Summary: Pros: I find this unit to be pretty darn accurate as far as distances go. The battery life isn't to shabby either, and being able to throw in rechargeable or disposable AAA batteries is very convenient. Cons: A lot of the hazards and such found on other programs are no where to be found on my screen. Downloading courses can be a confusing and annoying task.
Summary: I don't know why Amazon.com is still selling the XV2 as it is no longer supported by the manufacturer Sonocaddie. Therefore, if you have problems with your unit, as we did, Sonocaddie will refuse to repair it. When I asked them why Amazon was still selling the XV2 the Sonocaddie representative said she had no idea but perhaps "they have some old stock." So, buyer beware. Personally I wouldn't ever buy a Sonocaddie product again.
Summary: Best Golf GPS(Sonocaddie XV2) for the money. No annual fees. All the courses are there. If there isn't a course on their web site you want, just e-mail the course you want to them, and within 3 to 4 days it will be there.
Summary: I recently purchased the Sonocaddie XV2 and just used it for the first time to play my regular course. It was extremely accurate - I checked a number of course markers and was either right on the money or 1 yard off. I was also able to easily edit one of the holes to add a large tree (in the middle of the fairway!).
Summary: This is a great little GPS for cheap. It has been accurate to the yard when checked against Course built in cart GPS and friends Skycaddie GPS costing much more. Just a hint for those of you having trouble downloading courses. Install sonocaddie drivers from sonocaddie website. Turn off your firewall(s), software and router firewalls if you have both active. Make [...
Summary: I bought the XV2 December 24, 2009. During the 5 months since I purchased it I've played 12-15 rounds with it. It's very basic but when it's working properly it does all I need and all I expected. The orange button on the top right has quit working and the batteries drain after every round unless I take them out. I've contacted customer service and they've offered me the opportunity to purchase their new model that's just coming out.
Summary: Been using it for a year and I love this unit. Sure its not a pretty color unit but it gives me all the information I need and the maps are free and Sonocaddie will map a course for you pretty quick. if you don't want to wait you can easily map a course yourself and even submit it to sonocaddie for others to download. Great unit and well worth the money!
Summary: This is without a question the worst golf GPS in the market. You can tell it is very cheaply made, I imagine slightest water or accidental drop can damage this unit very easily. Downloading a course information is a royal pain, and the instructions are not very clear, they do however attache an additional instructions for downloading. After downloading you've better go back and set your computer to its original settings, otherwise expect the surprises from your computer.
Summary: I've used the Sonocaddie XV2 for two seasons now both here (New Jersey) and in Myrtle Beach. I had the first generation Skycaddie and returned it after a month because it was unreliable (frequently did not pick up satelites). The SV2 has been great. It always picks up at least 6 satellites and is highly accurate with distances.
Summary: The product works fine, the problem is the courses I play are not available in their data base. Of the courses I regularly play, none of the 5 courses in northwest Iowa or the 4 courses I play in the southern Rio Grande Valley are available. I would recommend checking the data base prior to ordering. You can request a course, but don't expect much for a reponse. Fortunately, entering course data manually is not difficult.