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Playing 3rd round with the Watch.. Started to wear it as a regular watch.. Once the round starts switch over to golf and back to watch to see the battery life that way. 

 

 

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On 8/10/2020 at 4:00 PM, pretzelbag said:

If any LX5 tester can compare it to the Garmin S62, I’d appreciate it, specifically as to the screen.

The LX5 according to the specs has a much higher resolution (454 x 454 pixels vs. 260 x 260) on a screen that is about the same size (Skygolf says theirs is 2mm larger, but the bezel could cover some of that). So I would expect the LX5 to look a lot better assuming no differences in the brightness or glare.

The screens resolution is stunning with the LX5. 

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Played 3rd round with the LX5 yesterday, here are some notes:

1. played at a different course yesterday, it took 5-10min for the GPS to get the course.

2. On holes 5-8 the yardages where off by 50-60yds, the course has not been modified in years, so that shouldn't be an issue, a friend at a 8yrs old GPS unit and it was displaying the correct yardages.  After that it appear all of the yardages where withing 1-3yds difference.

3. Used the zoom feature alot this round to update pin position and see the yardage close to the edge of the green.

4. Battery was great once again, i went back to the watch for a bit and it was still around 50%, good enough for another round.

5. Uploaded the scores via Wifi which is really convenient.

6. now the skycaddie.360 option, show you the scores but it appears it can also map your shots, but im thinking that is a function option if you download the APP on your phone. which then defeats the purpose of having just the watch.

 

 

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I played 3 rounds this weekend while using the watch. Working on formulating my full thoughts, but I have to say so far I've been torn on how I feel about the watch and the software. The amount of detail is almost overwhelming at times and I've found it distracting. I'll look at the contour of the greens and the yardage to clear bunkers and stay safe and it clutters my mind. I am seeing somewhere around ~1 stroke a hole lower on the holes I strictly use the front middle back information.

Unfortunately, yesterday I caught a root in the rough on the 17th hole in my downswing and have sprained my right wrist a bit. It's not bad, but I'll be taking the week off of golf. My next round will be next Sunday at the Harbor Course at Wild Dunes in Isle of Palms.

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A quick update from the week:

Played in my league round (9 holes) and enjoyed the data the watch provided. On the course, the data pops up quickly, and allows me to make decisions in a timely manner. I have really begun to use the "IntelliGreen" screen on every approach shot. It allows me to know my bare minimum to cover the front of the green, as well as how much room I have behind the flag. I have started to make better club selections because of the new information.

The watch booted up quickly in finding the course and that concern seems to have diminished the more I use the watch. I have not tried to find a course yet that I have not previously downloaded, so unsure how that will work.

I played in a scramble on Saturday, and my group enjoyed all the data the watch provides beyond FCB numbers. Knowing how long it was to carry bunkers, or how far it was to certain out of bounds. The brightness of the screen was very handy on the grey and cloudy day.

I'm enjoying the information provided on the screen, the easy scoring on the watch, and the way it feels almost non-existent on my wrist.

I am also wearing it as an every day watch and have to still get used to the size. I've noticed that I bump the watch on objects because I'm not spatially aware yet of how far the watch sticks out compared to other watches I have worn.

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Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

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2 hours ago, TCUFrog said:

I played 3 rounds this weekend while using the watch. Working on formulating my full thoughts, but I have to say so far I've been torn on how I feel about the watch and the software. The amount of detail is almost overwhelming at times and I've found it distracting. I'll look at the contour of the greens and the yardage to clear bunkers and stay safe and it clutters my mind. I am seeing somewhere around ~1 stroke a hole lower on the holes I strictly use the front middle back information.

Unfortunately, yesterday I caught a root in the rough on the 17th hole in my downswing and have sprained my right wrist a bit. It's not bad, but I'll be taking the week off of golf. My next round will be next Sunday at the Harbor Course at Wild Dunes in Isle of Palms.

You think, is overwhelming because you are just trying to get used to the different features, as you get more comfortable with the watch that does other features would become less of a distraction because you would only used them as need it and not focus on them?

 

 

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9 minutes ago, MrBandit said:

You think, is overwhelming because you are just trying to get used to the different features, as you get more comfortable with the watch that does other features would become less of a distraction because you would only used them as need it and not focus on them?

 

 

I don't think so. I think it more so has to do with the fact that the information is there that i try to hit to a smaller area than necessary. I become more focused on the areas I need to avoid than the areas I need to hit. I think it's more of a how my brain works more than anything else. I'm naturally very analytical which can get in the way of my golf game performing how i want.

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3 hours ago, TCUFrog said:

I don't think so. I think it more so has to do with the fact that the information is there that i try to hit to a smaller area than necessary. I become more focused on the areas I need to avoid than the areas I need to hit. I think it's more of a how my brain works more than anything else. I'm naturally very analytical which can get in the way of my golf game performing how i want.

It's kind of funny you mention this. The data in Arccos was causing me to be overly analytical, but in all reality it's a variety of FCB numbers related to slope and wind.

With the watch, I find that I appreciate needing to do a little math on my approach shots to know what I need to to do give myself the best opportunity to land it on the green, rather than moving the cursor to various parts of the green in Arccos and trying to remember all of those numbers.

I wonder if different presentations of information allow various people to analyze things the best way for their thinking style.

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29 minutes ago, palvord said:

It's kind of funny you mention this. The data in Arccos was causing me to be overly analytical, but in all reality it's a variety of FCB numbers related to slope and wind.

With the watch, I find that I appreciate needing to do a little math on my approach shots to know what I need to to do give myself the best opportunity to land it on the green, rather than moving the cursor to various parts of the green in Arccos and trying to remember all of those numbers.

I wonder if different presentations of information allow various people to analyze things the best way for their thinking style.

See I actually had the same interaction with Arccos. I learned it was too much data on the course, so I tend to leave it in my pocket unless I couldn't see what the green looked like or the danger up ahead. Now I use Arccos more strictly has a data analysis tool. I like the ability to see where i struggled in a round vs where i succeeded then I could practice on those areas I was struggling on.

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7 hours ago, TCUFrog said:

I played 3 rounds this weekend while using the watch. Working on formulating my full thoughts, but I have to say so far I've been torn on how I feel about the watch and the software. The amount of detail is almost overwhelming at times and I've found it distracting. I'll look at the contour of the greens and the yardage to clear bunkers and stay safe and it clutters my mind. I am seeing somewhere around ~1 stroke a hole lower on the holes I strictly use the front middle back information.

Unfortunately, yesterday I caught a root in the rough on the 17th hole in my downswing and have sprained my right wrist a bit. It's not bad, but I'll be taking the week off of golf. My next round will be next Sunday at the Harbor Course at Wild Dunes in Isle of Palms.

That’s a great course and think you’ll enjoy it. Don’t let the short total distance deceive you, it’s a tough track. 

We’re up in Maine and I’ll be playing at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club tomorrow ... looking fwd to it. 

To comment on the overload of information, I can sympathize for I’m very analytical as well. ‘Analysis Paralysis’ 

Hasn’t been an issue for me in my 3 rounds with the watch, and have mainly focused more on the contours of the green on my approach shots. But I can see how the information may be a detrimental to my mental approach over time. We’ll see ... 

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It happened! After almost six rounds (rain shortened a couple of them) on a course with no features, I was finally able to play on a SkyCaddie mapped course and take full advantage of what this watch offers. It's such a night and day difference in user experience.

On a member mapped course, the watch seems to have a hard time keeping up with where you are and the yardages are not always accurate. Obviously that isn't SkyCaddie's fault since they aren't the ones that mapped the course but I don't think I'd even have the course as an option considering how bad it was at times. The little buzz to ask if you are still on a hole or have moved to the next one is very annoying on my home course. I can be on shot 3 on a par 5 and it's already asking if I'm finished. There were also a few holes where I was a good 40 yards off the green and the watch would change to say I was on the green and wouldn't give me a yardage. All around a pretty bad experience on a "Member Mapped Course" and I hope they will officially map my home course in the future.

Now, onto the experience that I've been waiting for! I traveled five hours to my old college town to play our University Course with some buddies. I've played it many times but it had been about six or seven years since I last teed it up there. I may be in the minority here, but this watch has simplified things for me. The days of me trying to use a laser to figure out carry distances to bunkers, ditches, creeks, etc is over. It was so nice on the first hole to glance down, see it was 221 to carry the bunker and 255 to the end of the fairway, and know that my CLK was the perfect club of choice off the tee. I didn't mess around with moving the pin or anything, but I found the yardages to greens to be very precise as I hit every green but two on the day (a wedge spun off the green into a bunker and I missed to the right a bit on the other one). I'm looking forward to getting out to more courses to give this thing another go!

To summarize and to add a couple notes:

- Member Mapped Courses (at least in my experience on one course) are not very accurate at times and render the watch almost useless.
- Accuracy on SkyCaddie courses is very precise.
- Using this as an everyday watch is wonderful. Would be cool to have more functions of a smart watch like seeing texts and calls but absolutely not necessary.
- I'm becoming more spatially aware and have stopped hitting the watch on things for the most part. Like someone stated before, it would be nice if a screen protector was offered.
- I find it very easy to navigate to the different screens and the graphics are very nice.
- I can't imagine how nice this would be on a bigger handheld unit, but at the same time I love how easy it is to just glance down at my wrist instead of having to use a different device.
- As others have noted, the battery life is very impressive.

I'll be back with more as I continue using it! Anyone else reading this, please ask any question you may come up with. Would love to see some more questions from the community!

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Not much more to add than what has been said.   I will say on Saturday I played a solo 18, and the battery went down to below 50%.  But I still don't need to charge it since then.  It's at 14% now and will easily go the rest of the day.  

 

When I find my Garmin charger (proprietary chargers suck!)  and get another chance, I'll do a 3 hole shootout between the SC, Garmin, Arccos, and my Bushnell 🙂

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Played yesterday at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club ... if any of y’all happen to be in this part of Maine, an absolute must to play. Stunningly beautiful course. 

Used the LX5 while playing and it was extremely helpful for those elevated blind shots into the green and those landing areas on par 5s that were over a hill ... and really focused on using their swipe screen that gives you distances to the front of and carry for, on multiple hazards. Very convenient and speeds up the pre-shot process. Had previously been using the crosshairs on the course map and dragging it to the hazards on the map.

Lastly, don’t always have TheGrint app out to measure distances between the two, but I did on one specific par 3 ... and their distances were severely off. 

The LX5 had it at 180 ... 

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Whereas TheGrint had it at 157 ... 

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And while TheGrint may need a minute on capturing the correct, I did wait several seconds and it stayed at that 157 number. You can see the default yardage listed at 175 and based on the club I used, the LX5 was correct. 

A win for the LX5. 

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I am going to get a couple more rounds in this weekend with the watch.  A course I have not played all year so hopefully the watch is on point.  Can cut some corners 🙂

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The "dashboard" on my pushcart was definitely high performance 🙂

 

I actually didn't use the Bushnell, I felt like getting on course shots and comparos was slowing me way down. 

Using the green feature on the SC is nice:   just drag the flag to near where it looks like it is.  A definite bonus over the Garmin.  

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17 hours ago, knightsofnii said:

The "dashboard" on my pushcart was definitely high performance 🙂

 

I actually didn't use the Bushnell, I felt like getting on course shots and comparos was slowing me way down. 

Using the green feature on the SC is nice:   just drag the flag to near where it looks like it is.  A definite bonus over the Garmin.  

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Looks like my set up, two watches and a laser.  haha

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Played 4th round with the Watch.

Here are some items I notice this time around. 

1. Played the same course as last week, it took about 5 min to find the course and be ready. 

2. Screen resolution was dim at times, not sure why all of a sudden it was doing that, even after I had to set to high not auto 

3. The watch froze on the 10 hole, I had to completely shut it down and resume the round.  It also went into a recovery mode when I turn it on again to the wiresless sync of the scores. 

4. The same stretch of holes like last week, the yardage was off by 40-60 yds so I had to rely on a rangefinder for those holes. 

5. Used alot of the long view of the hole display and move around to landing areas. This was helpful try to gage how far a bunker or a turn was before running out of fairway. 

 

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On 9/2/2020 at 2:28 PM, mikeanthony said:

Played yesterday at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club ... if any of y’all happen to be in this part of Maine, an absolute must to play. Stunningly beautiful course. 

Used the LX5 while playing and it was extremely helpful for those elevated blind shots into the green and those landing areas on par 5s that were over a hill ... and really focused on using their swipe screen that gives you distances to the front of and carry for, on multiple hazards. Very convenient and speeds up the pre-shot process. Had previously been using the crosshairs on the course map and dragging it to the hazards on the map.

Lastly, don’t always have TheGrint app out to measure distances between the two, but I did on one specific par 3 ... and their distances were severely off. 

The LX5 had it at 180 ... 

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Whereas TheGrint had it at 157 ... 

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And while TheGrint may need a minute on capturing the correct, I did wait several seconds and it stayed at that 157 number. You can see the default yardage listed at 175 and based on the club I used, the LX5 was correct. 

A win for the LX5. 

Glad to see you got up there for your trip!  I’ll have to put Belgrade on the list to play.  I’ll be playing Point Sebago next weekend.

is maybe the 180 the slope adjusted?  Was it uphill?  I’m still trying to get caught up on this thread as I am a bit of a gadget nerd... 

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Accidentally left my charger at home in Atlanta, so my LX5 was dead for my round at Wild Dunes' Harbor Course. A few takeaways from my first round without the LX5:

1. I'm still dealing with a nagging wrist injury and dealt with 25-30mph winds all day on a course that has water or a hazard in play on 15 of 18 holes. I shot a +14, 84 with 5 lost balls and only 3, 1-putts. Overall, I was happy with how I played. 

2. Without the LX5, I felt a little more free in my game. I was more focused on the shot and less focused on what was in front of me.

3. There were a couple of greens I wish I had the green reading feature on shots. Ended up on the wrong side of a couple of holes that caused me to lose a stroke or 2.

4. On hole 15, the battery in my bushnell v4 died and I had to use strictly my Arccos app which i've learned is very innacurate in the numbers as I was walking off distance from the sprinklers and Arccos was telling me the number was 5-10 yards different than the sprinkler heads. 

I'll be on a forced 2 1/2 week golf hiatus as I'm going on a trip for 10 days to spend time with my in-laws and I won't be taking my clubs. Hoping I can come back and get back to better golf and have a healthy wrist again.

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Played 5th round today with the LX5. 

1. Played a course I haven't played in 10 years, so I really wanted to take advantage of the view of the holes since I didn't know where I was going and there was alot of blind shots 

2. GPS found the course in 5min.  Have me the options to select either East or West courses 

3. The ability to view how the course is layout and also the view of how long to the beginning and end of the bunkers, and it some holes where the end of the fairway was huge. Specially in blind shots. 

4. Keeping score on the watch is getting easier and easier each round. 

5. 2 rounds with a single charge has been consistent. 

 

 

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