Decent product, but look into other options first.
21 July 2011
Summary: Unit works great and gives fairly accurate yardage readings. Dont like the idea of having to pay yearly subscription fees unlike some other brands, but skycaddie customer service is great. I wish I would have looked into an SG3.5 first though...features are almost identical, screen display, and size of the unit are similar but the SG5 is quite a bit more $$$. Research the SG3.5 AND other brands before you buy.
Summary: I bought the SkyCaddie because I started playing a lot of different courses and found that distances were not well marked. The SkyCaddie has sped up the game by giving accurate distances. The display can sometimes be difficult to see and it is actually easier to see with the sun shining on the display. Operating the SkyCaddie with the buttons is sometimes difficult and it does not help that it does not come with a User's Manual.
Summary: I have the sg5 & it is fairly easy to use although the hazards are sometimes not very well marked on the screen. It has definitely helped my game, but getting new courses listed is nearly impossible, I requested a course months ago, still waiting. Not very professional for the annual fee charged. "Walking a course" is useless if noone will do it! If I had the choice I would go with golflogix, course requested was on the system in 3 days.
Summary: For those golfers out there who want a bit more precision on the course then a GPS unit is an essential tool. It is not the case that only low handicappers or professionals need to know exactly how far it is to the green, or hazards on the course but this unit will benefit everyone who plays golf and give them a better indication of how far they can actually hit the ball. So to the Sky Caddie SG5.