Summary: My wife gave the SkyCaddie 2.5 to me for Father's Day. It really broke my heart to tell her I needed to return it, but she understood. Here's why... If I'm not mistaken, SkyCaddie is the only Golf Gps device that continues to have an annual fee. My device cost $259 and the annual fee came to $49.95. I just couldn't see spending that much money every year for something that I can get cheaper. The annual fee really offends me.
Summary: Pros: Size, ease of use, shape of green, re-position cursor for distances, automatically changes holes, accuracy of GPS data Cons: Difficulty picking up satellites, annual fee, rechargeable battery instead of double A's (SG3 would be better pick) Skycaddie 2.5 worked fine first day. Next two days, would not lock on satellites and display data. No change to weather or location; perhaps unit was defective - returned for a refund.
Summary: I like the SkyCaddy SG2.5 GPS rangefinder. I only play a couple of different courses and they are already mapped in the database. I like knowing the prescise yardage to the pin and this is made possible by having the ability to use the cusrsor keys to move the location of the flag placement on the iGreen display. As much as I like the product, I absolutely abhor, hate, loathe and generally dislike the customer service of SkyGolf.
Summary: I have had a Sky Caddy for three years and use it in AZ & MN. When the unit operates, it is great. When you have a problem and must speak with a technician, be prepared to ask several times for assistance. Customer service is not a strong point with this organization.