Summary: I have had a few problems with the maps and have contacted Garmin with very frustrating results. If you accidentally install all maps the watch will run out of space and you will not be able to update again till you reformat the internal drive. I have had this watch for 1 month and I can't use it till Garmin gets back to me with instruction on how to format using a Mac... still waiting.
Summary: This watch is amazing while it works but the band has broken twice in the last 6 months and the GPS will not find my course that Im on after working fine for the last few months. Ive only had this watch since january 2013.
Summary: First let me say that I really enjoy the functionality especially on courses that I am unfamiliar with. I have yet to find a course that is not pre-loaded in the watch. The watch face is easy to read in the direct sun light. Very good to know where you are on long par 5s and on any blind shots that you happen to experience. The yardage is immediate and is always spot-on, so you can trust it to select the correct club.
Summary: Charge it and play..not that easy..it did not stay on the hole I was playing throughout 18. Changed from regular time to maritime. Was not easy to switch from Green to Distance. Arrow with lock/unlock kept showing up. Had a miserable and frustrating round with this watch.
Summary: I previously owned the S-1. It was 'Rock Solid' and easy to work, aside from the poor battery life (which is my only complaint on the S-1). I recently 'upgraded' to the S-3, and finally took it back after 2 weeks. It required 'rebooting' it 2 or 3 times (each time I played golf) in order to obtain a Menu which would look for local golf courses - this occurred repeatedly - each and every time I'd play golf.
Summary: This item is not recommended. It would be difficult to design a touch screen that is more user-unfriendly and frustrating than the one that this GPS golf watch has. It is very easy to bring up the icon for lock screen, and very, very difficult to bring up the selections one would like to use. The GPS feature, when one can engage it, is good. To look at the green view, lay up distances or change holes is more than a frustrating experience.
Summary: Buyer beware! This product comes with a warning before you open it that it is NO good in the US. Only has European maps. Dont buy this if you plan on using in US. A hassle in now having to wait for RMA and credit. Seller and Amazon should make this known before someone in US purchases. Disappointed in Amazon.