Summary: It is not as easy to use as I'd hoped. If you just use it for distances from tee to green it works well, but if you try to retrieve distances to pre-marked hazzards it becomes difficult. Courses load quickly, which is a plus.
Summary: Just bought this and used it for 4 rounds with temps in the 50-60's. I wanted something that was easier and quicker to use as compared to a laser rangefinder. It appears to be very accurate, you can readily find the course you're going to play, it's easy to learn to use and logical, and it automatically advanced from hole to hole every time. It's visible in the sun, and the lettering is large enough to read without reading glasses. (I use 1.5 drug store reading glasses.
Summary: My expectations were higher. Front back middle are reasonably accurate. My disappointment is with layup. It does not give layup to hazards. All it does is math. If you are 250 out and want to layup to 100, hit it 150 yards. I can do that math myself. What I expected to see was what my layup distance is to a hazard. 190 yards to be short of, 245 to clear, etc.
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.
Excerpt: I bought this thinking it will be faster than using a range finder. Range Finders make it difficult to measure traps/hazards etc. Plus they are larger making a little awkward when carts paths only only or cart restricted. This watch having the touch screen where you can readjust the pin was what I believed to be the final answer to one major flaw.
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: Okay, lets be upfront, I've had to return the watch. But I really didn't want to . . . . I think this watch is absolutely BRILLIANT ! Best GPS watch out there. 5 stars. Really ! My problem was with charging the darn thing back up. Sometimes it took a charge, sometimes it didn't. I know other people who have the watch and never had a problem. I have seen other reviews where they complain of the fiddly charging contacts struggling to make contact.