What we say...
This won good marks for ease of use. All testers were impressed with the detailed information available for every hole, particularly carry distances for hazards and how far it was to reach them. The colour screen was also a major plus because of its clarity and Jon felt the device was tough and hard-wearing. Our testers rated it down a little on value with the initial price and subscription costs meaning it is not the cheapest on the market.
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SkyCaddie – the market-leading golf GPS rangefinder – has launched a brand new top-of-the-range model, the SG5 Pro Series.
The unveiling of the colour-screen SG5 Pro Series in time for Christmas gives golfers access to the most sought-after rangefinder in golf.
The SG5 has a RRP of £299 and is packed with exciting new features that take the handheld SkyCaddie, already the official rangefinder of the PGA, to new levels of functionality.
Golfers will experience a high resolution colour screen, automatic backlighting, 14-hours of rechargeable battery life, a mini-USB port, four-way scroll pad and a water-resistant body.
Jackie Hitchcock, of SkyCaddie, said: “Having already established SkyCaddie as the number one GPS rangefinder, the SG5 delivers a whole new experience to golfers.
“The colour screen really brings the course to life and this, combined with our IntelliGreen function, gives the golfer unbeatable information about what shot to play next – wherever they are on the course.”
The IntelliGreen technology enables golfers to measure the full depth and shape of the green from any angle of approach (wherever you’ve ended up on the course) and shows distances for all targets and hazards.
And with 1,800 courses mapped in Europe – and more than 16,000 now mapped worldwide it is one snazzy bit of kit.
It gives instant and accurate information via satellite, which includes exact yardages to the front of bunkers and water hazards and to carry them, and precise distances to the flag.