Skycaddie SGX Review

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Our SkyGolf Skycaddie SGX Review of Reviews takes into consideration the pros and cons most mentioned by users in reviews all over the Internet. We do the research and pull it together in summary to make your decision a little easier. We also calculate our own GRS Score based on user ratings from a variety of websites, to help you compare devices.

SkyCaddie SGX User Rating: 3.60 Stars 3.60 out of 5 (367 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

People do like some of the features of the SkyCaddie SGX, but overall, the ratings are lousy, as is the value. The price of the device is competitive, but the problem is that you have to pay annual fees to use it. Garmin and GolfBuddy both have golf GPS devices that get higher ratings and have no annual fees. We suggest checking out the Garmin Approach G6.

If you’re still on this page, below we summarize what we learned from reading user reviews.

Most Mentioned Pros:
  • Large clear screen
  • Easy to read in sunlight and shade
  • Acquires distances quickly
  • Accuracy
  • Good battery life
  • Scoring and Stats capability
  • SGClub – uploading scoring and stats
  • User friendly and easy to navigate
  • Mac and PC compatible (see problems under Most Mentioned Cons below)
  • HoleVue (when available) giving you the ability to get distance to any point on a hole
  • Size
  • Stores 50 full-featured courses. Basic information for 30,000 courses is preloaded (requires membership after 30 days)
Most Mentioned Cons:
  • Registration and syncing problems with Windows 7
  • Bugs that weren’t worked out before release
  • Hardware problems.
  • Wait times for customer service.
  • HoleVue not available on all courses (SkyCaddie claims to be adding hundreds of courses each month). Make sure it’s available on your favorite courses before you buy.
  • Learning curve for using advanced features
  • A few users felt that some of the numbers were a little small (ex. shot measuring feature)
  • Membership fee
  • Buttons and joystick a little difficult for some users
Top Features of the Skycaddie SGX:
  • 3 inch display with impressive readability
  • Lithium-ion rechargeable battery that lasts up to 14 hours of continuous use
  • Intuitive and easier to use, even with a glove on
  • TruePoint Precision Positioning TechnologyTM super accurate and fast
  • Offers up to 30,000 pre-loaded, making it ‘Ready to Play’ out of the box with basic green information
  • Ground-verified course maps… SkyCaddie® mappers walk every single course
  • Interactive HoleVueTM with Zoom capability – HoleVue gives access to finding a distance to any point on a hole. Hundreds of courses are being added to HoleVue every month.
  • SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen® technology that displays the exact shape of the green and automatically rotates the green to match a golfer’s angle of approach
  • Golfers will be able to use the SGX to learn how far they hit each club almost automatically when SmartClub Technology is launched early this summer.
  • Digital Scorecard and Stat Tracking tracks key game statistics, including: greens in regulation, fairways hit, driving accuracy and distance, and total putts
Skygolf SkyCaddie SGX Feature Table
SkyCaddie SGX
Course Download Fees Yes
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes*
Full Hole Views Yes
Slope / Elevation No
Battery Life 14 hrs max
Battery Li-poly
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 4.8+ in. x 2.48 in. x .75 in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size 3 in.
Resolution high
Display Type TFT-LCD
Weight 5.6 oz.
Rainproof water resistant
Touch Screen No
Touch Targeting Yes
Manual Pin Positioning Yes
Stat Tracker Yes
Digital Scorecard Yes
Computer Analysis Tools Yes
Ground Verified Yes
Alternate Targets Yes
Green Rotates to your shot angle Yes
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
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