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Skycaddie SGX

SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS (2012 Version)


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SkyCaddie SGX (2012 Version)
Garmin Approach G6
Garmin Rino 610
Garmin Nuvi 3490LMT
Garmin Nuvi 3790T
SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS (2012 Version)
Garmin Approach G6 GPS Receiver
Garmin Rino 610 GPS Receiver
Garmin Nuvi 3490LMT - 4.3 in. Car GPS Receiver
Garmin Nuvi 3790T GPS Receiver
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Release Date
May 2012
Feb 2012
Aug 2011
Aug 2011
Apr 2010
Map capabilities
Internal
Internal
Internal
Internal, Map cartridges / Data cards, Download maps
Map cartridges / Data cards, Download maps
Designation
Golf, Outdoor
Golf, Handheld
Hiking, Outdoor
Automobile
Automobile
Form Factor
Handheld
Handheld
Handheld
Fixed
Fixed
Input Method
Touch Screen, Buttons
Touch Screen
Keypad
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Screen Size
3.0 inch
2.6 inch
2.6 inch
4.3 inch
4.4 inch
User interface
Touch Screen, Buttons
Touch Screen
Keypad
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen, Voice Command

  • Expensive, but for the enthusiastic amateur it's a superb training tool and round recorder.

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    While the SkyCaddie SGX incorporates some features which users will find appealing, the lack of polish in the interface, no touchscreen ability, the poor course coverage, and buggy desktop software make this device difficult to wholeheartedly recommend at a cost of approximately $500 for 3 years.

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    Overall, in my opinion the Skycaddie SGX GPS navigation is a superb tool for the more complex golfer. This product isn't something for that weekend hacker. It is perfect for the gamers that need to make enhancements around the course.

    If you are not seriously interested in your round of golf you might like to take a look at other Gps navigation models because that one is a little pricey around $300.


  • The Garmin Approach G6 is a great device that any golfer would love on their bag It's easy to use and will help your game tenfold. The only problem is the price - £300 is an awful lot of money.


  • The Garmin Approach G6 comes in at a reasonable price point, and with no additional fees it remains very competitively priced. Its size, color screen, full hole graphics, and ability to determine distances to any point on the course make it a compelling value, and will undoubtedly make this a popular device.

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    The Garmin Approach G6 is like the best club in your bag for those who are serious about their golf and looking to shoot a low score.
    Designed specifically for use on the golf course it has a sunlight-friendly screen, rugged construction, convenient size, a wide range of useful features and provides a great way to chronicle and analyse your game.
    One of the few downsides of the products is the price. At $349 the device is up against smartphone apps which can be downloaded for free.


  • The Garmin Forerunner 610 is an outstanding device. It's versatile, responsive, accurate and well-designed. It's not just the big things like how it's packed with features, and the way they are accessed and arranged in such a logical way. Small details matter, like being able to set the time manually while on a flight without having to connect to a computer or find a satellite signal, using a magnetic charger, or having the scrolling touchscreen menus. It's a great product with a hefty price.


  • Garmin's Forerunner 610 is pricy but if you're a serious athlete we can definitely see its value. It's able to track and store a huge range of workout metrics in combination with the bundled heart-rate monitor, and includes software to monitor your long-term progress via PC. The touchscreen may be a bit fiddly but our biggest concern is the short-ish battery life.


  • The Forerunner 610 is a huge improvement in terms of operability over the 410. The touch screen makes interacting with the menus, cycling through pages and accessing the data much much easier. But there are still the occasional problemsd with selecting options on screen, scrolling is one operation that, for me at leats, still proved fiddly and cumbersome but on a run, which is where it really counts, it works well. A single tap to select and change pages is easily performed and the data can be scanned quickly.


  • The Garmin Nuvi 3490 LMT packs every trick in Garmin's book into an ultra-thin chassis, but the high MSRP will deter some.

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    Overall the nuvi 3490LMT is a nice model. Hopefully the HD traffic reception issues will be resolved over time. For myself and for now, I'd go with one of the 2x95LMT models over the 3490LMT. But folks who have to deal with traffic on a daily basis may want to keep an eye on the forums and see how quickly the traffic reception issues are resolved.


  • The most user-friendly hardware sat-nav around.


  • The Garmin Nuvi 3790T is an exceptional portable navigation device with just the right blend of form and function.

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    The Garmin Nuvi 3790T/LMT is hands down the best GPS I've ever used offering a new brighter, higher quality view into the world of GPS navigation. The thin design, higher definition, multi-touch screen and the ability to rotate the screen to portrait or landscape gives the user a great overall experience. Underlying the design is a solid navigation experience that I have come to expect from a top name in the industry.


  • The Garmin nuvi 3790T is a solid navigator that raises the bar for the standalone GPS category, with its slim build, ultra-high-resolution screen, flexible routing and traffic, and gorgeous terrain mapping.


Top 5 gps device under $300:

  1. SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS (2012 Version)
  2. Garmin Approach G6 GPS Receiver
  3. Garmin Rino 610 GPS Receiver
  4. Garmin Nuvi 3490LMT - 4.3 in. Car GPS Receiver
  5. Garmin Nuvi 3790T GPS Receiver