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Derek Jacobsen

  1. Derek Jacobsen. Los Angeles, Ca
  2. I have never used a gps watch before, but would love to!!!
  3. Walking off yardages from sprinkler heads or using a buddy’s range finder.
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Raahsaan Fox- Denver CO

Apple Watch

range finder/grint app

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  1. Paul, Monterey CA
  2. I have a Garmin 945 that I use while golfing
  3. Garmin 945 and phone with app

Irons: Nike CCI Forged 4-P, Stiff flex. Taylormade M2 3 Hybrid, Reg flex.

Woods: Taylormade R7 Quad, 9.5*, Reg Flex, Taylormade Steel V 3&5 Woods, Reg Flex.

Right Handed, 14 HCP

Stationed in Monterey, CA

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19 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?

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TESTERS WANTED

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

EJ Hernandez 

Yes, I use the GPS from cart and Bushnell

I use GPS when I ride and Bushnell laser when I walk 

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Wyatt Hauhn, forest hill md

No, i’ve always relied on my eyes and feeling

I use my eyes, and the good ole’ i step is one yard

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I love the technology and benefit of this and can’t wait to see what folks think. I struggle with items on my hands and wrists even not golfing. Maybe that’s why I have a tattoo ring?

good luck all even though I’m not in the market I can’t wait to see the watch itself and some of the display views of the watch itself


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San Antonio, Texas 

Garmin S4

Current: bushnell laser 


Driver: Mavrik 10.5, Project X Stiff

3Wood: Mavrik 15 degree, Project X Stiff

Hybrids 3 & 4: Callaway Super Hybrid, Project X Stiff

Irons 6-AW - Rogue Pro Irons with Project X 5.5 shafts

Wedges: 52,56,60 Callaway Jaws MD5 with Project X 5.5 Shafts 

Putter: Scotty Cameron 

 

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Tim Connors — Michigan

Never used rangefinder or GPS (but am in the market)

Sprinkler heads/yardage blocks (and stepping off from them to my ball)


Driver:  Ping G410 Plus (10.5º; Stiff)

Fwy:  Ping G410 (3 and 5; Regular)

Hybrids: Ping G410 (22º and 26º; Regular)

Irons: Ping G410 (6-U)

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (54º/12º), and Ping Glide 3.o Eye2 (58º/8º)

Putter:  Ping Karsten Anser X

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Tyler Wirth - Alexandria, MN 

Yes - Various rangefinders, various iPhone apps 

Bushnell Hybrid Laser-GPS

English major recovering in finance - only golf keeps me sane!

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Joe Meissner In Akron Ohio

Have a Garmin Vivoactive

Use the Vivoactive and my laser finder to get yardages. I play in travel leagues so it would be nice to have a overview of the holes on courses I don't know well. 7 HDCP and play 3 times a week 

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  1. Kyle P from Milwaukee, WI
  2. Have you ever used a GPS device or watch? Which one(s)? I use the Golfshot app on my iphone, and have used several other apps.
  3. Current method of determining yardage: Golfshot app or a rangefinder

Driver: Taylormade R1

3W and 5W: Tour Edge Exotics CB4

4H: Adams Tight Lies 2

5i-PW: Mizuno MP-53

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Jake Brandt -Madison, Wisconsin

yes - mostly use phone apps, I use 18 birdies the most.

I use my phone app or a yardage book (if available) to determine Distance.

I play at least 2 full rounds a week and have played 10 different courses this year(don’t plan to stop). I would be able to test this device in many locations and will be able to give it a thorough test.

 

 

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Chris S. (AKRON, OHIO)

I've used a skycaddie over 5 yrs ago, I dont use GPS much anymore unless I can't shoot the pin with rangefinder

Tec tec tec brand laser rangefinder

I've been looking at smartwatches that can download a good golf GPS. Yet to find what I'm looking for.

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Alex Bologna, Fairfield County, CT

Bushnell And Garmin

Bushnell Laser

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Hello,

1. John New Jersey 

2. yes just about every Skycaddie model that's come out...non-watch

3. Skycaddie SX500

I'd like to test the SkyCaddie LX5 watch... I play st least twice a week to bounce back and forth from 12-15...I have pretty much every Skycaddie they've put out and currently have the SX500 so I'll be able to compare accuracy between the two. I walk and have the SX500 attached to my push cart so it will be easy to keep a running score on the accuracy between them...

Thanks

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