Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:46 AM
It would be a darn shame if they don't make dedicated hardware anymore. My Golf Guru g002 is an outstanding device. I had told their CEO a while back that I felt there was still a market for refreshed version of the G002. Its a great product for those that don't want to mess around with color touch screens or smartphone apps.
I agree with you about their custmer service. In my opinion golf guru has the best customer service of any company that I've ever dealt with. Every map request I've ever made was done fast and accurately in less than 7 days.
I sure hope they continue to support their existing customers with course maps.
Edited by Andy L, 22 April 2012 - 06:48 AM.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:21 AM
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:05 PM
I agree it's probably a smart business move for them, but for those that appreciate dedicated hardware this is unfortunate.
While I occasionally do use my android phone on the course to listen to music and to send/receive a text or check the radar for the severity of the weather approaching, I don't prefer handling my phone on the course. Whereas I mount my my golf guru to my push cart or hang it from my bag so that I have a constant yardage data and don't need to press a single button or touch it to use it.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:26 PM
Now I never thought about what Phil said. If they do something like that I probably would go with them just because of the success I have had with them in the past. That does make sense. Still love my old G002 though.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:41 AM
There will always be a market for dedicated hand-held devices as the use of smartphones is actually against the rules due to the other capabilities they have, which, just like slope on a laser device, don't go away just by non-use or turning them off.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:24 PM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:34 AM
It is not just the compass. It is the fact that there are apps that can measure other golf-related aspects besides distance, such as slope, wind direction/speed, or provide recommendations on which club to use, etc..
Rangefinders with slope have not been approved and can't be used even if the slope function is turned off. The Leopold GX-4 even has a bright yellow face plate that needs to be attached for it to provide more than distance. Even with it off and obviously and very clearly NOT being used to provide anything but distance it is still now allowed under USGA Rules.
Personally, I don't see what the issue is with any of this. Knowing that there is a 3* slope on the green still wouldn't tell me how much break to play, or the fact that the wind is right-to-left at 12mph vs 15mph tell me where to aim. The cat's already out of the bag.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:10 PM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:40 AM
The seller tried his best by doing what he could. I hate to return it as it seems like a wonderful unit.
For those that have the Guru 4, any thoughts on how I could register it in my name? I've tried numerous times contacting the company but with no luck at all. Call and the lines are busy, no responses to emails, and online chat is always off.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:17 PM