Summary: I have three years experience with the G3. It has met most of my expectations, however, the on/off switch is a significant problem. It does not work easily. Now it does not work at all. I have had to use my fingernail to depress the switch. After a week the service department has not contacted me.
Takes the mystery out of my situation when there are no markers available.
7 September 2014
Summary: Fine so far. It took me awhile to figure out a battery strategy. I finally bought rechargeable batteries with charger. Now I charge the batteries after every round(18 holes). It is my friend on the golf course even though I cannot hit my shots to precise distance( I am a 20+ handicapper).
Excerpt: Purchased this GPS for the sake of correct yardage. My main course has inconsistant yardage stakes. This GPS is more accurate. When playing in a shot gun start you do have to back arrow back to the 1st hole once you reach the 18 hole and have to finish the round.
Excerpt: bought this on a whim - it has been great. Works well and seems to be quite accurate. I thought at first the screen may be too small for my old eyes, but I could see everything. At first, it kept turning itself off after about 2-3 minutes, but after about the third hole it stayed on without any...
Excerpt: I love this GPS! It has all of the features that I need in one compact device. Since I received my Garmin G3, it has enabled me to better select the proper club, rather than estimating the distance; I have done away with the paper score card; and I'm truly impressed with the course selection.
Excerpt: the numbers are accurate and the features help on par 5 lay ups. the numbers are small and hard to see for an old guy. other models i have used make the yardage number big and easier to see. like that you don't have to subscribe to any service for this unit.