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Craig Moelis, Boulder, Colorado

I used to use a Garmin Approach watch, but gave it to my dad when his broke.

I currently use a Leupold Range Finder, but miss some aspects of the watch.

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22 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

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M.Coz, Napa CA

I have used 18 Birdies , never tried a watch

Mostly a range finder occasionally a program GPS on my phone or tablet 

M. Coz

Driver-TaylorMade SIM w/ Ventus Blue 6S, 3w-TM SIM w/Atmos Blue Tour Spec 7S, 5w-TM SIM w/Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X, Hybrids- Cleveland Hi-Bore #1 w/Fujikura Stiff tipped 1", TM SIM Max #4 w/Atmos HB Black Tour Spec 9S, Irons- TM M1 4i, TM M3 5i, TM P760 6- PW all with Fujikura 95i Stiff shafts. SW- Cleveland RTX4 52* set at 53* w/TT S400, LW- TM Hi Toe 60* set at 59* w/NS Pro 950 GH-S, Putter- Bobby Grace Night & Day.

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Jon Passer

McGregor MN

I have never used a watch for my GPS. If the golf cart doesn't have one then I go without.

I currently use a Bushnell Pro x2 for my rangefinder.

Taylor made Sim driver

Mizuno MP-20 HMB irons

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22 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?

SkyCaddieLX5_HoleVue3-3-600x400[1].png

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. Kevin, St Augustine FL

2. Yes, Garmin watch

3. Bushnell scope and 18 Birdies GPS app

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Don Happ - South Bend, Indiana

Have used Garmin Approach S1 and S2 (batteries on both seem to have taken less charge too quickly)

Because neither watch holds a charge for full round any longer, I now use iPhone w/Hole 19.

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Jonathan Rowe - Dublin, Georgia

Yes, Android Phone App - SwingU

I currently use the SwingU app on my Android phone which tells me distances, keep score, and handicap.  I used to use a rangefinder, but found that I didn't play better when I used it so that it was more trouble than it was worth compared to the Phone GPS/SwingU app.  A watch would be much better though so that I wouldn't have to keep my phone in my pocket throughout the round.

Driver: Titleist TS2, Accra FX 2.0 250 M3.
3W: Taylormade Sim Max, Accra FX 2.0 200 M3.
3H: Taylormade Sim, Stock Stiff.
3/4-PW: Miura CB57, TT DG S300 Stiff.
50*, 55*, 60*:  Titleist Vokey SM6/8/4 (respectively), DG Spinner.
Putter: P&SI-EGOS  (considering L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1).
Ball: TM TP5 Pix OR Pro V1x OR Vice Pro Soft OR Cut Blue ... (See Why!)
Bag: MNML.
Cart: Old Used ClickGear something or other.

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Craig Spry

I live in St. Petersburg FL

I presently use an older model Golf Buddy for my yardage (yardage usually varies from my playing partners GPS..Just saying)

I find it difficult to use a laser GPS because it is hard to keep it still with my shaky hands

 

I have never used a watch GPS

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John Price Concord, NC

iPhone app - 18 Birdies, but no dedicated distance finder. 18 Birdies doesnt seem to be that accurate.

Still use yardages from the sprinkler heads.

 

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22 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?

SkyCaddieLX5_HoleVue3-3-600x400[1].png

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

 

Callaway Epic Flash 9* driver

Callaway GBB Epic 3

Wilson staff Utility 3 iron

Cobra King Forged CB/MB 4-pw

Titleist SM6 58

Ping Tour S 52

Rossa Monza Spider putter

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Christopher Hawkins 

Beaverton Mi

Sky Caddie  Touch

 Precision Pro 9

 

 

Far and Sure......

:ping-small:G410 SFT (10.5 degree)

:ping-small:; G400 SFT (9 degree)

 :ping-small:: G20 4W

:callaway-small:       GBB Epic 7W (Heavenwood)

:ping-small:: G410 4 thru GW

 :callaway-logo-1:   MD3 54*                                                         

:odyssey-small:    Dual Force Rossie ll

:bridgestone-small:   e12 Soft

 

 

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  1. Ryan Blair - orange CT
  2. APPLE watch - GolfLogix arrcos
  3. See above and either my TEC TEC or precision pro both with slope... TEC TEC only works about 50% - never hits the flag good!!
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