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Played today in the worse conditions yet. The temps were in the low 40s but the wind was howling. The SkyCaddie proved once again to be a capable partner. I velcroed it to my cart which means a quick glance down was all I needed to confirm distance and club selection. My biggest gripe is really more self inflected than a design flaw. When I’m not deliberate when returning the S.C. to its perch or if I’m lazy and slip it in my pocket the extreme sensitivity of the screen tends to result in a little jumping around from my inadvertent bumping.

 

 

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Played today using only the SX400 and it went really well. This is the first time I used the SkyCaddie as my sole DMD and it really helped me navigate a course I've only played once before on a fairly windy day. Very pleased with its performance.

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Spent this past weekend playing 27 holes without the Skycaddie.  The first 18 were on a course that I have never played with a lot of blind shots and strategically placed trouble in which I took many "vacations".  The last 9 were on my home track.  Even playing on a familiar course walking off distances, I still found myself in a bit of trouble without having the Skycaddie.  We are coming down to the final stretch, are there any scenarios or questions that you guys have that we haven't covered?


I agree with you. I’m certainly surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed using this device. While it cannot execute a shot it certainly gives one the confidence to just swing away.


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Posted final review to first page place holder. 

I will say I love this device and I am also a big fan of the experience as a whole. range finding, score keeping, stat tracking. I truly believe that if I am diligent at keeping track this will benefit my whole game. 

 

*EDIT* Here is a link to the review. 

https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/36185-2020-official-member-review-skycaddie-sx400-gps/?do=findComment&comment=591718

 

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My review is up! Hope you guys enjoy. Feel free to ask more questions!

 

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I'll be the first to admit I was pretty skeptical about the value of a device like this. But the reviews definitely have me intrigued. It wouldn't be something I'd purchased right now, but if I get to a point where I'm comfortable with my clubs and game, I could see this being very valuable.

I played a new-to-me course last weekend and having the scorecard, GPS, and hole overview in one spot would have been a big help. Between a paper scorecard, Grint for a digital scorecard, ShotScope for GPS and a traditional laser, it's almost too much to handle when playing a new course. 

Now, playing at a course I know very well? I can see where this wouldn't be as helpful.

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1 hour ago, edingc said:

I'll be the first to admit I was pretty skeptical about the value of a device like this. But the reviews definitely have me intrigued. It wouldn't be something I'd purchased right now, but if I get to a point where I'm comfortable with my clubs and game, I could see this being very valuable.

I played a new-to-me course last weekend and having the scorecard, GPS, and hole overview in one spot would have been a big help. Between a paper scorecard, Grint for a digital scorecard, ShotScope for GPS and a traditional laser, it's almost too much to handle when playing a new course. 

Now, playing at a course I know very well? I can see where this wouldn't be as helpful.

I am finding that I enjoy and like the stat keeping and game tracking features as much if not more than the range finding and distance determining features. 

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My final is posted as well, but as I use and learn more, I will post more; 

 

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Hybrid: TEE C721 22*, KBS TGI 80S

Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i S
Wedges: Cleveland CBX 2, 55*, 60*, Accra 80i S
Putter: Evnroll ER1.2, 355g, KBS Tour One Step, 33", SS Mid-Slim 2.0
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Accessories: Arccos 360 / Sky Caddie SX 400 / Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized

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Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a fly-by.   The review is up!  Photos will be added in the next couple of days.

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SkyCaddie SX400
OGIO Silencer:  Followed by Arccos
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My review can be seen here.   

Hope you find it useful and a big shoutout to MGS and SkyGolf for allowing me the opportunity to review this product.  Feel free to shoot me any questions about the gear or my review.

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Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

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On 2/29/2020 at 1:23 PM, SteddyGolf said:

Played today in the worse conditions yet. The temps were in the low 40s but the wind was howling. The SkyCaddie proved once again to be a capable partner. I velcroed it to my cart which means a quick glance down was all I needed to confirm distance and club selection. My biggest gripe is really more self inflected than a design flaw. When I’m not deliberate when returning the S.C. to its perch or if I’m lazy and slip it in my pocket the extreme sensitivity of the screen tends to result in a little jumping around from my inadvertent bumping.

 

 

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If you click on the power button (right side of the unit, bottom button), it will lock the screen.  This way if you put the SX400 in your pocket it will keep the screen secure. 

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I'll try to get my review up by next week.  Have to travel out of town later this week and will play in a tournament with my Son on Saturday if weather allows.  Wish me luck on breaking 100.

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So with several reviews up now, I’m curious to know if anyone has questions not previously addressed or would like to see very specific product comparisons. ???

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Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
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Hey Guys!!  Great job on the reviews. 

And Skycaddie has put a post on it's Facebook site promoting the MGS reviews with a link to this thead!   That's fantastic!  

Thanks as always for the committed work and honest and thorough feedback that MGS reviews are known for!

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1 hour ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Hey Guys!!  Great job on the reviews. 

And Skycaddie has put a post on it's Facebook site promoting the MGS reviews with a link to this thead!   That's fantastic!  

Thanks as always for the committed work and honest and thorough feedback that MGS reviews are known for!

Just liked their FB page and took a look at their post. Pretty neat!

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Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT Premier 4 34"
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1 hour ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Hey Guys!!  Great job on the reviews. 

And Skycaddie has put a post on it's Facebook site promoting the MGS reviews with a link to this thead!   That's fantastic!  

Thanks as always for the committed work and honest and thorough feedback that MGS reviews are known for!

Awesome. I just wish I was not going through a full week and a half of snow every day!!!

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Just caught up on the reviews.  As a former SkyCaddie SG-5 user, I have always liked their service and the hardware.  I'm now really intrigued if I should upgrade the mothballed SG-5 to SX400.  I noticed everyone had said how solid the feel of the SX400 is.  Does anyone know if it has any form of water protection ?  I've been caught in a few rainstorms and the SG-5 handled it with no issues.  Also, are the batteries replaceable ?

 

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Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

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45 minutes ago, MDGolfHacker said:

Just caught up on the reviews.  As a former SkyCaddie SG-5 user, I have always liked their service and the hardware.  I'm now really intrigued if I should upgrade the mothballed SG-5 to SX400.  I noticed everyone had said how solid the feel of the SX400 is.  Does anyone know if it has any form of water protection ?  I've been caught in a few rainstorms and the SG-5 handled it with no issues.  Also, are the batteries replaceable ?

 

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I seem to recall that it has some rain protection and, looking at it, it seals all the ports and appears to be moderately capable of dealing with light moisture.  I doubt highly that it's waterproof, however.

The batteries do not appear to be user replaceable.

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Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

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3 hours ago, MDGolfHacker said:

Just caught up on the reviews.  As a former SkyCaddie SG-5 user, I have always liked their service and the hardware.  I'm now really intrigued if I should upgrade the mothballed SG-5 to SX400.  I noticed everyone had said how solid the feel of the SX400 is.  Does anyone know if it has any form of water protection ?  I've been caught in a few rainstorms and the SG-5 handled it with no issues.  Also, are the batteries replaceable ?

 

MDGolfHacker

 

2 hours ago, CarlH said:

I seem to recall that it has some rain protection and, looking at it, it seals all the ports and appears to be moderately capable of dealing with light moisture.  I doubt highly that it's waterproof, however.

The batteries do not appear to be user replaceable.

I have the SX500 and unless I'm missing something it's manually rechargeable, not replaceable batteries.    I don't think it's waterproof, but I would generally always have mine ina cart or in my golf bag. 

 

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:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

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12 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

 

I have the SX500 and unless I'm missing something it's manually rechargeable, not replaceable batteries.    I don't think it's waterproof, but I would generally always have mine ina cart or in my golf bag. 

 

Ah cool thanks.  Just thinking as long as the unit was water resistant, that should suffice.  As for the battery, I was more thinking in the long run how easy would the proprietary battery be to replace.  

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Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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