happybob, on 18 August 2016 - 12:56 AM, said:
I've used my Garmin X40 for a few rounds now. So I like it enough that I'm keeping it. I don't typically wear a watch, but now wears the X40 daily as my watch, fitness tracker, heart rate monitor, etc. Of course I wear it for my weekly golf rounds.
- Good enough GPS function, but not perfect. I held out on getting a Garmin watch mainly because the earlier models don't provide any hazard information. I was excited that the S20 and X40 finally do, but the truth is I don't use them that much. The fact is that it's inconvenient to switch to another screen just to be able to read the semi-cryptic hazard info. I had been a long time user of Golfshot on my iPhone, and I think in terms of having a full feature golf GPS, that's still the king. I just wish someone would one day come out with a dedicated golf gps unit or watch running the Gofshot software. I got tired of using my iPhone as a golf GPS. I also wish the X40 would provide the slope adjusted distance as my Garmin G7 gps unit, and allow me to keep the entire foursome's scores instead of just mine.
- I actually do enjoy the automatic shot tracking feature. Sure it's not perfect, and will not pick up putts, short chips, or short punch shots, but it picks up most of my other shots and allows me to look at them afterward to see how I could've improved. I do wish that Garmin Connect would allow me to add missing shots after the round instead of just being able to delete shots and edit club. Also I find it annoying sometime that when I'm selecting the club I had just used, due to the small screen size, I would try to scroll to a different club and yet ending up pressing the wrong club selection by accident, only having no way to go back. Am I missing something here in not being able to go back to change my club selection on X40 after accidentally choosing the wrong club? I know I can change it on Garmin Connect later, but that's still kind of annoying and should be a simple bug to fix.
You are right, there isn't a way to edit the club on the watch. As you said you have to wait until you are logged into Garmin connect. As for adding missed shots, I'm not sure how that would work since the watch didn't register your position and you'd be estimating at best.
I agree, having hazard data sounds nice and I appreciate it when needed, but in reality it's used minimally, just as I found on my Neo-x.
I'm glad it doesn't' offer slope adjustment, because that would make the device non-conforming.
Honestly as much as I like the X40 as an "all in one device" with golf, fitness and GPS tracking, if I just needed something for golf and not fitness, then I'd probably buy one of Garmin's dedicated golf devices, simply because it would be bigger and have longer battery life. However for me, because I also wanted a fitness tracker then this is the ideal product. I'll admit auto shot and stat tracking is also pretty cool even if not perfect.
The direction Garmin is moving with the X40 is rather exciting and I'd guess we'll see more like this in other future products.
As another poster said, and I agree, this is a rather quiet product roll out and I feel us early adopters are beta testers. I will also say that their telephone support is excellent and I appreciate talking to State side people that are knowledgeable.
Edited by Andy L, 18 August 2016 - 07:05 AM.