Summary: Sold to me as "refurbished" or "reconditioned" when I called Garmin for some help with deleting several old scorecards to technician informed me the presence of those old scorecards indicated this was a "used" device, not "reconditioned". I am not happy about it but there isn't much I can do but hope that it continues to work well. I am also beginning to question the battery life but that will emerge by week's end.
Summary: Getting round started not very intuitive Reasonably accurate Would get range-finding binoculars for better accuracy Battery life could be better - 36 holes absolute max for unit without charging it
Does what is advertises but would not recommend white band.
4 April 2013
Summary: Received the watch this Christmas and have only had a chance to use about 12 times before this review. Very light weight, Give pretty good yardages but cant seem to put the range finder down for exact measurements. Long the shot distance feature and use it quite a bit. The scoring feature is VERY simple to use. The bad part is the red that is on the white band is bleeding through and turning the (used to be white) band into a cross between white and red mess.
Summary: I just used this for the 1st time so I haven't tried hooking it up to my computer yet and can't comment on that part. As far as accuracy, it's pretty good and I do like that it is faster than using a laser. On the negative side, it was very difficult to unlock, but during the round it scrolled all over the place if I crossed my arms while waiting for someone else to take their shot; most of the time it did not automatically switch to the next hole; it showed distance to...
Summary: The watch concept is fine but the battery life is too short good for two rounds also no info on distance from bunkers water etc the other methods have much more info but have to enter the course info.
Summary: So far, I've used the gadget on four rounds. On the first 12 holes, I was pleased with the performance and ease of use, thou I did have doubts regarding accuracy. The battery went dead on the 13th,and when I later tried to charge it with the USB, it did not work. I then tried with an electric outlet and it finaly recharged.
Summary: I have had the S3 for several weeks. Once you update the software it works well. I have had problems with the device locking up. Garmin tech helped me solve this by showing me how to do a "Hard Reset". Get the device into Demo mode so you can turn the device off and then turn on by holding the power and score buttons for 5 seconds. Which brings me to why I give the product a 3 rating.
Summary: Two cases of bad yardages. One at beginning of round when they are off by 50 yds or more. May be not fully synched w satellites? Who knows. More troubling for my game is during round. Often about 5 yds off on an approach shot. Based on both laser shots and tee box numbers. That's a fifteen foot putt! Love the rest of the features, but wondering what others are getting in terms of accuracy.