Summary: While I was upgrading their software or firmware (don't recall), Skycaddie just froze and stop working for good. Tried to solve online w/ a tech guy, he just said that was not fixable...therefore I should contact a customer support for a replacement. I have tried that but never got an response...
Summary: Just put my SGX in my junk drawer. Probably, never to be seen again. When plugged in to the wall, the battery discharges instead of charges. Sky Golf wants $89.95 (US) to exchange with a reconditioned unit. I'll just us GolfLogix, a free smart phone app that has far superior graphics on my local golf course. SkyCaddie uses the silly "Stick Man" drawing on my local course and GolfLogix (free) appears to be using attractive satellite images.
Too much effort to keep updated -- and with the right courses
Mrs. Clean "Mrs Clean.", Amazon
10 September 2012
Summary: We've had the SkyCaddie SG3.5 for 1.5 years. It is the most confusing, least intuitive, most irritating item to set up, and to keep updated, that we ever have purchased. It holds 20 courses. If you're going to travel and want to add courses that you could play along the way, you'll have to "boot out" some of the 20 you've got. And to keep the course info up to date requires syncing that is -- you're getting my point now -- confusing, unintuitive, and irritating.
Summary: I have used Sky Caddie products for quite a few years. You would think that I like their products, but the more I use them, the more I hate the products and the company. First of all, I hate getting dinged every single year for a subscription fee, then you have to go through the trouble of syncing the unit and entering your credit card. Just avoid Sky Caddie and get something that doesn't require yearly updates.
Summary: Not so much a review of the product, but of the company. My unit's firmware was corrupted during an attempted fix by an SG Tech, making it unable to be recognized by a PC, whereupon SG charged me $30 to replace a unit they had fried. Will not do business with this company again, too many competitors that are better, especially those that do not require a yearly membership or entail laborious downloads. I would suggest looking at Golf Buddy.
Summary: I have both an SGX and the older SG5. The SG5 is much sturdier. The SGX is plagued with problems as well as their newer SGXw. You won't find that out however by frequenting their website where they; delete posts change/modify posts even ban you from posting if you keep calling them out. There have been no software updates in over a year for older units. ALL MEMBERSHIP fees go to advertising to suck you in. Website really poor. No updates there either.
Summary: I have used Skycaddie both SG5 and the SGX and just recently needed help in finding information. I downloaded the manual and couldn't find the answer. I called and was put on 35 minute wait list. I tried using the computer to communicate and must of got a text from someone in Pakistan. Never could talk with anyone and couldn't solve the problem. I attend the PGA Show each year and will adsive the owners and employers that their service SUCKS, SUCKS big time.
Summary: I spent hours trying to set this up... I build computers and write software so i think I know what I'm doing. Bad Software... Not happy with what I get on the screen. Would never recommend this product. Sending it back if I can....
Summary: As soon as you charge the battery on a new SkyCaddie SGX unit, you are required to use a product called CaddieSync to update the Operating System software in the device. If anything at all goes wrong during the lengthy process of downloading a new and updated OS into the product from your PC (and it often does), the device freezes up completely, and cannot be recovered.