at
  • Q: My unit does not auto advance when I move to the next hole.
    This is usually caused by an inaccurate map of the course being stored in the device.  Downloading the latest version of the course map should fix this problem.  You can press the “Up” or “Down” arrow to manually advance the hole if this happens.
  • Q: Can the battery in my GPS Watch be changed?
    Under the vast majority of circumstances, the batteries used in our GPS Watches will provide years of trouble free use, and will not need to be changed.  The warranty on the GPS watch will be void if the consumer tries to change the battery.  If you feel that your battery is going bad, please contact Bushnell Customer Service at
  • Q: My Neo+ Watch won’t charge.
    There are two main things that cause the Neo + watch not to charge:
    Because the charging contacts on the Neo + watch are against your skin when it is worn, the contacts can get dirty and simply need to be cleaned.  This can be done by spraying ammonia based glass cleaner (such as Windex) on to the contacts and then scrubbing with a nylon brush (such as a toothbrush.)  Wipe the contacts with a paper towel and the watch should charge.

    The Neo + watch can’t charge while it shows the battery meter, so it needs to be showing its main watch face before it is hooked up to charge.  Simply press the ‘Menu’ button repeatedly until the time and date show on the watch, and then reconnect the charging cable.
  • Q: I forgot my password?
    Please click on the Forgot Password link in the website footer.
  • Q: How do I update my contact information?
    Login to your account and go to your profile page. Click on the EDIT button to change or update your account information.
  • Q: How do I register my Bushnell Legacy GPS rangefinder?
    Go to to register GPS device which will update the preloaded GPS course data and load any new courses that have been recently added to the iGolf database. Registration is free and will only take a few minutes. 

    Using the provided cable, 
    1. Connect your GPS device to the provided cable and attach the other end to a USB port on your computer. The display will indicate “USB Mode” and your computer will recognize it as a standard USB mass storage device
    2. Go to, select ‘Register Now’, enter the requested information and select the ‘Continue’ button to continue.
    3. Follow the instructions on screen to install the device driver and browser plugin that allow your device to communicate with iGolf.
    4. The final device setup page allows you to update all of the preloaded courses on your device, to ensure that you have the latest possible information on all courses.  Press the “Sync Device” button, and wait for the process to finish.

    Once your GPS rangefinder has been registered, you may have occasions in the future when you want to update the GPS data for an existing course, or download a brand new course. This can be done easily at anytime. First make sure your GPS rangefinder is connected to the computer and that you are logged in to your account. Then, simply click the ‘Device Setup’ button, then the ‘Sync Device’ button-this will download all updated and new course data to your GPS+ rangefinder. 
  • Q: Can I download international courses?
    Your GPS device is preloaded with international courses.  However if you find your device does not have an international course you are looking for you can download the updated course at
  • Q: Why do I need a membership?
    You are provided a free membership to You need this to sync/register your device, download new courses and receive software updates. Note - You are not required to log into after you register your device for the first time. You will always have access to the courses on your device and new courses from
  • Q: How do I update course information on my handheld GPS+ device? (Legacy)
    To perform a full sync connect your device to the computer, log in to and visit the "Device Setup" page. Select the "Sync Device" button and all front, center, back and custom point data will be updated on your device. The full sync should only take a few minutes depending on how many files need to be updated.
  • Q: How do I locate and manually download a golf course from
    1. Log into your account
    2. Click on the “Search Courses” tab
    3. Type the name of your course in to the search bar at the top of the page, leaving out things like ‘golf course’ and ‘country club’ from the name, and click ‘Search’
    4. Select your course from the list of possible matches below the search bar, clicking on the name of the course in the list.
    5. Once the detailed information about the course loads to the screen, make sure your device is plugged in to your computer via the provided USB cable.  It’s best to plug the device directly to the computer, rather than through a USB hub, keyboard, or printer peripheral. 
    6. Click on the “Download GPS Course File” button.
    7. Once the screen says ‘Sync Complete,’ your course has been downloaded.
  • Q: Can I use a Mac?
    A: is Mac compatible, though there are occasional problems with the Safari browser that comes standard with Mac operating systems.  Other free internet browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for Mac can be used instead of Safari to avoid these problems if they occur.
  • Q: How do I know if my golf course is available for the XGC+? (Legacy)
    After locating a golf course at there will be descriptions of which course maps are available: 

    Front/Center/Back: If this state’s Available it will have the measurements for the front/center/back of the green. This information is pre-loaded. 

    Custom Points: If this state’s Available it will have the measurements for the Hazards on the golf course. This information is pre-loaded. 

    Course Image: If this state’s Available it will have the golf course image for each individual green. This information is not pre-loaded. 
  • Q: How can I modify GPS points during a round of golf?
    During play, if you wish to modify a GPS point, the Neo+ and Hybrid were designed to easily allow the user to customize the golf course file to their preference. While in Play Golf mode, press ESC button to access the Play Menu. Select ‘Map Golf Hole’, highlight to point you would like to modify and press OK button. Go to the location selected and press OK button. Once the point has registered, highlight the save button and press OK. Repeat for other points if desired. 
  • Q: My GPS handheld/watch is displaying 999, what does that mean?
    There are a few reasons the GPS will display 999.
     - If the unit does not have connectivity to the satellites it will display 999 
     - The GPS rangefinder makes its calculations of distance based on your real time location.  If you are 1000 yards or more from the golf course you have chosen, then the device will display ‘999’
  • Q: Change Device in Profile.
    The files downloaded from are specific to the device registered in your Member Profile, and only one device can be registered at a time to a given account. If you use more than one Bushnell/iGolf compatible product, you will need separate accounts for each product.  If you have simply upgraded to a new Bushnell/iGolf product, you can contact iGolf via Live Chat online at
  • Q: How many Golf Courses can I save into my Bushnell Golf GPS? (Legacy)
    Bushnell Neo - Will hold 10 golf courses at one time
    Bushnell Yardage Pro - Will hold 10 golf courses at one time
    Bushnell XG - Will hold 20 golf courses at one time
    Bushnell XGC - Will hold 100 golf courses at one time
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Warranty Info

Bushnell Golf guarantees these products to be free of defects in materials and workmanship as follows:

Laser Rangefinders: Two Year Limited Warranty
GPS Rangefinders: One Year Limited Warranty

These warranties do not cover consumer-caused damages such as misuse, abuse or repairs attempted by someone other than our authorized technicians.