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    GPS Watches: Skycaddie vs Garmin S3

    Thinking about buying a GPS watch. I really like the Garmin S3 especially the distance to doglegs and layups feature. Unfortunately the SkyCaddie doesn't offer this feature. However I can't help but think the course mapping that SkyCaddie does on every course, has to make them the most accurate devices of any GPS. In fact just for that reason alone I don't know why anyone would buy anything but a Skycaddie, because if your not getting accurate distances, what's the point in even having one of these devices? So a couple of things... is the course mapping feature that Skycaddie has just a brilliant marketing ploy or does it really have merit? If I had a Garmin S3 and a Skycaddie side by side am I going to get different distance readings?

    If the Skycaddie really is that much more accurate then I think I'll wait until they come out with a watch that has the distance to doglegs/layup feature. I'm assuming they will because wouldn't they want to at least keep up with their competitors?

    Your comments/experiences are welcome.

    Thanks.

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    Gap Wedge Michaelb235 is on a distinguished road
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    Skycaddie DOES have distances to doglegs etc. I have the SGX with the expansion pack and you can toggle anywhere you want to get that distance you want.

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    8 Iron djb is on a distinguished road
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    Yes your right, the SGX does as do most of the other handhelds they carry, but not the watches. It would be great if I was wrong but from what I can tell from there website it doesn’t appear that I am.

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    I'm interested in a gps now that it is legal!
    I like the look of the garmin approach g6.
    What do you think?

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    Must be Single Txxxxxxx is on a distinguished road Txxxxxxx's Avatar
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    I've used the watches and SQX extensively. I found that I would carry the watch rather than wear it. If you're like me, having something on your wrist is not all the comfortable while playing golf. I also found that to move through features on the watch, it takes more time than to move the "joystick" button on the SGX. It will automatically show front, centre, back, but if you want more info, you have to go into other features.

    Honestly, the last thing I wanted was to fiddle with the watch when everyone is trying to speed up play....

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    Golf Canada Rules Official L4 BC MIST is on a distinguished road
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    Quote Originally Posted by FionaMc View Post
    I'm interested in a gps now that it is legal!
    What makes you think that it's legal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC MIST View Post
    What makes you think that it's legal?
    Is it not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC MIST View Post
    What makes you think that it's legal?
    Haven't been here for a while, so I missed your comment.
    Well, the specs for the garmin g6 and the r&a dmd flowchart lead me to believe that this device is legal, or have I missed something.
    The g6 does not give information regarding slope, wind, temperature or club choice, therefore it is legal.
    I bought the g6 today, so I guess that also makes it legal!

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    Golfed with a buddy in FLA and he had a garmin watch and his distances were the same as my SGX.

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    Has anyone been able to find out which is the best product among those listed here?
    https://buylatestwatch.com/best-survival-watches/

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