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Mike - Cleveland, OH

I currently use the Garmin Approach S20 watch.

I also have the Bushnell V3 Jolt rangefinder that I use on most occasions.  I sometimes prefer to wear the watch rather than have to pull out the rangefinder on every shot.  Sometimes on shots where I'm not in the normal play area on a hole (way left/right) I pull out the rangefinder to compare.  I don't really need the precision of the rangefinder on each shot, 1-8 yard change isn't going to really affect my club choice to know exact distance to pin.  I also don't always trust the rangefinder when there are trees or other objects you may be hitting that are behind the hole, I think the watch is better in those scenarios.  The nice part of the rangefinder is that I don't have to update it when a course may make changes, where one of the courses I play regularly changed in the past 2 years and the Garmin watch doesn't have the holes laid out.  Never tried to update it.  I also just need a battery and that lasts a long time.  Having to charge a watch in addition to all the other electronics is a pain.

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- Jose Ferguson, Las Vegas NV

- Not used a GPS watch

- Yardage Book when available or range finder for familiar courses, Phone App for new courses

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Scott Hooks,  Hickory, NC

Yes,  I have used two different apps on my iPhone and Apple Watch. 

My current method for determining yardage is combination of phone and watch app, course knowledge, and yardage markers. 

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Dan Hawley, Minneapolis MN

The Hole19 free phone app is all I have used.

I typically either annoy my range-finder-owning friends into gunning me the distance or bend over and squint at my phone (Hole19) to try and see the distance in the sun glare. 

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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

Bobby Johnson

South Harrison, NJ

i have not used a watch before

Bushnell range finder

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1. Jake Freiburger - Stillwater, OK

2. Garmin vivioactive and the SwingU iPhone app to determine yardage.

3. I mainly use my garmin vivioactive if it is a course I am familiar with but I will use swingu for courses I’ve never played. 

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James Boyce - Southern Utah

Yes - Iphone - Golf shot paid version, Iwatch with said app. Bushnell Phantom (borrowed for a month) Ion 2 GPS watch (borrowed for 2 weeks)

I don't like the band on my iwatch for golf, and haven't bought a better one yet, so I use my Iphone for yardage as well as my Nikon Cool shot 20GII

Right Handed, My Bag:   M2 Driver 9 Degree Stiff shaft (2017);    RBZ Black 3W Ventus Stiff;   F7 3 Hybrid;   4-9 Iron Sub 70 699 Pro's standard length +2 lie stiff S300's;   48 Degree Sub 70 KBS Tour stiff shaft;    Bombtech 52/56/60 stock stiff shafts;   Evenroll Tour Stroke Putter 34 Inch  Gravity Grip;   Snell MTB.  I live in Southern Utah, 17 Handicap.

 

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18 hours ago, GolfSpy STUDque said:

Logan Cooke. New London, Ohio

Bushnell range finder ( lost) or Fitbit Versa 2 watch  

Feel because of lost range finder  or Fitbit 

 

18 hours ago, GolfSpy STUDque said:

 

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Brian Martinez Wichita ks

golf pad on iPhone and Apple Watch. Garmin  watch.  Currently my watch and phone. 

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