Skycaddie GPS Golf Watch Reviews:
Looking at all my golf gear full of ultra-modern technological features, I really kind of bad for my grandfather, who was never blessed with such gadgets. When it comes to golfing technology, I have special fascination towards my GPS watches and happy to have a good collection of them.
Among them, the SkyCaddie GPS watches are something particularly special, and I have tried all the four models – SkyCaddie LINX, SkyCaddie LINXVue, SkyCaddie LINX GT and SkyCaddie SW2. So, today I’ll be summarizing my experience and knowledge about these fantastic watches. By the time you finish reading my SkyCaddie reviews, you will get to know which one suits you most. Happy Golfing!
SkyCaddie Watch Comparison
SkyCaddie LINX is one of my favorite models, largely because it comes with TrueGround™ course maps (35,000 preloaded maps) and provides layup targets from tee to green. It also features dynamic distance to the center, front and back of the green and links with SkyGolf 360 smartphone app through Bluetooth Smart wireless technology.
Its 1.7 inch greyscale, high-definition display is completely sunlight readable and also features backlight button so you can still see it if you’re out golfing late. It also allows you to connect with the SkyCaddie online community via their mobile app.
If you are planning to use only the base features, you will be free from annual charges. But, upgrading your plan you can enjoy a Target List displaying up to 40 layups, carries and hazards per hole and also the IntelliGreen™ technology of course. With the upgraded version, you’re provided with fitness data covering calories burned, speed, laps, time, distance, locations and others via built-in pedometer.
I have tried the SkyCaddie LINXVue watch with my SkyCaddie Mobile app and they works great together. For perfect synchronization between the watch and the mobile app, this watch comes with technologies like Intelligent Automation which features auto-distance, auto-hole and auto-course. It also has ready-to-play 35,000 (preloaded) error-corrected courses from all over the world.
When connected with mobile app, this SkyCaddie GPS watch actually replaces your phones’ location service and thus prolongs phones’s battery life. But, most importantly, along with the stand along mobile app, this GPS watch provides you a distance that you can rely on. When I purchased this watch, it came packaged with: the LINXVue watch, user manual, charging cable and prepaid card (12 months) for SkyGolf 360 Cloud service, SkyCaddie Mobile Rangefinder app, LINXVue advanced features and many more.
The third watch that I’ll be reviewing today is the SkyCaddie LINX GT. This special edition watch comes with built-in club tag sensor which tracks distance, location and club for every shot you play. This is one of the first of its kind on the market.
It is powered by the TruePoint GPS engine which helps reducing your smartphone’s battery consumption by replacing the phone’s location service. I am not sure about exact 300% accuracy which the company claims but definitely it provides better accuracy than many other GPS devices and watches available today.
Other features include – fitness data, built-in odometer, record and upload scores, Intelligent Automation technology, IntelliGreen technology, preloaded course maps (35,000) and many more.
The last but not least watch in my reviews is the SkyCaddie SW2 GPS watch. This is the slimmest of all SkyCaddie watches, and comes with built-in Bluetooth® Smart technology and guaranteed extended battery life (on full charge - 40 days in GPS-OFF mode and 13 hours in GPS-ON mode). It is compatible with SkyGolf 360™ app and features a pace-of-play timer and digital scoring.
During a bike ride, walk or run it will track and calculate your calories burned, pace, speed, laps, time, distance and location through its advanced Multi-sport odometer. Its Intelligent Automation technology enables Auto-Distance Update, Auto-Hole Advance and Auto-Course Detection which altogether give you a unique hands-free experience. One of the best parts is that there’s no annual fee for these services. So, it’s definitely worth giving it a try!
SkyGolf® has been around for a while and has already added value to the game of Golf by offering the golfers some exclusive gadgets like these GPS watches, handheld GPS devices and smartphone apps. As an experienced campaigner I have found these gadgets very useful and believe that they would be found to be equally helpful for amateurs as well. I have tried to cover all the key features and major specifications of all four watches in my SkyCaddie GPS watch reviews. Hope this will help you to understand each model’s key functionality and figure out the most appropriate one for you. If you want even more options, be sure to check out my reviews of the top 10 golf gps units as well!
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