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#1 GolfSpy Dave

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:00 PM

Check out this new golf GPS from Motorola. One should be coming in for review soon so we can see if it is as multi-functional as it sounds. They have Bubba on board:


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:16 AM

Might wear it just as a watch to be honest.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:55 AM

This seems pretty sick. I just wonder how the touchscreen works since it's very tiny. I could see that being frustrating.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

Can't wait to see the review. This is exactly the type of GPS I've been looking for.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

I'm a holdout who doesn't own a GPS or laser rangefinder. I've never wanted the "hassle" if trying to sight the flag in a rangefinder, and I've seem some GPS devices that I didn't trust to be accurate. But recently I played with someone who had one of the Garmin wristwatch-type GPS devices. I was impressed with it's accuracy and ease of use.

This appears to be a similar product that looks really nice and has an abundance of interesting features. I'm looking forward to the review. (I also saw that Bubba picked one of his twitter followers to get one. Lucky guy!)

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:50 PM

I love this whole idea and concept, put me down for one when it comes out.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:57 AM

Guys, I'll get my hands on one of these next week as they've asked us to participate in an internal focus group to help provide on-course feedback on ways to improve the next iteration (I work for Motorola).

Getting paid to play golf and test cool stuff? Yeah, I love my job.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:32 PM

Welcome back A2G. Good to see you again :)
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:10 AM

Welcome back A2G. Good to see you again :)


Same here. Hope you're doing well. Saw your post regarding your efforts to improve. Sounds like you're doing all the right things and making some excellent progress.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:04 PM

Looks interesting. Though
A: A lot of guys I know can't play with a watch on already. This thing looks fairly beefy so I'm curious if they would use it
B: The satalite view of your round and shots you took looks wicked cool.
C: I can't seem to find a course list. Saying you have 20k courses is nice but as a Canadian, I find on a lot of devices they only do the major courses here and not the smaller ones.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:15 AM

Saying you have 20k courses is nice but as a Canadian, I find on a lot of devices they only do the major courses here and not the smaller ones.


Well yeah, it's Canada (kidding). :D
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

Well yeah, it's Canada (kidding). :D


Heh. It's not like I don't understand their cost vs market ratio choices on that matter but it's not really a winning sentiment either.
I do have to say that Callaway or Garmin really seems to be the best for us, at least out West. Everyone else is ho hum. Don't join the ho hum group Motorola.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

So, at the risk of sounding biased, I came away really liking the MOTOACTV Golf Edition during my session with it. Tons of bells and whistles that you can enable or disable so you can pretty much gather as much data during the round as you care to -- yardage, scorecard stats, shot tracking, specific club distances, etc. It isn't a small device on the wrist (a compromise due to the size of the screen) but I really stopped noticing it after the first couple of holes. I think you could also strap it to your bag if having something on the wrist is an issue.

Yardage, for the course we played on, was spot on. Someone in my group compared it to their GPS and the yardages matched. I also thought the yardages were accurate based on my normal distances and the resulting shots. Acquisition was quick. I didn't spend enough time on the website after my data was uploaded but the shot tracking superimposed on the satellite course imagery was super cool.

Bottom line - pretty damn good golf device. And if you do other sports like running, cycling, etc. and like to listen to music during them then it's even more cost effective because, unlike competing products, the MOTOACTV supports multiple sports. If you don't believe me (and I understand), go on Amazon and read the reviews from other people who have used it for various activities. It's getting pretty decent reviews.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

Heh. It's not like I don't understand their cost vs market ratio choices on that matter but it's not really a winning sentiment either.
I do have to say that Callaway or Garmin really seems to be the best for us, at least out West. Everyone else is ho hum. Don't join the ho hum group Motorola.


I honestly don't know how many courses in Canada are supported Tuna and I forgot to ask. But, I will attempt to find out for you. BTW, I really was kidding about the Canada thing. I have some friends who are Canadian and we give each other grief all the time over our country allegiances and differences in culture. For instance, I still haven't acquired a full appreciation for the sport of hockey (gasp). So don't take it the wrong way. ;)
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:46 AM

I honestly don't know how many courses in Canada are supported Tuna and I forgot to ask. But, I will attempt to find out for you. BTW, I really was kidding about the Canada thing. I have some friends who are Canadian and we give each other grief all the time over our country allegiances and differences in culture. For instance, I still haven't acquired a full appreciation for the sport of hockey (gasp). So don't take it the wrong way. ;)



Bought the in Canada 2 weeks ago. Got the 8gb model just in time to get the free golf update.
As for Canada courses there are a lot. However, if your course isn't there, Motorola uses the skydroid.net database and you can map your own courses on it.
I am a clublink member and none of the 4 main courses I play were mapped.
Had them mapped in about 1 hours time and took about 1 week for them to show on Motorola database.

Overall works well as golf gps. I have small wrists but had no problem playing 18 with iron my wrist.

Bad thing is you have to manually input the par on each hole as it does not know it if you use it for scorecard tracking. Also to get best use you should hit the start button on each hole.
Goes through about 50% battery during a typical round. What is cool is also when done it shows you how many extra calories you burned. And you can keep a log of your score cards.

Works well as mp3 exercise watch. And great for other workouts be it running biking elliptical etc.
Finally it connects to my phone by bluetooth and i get notifications of text messages or calls on it. I exercising with headset plugged in, I can even answer calls on it while keeping my phone in my pocket.




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