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#31 deadsolid...shank

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:04 PM

If it has 34,000 courses preloaded, does that mean you won't have to buy a subscription or do the preloaded ones just offer very basic information.

What will you have to download through the phone if the courses are already in there?

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

View Postsheppy335, on 22 January 2014 - 02:47 PM, said:

At first i am thinking Iphone and Andriod OS then slowly it will include other things and more Andriods.

I could be wrong also, we will find out soon enough. If only an Iphone they will limit the audience but i am also sure you can sync it up via computer also.

I have no doubt that it will be synch-able with a PC, as this has been standard on every device since the original SG1. However, the ability to sync via BT with a smartphone is a key new feature, eliminating one of the major annoyances of the device. If you happen to be on travel, and away from your PC, and your plans change, you are SOL if the course is not loaded on your device. I "upgraded" from an SGX to an SGXw to get the WiFi sync feature, only to discover that the WiFi network had to be browser-less (i.e. no user agreement page). Given that the majority of open WiFi networks require one to click a terms of usage agreement using a browser, the feature has been pretty much worthless. I'm really hoping that the BT sync corrects this deficiency, but as I mentioned, I'm not holding my breath that all phones will be supported initially, or ever. Given my past experience with SkyGolf software, I expect several patches before the feature works.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:08 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 22 January 2014 - 03:04 PM, said:

If it has 34,000 courses preloaded, does that mean you won't have to buy a subscription or do the preloaded ones just offer very basic information.

What will you have to download through the phone if the courses are already in there?

The preloaded courses will likely have basic yardage data only. The advanced features are only available as part of a subscription. If you want basic yardage only, there are other cheaper options out there that would be a better match. The value of a SkyCaddie is in the advanced features.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:30 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 22 January 2014 - 03:06 PM, said:

View Postsheppy335, on 22 January 2014 - 02:47 PM, said:

At first i am thinking Iphone and Andriod OS then slowly it will include other things and more Andriods.

I could be wrong also, we will find out soon enough. If only an Iphone they will limit the audience but i am also sure you can sync it up via computer also.

I have no doubt that it will be synch-able with a PC, as this has been standard on every device since the original SG1. However, the ability to sync via BT with a smartphone is a key new feature, eliminating one of the major annoyances of the device. If you happen to be on travel, and away from your PC, and your plans change, you are SOL if the course is not loaded on your device. I "upgraded" from an SGX to an SGXw to get the WiFi sync feature, only to discover that the WiFi network had to be browser-less (i.e. no user agreement page). Given that the majority of open WiFi networks require one to click a terms of usage agreement using a browser, the feature has been pretty much worthless. I'm really hoping that the BT sync corrects this deficiency, but as I mentioned, I'm not holding my breath that all phones will be supported initially, or ever. Given my past experience with SkyGolf software, I expect several patches before the feature works.

I agree with you the syncing using BT is a major positive. I also have the SGXw but I have not had to deal with the issue you have. I like that I can sync using my home wifi network rather than hooking it up to the computer. It is a lot faster. But I also agree the inability to connect to wifi networks that require browser input is a problem.
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:59 PM

If the onDEMAND HD data does add more detail and makes the display/information close to a tour caddies yardage book, that is a very good move. Between Garmin and the phone apps, anybody can take a satellite picture and give you basic yardages. But when you add onDEMAND HD along with intelligreen Pro, Pinpoint, and mapping the course through walking to give you more yardage information, you are getting a lot more than what the others offer. You if have the same information as everyone and charge a subscription fee, you lose. If you offer a lot more information that others do not have and have a subscription, you can compete.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

View PostTM_HOYER, on 22 January 2014 - 03:59 PM, said:

If the onDEMAND HD data does add more detail and makes the display/information close to a tour caddies yardage book, that is a very good move. Between Garmin and the phone apps, anybody can take a satellite picture and give you basic yardages. But when you add onDEMAND HD along with intelligreen Pro, Pinpoint, and mapping the course through walking to give you more yardage information, you are getting a lot more than what the others offer. You if have the same information as everyone and charge a subscription fee, you lose. If you offer a lot more information that others do not have and have a subscription, you can compete.

I certainly hope the onDemand feature doesn't require continuous connection to a smartphone to be usable. If the data is downloaded to the Touch when syncing, then fine, but a continuous connection would be a PITA.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:45 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 22 January 2014 - 04:16 PM, said:

View PostTM_HOYER, on 22 January 2014 - 03:59 PM, said:

If the onDEMAND HD data does add more detail and makes the display/information close to a tour caddies yardage book, that is a very good move. Between Garmin and the phone apps, anybody can take a satellite picture and give you basic yardages. But when you add onDEMAND HD along with intelligreen Pro, Pinpoint, and mapping the course through walking to give you more yardage information, you are getting a lot more than what the others offer. You if have the same information as everyone and charge a subscription fee, you lose. If you offer a lot more information that others do not have and have a subscription, you can compete.

I certainly hope the onDemand feature doesn't require continuous connection to a smartphone to be usable. If the data is downloaded to the Touch when syncing, then fine, but a continuous connection would be a PITA.

Based on the press release, you will be able to download and store up to 100 HD courses.
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:02 PM

I can't wait to try this thing out. I've owned a skycaddie since the begining and have loved them all. My wife got me a laser rangefinder as a gift, and they both have their place.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:58 AM

Reading through some of the info from Skycaddie, on of the things I am excited about was the ability to enter in pin positions off of a pin sheet.  As somebody who plays in tournaments where we get pin sheets all the time that appears to be a nice upgrade, directed at the "better" player if you will who might have been attracted to laser to get that exact distance.

I seem to be in the minority of scratch players who actually prefer a GPS, which for me has always been Skycaddie.  It seems in the tournaments I play in, a good 90% are using lasers.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

I just renewed my membership for my SGXw, and I received an email last night with a coupon offering a $50 discount on the Touch, which based on the screenshot in the email, would result in a $249 price for a new Touch. Hmmmmm, tempting.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:02 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 23 January 2014 - 10:27 AM, said:

I just renewed my membership for my SGXw, and I received an email last night with a coupon offering a $50 discount on the Touch, which based on the screenshot in the email, would result in a $249 price for a new Touch. Hmmmmm, tempting.

Nice. I have two years left before my renewal so I cannot do the same to get the $50 off.
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:33 PM

View PostTM_HOYER, on 23 January 2014 - 12:02 PM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 23 January 2014 - 10:27 AM, said:

I just renewed my membership for my SGXw, and I received an email last night with a coupon offering a $50 discount on the Touch, which based on the screenshot in the email, would result in a $249 price for a new Touch. Hmmmmm, tempting.

Nice. I have two years left before my renewal so I cannot do the same to get the $50 off.

Two years is like twenty years in technological advances. (of course $50 will be like $44 then)

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:09 AM

This showed up on facebook and in twitter..  New SkyGolf Products..



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 10:39 AM

View PostArgonne69, on 22 January 2014 - 03:06 PM, said:

View Postsheppy335, on 22 January 2014 - 02:47 PM, said:

At first i am thinking Iphone and Andriod OS then slowly it will include other things and more Andriods.

I could be wrong also, we will find out soon enough. If only an Iphone they will limit the audience but i am also sure you can sync it up via computer also.

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You could just set your smartphone to be a WiFi hotspot.
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 01:03 PM

View Postmwkbmw, on 05 February 2014 - 10:39 AM, said:

View PostArgonne69, on 22 January 2014 - 03:06 PM, said:

View Postsheppy335, on 22 January 2014 - 02:47 PM, said:

At first i am thinking Iphone and Andriod OS then slowly it will include other things and more Andriods.

I could be wrong also, we will find out soon enough. If only an Iphone they will limit the audience but i am also sure you can sync it up via computer also.

I have no doubt that it will be synch-able with a PC, as this has been standard on every device since the original SG1. However, the ability to sync via BT with a smartphone is a key new feature, eliminating one of the major annoyances of the device. If you happen to be on travel, and away from your PC, and your plans change, you are SOL if the course is not loaded on your device. I "upgraded" from an SGX to an SGXw to get the WiFi sync feature, only to discover that the WiFi network had to be browser-less (i.e. no user agreement page). Given that the majority of open WiFi networks require one to click a terms of usage agreement using a browser, the feature has been pretty much worthless. I'm really hoping that the BT sync corrects this deficiency, but as I mentioned, I'm not holding my breath that all phones will be supported initially, or ever. Given my past experience with SkyGolf software, I expect several patches before the feature works.

You could just set your smartphone to be a WiFi hotspot.

Yes, now that carriers are eliminating unlimited data plans, they can't BS the FCC and restrict hotspotting. I was not able to hotspot on my old Sprint phone with unlimited data, but now that I have a capped plan on Verizon, I can do this.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 08:42 PM

I have a SGX and love it.  What I hate about it is the zoom.  It allows you to move up the  fairway. But doesn't really zoom in. Graphics stay small and hard to pinpoint exactly.  If this new Touch gives a better zoom in and larger graphics, it will be well worth it for me. Working wireless or Bluetooth will be great, but the images on the screen are more important to me. I play with people using other brands, and lasers.  My SGX is right on with the laser, using the predetermined pinpoints at one of the courses I play. I believe they are more accurate than any other brand.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:40 AM

View PostBCham454, on 05 February 2014 - 08:42 PM, said:

I have a SGX and love it.  What I hate about it is the zoom.  It allows you to move up the  fairway. But doesn't really zoom in. Graphics stay small and hard to pinpoint exactly.  If this new Touch gives a better zoom in and larger graphics, it will be well worth it for me. Working wireless or Bluetooth will be great, but the images on the screen are more important to me. I play with people using other brands, and lasers.  My SGX is right on with the laser, using the predetermined pinpoints at one of the courses I play. I believe they are more accurate than any other brand.

Apparently the zoom function was quite controversial when it first came out. The area displayed at each zoom level is fixed, so it doesn't allow you to center the display on a specific area. This can be problematic on par 5's, as your landing area winds up at the bottom, or just off the bottom of the display. Hopefully the new Touch will allow the user to center the display on any point, and pinch to zoom.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:55 PM

If they are allowing course downloads from smartphone via an App (I assume over bluetooth) I hope they address the horrible "feature" where adding one course requires all courses to be re-downloaded. It takes a ridiculous amount of time to sync over USB now it should take seconds and it takes 10-15 minutes...

I wont be stupid enough to pre-order this like i did with the SGX, they basically made us all beta testers for that device

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:02 PM

View Postjnradioactive, on 28 February 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:

If they are allowing course downloads from smartphone via an App (I assume over bluetooth) I hope they address the horrible "feature" where adding one course requires all courses to be re-downloaded. It takes a ridiculous amount of time to sync over USB now it should take seconds and it takes 10-15 minutes...

I wont be stupid enough to pre-order this like i did with the SGX, they basically made us all beta testers for that device

Lol. It wasn't just the SGX. Every Skycaddie device was released before it was ready for prime time. Software development and quality assurance are certainly not SkyGolf's strong suit.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:11 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 28 February 2014 - 05:02 PM, said:

View Postjnradioactive, on 28 February 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:

If they are allowing course downloads from smartphone via an App (I assume over bluetooth) I hope they address the horrible "feature" where adding one course requires all courses to be re-downloaded. It takes a ridiculous amount of time to sync over USB now it should take seconds and it takes 10-15 minutes...

I wont be stupid enough to pre-order this like i did with the SGX, they basically made us all beta testers for that device

Lol. It wasn't just the SGX. Every Skycaddie device was released before it was ready for prime time. Software development and quality assurance are certainly not SkyGolf's strong suit.

True... I was just stupid enough to buy the SGX on pre-order the SG2, 4 and 5 I bought after they had been out for awhile...


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

View Postjnradioactive, on 28 February 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:

If they are allowing course downloads from smartphone via an App (I assume over bluetooth) I hope they address the horrible "feature" where adding one course requires all courses to be re-downloaded. It takes a ridiculous amount of time to sync over USB now it should take seconds and it takes 10-15 minutes...

I wont be stupid enough to pre-order this like i did with the SGX, they basically made us all beta testers for that device

When you sync the SGXw over Wifi, it does not reload courses. It takes me about 30 seconds to sync. I hardly ever connect my SGXw to my computer.
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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:37 PM

View PostTM_HOYER, on 28 February 2014 - 06:11 PM, said:

View Postjnradioactive, on 28 February 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:

If they are allowing course downloads from smartphone via an App (I assume over bluetooth) I hope they address the horrible "feature" where adding one course requires all courses to be re-downloaded. It takes a ridiculous amount of time to sync over USB now it should take seconds and it takes 10-15 minutes...

I wont be stupid enough to pre-order this like i did with the SGX, they basically made us all beta testers for that device

When you sync the SGXw over Wifi, it does not reload courses. It takes me about 30 seconds to sync. I hardly ever connect my SGXw to my computer.

Good to know, just have the SGX here , not the SGXw... Hopefully the Touch will behave the way you describe the SGXw...

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:12 PM

I was smart to buy the SGX about a year after release so i did the updates and device wasnt an issue. You are correct about course repeat download and it will be nice if it follows SGXw in seperate downloads.
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:50 PM

View Postsheppy335, on 03 December 2013 - 12:39 PM, said:

I love my SGX but if this offers more i will be very interested.

Saw this on the Skycaddie website.   My rubber button just came off my SGX so this might force my hand.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:52 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 22 January 2014 - 03:04 PM, said:

If it has 34,000 courses preloaded, does that mean you won't have to buy a subscription or do the preloaded ones just offer very basic information.

What will you have to download through the phone if the courses are already in there?


The SGX has a bunch preloaded with just F / M / B yardage and the scorecard, when you have the membership you get the additional info, carries / layups / hazards etc.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:20 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 03 December 2013 - 05:12 PM, said:

View Postmike johnston, on 03 December 2013 - 04:53 PM, said:

Big question will be Subscription fees :(

I don't have a problem with the fees. I guess if I played only a handful of courses a year, it might bug me. However, I play dozens of new courses around the country each year, and having good data on my GPS is worth $40.

I don't mind the fee either, it's basically a decent bar tab and since I too play new courses, as well as get some of my locals updated now and then, it's no big deal.
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:40 PM

Well like many of you have mentioned the setbacks are already starting for this unit. When I pre-ordered I was told it would ship on 3/21. Since we are getting close to that date I decided to "live chat" with a representative today to confirm the ship date and sure enough it's already been pushed back to an "estimated" 4/15 ship date!!!! Since I live in Ohio I went ahead and sold my old skycaddie believing that a unit coming in late March wouldn't cost me many (or any) rounds without a GPS. Now that it's pushed back I'm without a unit. I know it's only 3 and 1/2 weeks later, but that is just an "estimate" could be longer. Needless to say I'm not happy. I'm not sure I would have preordered knowing this and I'm sure I wouldn't have sold my other gps device.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:57 AM

View Postdearth12, on 12 March 2014 - 08:40 PM, said:

Well like many of you have mentioned the setbacks are already starting for this unit. When I pre-ordered I was told it would ship on 3/21. Since we are getting close to that date I decided to "live chat" with a representative today to confirm the ship date and sure enough it's already been pushed back to an "estimated" 4/15 ship date!!!! Since I live in Ohio I went ahead and sold my old skycaddie believing that a unit coming in late March wouldn't cost me many (or any) rounds without a GPS. Now that it's pushed back I'm without a unit. I know it's only 3 and 1/2 weeks later, but that is just an "estimate" could be longer. Needless to say I'm not happy. I'm not sure I would have preordered knowing this and I'm sure I wouldn't have sold my other gps device.

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:16 AM

View Postdearth12, on 12 March 2014 - 08:40 PM, said:

Well like many of you have mentioned the setbacks are already starting for this unit. When I pre-ordered I was told it would ship on 3/21. Since we are getting close to that date I decided to "live chat" with a representative today to confirm the ship date and sure enough it's already been pushed back to an "estimated" 4/15 ship date!!!! Since I live in Ohio I went ahead and sold my old skycaddie believing that a unit coming in late March wouldn't cost me many (or any) rounds without a GPS. Now that it's pushed back I'm without a unit. I know it's only 3 and 1/2 weeks later, but that is just an "estimate" could be longer. Needless to say I'm not happy. I'm not sure I would have preordered knowing this and I'm sure I wouldn't have sold my other gps device.

I believe Skycaddies are the best GPS you can buy but I have learned over the years that when it comes to ship dates from them, don't believe any date until they say they are shipping. Their marketing history is to be too optimistic saying when a product will be available for purchase.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:21 AM

View PostTM_HOYER, on 13 March 2014 - 10:16 AM, said:

View Postdearth12, on 12 March 2014 - 08:40 PM, said:

Well like many of you have mentioned the setbacks are already starting for this unit. When I pre-ordered I was told it would ship on 3/21. Since we are getting close to that date I decided to "live chat" with a representative today to confirm the ship date and sure enough it's already been pushed back to an "estimated" 4/15 ship date!!!! Since I live in Ohio I went ahead and sold my old skycaddie believing that a unit coming in late March wouldn't cost me many (or any) rounds without a GPS. Now that it's pushed back I'm without a unit. I know it's only 3 and 1/2 weeks later, but that is just an "estimate" could be longer. Needless to say I'm not happy. I'm not sure I would have preordered knowing this and I'm sure I wouldn't have sold my other gps device.

I believe Skycaddies are the best GPS you can buy but I have learned over the years that when it comes to ship dates from them, don't believe any date until they say they are shipping. Their marketing history is to be too optimistic saying when a product will be available for purchase.

However, consider it a blessing in disguise. Hopefully they're working out a few of the kinks, and it'll be 100% bug free when it arrives! ;-) SkyGolf is notorious for shipping buggy devices. I don't expect this one to be any better, but a delay should mean a slightly less buggy experience. I hope.


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