Summary: First I commend the shipment department for a timely shipment. I received it within three days of order. I have used the Sonnocaddie v500 for two 18 hole rounds and would be more if weather permitted. I have found no faults with this great GPS . The screen is very bright and clear. I like that I can lock the screen with a button on the side and can manually advance and back up to the desire hole with a buttons on the bottom front, automatic is great but I prefer to do it...
Summary: Love this gps. I have used it for 3 weeks and played several courses in the area and all were pre loaded. It could use more buttons as you must cycle through several peles to get were you need to be.
Summary: This video is from their website. It sounds cliche to say "a unit that does it all" - but in this case it may be true. This V500 took all the best features from every GPS and rolled them into one unit. Touch screen, pre-loaded layouts, no annual fees, accuracy, huge database of course, like almost all US courses are already in here. So it does it all. Saturday I had a chance to play 9 holes with the V500. In the parking lot while getting my shoes etc.
Summary: THIS PRODUCT STINKS, THE FIRST ONE I GOT LASTED 9 HOLES BEFORE IT DIED. I PAID $15.00 TO SHIP IT BACK TO SONOCADDIE .THEY HAD IT FOR A WEEK BEFORE THEY LOOKED AT IT THEN SAID THEY FOUND NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. I TOLD THEM NOT TO SEND IT BACK TO ME BUT THEY SAID THEY WOULD LOOK AT IT AGAIN AND THIS TIME THEY FOUND A SOFTWARE PROBLEM AND FIXED IT. I TOLD THEM I WANTED A NEW SONOCADDIE NOT A REPAIRED ONE BUT THEY REFUSED.
Summary: Loved this thing until my sixth round playing with it, 16th hole, sitting in the golf cart, one leg in the cart, the other leg on the grass. It slipped out of my hand and rolled down my leg, rolled off my foot onto the grass. That jarred something loose so it won't stay on. My fault? Yes. Could it be a little bit more rugged for outdoor use? Yes. I returned it for a full refund. I'll try a Garmin and see it it's better. Otherwise, awesome.