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. I couldn't look at the current hole and see if it went left, right or straight. A BIG waste of my money.
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. The screen is certainly larger that the 5 and it does have good graphics. Distances displayed are quite accurate (I compared them to 2 different on cart GPS systems).
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 return YOUR working SGX to SkyGolf in return, and you will NOT get it back. There is no longer any reason to buy a new SGX.
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. New software has been downloaded 3 times in the last two weeks, each has different problems. I highly recommend not to purchase this product until all hardware and software issues are resolved.
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. I asked skycaddie about this via an online chat and they helpfully advised that I needed to buy a brand new device - at my expense of course.
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. If only it was a quality product, the info it produces is fantastic but let down by cheap components. I am going to buy a GPS watch.
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. I pay £39 pa (plus £300 for the machine in the first place) for this facility and despite letting skygolf have control of my computer it appears they cannot fix this issue. Very disappointed. Have complained to them but they dont appear to care or respond.
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. The Skycaddie is cumbersome, awkward and a pain to use. The only plus point I would give it would be around the time delay between stopping walking and the reading of distance catching up.
Summary: I bought an SGX mid May with high expectations based on the marketing materials seen in Golf magazines and on the web. The product itself is fine, very simple to use with nice clean graphics. The biggest draw back is that the vast majority of UK courses are not yet mapped for the new features of the SGX. Without the HoleVue and the IntelliGreen features the SGX just has only very basic functionality.