Summary: It took a minute to get used to the website, but once I did I was able to download my favorite courses and track my progress. I would recommend this device to any level golfer, range to pit is spot on and very useful in club selection.
Summary: Skycaddie worked as expected giving useful distances while playing on recent golf trip to Tennessee. Only thing missing is an interactive diagram of the hole being played. However, I am convinced that since SkyGolf walks the course their distance are more accurate than some others.
Summary: I bought this to replace a broken SG4 that was ran over by a golf cart. This is so much better and very easy to use. Its functions are really all anybody really needs out on the course. It acquires a signal very quickly regardless whether it's foggy or there are a lot of trees or obstacles blocking the sky. The yardage it gives is pretty accurate and it also gives you intermediate targets/troubles to the green.
Summary: it works on the course without delay. Much better than the Skycaddie SG4 which is in black and white not color as with the SG5. A new model or one in better shape would have a clearer screen. The download from the sky is also much faster.
I like SkyCaddie, for $50 a year,but if goes up, would consider laser point
1 October 2012
Summary: Liked the SG5 better than the SGX. With a glove on, the butters on the SG5 were easier to use. SGX has that small pin-point knob to use to manuver the elements within the screen. What they don't tell you about the SGX, is you have to use WIFI to download but you can get just basic yardage to the green, but no targets are available.
Summary: The caddie is great but I'm not sure I trust it. When I place it right beside another sky caddie there can be up to a 5 yard difference....why? Another issue that I have with the purchase is that the two courses I play most are not available for a download.... one of them hosts a Hooter's tournament annually; so not a shabby course. The other one is the sister course to it. Never heard from Sky Caddie when I put in a request to get these courses measured.
Summary: Purchased unit because I got tired trying to find yardage markers then guessing my distance. I also travel a lot and play a lot of different courses. The Skycaddie will allow me to download these courses and study them before and during play. Using the Skycaddie has really sped up play. I'm still getting used to the unit and my only complaint so far is the backlighting. It's hard to read when there is bright sunlight. I also suggest buyers to buy the cart mount.
Summary: For your golf game this is an excellent tool to help with course management and club selection. Only issue is with Sky Caddie Link, it's not the most user friendly interface. That's a minor issue though, overall great product, to bad it doesn't help me make putts!!