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Testers ANNOUNCED! SkyCaddie LX5 Watch

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  1. Gene Davis in Des Moines, IA
  2. I need all the help I can get and two laser pin finders have gone belly-up in just a couple months after purchase. My golf friend has a GPS watch handheld, and he seems fairly happy.
  3. So, I use his GPS, marker stakes, sprinkler head markers, and dead reckoning. It's not working well.
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Tyler Gilbert / Detroit, Mi

I’ve used the SkyCaddie app, Arccos Caddie app, and currently use the SkyCaddie SX500.
Never used a GPS watch before, but would like to compare it with the handheld alternative. 

917 D3 8.5*, 917 F2 13.5*, G410 19*, CG Golds, SM7 (50*, 54*, 58*), WH XG #4

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On 7/9/2020 at 2:36 PM, GolfSpy STUDque said:Specifically, it’s a situation where the original purpose of the item is no longer a defining selling point.

Steve Homrich - Chicago, IL

 Garmin S60

 use the S60 watch and bushnell range findeR


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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

Tim Green

Wichita, KS

Tried lots of them over the years. Golf buddy handheld, various rangefinders (TGW brand, MG brand), Garmin approach s2 watch, iPhone apps, and Bushnell Wingman. I currently use the TGW rangefinder or Wingman. Would love to get back to a watch though as my S2 just quit working a couple weeks ago and it’s way out of warranty!

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On 7/9/2020 at 3:36 PM, GolfSpy STUDque said:

Kedric Chaney from Tennessee 

I use a garmin g80 approach handheld device 

I use my device or the stakes on the course for my yardage 


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Josh - Ellijay, GA

Yes, I used to use a GolfBuddy Voice. Fairly accurate but no visuals.

I use a Bushnell rangefinder. This is great for finding that exact number to the pin but not do much for anything else.

This is such an awesome opportunity. As a bradycardia patient, I have to keep tabs on my heart rate often. Being able to have this not only while golfing but throughout the day would be life-changing! No more stopping to put the tracker on! Thanks and good luck to all!

Driver: :cobra-small: RADSPEED XB PTC 10.5° Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 VII Stiff
3 Wood: :cobra-small: SpeedZone Big Tour 13.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70 6.0
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small: KING LTDx 21° KBS PGI 85 Stiff
Irons: :srixon-small: ZX5/ZX7 Project X LZ 6.0
Wedges: Edison Forged 49°, 53°, 57°
Putter:  logo-horizontal-black.svg Directed Force 2.1 34"
Ball: Maxfli TourX (Thanks MGS for allowing me to test these!)

GPS: :skycaddie: LX5 Watch (Thanks MGS!)

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Mike Milburn - Tulsa, Ok.

Garmin G8, S10 watch, in cart club car screen w gps

usually it’s the club car screen, Unless I’m walking or it’s cart path only

Cart: image.png.50e429cab7658fa55a7699ecf1a9bc3b.pngElectric Cart Tek 1500

Driver: :ping-small: G400 LST  8.5 Alta 55 stiff

3 wood: :ping-small: G400 13.5 Alta 65 stiff

3 hybrid: :ping-small: G400 19 Alta 70 stiff

Irons 4-GW:  pxg-logo.gif.f353978c9ce9413281f838c1a44b4b8e.gifPXG Gen 3 0311T  

Wedges: :titelist-small: Vokey SM 6’s gw 50.8, sw 56.8, lob 62.8)

Putter: :odyssey-small: O-Works Red Versa #7S slant neck

Ball:   2017241713_vicegolf.png.b7b0ffe8e9e2ae28cffbbd0e3f269760.pngVice Pro


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