Summary: I am sending in my skycaddie SGXw for the last time. I'm lucky the store I bought the device from has taken care of the charges up until now. The charging ports have pushed in on the last two. They have offered me a golf buddy for free now. I had an SG5 and was very happy with it for years. Too bad.
Summary: I have an SG4. The battery life is OK, not great. I could not get 36 holes in on a charge. If I didn't charge it the night before playing, I would get low battery warnings before finishing 18.
Summary: A couple of years ago, I "upgraded" from an SG4 to the SGX. Big mistake! On the course, the markers are not as accessible as on the SG4, but the biggest issue is the software. Every time I try to load a new course, it literally takes hours to run updates.
Summary: Very poor product. First one just froze and wouldn't switch on or off. They sent a replacement and after only 5 months that has also broken. Shows an error message and won't work. Absolutely rubbish. I will never buy a skycaddie product again
Annual membership fee is a drawback. Other brands available. Shop around.
24 March 2014
Summary: Unless you willing to pay an annual membership stay away from these type units. For the cost of the unit the least they could do is give you a 1 year free membership. It might be a good unit, but there are other brands that offer pre-loaded courses, free updates, and NO membership or annual fees.
Summary: I was not told before buying that I must purchase an additional item to allow the sky caddie to work. I was able to receive the yardage for my local course for one month, however, after owning for one month all features were turned off. It is a lousy $250.00. Investment.
Summary: Replace the reliable SG5 for this garbage. The unit will freeze sometimes, it is very slow to boot up and now the antenna cap came off. Skygolf wants to fix it by replacing it for $89.99.. This is a irresponsible action by Skygolf to not back their poor design.
A LEMON OF A PRODUCT AND A COMPANY WHO DOESNT CARE
Steve from Boston, Amazon
2 December 2013
Summary: I would like to echo the same dissatisfaction with this lemon of a product. This is my second sky caddie…The first was an older model and worked fine for the time I had it. The unusual part of it though was with the recharging piece…It was a screw-in recharging component.