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Bushnell Wingman Review

True Score

77
75
2

Experts

85
237

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Customer Favorite

Expert Rankings

Top experts were delighted with the Bushnell Wingman, and they approved it for outdoor use, podcasts, and music. They liked its loud performance, GPS, and memory for golf scores. However, it lacks a graphic EQ and has a small soundstage performance.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Bushnell Wingman is a mid-range Bluetooth portable GPS speaker, released in 2020, intending to provide great audio and audible GBP distance prompts to golfers. With a Bluetooth range of 334.6 feet, this device is good for outdoor use. Unlike the highest-rated speakers today, this device is specially designed for use on golf courses, featuring audible GPS distance prompts and a score-saving function. It uses Bluetooth, featuring an outstanding 334.6-foot range. This device gets really loud and boasts a good 324.7Hz to 16.5 kHz frequency response range. Continue browsing our Bushnell Wingman review and see how the device ranks against the best-rated Bluetooth speakers on the market today.

Best For

  • Outdoor

Consensus

our Verdict

Product pundits praised the Bushnell Wingman, endorsing it for podcasts and outdoor use. Testers at RTINGS lauded its speakerphone qualities and IPX6-rated construction. Reviewers at 9To5Toys praised its fairly balanced -0.26 slope. The bass is adequate for casual moving watching, but might be low for music enthusiasts. Testers hailed its portable 1.3-lb design, although it doesn’t have RGB lights. Check out the DOSS SoundBox Plus review for RGB lighting. It has a sub-par 6.70 dB directivity index and non-immersive soundstage. See our Bose SoundLink Revolve+ II review for a wider soundstage. The device supports stereo, however, and it gets remarkably loud, featuring a 92.0 dB maximum SPL. It has a low 0.39 dB DRC, maintaining the sound quality at high volume settings. Testers established that it has a 15.9-hour battery life. However, it has a mediocre 168 ms iOS Bluetooth latency and 158 ms Android latency. Apple users seeking an AirPlay-compatible device should see our Denon Home 350 review. The Wingman doesn’t support voice assistants too.

ReasonS to Buy

  • IPX7 waterproof rating
  • Produces balanced sounds
  • Supports stereo
  • Built-in GPS and golf score memory tool
  • Good battery life

Reason to Avoid

  • Doesn’t support multi-device pairing
  • So-so Bluetooth latency
  • No dustproof rating
  • Mediocre bass
  • Lacks a graphic EQ

Bushnell Wingman Specs

Battery LifeBattery Life10 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneNo
Charge TimeCharge Time3 hrs
DepthDepth2.9"
HeightHeight7.4"
IPX RatingIPX Ratingn/a
Smart AppSmart AppBushnell Golf App
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantNo
WattageWattage20W
WidthWidth2.8"
Wireless RangeWireless Range10 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)15.9
Volume Output (dB)92
Low End Roll Off (Hz)397.395
High End Roll Off (Hz)13,867.577

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Bushnell Wingman Review

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Market Context

The Bushnell Wingman is a mid-range Bluetooth portable GPS speaker, released in 2020, intending to provide great audio and audible GBP distance prompts to golfers….

The Bushnell Wingman is a mid-range Bluetooth portable GPS speaker, released in 2020, intending to provide great audio and audible GBP distance prompts to golfers. With a Bluetooth range of 334.6 feet, this device is good for outdoor use. Unlike the highest-rated speakers today, this device is specially designed for use on golf courses, featuring audible GPS distance prompts and a score-saving function. It uses Bluetooth, featuring an outstanding 334.6-foot range. This device gets really loud and boasts a good 324.7Hz to 16.5 kHz frequency response range. Continue browsing our Bushnell Wingman review and see how the device ranks against the best-rated Bluetooth speakers on the market today.

Featuring a 4.95 dB directivity index, the Anker Soundcore Motion+ Bluetooth speaker offers a wider soundstage than the Bushnell Wingman with its 6.70 dB directivity…

Featuring a 4.95 dB directivity index, the Anker Soundcore Motion+ Bluetooth speaker offers a wider soundstage than the Bushnell Wingman with its 6.70 dB directivity index. The Anker speaker also has a graphic EQ for customizing music quality, unlike the Bushnell Wingman. However, the Bushnell Wingman has more golfer-tailored features that include a GPS and memory for calculating distances and saving scores.

Battery Life

10 hrs

12 hrs

Built In Microphone

No

Yes

Charge Time

3 hrs

4 hrs

Depth

2.9"

3.2"

Height

7.4"

10.02"

IPX Rating

n/a

IPX7

Smart App

Bushnell Golf App

Soundcore

Speaker Pairing

Yes

Yes

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

75

*.75

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Customer Score

85

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

77

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    50
    The Bushnell Wingman is bad for music. With its default settings enabled, like many small… Read More

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • My Golf Spy
    0

    Category Trust Rating

    92
    I know some golfers love listening to music on the golf course. Others hate it…. Read More

    By:

    Harry Nodwell

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