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one thing I want to add that might help others like me...I dreaded playing golf with a watch on. I tried my apple watch a few times last year and hated it so much it came off around the 4th hole each time. With the Linx GT I had no issues at all. I put it on before I left home to "get used to it" but it is so light and comfortable I had no issues with it at all. In fact I found myself still wearing it when I got home because I forgot to take it off.

 

So if the thought of wearing a watch during golf is keeping you from trying this then it is likely a concern you will get over quickly upon wearing this.

I agree it's very comfortable.

 

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so a weird thing happened today.  I updated my watch and it synced with the web again and actually added another round to my scores.  it was the last 4 holes of my round saturday.  when I went to delete it I saw that it had tracked my autoswings (mostly) correctly.  Anyway, I looked at the last 4 holes and thought it was cool I could see my shots but I deleted the "round" and moved on.

 

So for the heck of it I opened my real round from Saturday and lo and behold there were my autoswings from the first 14 holes!  The last 4 holes didn't have anything so somehow it split my round into two rounds.  I went and added my shots from the 4 hole round and now I have a full round of golf with all my shots/distances.  

 

That gives me hope for my round Saturday and maybe the bugs are getting worked out and the autoswing feature will work better for me.  in the end though, I dont mind tagging my clubs during the round so I dont have to do any post round editing.

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Just so everyone knows, this thing has notifications, for texts etc. Sometimes they work, most of the time they dont, like all round today, except for my 2 footer on 18. The vibration in the backswing of my putt to let me know i had a text did wonders... Turn the notifications off, 

 

Also that putt was for my first ever 89. Another 90 in the books.

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so a weird thing happened today. I updated my watch and it synced with the web again and actually added another round to my scores. it was the last 4 holes of my round saturday. when I went to delete it I saw that it had tracked my autoswings (mostly) correctly. Anyway, I looked at the last 4 holes and thought it was cool I could see my shots but I deleted the "round" and moved on.

 

So for the heck of it I opened my real round from Saturday and lo and behold there were my autoswings from the first 14 holes! The last 4 holes didn't have anything so somehow it split my round into two rounds. I went and added my shots from the 4 hole round and now I have a full round of golf with all my shots/distances.

 

That gives me hope for my round Saturday and maybe the bugs are getting worked out and the autoswing feature will work better for me. in the end though, I dont mind tagging my clubs during the round so I dont have to do any post round editing.

It got my whole 9 for my league Monday... With a couple of missed shots. It was kinda cool.

 

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It got my whole 9 for my league Monday... With a couple of missed shots. It was kinda cool.

 

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Did you see that you can clear out the club selection for your chips and such so that it doesn't skew your average? I think you had asked about that previously.

 

Obviously one round doesn't give me reliable averages for clubs but the thought of knowing solid club averages after 10 rounds or so is cool.

 

Also will help with my red tie driver shaft review I'd imagine.

 

 

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Did you see that you can clear out the club selection for your chips and such so that it doesn't skew your average? I think you had asked about that previously.

 

Obviously one round doesn't give me reliable averages for clubs but the thought of knowing solid club averages after 10 rounds or so is cool.

 

Also will help with my red tie driver shaft review I'd imagine.

 

 

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It was all autotrack of the swings so I wasn't tapping any shots. That's good to know when I do start using it though. Pretty cool.

 

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It was all autotrack of the swings so I wasn't tapping any shots. That's good to know when I do start using it though. Pretty cool.

 

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You can go on the web or app after the round and add the clubs if you want. And if you remember what clubs you hit, lol

 

 

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You can go on the web or app after the round and add the clubs if you want. And if you remember what clubs you hit, lol

 

 

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Yeah I started and then I was like "uh no" hahahaha. I had a hard time figuring out how to do the arrows for when I hit one OB. I'm still on a learning curve.

 

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Great review Kiel! I definitely get the sense you thoroughly tested the product.

 

I must say I'm disappointed that this product is struggling because it's a totally awesome concept. I wonder if they can update their way into a functioning product.

 

 

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See my Stage 2 posted on the first page!!!

 

My watch is also stuck on "Sync" while connected to the computer, even hours after the sync is complete.  I let Nathan at Skycaddie know so hopefully there is an update they can push to fix this. 

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The stage two's are done great!!! It makes me feel like you really put it through the ringer. I am doing the betatest and feeling the same pains, which makes me feel a little better about my issues.  

 

Agree that the yearly fee makes it a little rough to swallow when other watches dont charge it. 

 

They have a great product once the bugs get worked out

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syncing this thing post round is laborious, I'm playing tomorrow with the app and tagging clubs so I hope that makes it easier.

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Syncing was easier today since I used the tags and the app on course. When I got home and synced via the web it tossed my front nine stats. Lame

 

Before that I had issue getting it to add a drive that it missed as well as remove a SW chip that it was using for my averages. Hopefully the beta testing helps them work out the issues. Seems to be quite a few issues software side.

 

I love it as a gps watch tho.

 

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This has been a complete mess for me so far.

 

I lost a full round syncing.

 

The scoring and tags have been no where close to accurate. Most of my synced round scores have been for 18 holes between 6 and 15 lol.

 

This has not been a user friendly product so far.

 

 

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It's been pretty easy syncing it up for me after the first go round. I do have to fix clubs as I sometimes forget to mark the club before my shot.

 

I will say that editing things on the website and the hole maps has been difficult m you have to navigate between different screens to change shot locations, clubs/ scores/putts/fairways/etc... Which is a pain.

 

Autotrack hasn't missed any shots, although I have had a few extras added a couple of times.

 

Distances have been great from the watch. Looking forward to continuing to learn the features.

 

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Nathan was able to get my deleted round added back in.  I did have to go make some of my original changes again and it still wanted to hang onto a 23 yard SW pitch in my averages.  No matter what I did it wouldn't let me leave the club selection for that shot blank so I changed it to my putter and moved on.   it seems like they really want to use our feedback/issues to make this a solid product.  Looking forward to the coming weeks of working thru it with them.

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