Summary: Okay.... I have about 10 rounds played with this Skycaddie SG2.5 GPS unit and it has helped my game. At least my short game. I have learned my short irons and wedges yardages by using this device. The intelligreen feature is great. You still have to manually enter the pin location by using the "golf ball" like button. No biggie. I've hit more greens knowing the yardage from front, middle, and back. My buddies think it's more time in the range, but no.
Excerpt: I have come to relie on my SkyCaddie on the golf course. It has an adjustable pin placement for each hole. It shows the depth of each green. the firmware on the SkyCaddie itself and the program on my computer have been updated a couple of times this summer.
Summary: Well, I received this as a Christmas gift and I read all the negative reviews and have to say on initial startup, I couldn't disagree more. With much trepidation, I found the installation and startup very easy and flawless! I installed on my PC and laptop with ease. Unfortunately, there is snow on the ground and I can't try it on the course. Perhaps the software has improved, but so far I am pleasantly surprised.
Summary: I have owned and used my 2.5 Sky Caddie for over a year now. I have used it in my home state and in another when I went on vacation. All the courses I needed were available and not too expensive. $10 to add the extra state. I am not a computer whiz so the first time I downloaded I took more time than I do now. They changed the web site also so the first time I used that I was confused. I was able to call the company and got a real person who was very helpful.
Summary: The only problem I have with this products is the instructions on how to operate it. They assume everyone is electronically savvy, unfortunately not all of us are. The directions are confusing and not very helpful for the inexperienced. On the other hand, if you send an email for help they respond very fast. Even though we still can not find out how to change the time it still is a very valuable tool on the course.
Summary: I already own a Pinseeker -- that decision being based on the horror stories I've read about SkyGolf's customer service, and about using their website. I ran into one of their guys who was mapping a course,and he assured me that many of those issues had been resolved, and that he was in San Diego to upgrade all the courses to 4 stars -- even the exec par-3s. So I gave it a shot. It didn't work out of the box. The unit wouldn't interface with Windows Vista.