Summary: This is a review of the Garmin S1 GPS Golf Watch but for comparison purposes I will also describe how the S1 stacks up against the Bushnell Neo X gps watch. Both of these units have similar prices and time-telling functions, so I will focus my comments mainly on the golf functions. Size: A major appeal of the S1 is that in pictures it appears to be smaller and more streamlined than the Neo X, which is rather boxy.
Summary: Bought it in May. Had read the reviews that it is only good for a round and then needs to be re-charged. Played with it through the summer and it stopped re-charging as of mid October. It also does not read well near trees (not that my ball should be near a tree - but is sometimes). Worked okay while it was accepting a charge. Expect better overall life of the unit than it provided. Sending back.
Summary: I like what this does, when it works. The clamp and contact points don't connect well enough to count on the watch being charged between use. I might just toss this; it seem useless if it's not dependable.
Summary: Bought GPS golf watch in July for husband's birthday in Sep. Used twice. Does not hold charge. Crystal cracked on second time out. Cannot return or exchange since that option expired after one month of purchase. Disappointing.
Summary: The S1 is a nice fit and very handy when it works, however my unit had problems from the start. I had to hit the program button several times before it would "take", if it took at all. Very frustrating. Also, the unit would freeze up and even the reset would not work forcing me to put it n my pocket and wait for the battery to die to recharge and reset...today it happened during a game. I'm a lifelong Garmin fan, but save your money.
Summary: Bought my unit direct from Garmin.I like the design and the concept, easy to wear and to use.If it worked I'd love it, but it didn't and went back for a refund.On my first use, at my home course it was accurate for 6 holes then on out 7th, 505yds, it said 710 yds,plus told me I had 200yds left when I was standing on the green.
Summary: What a cool idea-- nothing to pull of of pocket on course, no buttons to push after you get it set up on 1st tee--just a quick glance at your wrist and distance to green is there. Pull your club and go. But, distances were frequently 5-10 yards off marked sprinkler heads. It was cloudy for the 27 holes I tried it--but it needs to work on those days. also on day 2, the battery low warning came on on the 9th hole, despite charging it overnight.