The Breeze is preloaded with 30,000 courses and is designed to be ready to use straight out of the box. The standard version gives distances to the front, middle and back of greens, as well as the ability to measure shots and enter scores. There’s an option to download three upgrade packs (£29.95 each), which offer added information, such as overhead maps.
Will suit: golfers after a simple, easy-to use GPS device.
GM verdict: As with all SkyCaddie units, the fact that each course has been mapped (and remapped where necessary) means the information is spot on. The Breeze is easy to use and works straight out of the box, although it does need to be plugged into a computer and registered after 30 days. The screen is very clear, and the fact you can upgrade the software further down the line will benefit those who decide they want extra information. But... if you opt not to upgrade, the unit is on the large side just to display front, middle and back distances. Requiring a subscription after 12 months for these yardages is also hard to justify, even if it does pay for accurate mapping. PGA pro verdict: Functionality is similar to the other SkyCaddie GPS products, so it was very simple to use. It gave clear, precise yardages to front, middle and back of the green being played. Measuring the distance of your last shot is very easy, and it has an auto hole advance facility, leaving your hands free to concentrate on playing. The software can be upgraded, which is a nice touch, although the annual subscription that comes in after a year is a negative. Test Team Rating: Performance: 4/5 Visual Appeal: 3.5/5 Innovation: 3.5/5 Value: 3.5/5 Overall: 3.5/5