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Testers ANNOUNCED! SkyCaddie LX5 Watch

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18 hours ago, GolfSpy STUDque said:

There’s some irony when contemplating the market for watches in 2020.

Specifically, it’s a situation where the original purpose of the item is no longer a defining selling point.

Remember when the primary, if not the only, purpose of a watch was to keep time? Me neither.

It’s a reasonable assumption that time is anything but of the essence; golfers are far more interested in all of the golf-related stuff that this piece of wearable technology does.

The SkyCaddie LX5 GPS watch is built around the architecture of the SX500which was named the “Best Handheld GPS” in MyGolfSpy’s annual Most Wanted testing.

It offers an abundance of bundled golf technology, and did I mention it also tells time. Ain’t that something?




This review opportunity is open to members residing in the United States. If you'd like to be considered, please reply to this thread with the following information:

  1. Name and Location
  2. Have you ever used a GPS device or watch? Which one(s)?
  3. Current method of determining yardage

Thomas Hurley, Sandwich Massachusetts 

I have never used a GPS but I have used the Bushnell v4 rangefinder 

Using a range finder

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Kevin Jenkins Tucson AZ

yes Garmin S20 approach

S20 and 18 Birdies app

Driver : Callaway Maveric

3 Wood: Srixon ZX

5 Wood: Cobra RadSpeed

Irons: Mizuno JPX 825

Wedges: 52, 56 Callaway Raw

Putter Evenroll ER5

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1.  David Mitchell - Oregon

2.  Yes, I've used numerous rangefinders, watches, and GPS devices.

Bushnell NEO, V3, V4, and the Pro XE.

Garmin S6, S20, S60.

Leupold GX3 and GX5

TicWatch Pro and Samsung S3

SkyCaddie SX500

Arccos Caddie

3. Currently using the combination of a Garmin S20 and Arccos due to size and battery life.

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Steve Adkins, I live in Reno, NV and play approximately 60 rounds a year. 

I’ve tried the golf shot app, golflogix app, and Golf gps Swing U app. I tried to use them with my Apple Watch, but the battery life was always an issue. 

I currently use a very basic Nikon rangefinder with no slope capability. 

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Good luck everyone. I feel lost on the course without a GPS watch.

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18 hours ago, GolfSpy STUDque said:


Brock Allard: Cary, NC

I have used the Golf Pad pad app as a GPS device.

I still use the Golf Pad app for yardage 

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