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Some of golfers' favorite words: "It's in the hole!" "Split the fairway!" "You're dancing!" "It's dry." (OK, that last one isn't the best news, but if you're in tho

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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David Stockwell / Bellaire, Texas

Yes: Skycaddie (v2 through Skycaddie SGX-W), Arccos with Samsung Galaxy 10

Arccos and Bushnell T4, stepping off from sprinkler heads.

 

Would love to test an accurate and reliable Skycaddie. My SG-X broke after a few months and very few rounds. Could not turn it off, nor turn it on. Tracking pointer stopped working. Now sitting on my desk, unused and unusable for years.

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Greg - Tampa, FL

Previously used Garmin multi-sport GPS watch along with cell phone GPS apps

Currently use 18 Birdies GPS app and Precision Pro NX7 range finder

Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

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Bill from Chaffee Mo

In the past have used Garmin GPS watch

Yes, currently using Callaway GPSync Watch

Ping G410 Plus, Graphite Design VR5 Reg Flex 

Ping G410 Woods 3 and 7

Ping G410 Hybrids 4 and 5

Ping G410 Irons 6 thru PW

Ping Glide 2.0 Wedge, Bent to 46* 12* Bounce SS (bent to 48*) and 52* 12* Bounce SS                                                          Ping Glide Forged Custom  56*-10*

Scotty Cameron 5s 34"

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Brady lamb. Saint Paul, MN

Used mostly phone apps (swing x swing, 18birdies)

Currently use the Bushnell wingman, or my phone app. Or I just guess. Depends on the day

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On 7/9/2020 at 12:36 PM, 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

I use a garmin gps watch.

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Alec Mathews-Vallejo,CA

Yes- Free Caddie on Android, Garmin g80 (no longer own)

I usually ask someone with a GPS/Range Finder, Stakes and sprinklers

Driver:  default_taylormade-small.jpg Original One Mini Driver 11.5° (Diamana F 64g S-Flex)

3-Wood: default_taylormade-small.jpg RBZ 2 Tour 14.5°

3-Iron:  :nike-small: Forged Pro Combo (2006) 

4-PW, SW: default_callaway-small.jpgSteelhead XR 16

54° & 58°:default_titelist-small.jpg Vokey Wedges

Putter:   Image result for yes putter logo Callie

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Michael Thompson - Paola, KS

Yes, my first one is the one I still use.   Bushnell Excel

I currently get front,  middle, and back of the green yardage on my watch.   Look to see where the pin is and make my estimate from there.

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