Summary: Main problem was trying to read the screen on a sunny day. Too small of a screen. Found myself just looking and using the standard yard markers and leaving the Garmin in my pocket. Hassle for sure. Worked fine if your were sitting on the couch, and could read and use the functions.
ADEQUATELY FUNCTIONAL,EASILY USED, BUT ENERGY EATER
FREQUENT USER, Amazon
22 August 2013
Summary: As I related in my critique title, the G3 is useful for this "hacker" (20 hdcp). I use it primarily to ascertain distances to the green and disasters (i.e. creeks, trees, OB's, etc.), and for that use it is excellent especially when playing new courses without course knowledge.
Summary: I've used this for a year and a half. The accuracy is good. It lacks specific course info (trees, some bunkers etc...) that some of the other units offer and, if you've got large fingers like I do, the screen can be difficult to navigate.
Hardware Great, Software OK, Product Support WEAK!
R. Kenney, Amazon
6 January 2013
Summary: I'll try not to repeat past reviews. HARDWARE: BATTERIES: Use rechargeable batteries but do not buy the battery recharging accessories. I plugged in the 120 volt recharger to my G-5 and after 14 hours the batteries were not recharged.
Summary: I bought this Garmin G5 on line based on very good reviews without ever having seen it. It is basically a good product as reviewed except that nobody ever mentionned that it is very small and therefore hard to read. I am senior and need reading glasses to see the numbers on the display.
Summary: I ordered this based on the 5 star reviews and took it to cranwell resort in Lenox, MA .. One of the top golf courses rated in Golf Digest. The couse wasn't listed on the course roster provided so it was useless.
Summary: Initally I was very excited to finally be able to really track what I was doing on course. Upon receiving the unit I read and practised using all the functions until I was comfortable with them. From that stand point it is everything they claim it to be. On the course it's a different story.
Summary: The device works fine, but I expected more for $300. Screen - Many complaints have been written about the screen. While it's not the best I've seen, it does the job. Yes, sometimes I had to move it slightly because of the sun, but no big deal.
Summary: I own several other Garmin products, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 1350 and Garmin 305 so I expected more from this product. I saw the other reviewers comments about the screen being dim and hard to read, but figured it can't be that bad, but it is.
Summary: As some of the other reviews have stated, this unit is very visible if held in direct sun light. Mounted to a cart it is very difficult to read, especially if wearing sunglasses. I've owned a sky caddies for 4 years, and the features of the this unit are far superior, namely keeping stats.