What we say...
A highly-impressive showing from the V500, which has also tested well on previous occasions. Richard said it looked good and featured the best mapping graphics, in his opinion, from all devices on the test. He also said it was very easy and nonfiddly
in wet conditions, which made it a very solid product in his eyes.
Steve was a big fan of the nice, bright and easy-to-read screen, as well as the screen lock that was simple to operate. Jon liked the fact the display showed where you were on the hole, which aided confidence when the distance was given. There were very few negatives to this product, but it is very much at the top end of the market in terms of price.
Ratings (out of 5)
Ease of use: 4.4
The V500 gives you the precise distance information you need to achieve a higher level of performance. It eliminates the downloading process by preloading all available mapped courses in your country, providing golfers with precise distance information from any point on the course. Sonocaddie 's revolutionary user interface actually shows YOUR position on the course. As you move to the next stroke location, your position is shown and the distances to each critical target are continually updated and shown in real time!
Sonocaddie there are no annual fees, the high resolution backlight screen is viewable even in bright sunlight. The V500 allows you to touch any point on the color layout screen or satellite image of the hole, and immediately see the distance from you to that point- and from that point to the green.
Sonocaddie V500 provides golfers the "full picture" on each hole with satellite imagery and precise distance information from your location. The image will be adjusted to fit on one screen, so you will not need to scroll the screen to see the entire hole, for example if it is a long Par 5. Easily toggle back and forth between Satellite View and Color Layout.
The V500 Video Flyover gives you a 5-second overview of the entire hole from tee to green showing you the direction and description of the fairway in advance so you can plan your strategy. Great for playing a new course or looking around a dog-leg.