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#1 Norboo

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 09:08 PM

Anyone have any reviews on Garmin Fenix 5X for golf?  

https://buy.garmin.c...n/010-01733-00#

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:55 AM

In this YouTube review, it does cover golf briefly at 3:07 mark.

https://www.youtube....h?v=-dUrurYddMM
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:38 AM

I have the Fenix 3.  I get the same yardage as my fathers Garmin S version that is only for golf.  It is a little bit clunky getting the course data downloaded, but it works fine for front/middle/back.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:31 PM

WOW that is a little pricey and large to wear golfing for me.
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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:46 PM

looking at replacing my s6 with one. I cant stand the s6's battery. For 1 course in a day its great, but on a golf trip it will die in 27-30 holes. This seems to have much better battery life and looks much higher quality.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:28 AM

View PostRyan5508, on 08 June 2017 - 08:46 PM, said:

looking at replacing my s6 with one. I cant stand the s6's battery. For 1 course in a day its great, but on a golf trip it will die in 27-30 holes. This seems to have much better battery life and looks much higher quality.

It is big.  Goes well over 14 hours with GPS running and a full battery.  I have the 3 and have no issues.  My buddy has a Fenix 5, picked it up a couple weeks ago and so far likes it.  Much thicker than a golf specific watch.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:38 AM

View Postsdrthedj, on 09 June 2017 - 09:28 AM, said:

View PostRyan5508, on 08 June 2017 - 08:46 PM, said:

looking at replacing my s6 with one. I cant stand the s6's battery. For 1 course in a day its great, but on a golf trip it will die in 27-30 holes. This seems to have much better battery life and looks much higher quality.

It is big.  Goes well over 14 hours with GPS running and a full battery.  I have the 3 and have no issues.  My buddy has a Fenix 5, picked it up a couple weeks ago and so far likes it.  Much thicker than a golf specific watch.

Don't get me wrong, it looks like a nice device and that battery life is certainly great - but for me (everyone is different), If it doesn't have all the courses preloaded and I'd have to manually load each course, I'd would rather buy two of the less expensive watches (like the s20) instead.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 10:59 AM

I would consider that as well.  The Fenix 5 would be down the list of devices I would recommend for golf.  

If you run, ride or swim and do other activities as well as golf, it's a great all in one.

I use my fenix 3 for golf because I already own it and don't see a reason to buy another watch.  It also counts and logs my steps that I'm required to achieve each month for health insurance.  

It's big, relatively heavy but took me half a round to get used to wearing it.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:17 PM

Did a size comparison. Couldn't try it on since best buy employees suck at their jobs. Apparently the see best buy employee to try on watch sign is very misleading....

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How many courses can you store on the watch ahead of time? I am really interested in the running features as well as the golf.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:53 AM

If you're going to spend that much money on something that can do both golf and running, take a look at the 935 instead of the Fenix 3 or 5.  The 935 is far lighter, the screen is a little better than even the Fenix 5, it's $100 less, and it performs better as a running watch than the Fenix 3/5 with the golf course performance being equal if not better on the 935 due to better GPS performance.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:12 AM

The 935 is a great watch.  Wasn't an option when I got mine.  Didn't know they put golf on it as well, makes it even better

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 02:21 PM

bought a fenix 5.

5s is to small and the 5x is way to large and tall.

Quality is top notch with the sapphire glass and extra metal band.

Functions great as a basic golf watch. missing features from my s6 like the entire hole map. It really shines as a fitness watch. The data it gets is amazing and extremely useful for me.

My biggest issue is it doesn't always like to load up a second course right away if you play 36 holes. Had to reboot my phone and watch to solve the issue.
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:51 PM

I am going to go with the Forerunner 935. Much lighter than the Fenix.  Same display size.  I compared Fenix, S60 and Forerunner 935 will be best for me.  I need the everyday watch and I run and workout a lot

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:31 PM

Hi,

Considering Fenix 5 as well but from the videos or manual I cannot understand if/how it tracks detailed statistics of the game.
I do understand the Autoshot, but can you track also manually ?

​​​​​​​So like scenario that I:
1. hit the drive, I manually select the club I hit it with
2. I walk to the ball, it tracks the distance and I can manually select whether I hit fairway, missed left or right
3. I hit another shot, select the club, walk to the ball,
4. I putt,
5. finally, I select score and & number of puts

Is that possible on Fenix 5 ?

Thanks
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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:38 PM

View Postjwasacz, on 10 June 2017 - 05:53 AM, said:

If you're going to spend that much money on something that can do both golf and running, take a look at the 935 instead of the Fenix 3 or 5.  The 935 is far lighter, the screen is a little better than even the Fenix 5, it's $100 less, and it performs better as a running watch than the Fenix 3/5 with the golf course performance being equal if not better on the 935 due to better GPS performance.
do I need my phone nearby for the 935 to get yardage


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:30 PM

View PostJMH1220, on 05 July 2017 - 07:38 PM, said:

View Postjwasacz, on 10 June 2017 - 05:53 AM, said:

If you're going to spend that much money on something that can do both golf and running, take a look at the 935 instead of the Fenix 3 or 5.  The 935 is far lighter, the screen is a little better than even the Fenix 5, it's $100 less, and it performs better as a running watch than the Fenix 3/5 with the golf course performance being equal if not better on the 935 due to better GPS performance.
do I need my phone nearby for the 935 to get yardage

No, just the initial course acquisition to the watch.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 01:14 PM

Just picked one up, I'm not getting the option to keep stats or turn on/off autoshot.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:49 AM

Got the 935. So far everything is great about it. Size is perfect

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:34 AM

View Postsheppy335, on 12 May 2017 - 01:31 PM, said:

WOW that is a little pricey and large to wear golfing for me.

Take the strap off and put it in your pocket. Or tie it round the handlebar.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:37 AM

View Postjwasacz, on 10 June 2017 - 05:53 AM, said:

If you're going to spend that much money on something that can do both golf and running, take a look at the 935 instead of the Fenix 3 or 5.  The 935 is far lighter, the screen is a little better than even the Fenix 5, it's $100 less, and it performs better as a running watch than the Fenix 3/5 with the golf course performance being equal if not better on the 935 due to better GPS performance.

I thought the GPS on the Fenix 5 was the best in the range?


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 11:24 AM

View PostPJ72, on 20 July 2017 - 07:37 AM, said:

View Postjwasacz, on 10 June 2017 - 05:53 AM, said:

If you're going to spend that much money on something that can do both golf and running, take a look at the 935 instead of the Fenix 3 or 5.  The 935 is far lighter, the screen is a little better than even the Fenix 5, it's $100 less, and it performs better as a running watch than the Fenix 3/5 with the golf course performance being equal if not better on the 935 due to better GPS performance.

I thought the GPS on the Fenix 5 was the best in the range?

One would think but it isn't. Many people who count on GPS tracks for running etc ditched the 5X in favor of the 935. Wrist based GSP in a watch isn't a perfect science so "accuracy" is a somewhat loosely interpreted, but the 935 is much closer to accurate than the 5X.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 05:04 AM

For 935 owners, new beta firmware adds distance to hazards and course targets similar to the S20 watch

http://www8.garmin.c...ls.jsp?id=11751

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