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: 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: Delievered really quickly had a problem with charging which turned out to be the usb cable but all the people at the retailer uk distributer and sonocaddie couldn't have been more helpfull and I was send a second battery straight away in case that was the problem got a new cable and everything worked perfectly. Easy to use and already been a great help with getting the right club for the right distance. Will certainly help my golf game over the next few months.
Summary: I had previouslyowed the V300 and had been more than pleased with it. On upgrading to the V500 I was really impressed with the search facility to find the desired course. This is a real step up from the V33 wheree you had to download your course before playing and it limited you to only 30 courses held on the GPS unit.