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Clete, Omaha,  NE

Yes, GPS, have used TheGrint, GolfLogix, Golf Status, myRoundPro by taylormade

Currently use Arccos

Mizuno MP58 4-PW (std. specs)

Titleist 910D3 (9* stiff)

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Omaha, NE

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TESTERS ANNOUNCED! We've got TEN forum members who are going to see if the SkyCaddie LX5 GPS watch is going to be the best tool for them to hear "Pin high" just a little more often! @AGut

Thanks @GolfSpy MPR! Looking forward to giving this puppy a review from a rangefinder stan!  Also, I have a Pebble Beach Trip coming in August, so pray that COVID doesn't cancel that trip so i ca

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  1. Erik Peterson, Centennial CO
  2. Have you ever used a GPS device or watch?  Yes. Garmin watch for running and 18 birdies and arccos sensor s and app on Android
  3. Currently I use my arccos app and look for sprinkler heads. Range finder when playing with friends
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  1. Hi I am Matt Scallon from Wisconsin. I have used several phone apps in the past for gps on the course . The apps I have used in the past are golf pad and 18 birdies. I currently use Arccos on both my phone and Apple watch to get yardages.
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TJ Eaves - Cullowhee, NC

 

Yes, when introduced to the game I used Garmin GPS technology including watches and handheld devices.

 

I now use a Bushnell Tour V3 laser but am in the market to upgrade now that I live in the mountains of North Carolina where slope and blind shots are prevalent.

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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?

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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

1. Mike Sabatini, Michigan 

2. Yes, Garmin S20 and Callaway GPSy

3. Currently using Garmin S20 to determine yardage 

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  1. Robert Straiton; Austin, Texas
  2. Yes. Bushnell Tour V5 Shift; Bushnell Tour V2; an old garmin watch
  3. I use my Bushnell Tour V5 shift to laser the pin, and a golf GPS app on my phone for yardages other than to the pin.
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18 hours ago, GolfSpy STUDque said:
  • Name and Location
  • Have you ever used a GPS device or watch? Which one(s)?
  • Current method of determining yardage

Kelly Wallen, Naval Base Hawaii

Both, Garmin (hated it), Apple Watch (bad app), and currently have a Golf Buddy rangefinder.

Would love to give this a go for golf and work! 

 

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Steve from North Carolina

I have used SkyCaddie handheld in the past as well as Garmin hand held and Garmin watch. Now I primarily use my lazer.

 

JN-"Focus on remedies not faults".

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Gardner, Timothy 

South Jersey 

Current GPS : 18 Birdies App w/ location services always on, gives you reading to front + middle of green (assuming the course is preloaded on the app) 

I was in the military / infantry for years where you make a living out of gauging distances for navigation or when shooting targets. Generally I rely on that knowledge to guessestimate. 

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1. Steve Johnson . Essex, UK

2. TomTom Golfer 2 
 

3. Always use my watch, gives me front, middle and back yardages... distance to hazards... total distance traveled during a round. I also use the Tom Tom app which tracks shot distances, GIR, gross scores etc 

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  1. Robert T. = San Antonio, Texas
  2. Yes, both on iPhone and Apple Watch.  18Birdies premium, Golfshot Premium, Hole19.
  3. GPS golf applications stated above along with local golf car GPS monitor. Some times use yardage book combined with field markers. 
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1. Willis Batz Kamby. Saint Paul, MN.

2. I briefly used the 18 Birdies app and a borrowed bushnell rangefinder.

3. I currently use yardage markers / sprinkler heads to determine my yardages (though I’m starting to see less and less on courses.) I’ve been airmailing a lot of greens LOL.

CHEERS GUYS!

-W

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Forrest Holloway, Georgetown, Texas

I am currently using the Bushnell Phantom and prior to that the Skycaddie SG5.

I have never used a watch GPS and think it would be and interesting test. I live in a Sun City Development with 3 - 18 hole courses. My wife also plays so we should be able to put the watch GPS thru a series of rigorous tests.

Thanks! Forrest

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