Summary: I called Garmin to try to increase the screen brightness but you cannot with this product. The tech at Garmin said to but ni-mh batteries and the screen would improve. So I purchased $26.00 worth of batteries and a charger. There was no difference in the screen brightness.
Summary: bought to replace old Callaway because of thier dropping support. Oh what a mistake, my wifes Golf Buddy is so much better it is not even close. I had early sky Caddie and did not like the course loading deal but the unit was much better then this.
Summary: I didn't know there are different versions of maps until I received this unit. Beware of the map description that said worldwide. They actually have three versions "North & Latin America", "Europe" & "Australia & New Zealand". Unfortunately, this didn't show in the product description.
Cannot read dispaly outdoors (works fine indoors)!
Fred Ford, Amazon
28 January 2010
Summary: First of all, no where on this unit's box or its instructions, does it mention that you must register this unit first before trying to use it. I guess that they think that everyone should already know these things. Trust me, there are a lot of people that play golf that do not know this.
Summary: I had this for my birthday and played with it for the first time yesterday. It was a dull, rainy day and I couldn't read the screen. Today was a bright sunny day and we played again in a four ball. None of us could read the screen.
Summary: Spent an hour or so in March 2014 updating the G5 I bought in September 2009 only to have it delete my previous program that worked, tell me "This device does not support one of the maps," erase my previous courses on Play, and show only a blank unresponsive screen on Preview, Find a Golf Course.
Summary: Gerätetyp: Garmin Approach G5. Nach exakt 2 Jahren und 16 Tagen zeigten sich beim Wieder-Einschalten (2 Monate nicht benutzt) plötzlich 2 jeweils 5mm breite Streifen quer über das Display. Das Gerät funktioniert zwar noch, aber Ablesen kann man nur sehr schwer bzw.
Summary: Der Automatische Spielbahnwechesel funktioniert seltents. Häufig kein GPS Siegnal, selbst bei schönem Wetter. Probleme bein manuellen Umschalten der Spiebahn. Hatte dieses Problem schon bein G3.