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SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS Review

SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS Review

SkyCaddie SG5 is the best selling and also the most advanced GPS unit from SkyCaddie. One of the first things that caught my attention is the large LCD with an automatic backlighting that makes it possible to see the data under any lighting condition. Although it does not come with any preloaded courses, I have access to more than 16,000 courses from across the world after subscribing to the membership program that costs $40 per year. I also love the fact that it has Shot Tracking and all the necessary scoring options. And although there are several other brands on the market I would not trade it for any other gadget.

Features and Specifications

  • Preloaded Courses: This GPS does not have any golf courses, but the membership subscription gives you access to more than 16,000 of them, and this increases the chances of finding your local golf course.
  • Screen: It has a large LCD screen that is clear and bright enough. The LCD also has an automatic backlighting.
  • IntelliGreen Technology: This technology will give you a full depth and also the shape of the course from any angle.
  • Shot Tracking: It has an amazing shot tracking feature that will measure the distance of each shot that you make.
  • Auto-Advance: Although it will automatically advance to the next hole you can still choose to do it manually.
  • Scores and Statistics: This modern GPS has a digital scorecard, and it tracks all the basics such as the putts, scores, and fairways hits.
  • Water Resistant: SkyCaddies SG5 has a water resistant body, and this makes it possible to use it under any weather condition.
  • Battery: It has a rechargeable battery that can last for more than 14 hours of continuous play.

Benefits

Although there are several benefits that you get from using this GPS, consistent performance and accuracy are what will impress most golfers. It also has a bright and clear LCD screen that makes it possible to see the data even under direct sunlight. Other benefits that you get from using the SG5 is the simple computer downloading of data and the fact that it will help speed up play.

Pros

  • The color screen is bright enough and very easy to read even under direct sunlight.
  • This GPS has a high level of user customization that will improve a golfer’s experience.
  • It comes with a rechargeable battery that will give you more than 14 hours of continuous use.
  • You can get its services in any weather because it has a water resistant body.
  • SkyCaddie SG5 is quite versatile because you can also use it for other purposes apart from golf.
  • It is a plug-n-play device that is also very easy to use even for newbies.

Cons

  • It has some high annual fees that make it an expensive device to own.
  • The SG5 is quite a heavy GPS especially if you compare it with others on the market.
  • This GPS does not make it possible to add any targets to the existing courses.
  • You can only store a maximum of ten courses in this device.
  • The scoring can be a little bit confusing before you get used to the device

Conclusion

SkyCaddie is a trendsetter when it comes to the manufacture and distribution of GPS devices. The SG5 is one of their best selling devices from SkyCaddie, and most customers love it because of the bright and clear screen and also because it is very easy to use. And so if you are looking for consistent performance and accuracy from an easy to use GPS then the SG5 is a perfect choice for you. It may have a few cons such as the fact that you have to pay an annual subscription, and you only get to store ten courses the advantages that you get from it are way more than this. The bottom line is that it is a perfect buy for any golfer that wants to improve his golfing experience.

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