Simple to use, discreet and accurate
When the S1 gps watch came out I admit to being blown away by the ease of use, although it was limited in the information.
The Garmin Approach S3 takes things to an entirely different level. You can get most of the information you would have on a regular full-size gps right there on your wrist. No fumbling around your pocket or golf bag. The yardages you need are just a glance away.
Accurate and easy to use functionality
The S3 is more convenient than the standard GPS, easy to use regardless of the weather, better than most in the rain and doubles up for casual wear. Easy functionality with state of the art accuracy that can benefit both the casual and serious golfer. Compared to other GPS and rangefinders it's fairly priced at Â£279 comes free of any annual subscriptions and is pre-loaded with 27,000 courses worldwide.
Glove-friendly touchscreen display
Rugged and waterproof, the Approach S3 golf watch is another benchmark for GPS within the golf market. Packed with 27,000 plus worldwide courses without subscriptions or fees, S3 displays yardages to the front, back and middle of greens. The S3 also introduces a high-resolution, glove-friendly touchscreen display, Green View with manual pin positioning, distances to doglegs and layups, customizable yardage points and printable digital scorecards for Stroke play and Stableford.
Tens of thousands of courses from around the world
Rugged and waterproof, the Approach S3 golf watch is packed with tens of thousands of worldwide courses. It displays yardages to the front, back and middle of greens on a high-resolution, glove-friendly touchscreen. It lets you manually position pins, get distances to doglegs and layups, customize yardage points, and print digital scorecards for Stroke play and Stableford.
Features a high-resolution, glove-friendly touchscreen display
The Garmin S3 Approach is a wonderful piece of kit. Easy to use, immediate feedback, tonnes of different features, no fees or subscriptions required and slick looks.
Accurate, lightweight,easy to see
Very easy and simple to use. The approach s3 is much better than the callaway upro I previously used. Instant info given without fiddling around with buttons.
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.
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.
Not a Home Run
The G6 has a better touch and feel that the other units I have tried, and once it acquires the GPS, it's lock solid. I never lost connectivity, and it performed well after the initial hiccup. I think the answer is to turn it on a little earlier when I arrive at the course (which I never did with the UPRO because its battery life was so sucky I didn't want to waste it while putting and chipping).
Smallest and lightest device tested that provides full hole views
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.
Display on the G6 provides large, bright, high contrast graphics and numbers
The Garmin Approach G6 Golf GPS is a sleek, thin glove friendly golf gps system weighing just over three ounces and comes preloaded with over 25,000 worldwide course maps and is equipped with an internal rechargeable battery giving golfers the opportunity for an entire weekend worth of use on one charge.
Battery provides up to 15 hours of use on a single charge
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.
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.
Much better than the Global Trainer, but would like to see some changes
I think Timex has come a long way in terms of GPS watches, and this would be a really good option in my opinion over some other GPS's. Each has their own positives and negatives, and I would say this is probably my second favorite GPS watch.
New menu system is much cleaner/easier to use
I wouldn't have any problems recommending this unit for the majority of runners out there. No, it doesn't have the advanced workout or course features of some of the $300+ units on the market, but it does have roughly the same functionality as those units in the ~$200 range (+/- $25-30US), which is the price range the unit is in ($225).
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.
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