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Bushnell Wingman Golf GPS Speaker FAQ

Everything You Want to Know About the Bushnell Wingman Golf GPS Speaker!

The first question in this Bushnell Wingman FAQ proves just how unique this product from Bushnell Golf really is: What is the Bushnell Wingman?

The Wingman is both a Bluetooth speaker and an audible golf GPS speaker that announces distances to the front, middle, and back of the green on any course in the Bushnell Golf app library of over 36,000 courses worldwide! Told you. Pretty. Dang. Unique.

Still, you've got questions. Good, that means we didn't create this fat Bushnell Wingman FAQ for nothing! And while you're here, you should definitely check out this unboxing and video review done by our friend, Gabe, at Let's Play Thru! And see this ultra cool and fun golf gadget in action!

 

How Does a Bushnell Wingman Work?

Watch this video by our friend, Gabe, at Let's Play Thru!


Bushnell Wingman Specs and Setup Questions

What's in the Bushnell Wingman box?

Bushnell Wingman Only

  • Wingman Golf GPS Speaker
  • Remote
  • USB Charging Cable

PlayBetter Neoprene Pouch Bundle

  • Wingman Golf GPS Speaker
  • PlayBetter Protective Neoprene Carrying Pouch
  • Remote
  • USB Charging Cable

PlayBetter Bushnell Pitchfix Bundle

  • Wingman Golf GPS Speaker
  • PlayBetter Pitchfix Divot Tool with Magnetic Bushnell Golf Ball Marker
  • Remote
  • USB Charging Cable

PlayBetter Bushnell Gift Box Bundle

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • Wingman Golf GPS Speaker
  • PlayBetter Pitchfix Divot Tool with Magnetic Bushnell Golf Ball Marker
  • Remote
  • USB Charging Cable
 

What are the dimensions of the Bushnell Wingman (L x W X H)?

The Bushnell Wingman speaker is 2.9" x 2.8" x 7.4"

How much does the Wingman GPS speaker weigh? 

The Bushnell Wingman is 24 oz

Is the Bushnell Wingman waterproof?

While it is water resistant, rated at IPX6, the Wingman GPS speaker is not waterproof.

What is the Wingman's power source?

The Bushnell Wingman is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion.

Does the Bushnell Wingman GPS speaker come with a warranty?

Your Bushnell Golf Wingman GPS is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for one year after the date of purchase.

What are the different parts on the Wingman?

  • Top left—charge in port
  • Top right—charge out port
  • Very top—remote control with button
  • Front at top—volume up, then volume down
  • Middle front—play, then power
  • Left side—BITE magnet

How easy is the Bushnell Wingman to use?

Using your Wingman GPS speaker is super-easy. Start by following these instructions:

  1. To charge the Wingman’s internal lithium-ion battery, connect a smartphone or tablet’s USB charger (any 1A or 2A rated USB charger) to the “IN” micro USB port on the Wingman. The battery is fully charged when the Wingman’s Indicator Ring (at top of unit) turns green. A fully charged battery will provide approximately 10 hours operating time at a normal, moderate volume level. Low power is indicated by a flashing orange ring. When the battery charge drops below 3% remaining, the Wingman will power off automatically.
  2. The “OUT” micro USB port can be used to recharge your phone if necessary while away from other power sources. Note: using the Wingman to recharge mobile devices will reduce the battery level and operating time of the Wingman.
  3. Hold the Power button on the Wingman until the startup sound is heard and Indicator Ring flashes orange.
  4. Make sure the Wingman is within 10meters/32 feet from your mobile device. Activate Bluetooth® on your smartphone and select Wingman to pair (Indicator Ring stops flashing when paired with phone). Once paired, music played on your phone will be heard on the Wingman. To disconnect the currently paired device, press Plus and Minus buttons simultaneously. The LED Indicator Ring rapidly flashes, indicating the device has been disconnected, and the Wingman is ready to pair with a new device. Note: when powered on, the Wingman automatically reconnects to the last mobile device it was paired with. The Wingman can memorize up to 8 paired devices. The Wingman will shut off after 15 minutes in pairing mode if no devices have been paired, as a power saving feature.
  5. Use the Plus and Minus buttons to adjust speaker volume up or down. Press the Play button to pause music, press again to resume. Press and hold the Plus button to advance to the next track. Press and Hold the Minus button to start a track over from the beginning.
  6. The Wingman has a microphone which allows you to take incoming calls. To answer an incoming call, press the Play button. To reject an incoming call, Press and hold the Play button. To end a call, press Play. To redial the last called number, press and hold the Play button.

How do I connect my Bushnell Wingman?

  1. Download the Bushnell Golf App from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) and sign up for an account or log in.
  2. Bluetooth pair the Wingman Remote to your phone, following the instructions on the app screens.
    Note: the remote control disc needs to be paired separately, in addition to the main Wingman speaker unit, as it can be physically removed and act independently.
  3. Select Wingman from the list of devices.
  4. Select “Play Golf”, then select the course you will be playing from the list of nearby golf courses.
  5. Press the button on the remote control to hear distances (Front, Center, Back) to the closest hole.
  6. Press and hold the remote button down to hear sound effects (custom message/golf clap/applause)

Can I use two Wingman speakers for stereo operation?

Yes! The Wingman’s TWS technology enables you to use two Wingman speakers paired via Bluetooth to create a wireless dual channel system, delivering true stereo sound.
Note: a single Wingman provides mono audio, internally mixing together left and right channels of the streamed audio source.

To activate TWS operation and listen to stereo music with two Wingman units:

  1. Place the two speakers near each other (the distance should not be over 10 meters/33 feet).
  2. Power on both speakers. Double click the Power button on one speaker to assign it as the Main (L) speaker (it will play the left channel). The LED Indicator Ring flashes orange, then the two speakers will pair to each other automatically (the other speaker will be the Satellite (R) speaker and play the right channel).
  3. Once paired, the Main (L) speaker LED Indicator Ring slowly flashes orange Note: In TWS connection, only the Main 5 (L) speaker supports Speakerphone.
  4. To disconnect the TWS connection, press both Plus and Minus buttons on one of the speakers simultaneously until the LED Indicator ring rapidly blinks orange to indicate the TWS connection has been disconnected.

Does the remote have a battery?

Yes. The Bushnell Wingman has a CR2032 Li-metal non-rechargeable “coin cell” battery.

What app is needed for the Bushnell Wingman?

The Wingman requires the free Bushnell Golf app for GPS ranging. The Bushnell app provides you with full-color 3D flyover views of hole layouts with distances to the front, middle, and back of the green on over 36,000 golf course maps along with a digital scorecard.

How do I know if my Bushnell Wingman is charging?

To charge the Wingman’s internal lithium-ion battery, connect a smartphone or tablet’s USB charger (any 1A or 2A rated USB charger) to the “IN” micro USB port on the Wingman. A red ring will illuminate on top of your device if your unit is powered off letting you know that your wingman is charging. The battery is fully charged when the Wingman’s Indicator Ring (at top of unit) turns green. A fully charged battery will provide approximately 10 hours operating time at a normal, moderate volume level. Low power is indicated by a flashing orange ring. When the battery charge drops below 3% remaining, the Wingman will power off automatically.

How long does it take to charge Bushnell Wingman?

The first time you charge this device it may take up to 2 hours or more, but for future charges it should only take about an hour.

How do I get my phone NOT to ring through the speaker?

The user will need to set the phone to do not disturb.

Note: There are multiple settings in Do Not Disturb, and the user needs to make sure these are selected appropriately to allow/not allow the calls the user wants to ring.

How do I see how much battery life is left on my Wingman?

  • For iPhone — the battery life will show up on the top of your iPhone when the device is turned on and paired (next to your phone battery icon). This icon is small, so if you want to see the exact percentage of Battery, you need to add a Widget to your “Today View”.
    1. Scroll to the bottom of the Today View and tap Edit.
    2. Under More Widgets, tap the plus sign in green next to the Batteries widget.
  • Optionally, you can put the Batteries widget in the exact spot at the top where you want it in the list. Tap, hold, and drag it to the location you want and then release. Tap Done.
  • For Android – Go to Settings, Connections, Bluetooth. In the device list Wingman will show up and the battery life will be displayed if it powered on and paired to you phone.

How many watts is the Bushnell Wingman?

2 x 10 watts


Bushnell Wingman GPS Speaker Features

What is the Bushnell Wingman?

The Bushnell Wingman is a Bluetooth speaker and an audible golf GPS.

What are the Bushnell Wingman golf GPS speaker features?

  • Plays music with outstanding quality when paired with a music source.
  • Get audible distances to the front, middle, and back of the green.
  • Integrated BITE magnet technology to easily attach your Wingman GPS speaker to a cart bar.
  • 10 hours of battery of life—enough for 36 holes!
  • A place to charge your other devices—the Wingman has a USB port for charging devices like your phone.
  • Pairs with free Bushnell Golf app for GPS distances, score tracking, tee times, 3D flyovers

How do I get audible GPS distances through the speaker?

  1. Download the Bushnell Golf app from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) and sign up for an account or log in.
  2. Bluetooth pair the Wingman Remote to your phone, following the instructions on the app screens.
    Note: the remote control disc needs to be paired separately, in addition to the main Wingman speaker unit, as it can be physically removed and act independently.
  3. Select Wingman from the list of devices.
  4. Select “Play Golf”, then select the course you will be playing from the list of nearby golf courses.
  5. Press the button on the remote control to hear distances (Front, Center, Back) to the closest hole.
  6. Press and hold the remote button down to hear sound effects (custom message/golf clap/applause)

What can I do with the Bushnell Wingman GPS?

  • When your mobile device is within a 10-meter range of the speaker, you can get continuous music and audible GPS distances from the nearest holes on the course.
  • An easy to carry remote. Just hit the button to get audible distances through the speaker wherever you are.
  • Activate your music in stereo with two Wingman speakers. One speaker plays in mono, of course.

What can I do with the Bushnell Golf app (free with all Bushnell GPS and other products)?

  • Access to over 36,000+ professionally mapped golf courses worldwide. Front, center, back distances to the green, custom points and full-color 3D flyovers and graphic layouts of each hole plus shot distance and scorecard tracking.
  • Track your golf scores by entering your score on the golf course while you are playing, and the score will register on the app.
  • Get wireless updates of golf courses on your compatible GPS devices through a Bluetooth connection on your phone.
  • Analyze your swing speed and tempo using the Swing Pro feature on your Bushnell Golf device.
  • Provides daily syncing of steps to your mobile phone, allowing daily progress tracking.

How do I find my golf course with my device?

There are over 36,000 courses with detailed information you can access easily through the Bushnell Golf app. When you open the app on your mobile device, click "Play Golf" and find the course you want to play on. The app will automatically display a list of nearby golf courses.

Am I able to customize my device?

Yes. You can change the voice in settings, choose sound effects, or create custom messages for when you miss or do well.


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Comments

Theresa - August 29, 2021

@Mark—Thank you for your question.

To activate TWS operation and listen to stereo music with two Wingman units:

Place the two speakers near each other (the distance should not be over 10 meters/33 feet).

Power on both speakers. Double click the Power button on one speaker to assign it as the Main (L) speaker (it will play the left channel). The LED Indicator Ring flashes orange, then the two speakers will pair to each other automatically (the other speaker will be the Satellite® speaker and play the right channel).

Once paired, the Main (L) speaker LED Indicator Ring slowly flashes orange Note: In TWS connection, only the Main 5 (L) speaker supports Speakerphone.

To disconnect the TWS connection, press both Plus and Minus buttons on one of the speakers simultaneously until the LED Indicator ring rapidly blinks orange to indicate the TWS connection has been disconnected.

So, just to double check, both speakers are powered on before you double clicked the power button to designate one as the Main speaker? Also, were they within range (within 33 feet of each other) when you tried to pair them?

Hope this helps!

Theresa - August 29, 2021

@Pat—Thank you for your question.

First, double check that you are plugging into the in port (on the left side if you are looking at the front of the Wingman) and not the out port, on the right side.

If your Wingman is powered on, the LED indicator will not turn green, but will remain orange throughout charging.

If you are charging your Wingman with the Power OFF, the LED will be RED while it is charging and turn GREEN when the charging is complete.

You can check your Wingman’s battery status at the top right in the Bushnell Golf app—it’s the battery icon with the headphones next to it.

Hope this helped!

Theresa - August 29, 2021

@William—Thank you for your question.

If your Wingman is powered on, the LED indicator will not turn green, but will remain orange throughout charging.

If you are charging your Wingman with the Power OFF, the LED will be RED while it is charging and turn GREEN when the charging is complete.

You can check your Wingman’s battery status at the top right in the Bushnell Golf app—it’s the battery icon with the headphones next to it.

Hope this helped!

mark - August 22, 2021

i bought a second wingman so i can have stereo sound. when i double click the power button to make one the left speaker nothing happens. it is supposed to flash orange.

any suggestions?

Pat - August 12, 2021

When I plug my charger to the wingman it does not turn orange. Have tried different plug ins but it never turns orange. Any answers?

William Shoemaker - August 11, 2021

My bushnell wingman will not turn green.. Ive left it on for 4hours charging. What should I do. Thanks

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