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Testers ANNOUNCED! SkyCaddie LX5 Watch

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Kevin Johnson - Fremont Hills, MO

Android phone with GolfPad Premium app

GolfPad app and/or cart path markers

I live on Fremont Hills country club and play almost every day.

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Justin Kosar - Springfield, MO

I’ve used multiple gps watches and phone apps. Bushnell and two Garmin models. I’ve been a beta tester for Garmin. 

I currently use a Garmin Approach S60 gps watch and  a Bushnell Laser range finder.

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Rod Burton - Cinci Ohio

Ive curreny have the garmen s60, and 2 other garmen watches, as well as the bushnell range finder and an app called smart caddie on my samsung watch. 

I would love to find something tbat worked as good as the app because so far its my favorite but its very buggy. 

I play 2 or 3 times per month. Shoot around 95 on good days a d love the game. 

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  1. Mike G. in West St. Louis, MO
  2. Yes, currently use golf widget on Garmin vivoactive 3 and WOSPORTS laser range finder. Previously used Garmin vivoactive HR. 
  3. Combination of GPS watch, information on the course, and/or laser range finder. 

:cobra-small: Speedzone Xtreme, Hzrds Yellow

:taylormade-small: r11 S Fairway Wood

:taylormade-small: RBZ Stage 2 3-4 Hybrids

:titelist-small: 690MB/CB Iron Set 5-PW

:cleveland-small:  Tour Action, 52-56-60

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1) Doug, NJ

2) Yes: Garmin Approach S2

3) Laser rangefinder


:cobra-small:   RADspeed 10.5, :Fuji: Motore X F3 R 

:cobra-small:  Bio Cell 3/4w, Project X PXV 6.0s; AMP 3h 19deg Aldila RIP R.  Bio Cell 4h 22.5deg PXV R. Aldila RIP 70 R; King Utility 4i, UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap S 

:titleist-small:          2021/22 T200 5-7, T100 8-P (bent 1deg strong), Project X LZ 5.5 

:cleveland-small:      CBX-2 50/11 

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact No.3 Align putter

:Arccos:     Caddie for tracking.     

:titelist-small:            Pro V1X balls


Previous forum tests:

2019: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus 4 grips, Lynx Black Cat 5-PW.    2020:  :skycaddie: LX5 Watch.    2021:  :1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact #3 Align putter

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I would love to test this! 

1) Akhil Amara from Houston

2) I use the Arcoss app and system to track shots. 

3) Arcoss rangefinder app and Bushnell rangefinder

I'm looking into something on my wrist so I don't have to keep pulling my phone out to find distances.

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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?



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. Johnny Sengmany, Illinois

2. Previously used:

-SkyCaddie SG4

-Swami 4000

- Bushnell Phantom

-The Grint (Apple Watch)

3. Currently using:



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  1. Name and Location: James Han, Irvine California
  2. Have you ever used a GPS device or watch? Which one(s)?  Garmin S20 & Precision NX7 Pro slope
  3. Current method of determining yardage: GPS watch & range finder (distance less than 200 yard)
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Mike - Pennsylvania

I've used a golf buddy voice caddy for the past 4 years. 

I like that it doesn't slow down the game because I can push the bottom (carry on my hip/belt) as I approach the ball.  If I need front or back, I have to hold down the button.  Sometimes it's slow to update meaning if I hit the button right as a approach my ball, then I hit it again 5 seconds later, sometimes it's a different of 4-6 yards.  It also sometimes loses GPS signal at some courses midway through the round.  I still usually double-check the distance regardless of what it says with a quick glance to the standard yardage markers on the course.

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