Summary: This GPS device is among three I own, however I like this one best, the large read out numbers, it automatically go's to the next hole, informs me of distances not only to the green but hazards, etc. mapping, correct time , it is a joy to own and use.
Excellent functionality with minor shortcomings....
Bill B., Amazon
15 August 2013
Summary: Excellent functionality. Construction not as solid as the SG5 and the cover for the adapter for charging is fragile. I lost mine after very few rounds. Neither of these shortfalls reduce the functionality which is quite useful allowing the golfer to identify distances to hazards, end of fairway and so forth. This feature and the green depth feature distinguish this technology from lasers. I prefer this level of information on the course.
Summary: I bought the SGXW in Jan of 2013 and had to return it to Sky Caddie in Feb because the cursor had stopped working. They charged me $89.95 for a reconditioned one and shipped it to me. Now, 6 months later the right control button has ceased to function and when I call them they said it would be $89.95 for a reconditioned one. When I refused, they lowered the price to $59.95. Sounds like a pretty good racket they have going.
Summary: This new SkyCaddie has a lot more information than the earlier version. The picture is also clearer than before. The WiFi ability to download courses is also great. I had a LOT of trouble with the sync feature... just couldn't every get the SkyCaddie to be recognized via the USB cable. Tech support took over my pc to attempt to resolve but they couldn't do it either. I was about to return the item when I decided that I'll just use it via WiFi...
Summary: I've been a skycaddie user for years and even though I've had to pay a monthly fee to access the golf courses, I have until now been happy with their products and service. I upgraded to the new SGXw and after only 8 months of use it locked up on me. So after paying $300 for the unit and paying a monthly fee to use the service I get told that I would have to pay an additional $89.95 for a refurbished unit with no other options available.
Summary: If you purchase any unit from Skycaddie, you are required to pay a yearly fee to use these units or they will blank your already paid for courses and shut your unit down making it totally inoperable!!!!!
Summary: I bought this product a year and 3 months ago when it was $400. Unfortunately, the soft key buttons no longer work and SkyCaddie wants to send me a used one in 10 business days and then I have to send them mine back with $90 at which point in time they will fix my device and send it back to me. Then I have to send them back the used one they are going to send me to use while they fix mine.