Exactly what I was looking for
Before this watch came on to the market, I had looked at other GPS watches from time to time, but they generally seemed too big/bulky and expensive. This is the first moderately priced GPS watch with the features I was looking for. I have been using it for 1 week and am happy to say that it operates as advertised. It is lightweight, not too bulky, and starts/stops with the push of one button.
The Garmin Forerunner 610 is the best sport watch we have reviewed to date. This versatile, responsive, accurate and well-designed watch is aimed at the high end of the market and has a price tag to match. We would love to see a faster charge time and a waterproof casing but, put simply, this is the best GPS sport watch on the market today.
Low-Priced but Well-Made
Overall, I found the Forerunner 10 to be well-suited to its target market of casual runners and for run/walk workouts. If there's one feature that even a casual runner might miss, it is a wireless heart rate monitor option. I like the trend toward more compact GPS sport watches, such as the Forerunner 10, and hope that Garmin and other makers continue to shrink watch profiles while keeping easily viewable displays.
Easy to use, Light weight
Garmin's Forerunner 10 is a good option if you're after a GPS watch that's simple to use and accurate in calculating running distance and pace. It's also pretty good value at $149. Make a note of the colours though, which are an indication of the wrist sizes that the watch will fit (pink and green being for small wrists).
Inexpensive, cheapest GPS watch Garmin's made
Overall I think the FR10 makes for a solid GPS watch for someone wanting to spend around $100. At that price point you'll sacrifice functionality (even over cell phone apps), but you will gain durability and waterproofing. The Garmin Connect software suite is adequate for most beginner to intermediate runners, or advanced runners that don't care about the analytics side as much.
Wide array of user-adjustable settings
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.
Very clear display with its vibrant colors
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.
Display is very clear with vibrant colors
The SkyGolf SGX GPS is a great tool for your more advanced golfer. This device is not something for the weekend hacker. This tool is for the players that want to make improvements on the golf course. If you're not serious about your golf game you might want to look at other GPS units because this one is a bit pricey at around $300. I also believe that this GPS unit provides players with a wealth of information and if you are going to use the information, it's worth every penny.
Great Durable Device that has great Video Display
The unit is for the serious golfer who is ready to take their game to the next level and needs a device that has all the features an avid golfer would need in a GPS device.
The SGX is not for the 2-3 round per year golfer who will not utilize all its amazing features and spend premium dinero and not use all the functions.
Ease of use, accuracy and additional features make it worth the cost
The only negative thing I have heard from others about the SkyCaddie SGX is paying the annual fee. While no one wants to pay more money, when you break down the cost of your annual fee it comes out to as little as $1 per round of golf and in most cases, even less. I am happy to pay $1 per round to have accurate yardages and a device that works.
After using the SkyCaddie SGX, I'm happy to recommend it to anyone looking to purchase a GPS device.
User-friendly interactive graphics
The skycaddie sgx user-friendly interactive graphics, unmatched distance accuracy, and speed in which it allows me to play golf makes it my prime choice in GPS devices for when I am on the course.
Large transflective screen
If you are fairly tech-savvy and willing to put in some effort to learn to navigate the user interface, or already own an older SkyCaddie model, the SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS does live up to its advertised features and offers some of the most accurate values for a rangefinder, so it would be well worth the price for you.
It's a GPS in a Watch
Garmin made it!... made all this into a nice size wrist watch. It looks cool (sporty) but doesn't get TOO much attention, which is good. Because of it's size, it DOES have it's limitations. The (i) screen is obviously small (it's watch after all), the (ii) processor is a bit slow, just don't rush into pressing buttons and it will never fail or freeze, if it does, just restart it, it happened to me once, enough for me to learn how to properly opearate it, and (iii) it takes a little to...
Excellent for hands free tracking and navigation
The fenix is a good solution for those wanting a hands-free backcountry GPS or long battery life. I found it surprisingly easy to use, and have been pleased with the speed of firmware updates and the improvements that have been made in them. Hopefully Garmin will give us offline maps for the BaseCamp Mobile app and bring said app to Android. If they can do those things, they'll have a solid offering with the fenix.
Up to 50 hours of GPS usage in UltraTrac mode
The Garmin fenix is packed with useful functions for the serious hiker or mountaineer, although it does have a major drawback â?? its price. At Â£349 for the watch on its own, or an extra Â£30 for the Performer Bundle, itâ?? s more expensive than any of Garminâ?? s Oregon range, where the latterâ?? s touchscreen and topographic map-viewing abilities make them more appropriate for general orienteering and hiking.
Stylish, sophisticated yet rugged design
While $399.99 may seem to be a lot to pay when compared to a couple $5 smartphone apps, when contrasted with the price of a rugged, handsome watch, it's not so bad. And when you compare it to a $4,500 fashion watch that does little more than tell the time and look expensive, the fenix is an amazing bargain.
GPS accuracy is in line with other GPS units, consistent
Ultimately, the Fenix shows immense promise, but it's clear that in order for it to be a winner in the fitness category (as opposed to just hiking/adventures), they need to shack up with someone in the Forerunner running team and figure out how to make it really hum for runners. Today, it borders on frustrating for runners.
Yet for those hiking and otherwise out in the outdoors doing other things, the Fenix has tons of awesome features and performs well.
Full geocaching abilities, including chirp
From what we have seen so far, the fenix is a well thought out product and I am excited to have one. It is a nice looking watch, that doesn't look out of place for use in everyday wear. As a heavy user of Garmin handhelds, I am thrilled for it, because I don't have to have a GPS in my hand while hiking, but can see the data I want. The fenix will also be attractive to those wanting an ABC watch, but with the added benefit of all GPS functions in a handheld.
Robust polyurethane wristband
The Garmin Fenix outdoor GPS watch is built to endure the toughest outdoor conditions, combining a high-strength housing to survive shocks with a mineral glass lens to resist scratching. It boasts a large LCD display with LED backlight and a robust polyurethane wristband. Garmin's outdoor GPS watch is waterproof to 50 meters and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in GPS mode (depends on settings) and up to 6 weeks in watch mode.
Shock-resistant, steel-reinforced housing, scratch-resistant mineral crystal
The Garmin fenix GPS + ABC watch utilizes leading GPS technology and tracking functions along with a powerful altimeter, barometer and compass.
Simple to use rangefinder
For golfing enthusiasts, the GolfBuddy Voice is a nifty little GPS rangefinder that incorporates audio readouts. It has a very large number of course and hole information from all over the world built into it, with no additional costs, and it even managed to find the little public course that we tested it on.
40,000 course capacity
The GolfBuddy Voice GPS dazzled us at the PGA Merchandise Show just a few months ago and continued to through our testing. It works as advertised and delivers accurate measurements with the touch of a button. It is also a great conversation piece when not playing with your regular group as not a single person that we encountered played without asking about it. This new gadget hits stores this month for a price around $180.
Hands-free and quick
If you're looking for small and convenient, and you're happy with GPS yardages, GolfBuddy is a great choice. My home course, Treesdale Golf & Country Club, has carts that come equipped with GPS systems, and the yardages I got from those matched GolfBuddy Voice's almost identically. I didn't test it against Sky Caddie, a GPS rangefinder that's based on actual ground-walked measurements, but my use of Sky Caddie has convinced me it is extremely accurate.
Handy small size with most functions done with large button
The Golf Buddy Voice GPS Rangefinder has hit the market with good reviews. It is great for someone who wants basic information on yardages distances. Having the unit talk to you and tell you the yardages without having to look at it is a new concept that I'm sure other companies will follow on the bandwagon with.
Accuracy...Ease of use
So as you can see, even the Bushnell Lasers are only accurate to +/- 1 yd. For the extra $250 they want for it, I decided to buy the watch and spend the extra $250 on a new driver. The watch appears to be more accurate the longer the distance. I found it very easy to use and won't miss having to put the laser up to my eye, hold it very steady to make any more measurements. I am not a good enough golfer that 1 or 2 yds is going to make a big difference in my score.
Big improvement on the S1
I have used this watch on 3 rounds now, and it is a very well made product. The strap is much more comfortable than the S1. The dogleg feature did not show up on all holes with a dogleg, but when it did, it was very accurate. The other feature that was great was the distances to layup at different points that you can scroll through. For example, you could see how far you would have to hit to layup to 100yds, 150yds, 200yds, 250yds etc.
Pretty terrific, especially for version "1.0"
I would strongly recommend the GS for any swimmers who want info about their workouts and the motivation of "workout reports" for each swim. The GS is easy to use, times your swimming and rest intervals, and does lots more. I hope that if Garmin comes up with fixes for the issues mentioned above, they will provide them free of charge to those of us who believed from the get-go and pre-ordered the cool Garmin Swim!
Nearly automatic operation - just press start and swim
Costing a little under £130, the Garmin Swim still isn't a no-brainer purchase, but it is cheaper than most of the Forerunner range, and takes almost all the hassle out of keeping track of your aquatic exercise regime. It's not perfect, and getting the most accurate results does require keeping your swimming fairly uniform, without stops in the middle of lengths to adjust goggles or to change your.
So far so good
I've played about six times now, at three different courses, and the neo is still working great. I'm really impressed with the battery life. I've gotten four rounds out of one charge and still had battery life left. Each round takes us about 3.5 to 4 hours. I also leave the watch on all the time when not playing( in watch mode). The gps has locked onto whatever course i happen to be at, and the yardages still seem correct. So no complaints so far.
Simple to use and comes preloaded with 25,000 North American golf courses
If you are shopping for a compact, ready-to-use, golf GPS Range Finder then the Bushnell Neo Plus range finder would make a great choice. This amazing little unit is simple to use and comes preloaded with 25,000 North American golf courses. It features the SiRFstarIII GPS Chip and adheres to USGA rules. It has an easy to use interface, a shot distance calculator, and it even shows you where the key hazards are on the hole you are playing.
Added indoor lap swimming mode, recording distance/speed/strokes
The FR910XT represents an update to the previous generation triathlon focused FR305 and FR310XT. The goal of all of the multisport watches that Garmin makes has been to offer a watch that "does it all" - and in the case of the FR910XT - it really does seem to deliver here, covering the major asks/gaps of past watches.
Efficient, Large screen that gives quick reading
The The Garmin Forerunner 910xt GPS watch is a great choice for athletes. It is one of the most advanced and reliable watches I have owned.
Includes nearly every feature available in any device for swimming, biking, and running
The Garmin Forerunner 910XT may be one of the most advanced fitness devices on the market, but it is surprisingly useful for beginning athletes. The combination of ease of use, an excellent display, custom workouts, and motion-based swim tracking are effective tools to keep you motivated and improving.
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