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.
Has some flaws, but gets the job done
The watch itself is great and so easy to use and see while running. You can easily take the data from the watch and track your progress in Excel, which isn't a bad idea given some of the website issues/bugs. I wasn't willing to spend twice as much on a new Garmin so I'm willing to accept some of the risks that come with this product.
Accurate, powerful tracking
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS builds all of Nike's popular running software into a watch with TomTom GPS technology inside, allowing you to track and monitor your workouts from your wrist. But many runners will be better off with an iPod and a Nike+ Sport Kit, which provide much of the same functionality for less money.
Comfortable, smart design
Whether you want to start logging your adventure runs, turn your boring neighborhood loop into a race with friends thousands of miles away, or just need a motivational tool to get you off the couch, the SportWatch GPS will do it. Nike clearly knows its audience, and has loaded the SportWatch and its online counterpart with smart features catering precisely to them.
Easy to use GPS sports watch
I think the Nike+ Sportwatch represents a great addition to the GPS-based runners watch market. It differentiates itself by including some accessories that are usually extra (the footpod for treadmill use) and brings with it new ways of doing old tasks (the slap to lap feature). The watch also steps up the game when it comes to style, offering a bit of edginess that many may find appealing.
At the same time, I felt like the watch is limiting when it comes to software options.
Easy-to-see display, secure strap
Overall, the watch looks sleek, feels good and provides a well-designed software interface and online community. It's user-friendly and has a few good features, and is likely to be a good option for many beginners. With the limitations in the display of statistics, however, it might not fit all the requirements of a more serious or competitive runner.
Impressive and easy to use gadget
The Izzo Swami GPS 4000 is among the GPS lite group. You get the distances to the green, shot distance that allows you to accurately measure your shot distance, you also get an electronic score card and can edit the front and back distances to the greens, and the unit will remember them for the future.
There is no subscription needed and more than 25,000 courses are preloaded.
25,000 courses preloaded and ready to play
The SWAMI 4000 is a Golf GPS unit with over 25,000 courses preloaded and ready to play. There is no Annual Fee and no Subscription cost. Just charge the SWAMI 4000 and go play golf. It's that simple. SWAMI automatically knows where you are and what course you're playing. In fact, golfers using GPS systems play faster and their scores are lower.
Large, vibrant 1.8 inch color display that's easy to read
The IZZO Swami 4000 Golf GPS is a more affordable alternative to many higher-priced Golf GPS units on the market, but works just as well by offering many of the same features and benefits needed to maximize your performance on the course. The Swami 4000 comes preloaded with over 25,000 worldwide course maps and requires no computer downloads or an annual subscription.
Accurate distance to the Front, Center, and Back of the Green
The Izzo Swami Golf GPS Watch is a Golf GPS unit with over 25,000 courses preloaded and ready to play. There is no Annual Fee and no Subscription cost. Just charge the Swami Golf GPS Watch and go play golf. It's that simple. SWAMI automatically knows where you are and what course you're playing. In Fact, golfers using GPS systems play faster and their scores are lower.
Unit is easy to read (even in bright sunlight) and operate
The IZZO Swami Golf GPS Watch is a more affordable alternative to many higher-priced Golf GPS units on the market, but works just as well by offering many of the same features and benefits needed to maximize your performance on the course. The Swami GPS Watch comes preloaded with over 25,000 worldwide course maps and requires no computer downloads or an annual subscription.
25,000 preloaded courses worldwide
The IZZO Swami Watch is a combination GPS and wristwatch that allows for hands-free yardage measurement. It calculates the distance to the front, back and center of the green, measures shots, records the distance walked and works like a standard watch as well. The Swami Watch also comes with over 25,000 preloaded courses worldwide so no subscriptions are needed.
Easy to use but inaccurate
Overall, I really liked this GPS watch, as indicated by all my pros. I found it far easier to use than the Garmins I've had and absolutely love the display. For me, though, it came down to accuracy. Short, 3-mile runs that I've mapped on mapmyrun would turn out to be 3.05 - 3.17 miles. That's not a big thing for short runs (and if that's all I ran, I would still have the watch) but "extra" mileage adds up on long runs.
Easily allows you to record your activities
Overall, I've found the Switch to be a good first entrant into the market. It's priced a bit lower than the top end Garmin units in the market, and thus it's lower price reflects the reality from a feature standpoint. It's up to each individual person to decide if the feature differences are important to them, or if the cash is important to them.
Compact, crisp white font on black background
The Magellan Switch Up is an ANT+ GPS cycle computer that can do double duty as a running watch. Heavily customizable display options, quick signal parings and easy downloads make this a good option for cyclists who also like to run, but the clunky bike and wrist mounts could be improved.
Tired of all the updates
The Sky Caddy Breeze was introduced with a lot of flawed software. Every time I try to sync I have to go through update after update. The first time I tried to register the Breeze I had to wait over 1 hour for all of the updates to get completed. Downloading courses means more updates before the courses are downloaded. The initial operating system that shipped with the Breeze must have been a beta version.
Rangefinder is deadly accurate
It's hard to beat the price, technology, ease-of-use, and accuracy of the SkyCaddie Breeze. It really is like having a virtual caddy with you on the course. We used it for 5 rounds out in Phoenix, and never had an issue with a yardage being off, or distance that was questionable. Batteries could easily last for 36 holes or more, even though they recommend charging after every round.
Measure shots on the course to track club distances
The Breeze is an entry-level golf GPS at a $229.95 retail price point. The features are basic but the most important a golfer needs from a GPS. The performance and features included out of the box are very solid and accurate. A high caliber player can depend on the numbers. The upgradeability of the unit is nice if one wants to get started with the basic features and add more features a la carte later.
The SkyCaddie Breeze delivers a virtual sprinkler head; offering golfers front, middle and back of the green distances from anywhere on the course without touching a button or aiming. Most importantly, the Breeze provides the unmatched quality of a SkyCaddie in an easy-to-use device that performs more accurately than any others on the market.
Large 3-inch, sunlight-readable, high-resolution display
The SkyCaddie BREEZE offers the golfer Big easy-to-read numbers that are precise distances to the front, center and back of the green. The SkyCaddie BREEZE has a Large 3-inch, sunlight-readable, high-resolution display. With the most up-to-date and Golf's ONLY high-precision, ground verified course maps in golf, accuracy is under one-yard. Precision maps combined with precision GPS technology offers golfers reliability that delivers confidence. The SkyCaddie BREEZE is preloaded and updat
The SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS Rangefinder is, as the title suggests, a GPS rangefinder, meaning that it uses satellites to judge the distance between where you are standing and the flag. The other type of rangefinder uses lasers to physically judge the distance between you and another objects. In general we prefer this second type, but the SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS Rangefinder certainly has its pluses.
Preloaded and updatable with up to 30,000 courses
The SkyCaddie BREEZE offers the golfer Big easy-to-read numbers that are precise distances to the front, center and back of the green. The SkyCaddie BREEZE has a Large 3-inch, sunlight-readable, high-resolution display. With the most up-to-date and Golfs ONLY high-precision, ground verified course maps in golf, accuracy is under one-yard. Precision maps combined with precision GPS technology offers golfers reliability that delivers confidence.
Unparalleled accuracy and reliability
Advanced Golfer Technology from SkyGolf provides unparalleled accuracy and reliability with its TrueGround course maps and proprietary, best-in-class GPS components. SkyCaddie is a highly rated Rangefinder in Golf because it delivers distances you can trust. Whether your handicap is a 2 or 22, your game is hurt by wrong distance information. Eliminate this disadvantage by trusting this highly rated rangefinder.
I recently ordered this watch for two purposes-for heart rate training and for the gps function. I have no complaint about either function. The only fault I find with this watch is that the day-of-the-week function is a day off. The time and date set automatically via sattelite reception. The date, time, and year are correct. However, the watch thinks it is Friday when it is really Thursday, Saturday when it is Friday, etc. Not a big deal, just a strange quirk that can't really be fixed!
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