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On 7/9/2020 at 2:36 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

1.Alex Hernández, Houston Texas 

2. Yes Apple Watch app Golf shot.

3. Bushnell Tour V4

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  1. James Ohlson - Northern Colorado
  2. Yes-Samsung S9 using GolfNow complete App
  3. Samsung S9 using GolfNow complete App

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1. Eric a Bradley- San Clemente, California 

2. Yes- Garmin Approach S60

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Kunal Inwood, NY

Have used a Garmin S40 GPS Watch. Currently using Garmin x10 watch

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1. Tony Yeh, San Francisco

2. Garmin X40, Shot Scope V2/V3

3. Laser Rangefinder+MobileApp The Grind.

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From the east end of long island played most places including bethpage black coarse where the pga tour is ever so often, play golf a lot and use various ways to find my distance from the hole. I would love to try this out and give u guys feed back!

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Gilbert Ayala 

Pharr, Texas

I use an app on my Fitbit as well as my home course app GPS. If all else fails I'll use yardage markers. Good luck everyone. Cheers

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  1. N. Trujillo , Riverside California
  2. I have used a GPS until it was left on cart
  3. Currently use a laser range finder along with iPhone app to determine yardage 

 DRIVER: default_cobra-small.jpg.125f3712aad21ad9f7ca2c672e34a299.jpg  Cobra F-8 set at 10.5,  Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 (R) 44 1/2 "

3 & 5 WOOD: default_callaway-small.jpg.a58e7c6760b71a9eb95d385ecc5d2200.jpg Callaway XR-16, Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 Red (R) 

IRONS 5-SW: default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-700, 2 upright, std loft  Alta CB (R) + 1/2"

HYBRID 3-4:  default_ping-small.jpg.b7606a25498d65282474c96f18d2debd.jpg PING G-410, 1 upright,  Alta CB 70 Red (R) + 1/2"

PUTTER: Byron Experimental GSS

 

 

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I am playing poorly because I am misjudged distance every with a Bushnell v3. I miss whether the dog leg is left or right as well as distance to a bunker.

Paul Spencer

Never used a watch gps and infrequently use a phone app.

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Emma Sam's - Fort Worth TX

18 birdies app, Callaway gps watch(old model) and voice caddy.

Usually use app and watch because of the distance to the hazard.

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Posted (edited)

I live in Walnut Creek, CA. I play about 5 times a week. I use a rangefinder (NX7 Pro Slope) when I can see the flag and SwingU Android app or GolfLogix for wind speed and when the flag is not visible. I also recently tested the GolfSmith app on my Galaxy watch, but didn't think it was worth subscribing. I test a lot of consumer products as a volunteer for my employer. Therefore, I take detailed notes and describe the pros and cons thoroughly and thoughtfully. Due to my background in software engineering, I am also adept at describing user stories and testing all features for exceptions.

Edited by NateHart

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Rick LeMar, from California

Have never used GPS device, never felt they were accurate enough.

I use Nikon Gold Monarch range finder.

I play once a week, winter on the coast, and summer at 7,500 feet elv.

 


Driver: Ping G400, Alta CB 55s

Irons: Ping iblade, Alta CB stiff

Putter: Callaway Stroke Lab 7

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Chris Harvey, Camarillo. CA

Never used a watch but have used a phone gps

Currently use iPhone app gps to determine yardage

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  1. Chongyup LEE, Guam 
  2. Haven’t used any golf watched before. Using only iPhone 
  3. iPhone app 

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  1. Doug - Highlands Ranch, CO
  2. I have never used a GPS watch, I use 18 Birdies app for GPS
  3. I use a Callaway laser rangefinder

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