I will not buy a computer device sight unseen again.
13 February 2013
Summary: I bought this product because my Golflogix stopped working after 6 years of hard use. Friends own SkyCaddies so thought I'd give one a try, how could I go wrong for 30 bucks.The device itself appeared to be in working condition but when I tried to attach the computer cable the attaching nut broke. It was either very poorly designed or it had damage that I didn't recognize, it just didn't feel sturdy from the start.I emailed the seller and he just replied "sorry".
Summary: Be aware-no where do they warn you you need a yearly sevice plan in order to get any Golf course info to download. Beating that - if you do not renew the next year - they wipe out all the info you previously downloaded on your device. Very unhappy that isn't clearly noted upfront.
Summary: The batteries go in backwards to any other AA device, which is part of the issue I have with mine I think. It stopped powering on after about 14 months. The service guys at Sky caddie are outright crooks - beware. I upgraded my service for an additional year after 5 months - they just CANCELED OUT the other 7 months I had already payed for, very crooked business overall. Beware buying this. It did work pretty well for the time I had it where it did actually work.
Summary: The design of the attachment for the charger cable which requires a small screw be put in and taken out each time you recharge is bad! It should be a plug not a screw. I had to buy this replacement and pretty confident it too will be worn out soon.
Summary: I've had 3 of these GPS units. the first lasted a little over a year and got where the batteries wouldn't last but 9 holes. I sent it back and SkyGolf sent me a new unit, free. The second unit lasted a month and I had the same problem as I had with the first unit. I sent it back and got the third unit and it didn't make it thru the first round. I tried regular batteries, alkaline batteries, and rechargable batteries all from several manufacturers and nothing helped.
Summary: SkyCaddie SG 3 - New Low Price! I purchased this product near Christmas in 2008. I took it home and immediately setup the system with my computer connected to the SkyGolf website. The downloads stumbled a few times but I got through that pretty easily. (I'm fairly computer literate.) I paid my fee and downloaded my courses to the SG3 and took it out playing the next three weeks.