Summary: This is NOT what it is advertised to be. You get hooked into buying yearly subscriptions and when I downloaded the courses I play here in Minnesota, it didn't have the layout of the course. Only an approximate of where I stood, and where the flag was.
Conclusion: I recently purchased the SkyCaddie SGX GPS device. I have owned 2 Sky Caddies before, the SG4, and the SG5 and now the SGX. I have used it 5 times now, purchased the top tier membership plan. I am not overly pleased with the SGX.
Summary: Let me start by saying I love researching products before I buy them, mostly online but I am also not afraid to ask people their opinion of a product I have my eye on. I was looking at both the line of sight digital rangefinders and the GPS units.
Summary: Updated September 3, 2011: SkyGolf just published their battery replacement policy for the SGX. Skygolf refuses to sell the SGX batteries and requires that you pay $90 for them to send you a used "refurbished" SGX with another battery in it, which likely also be at least 12 months old, and you MUST...
Summary: This product was released before all hardware and software bugs were worked out. The product I received from Amazon had hardware problems. It was quickly replaced by SkyGolf. The new one does not function as advertised. It has software issues.
Summary: I bought this to upgrade from an older version of the skycaddie which I had enjoyed using. It worked fine for the first season I used it but this year I am having problems charging it and there seems to be a problem with the charging port.
Summary: Bought the SGX 2 years ago and it was brilliant until the toggle button fell off. Sent it back on the Back in Play Programme and got a refurbished one. That went wrong as it would not accept a charge, sent it back, got another one. That would not turn on after one days use! Really hacked off now.
Summary: Just a word of warning on this. Has been working fine for a long time but the latest updates appear to stop it connecting to update. I am stuck with the same old courses and unable to add new courses.
Summary: I chose this after having used a phone based application for about a year as I felt that a dedicated device would be faster, more accurate, and provide a better interface - surely the case for something designed specifically for the task. How wrong could I be? Completely.