I don't normally write reviews, but felt compelled to for this product. First, I normally shoot in the mid 80's to mid 90's and play 15-20 or so rounds a year. For a short while I used a hand-held GPS, but found it cumbersome and inconvenient (so much so that I used it rarely).
Using a GPS watch has easily taken 2-3 strokes off my rounds - mostly because some holes are very deceiving and the watch "tells the truth".
I have friends with both Garmins (maybe there are more than 2 now - I bought my Neo X about 4-5 months ago). The Bushnell has functions in between both (but closer to the higher-end model but at the time was priced like the lower-end one (I paid $149).
1. Very simple to use. It took me about 10 minutes to learn how to use it. Must functions are 1-2 presses of a button. This is what I really like about it - it is not fancy, but very intuitive and it gives you all the basic functions plus some that are not basic (shot distance and hazard distances, for example).
2. Very accurate (center, front and back of green)
3. With 1 button press, it will give you the distance to a creek or bunker on most holes (the lower end Garmin does not. This was a big reason I went with Bushnell).
4. The battery life is pretty good (very good compared to others, but I still only get 2+ rounds on one charge).
5. There is also a function to measure the distance of each shot (you press a button when you hit the ball and press it again after you walk/ride to your ball and are ready for the next shot.
6. I have read reviews that indicate the band is uncomfortable, but I find it fine.
7. There are some nice basic features if you are a runner (ok, not many golfers are runners, but I am).
8. There are no yearly fees like Sky Caddie has (sorry, but I can't compare the Bushnell to Sky Caddie as I don't know anyone who has one).
1. On occasion, some of the yardage is off of some courses. This is true of ALL brands and I don't think is related to the watch themselves, but rather when course data is uploaded to their systems. On my home course, it is extremely accurate and that's true for about 5 out of 6 courses I have used it on. My friends have had similar issues with their Garmins.
2. Battery life is better than the rest, but I wish it could go 4-5 rounds without a charge!
3. It has many of the bunkers and hazards, but not all. Also, the hazards are displayed like RGB (Right Green Bunker) so it takes a bit of time to get used to, but this is no big deal. I think the only advantage that the higher-end Garman has is that it displays the actual hole, but one of my friends hardly uses that feature.
Lastly, at the time the Neo X was $149 and the Neo + was $199 even though the Neo X had better features. If you can still get it for $149, it's a great buy. Even if it has gone up, if you can afford it, treat yourself.
All in all, I could not be happier.