The SkyCaddie SX500 GPS has made it onto the Golf Monthly Tech 50 2018/19 list
SkyCaddie SX500 GPS
The SX500 is one of the best handheld GPS units you can buy. It features a smartphone-like design with its 5” HD LCD touchscreen. PinPoint and IntelliGreen Pro technology combine to give golfers precise information, both in terms of the pin position and what lies ahead on the greens, be it false fronts, tiers and greenside mounds – all without line of sight required.
By dragging a cursor to wherever you like on the green, you’ll get an exact yardage to your landing area, allowing you to swing with confidence and find the target.
In addition, as many as 40 targets per hole have been logged by SkyCaddie course mappers, who mark every relevant point on each hole on foot to ensure the course information is right up to date.
The Dynamic HoleVue feature ensures the shape of the green matches your angle of approach and users are able to view an entire hole, or zoom in on specific hazards, whilst getting accurate yardages to where that danger lies from where they are standing. Also new, users can now enter their club-by-club hitting distances into their account.
This Dynamic RangeVue feature overlays yardage arcs on screen, giving golfers every chance of plotting their way round without finding trouble. With up to 14 hours of battery life and a 13 megapixel camera, this is one serious bit of kit.
The SX500 might not take your shot for you, but it does everything else. Optimum strategy choices can save vital shots and none provide clearer, more accurate information than the SX500.
It’s easy to set up and the clarity of the screen is fantastic. Navigating through the plentiful features is a breeze and piece of mind comes from the fact you know the courses have been mapped on foot by trained SkyCaddie employees.
At the same time, the device can be simplified to give more basic information such as front, middle and back numbers. By having precise numbers at a glance, users are more likely to have confidence over the ball, increasing the chance of a good shot.
Annual membership fees do apply, but they’re a drop in the ocean when you consider the level of crucial information you get at your fingertips.