Summary: After having many problems with the touch screen and receiving no product support from the company, my Sonocaddie 500 finally stopped working completely. I could not recommend this GPS to anyone.
Summary: I bought the V500 from Golfsmith because I had good experience with an older Sonocaddie (V300) and I wanted a bigger color screen. 6 weeks and 15 rounds later I must say the V500 was a disappointment. It crashed 4 times and each time I had to reboot and lost the score so far in that round. The touch screen is not accurate despite repeat callibrations. The screen had many times reverted back to the choose-the-hole screen on its own.
Summary: I purchased this item through Amazon and used it on several courses. Not a single course I played had all holes mapped correctly. Some holes were incorrect by over 25 yards. The GPS was worthless to me. I contacted Sonocaddie and they asked me to return it to them to see if it was a problem with my particular unit. I included information for specific holes on courses that the yardages were wrong.
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: I am very disappointed with the product because the graphics are far from being clear probably because I did not purchase the the additional programing . I think that the specs of the product are missleading and should say clearly say that without tha additional programing the graphics are mediocre .
Summary: I play a lot of golf. I have owned two different Laser Rangefinders and I am on my third GPS as the technology has evolved. Lasers are very accurate in theory - but unreliable in actual use because I can't get the hang of aiming at the tiny flagstick from over 100 yards out, which is where I really need it.
Summary: Achtung! Auf dem Demovideo von Sonocaddie V500 wird Ihnen ein helles Bild vorgegaukelt! Es ist weder bei Sonne noch bei trüben Wetter so zuerkennen. Ich wollte es mit einer Halterung an mein Trolly montieren. Leider ist das Bild zu schlecht erkennbar und somit für mich unbrauchbar. (Demo auf dem Sonocaddie immer bei Tageslicht TESTEN !!) Nach der Freischaltung wird das Bild nicht heller!!