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HTC Hero Android phone for me - impressive beast, and not hamstrung to Apple-only technology like the iPhone's are. Thousands of apps, always growing, but not really looked for golf ones yet as GPS is still prohibited by the backwards-looking UK golf club committees...

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MOTOROLA DROID, FTW! I've played with Blackberrys (brother), iPhones (dad), and everything they have at the stores, and I don't think there's a better phone out there. Plenty of apps, super fast, very intuitive, keyboard + touchscreen, plus, you get the Verizon network. However, you also get Verizon customer service (after two months, a HUGE negative for me).

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HTC Hero Android phone for me - impressive beast, and not hamstrung to Apple-only technology like the iPhone's are. Thousands of apps, always growing, but not really looked for golf ones yet as GPS is still prohibited by the backwards-looking UK golf club committees...

I have the US Sprint version of the HTC Hero android and it is all I could ever ask for. There are plenty of free golf apps but I have a SkyCaddie and it works fine.

Semper Fi

 

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I have the Droid from Verizon and love it...added a couple of their free golf apps that were decent...but Golf Logix recently released their golf GPS system for the Droid...and preliminary results show this to be a solid feature.

 

Did I mention I LOVE the Droid?

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I have the Droid from Verizon and love it...added a couple of their free golf apps that were decent...but Golf Logix recently released their golf GPS system for the Droid...and preliminary results show this to be a solid feature.

 

Did I mention I LOVE the Droid?

 

I've seen that there are golf GPS apps on there but I haven't tried them yet. Which ones have you tried, how much did they cost, and were they worth it? One concern I might have it whether or not the battery would get through a full round.

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I have the Droid from Verizon and love it...added a couple of their free golf apps that were decent...but Golf Logix recently released their golf GPS system for the Droid...and preliminary results show this to be a solid feature.

 

Did I mention I LOVE the Droid?

I love my android phone too but what about trying to read your screen in bright sunshine? No way it's going to be as one of the GPS devices.

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I love my android phone too but what about trying to read your screen in bright sunshine? No way it's going to be as one of the GPS devices.

 

I just read this morning that the Droid is gaining market share, while iPhone sales have stalled. Personally I have Verizon's Touch Pro 2 with Windows Mobile 6.5 and I love it. While it lacks the flare of the iPhone, with a few tweeks, its just as good IMO.

 

So I have a question for all of you looking to turn your smartphone into a Golf GPS - have you heard that it would be illegal to use your phone as a GPS yardage finder (in tournament play or for posting scores towards your handicap)? I was told a couple of weeks ago that a Golf GPS device cannot have a communication function. Can anyone confirm this?

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D-R-O-I-D user here also. Best phone EVER. In the spirit of full disclosure however - I work for Motorola. ;)

 

Despite my professional bias, I do think its the best phone out there. I've had mine since the initial launch on Verizon and have nothing but mad love for it.

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Quick OT question for the other Droid users: do you have problems with your phone not staying locked in your pocket? I'll pull out my phone and half the time it's already unlocked.

 

Just short press the power button to put the phone in standby mode. That way nothing that touches the screen will trigger a function while its in your pocket.

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I've seen that there are golf GPS apps on there but I haven't tried them yet. Which ones have you tried, how much did they cost, and were they worth it? One concern I might have it whether or not the battery would get through a full round.

 

I plan on testing out the Golfcard app over the next weekend or two if the weather allows. Golfcard is a $10 download off the Android App Store. I will let you know on battery consumption. One thing I did notice right off the bat is not every course is mapped in my area. Out of the 10 courses I play here regularly, a few didn't have yardages which means you would have to manually map them.

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Wilson FYbrid 19* UST Proforce AXIV Core

Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

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I have the Droid from Verizon and love it...added a couple of their free golf apps that were decent...but Golf Logix recently released their golf GPS system for the Droid...and preliminary results show this to be a solid feature.

 

Did I mention I LOVE the Droid?

 

So, you're using the Golf Logix? If so, please provide us a full review asap. Free download of the software with a $40 annual subscription isn't bad. That would allow me to dump my Skycaddie 2.5 if the software is fully capable and (to MSaternus' point) battery life isn't an issue.

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Cobra Baffler Rail F Fairway 15.5* Fujikura Motore

Wilson FYbrid 19* UST Proforce AXIV Core

Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

Ping I15 Irons 5-UW AWT

Ping Tour-W 56*,60* DG Spinner

Ping Redwood ZB Putter, WRX Starshot, 35"

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Just short press the power button to put the phone in standby mode. That way nothing that touches the screen will trigger a function while its in your pocket.

 

I do put it into standby mode before I put it into my pocket, and it comes out unlocked. Now that I know you work for Motorola, I BLAME YOU!! B)

 

Still love it though.

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I do put it into standby mode before I put it into my pocket, and it comes out unlocked. Now that I know you work for Motorola, I BLAME YOU!! :P

 

Still love it though.

 

Yeah, yeah. I actually used to get that ALOT. Not as many problems with the Android phones so lately the conversations are definitely more pleasant. Of course, there is always that one guy.... ;)

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Callaway FT-9 Driver 9.0* Grafalloy Prolaunch Platinum

Cobra Baffler Rail F Fairway 15.5* Fujikura Motore

Wilson FYbrid 19* UST Proforce AXIV Core

Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

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Ping Tour-W 56*,60* DG Spinner

Ping Redwood ZB Putter, WRX Starshot, 35"

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I have the HTC Hero and absolutely love it.

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I have the T-Mobile MyTouch Fender, which has the same OS as the Droid. I use the Golfcard app as well as the USGA Rules app. The Golfcard is very accurate, has every course around me mapped, has a scorecard, and will figure your handicap for you. I havent had any issues with battery life. Ive used it for a full round and the rest of the day before needing it to charge it at night

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