Best Golf GPS Device
Best Golf GPS Device I have ever used. Display is crisp and clear. Graphics are very useful. Battery Life is the longest I have experienced. The Overall Rating of this Device is Excellent.
Very disappointing and wouldn't recommend it
Haven't had much time with this but my initial use was very disappointing. First, had to return a faulty one. Second, although the package clearly states it includes a CD there is none packaged...didn't find out until I called GB directly. You have to go to their site to download a manual which really sucks. First use on a course was dismal. Kept thinking I was on the par three course almost 150 yards away. When I did get it to recognize pro course it kept bringing up the wrong hole. Tried to use the feature to indicate the actual shot distance and finally gave up. Had a difficult time showing the hole layout. And as far as display visibility even with sitting in a covered cart and hands cupped around device it was almost impossible to read. Finally turned it off and played without it. Very disappointed Season's almost over for me so I'll try again in the spring.Read full review
The non responsive screen makes it questionable if I'd recommend it.
I'd been using another GPS that required a membership. I didn't keep it up so when I'd go to a different course that wasn't stored, I couldn't use the GPS. I saw this unit and thought it would meet my needs. Overall, it is a nice unit. Unfortunately, the touch screen isn't very responsive. Entering a score is the biggest reason for grading it lower. Calibration is useless in my opinion. I did it using my finger but things didn't seem lined up very well when trying to press a button. Even when pressing i the middle of the button it wouldn't activate. Trying to press one of the number keys was an adventure. Usually takes 3-4 pokes to hopefully get the correct number. I found a stylus and re-calibrated hoping that would make it more accurate and responsive. Nope, still an adventure to press a button. If you want to use this strictly to get yardage, and a layout of the whole, I'd probably make it a 4 to 5 star. I love the fact that it immediately recognizes the course and hole with out doing anything but turning the unit on. However, with the short comings of the screen, it is aggravating to use all the features.Read full review
GREAT PRODUCT. I LOVE IT ! ! !
I bought the golf buddy platinum because of a frien who works at Dicks Sporting goods and his experience with the various gps units and his recommendation. I love just turning the unit on and playing, no hassles with downloading and no annual fees. the one thing I don't understand is why Golf Buddy doesn't come out with a repair to make the graphics easier to see when your on the course. If the sun is shining it can be difficult to read anything on the screen. In my opinion they would have the best product on the market if this single problem was eliminated. after my experience with two other gps units, I definitely would buy this one again. Come on Golf Buddy, with this single repair, you could be No. 1.
Great product, pricey and the screen needs to be brighter
The display is great and easy to read indoors. The features are many and this Golf Buddy will do everything you could ever want. Ease of use. You need to read the directions over and over again because it takes some time to be able to use the golf buddy the way it is intended. I don't believe the display is bright enough when you are outside. You can see it but its not very bright. The Golf Buddy automaticaly knows what course you are on. I will give it 4 and one half stars.