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Testers ANNOUNCED! SkyCaddie LX5 Watch


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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

Chris Clark / Birmingham, AL

Yes, garmin s20 approach and bushnell neo ion

s20 approach and Callaway range finder

 

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Paul renker-san Antonio Texas

I use hole 19, arccos, and hole 19 on my huawii watch 2. 

I get my yardage from hole 19

 

Burner plus irons 4-pw, cbx wedges, Cleveland putter, Cobra f8 5wood, burner 3 wood and driver.

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Ryan manning- Thousand Oaks Ca

I use Hole19 app on my apple watch for yardage to green and a peak pulse laser finder for specific yardage to the flag. 

Id love to try out a true yardage gps watch. Thank you for consideration 

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David Steel

Ocala, Florida

I have owned and used Golf GPS units for many years. 2 Skygolf handhelds, 1 Callaway handheld, and 1 Garmin watch, which I currently use. I also use a Bushnell rangefinder in addition to my Garmin watch. I want the numbers. 

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John S.

Greenwood, IN

I try and get the yardage from one of my regular foursome who has a GPS watch.  Otherwise I depend on the yardage indicators supplied by the course.

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Todd C. | Georgia

  1. Have you ever used a GPS device or watch? Which one(s)?

Sky Caddy and Garmin Golf Watch

  1. Current method of determining yardage

Leupold GX-3i3 Golf Rangefinder

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I’d probably be a good tester. I have had a couple skycaddies.  I switched to the Garmin G8 because of its viewing ease.  And I like to nail the intermediate yardages on courses that are new to me.  I am a 7 handicap and play a lot of golf on many different courses.

gary DeSantis 

Gary 

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Allan/New Jersey

Yes/Swami voice clip golf gps

Bushnell rangefinder





Sent from MyGolfSpy mobile

WITB:

 

Driver:   :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 shaft

FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* 

Hybrids:  :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3 Hybrid & :nike-small: Vapor Flex 4 hybrid  

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

Putter:  Scotty Cameron M2 Newport

Ball:  :Snell: Black & :titelist-small: Pro V1

Bag: 2018 MyGolfSpy stand Bag & 2021 Greenside Golf stand bag

 

 

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Grant Slade, Boulder, CO

I've used GPS apps, like 18Birdies, but only occasionally and never for long

Now I use a low end range finder (Precision?) for yardage

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Drew   Queens, New York 

I have used a couple gps apps currently 18 birdies app

 Currently I just use a laser rangefinder most the time.

WITB:

Driver:  Taylormade  SLDR Fujikura XLR8 61 S RH.   

3 Wood: TaylorMade RBZ 3W

Hybrid: Ping G400 3 Hyb 19 degree S

Irons: Titleist 710 AP1 5-PW Aerotek Steelfiber i110 cw S RH standard lie 

Wedges: 50 Callaway MD 4, 54 Vokey SM5, 58 Callaway Forged

Putters: Ping Grayhawk Putter

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