January 25, 2007
GolfLogix & Garmin - Golf GPS
GolfLigix announced a new product, or rather application that will use the Garmin eTrex handheld GPS to get into the growing golf GPS category. The proprietary software will be installed on the eTrex and will allow users to download course data to the unit easily and quickly. The software will offer the golfer some features that will make using the handheld easier during play like automatic scrolling to the next hazard or green and no buttons to push during play. Because it’s an eTrex, you know it will be IPX7 waterproof for the next time you get caught in the rain.
No word on what eTrex model the product is based on yet. It will be shown at the upcoming PGA merchandise show, and list for $349. Unlimited golf course downloads are available for $29 per year.
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Posted by Scott Martin at January 25, 2007 6:11 AM
i bought the Garmin used from a friend, i can't even get the software to work so i do not think i will be relying on this gps unit on the golf course.
I am one of customer of Skycaddie, I am not from Garmin), I have terrible experience with them. Sux! Never buy from them, I just bought from them and concern about their membership, it shows that my hardware warranty expire.
You can not download the courses into your computer, even you map your own courses.
Somehow I hope that there will be some lawyers who can start a class lawsuite againest the terrible company.
They should go out of business.
Who are we kidding here!!!Sounds as the past reviews were sent in by Garmin or should I say Garbage.My golfing buddy has a garmin and I have a Skycaaddie.We are constantly comparing both while on the golf course.If the Garmin runs low on the battery (and it goes through 1 set per round)its range is off.While the Skycaddie rechargable last 2 or three rounds before recharging and is very reliable on distance were as the Garmin is of sometimes by 20 to 30 yards!!!My friend e mailed Garmin t see if there would be a upgrade in softwarre and they e mailed back and said the new model coming out will be better...He just purchased his Nov of 2007.While Skycaddie e mailed me to let me know new software was now availiable for free download.FYI....Buy Skycaddie not GARBAGE (Garmin)
The GPS unit looks like a phone. So why not have the GPS golf technology in your phone. It sure seems silly to have both a cell phone and a golf GPS unit. At $200-$300/unit and $30/mth, surely the big boy phone companies will jump on this soon. I know I would buy this.
Reputation is important.
I've conducted research on what is the best golf related GPS unit to purchase. So, I Googled "SkyCaddie vs Garmin GolfLogix."
I suggest that you do this too, before you decide on what Golf GPS unit to purchase.
I've found that there are numerious complaints from SkyCaddie users about their terrible customer service.
So, be careful before you buy a SkyGolf -SkyCaddie.
From what I hear, a big concern is their poor customer support/technical support. Also, there's a rumor about their financial stability,
How long will they be around? If they go out of business, will you be stuck with a dead useless SkyCaddie? That's the biggest reason, I didn't dive into a SkyCaddie when they came out two years ago.
I purchased a hand-held, subscription free Laser device. But, that has a downside too, as you have to take it out of the golfbag, look thru it, press the button twice, and aim carefully, and perhaps get the wrong reading.
So, I'm considering a GPS unit. But, I've concerns about the bad press from end-users. Funny how the golf publications which sell advertisment, won't tell us about the short-falls of SkyGolf?
If you want to base your purchase on reputation, you might want to go with the Garmin GolfLogix. Garmin has the best reputation of any GPS company around. They are listed on the US Stock Exchange, and their stock is listed in the $90's. They have the best Customer Service and Technical Support, bar none.
I've owned three GPS automotive units since 1998 and have not been disappointed with the Customer Service. They have excellent software which is user friendly, and they offer free software updates when needed. Their software is customer and field tested before release.
Go with Garmin, you won't be disappointed.
Garmin Tech Support: Garmin has been around for over a decade now. They are listed on the Stock exchange, and their stock is skyhigh.
Why? Because they have great products, great technical support and they stand behind all of their products.
You will hear that SkyGolf/SkyCaddie has terrible Technical Support and that users have problems with their service. So, go with Garmin and you won't be disappointed. What differentials these GPS units is the Customer Service/Technical Support.
You won't be disappointed with Garmin GolfLogix!
The Golfllogix is accurate, easy to read and see.
Caveats: Eats batteries (takes AA's) like candy (nowhere close to 20 hrs per set they advertise.
Also, cannot delete unwanted courses from software on PC.