Ok, but not great...expensive...and better things out there
18 July 2011
Summary: I received the SG5 for my first Father's Day almost 3 years ago. I have used it for many rounds and never really thought too much of how it performed as I liked it and I loved having access to yardage information in my pocket.
Summary: It didn't work for me the first time I used it. First it's taking a lot of time to download going the next hole, the touch screen doesn't really help much. The laser finder would be much convenient just point and get the reading rather than this sg5.
Summary: It's outdated. Buy a GPS that comes pre loaded with courses. Or plan on spending a half hour or so waiting for the unit to update and download a new course. Very slow. IMHO a range finder is more useful anyway.
Summary: I give it two stars. One for each year it worked. It did work well for those two years. All of a sudden this year it won't go longer than 3 holes before it says the battery is about dead. It then shuts down. After the round I check the battery with the diagnostics and it says 70%.
Summary: This is the 2nd Skycaddie I've owned and purchased this after my original Skycaddie finally died. After two years of (alot) of use I am very disappointed that I could get no more usage out of the SG5 because of battery issues. I replaced the battery (at some significant cost...
Summary: It takes a computer to download courses and if you are away from home and don't know the course names before leaving home, it's of no use. $40 /year to usew is rediculous since others are free. I now use a Garmin watch style and it works everywhere, although difficult to charge