Sky Caddie SGX Review

Posted on 26 April 2011   


SkyGolf Enhances Revolutionary SkyCaddie SGX With Innovative AutoView Application, Allowing Golfers To Change Between Their Most Popular Screens… With A Simple Twist Of The Wrist

SkyGolf, pioneer of the GPS rangefinder category and developer of SkyCaddie®, the #1 Rangefinder in Golf, today introduced AutoView, representing a significant enhancement in the user experience of the revolutionary SkyCaddie SGX. AutoView will be available as a FREE upgrade to current users of the SGX beginning approximately December 15, 2010.

Utilizing “button-free” and “touch-free” technology, AutoView enables golfers to change between their most popular screens, including HoleVue™, IntelliGreen® and their Scorecard, with just a simple turn of the wrist from portrait to landscape positions. Currently, the default view — in a portrait position — showcases SkyCaddie’s “Best-of-Class” HoleVue™ in brilliant colors and precise detail. With a simple turn to the right, golfers are quickly treated to a clear landscape view of SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen with invaluable approach shot information in large clear numbers. A turn back to portrait position and the golfer is back to the HoleVue layout. If a golfer wants to enter or check a score, a simple turn to the left and their complete Scorecard is featured on the screen in landscape view. After entering the score, a simple turn back to portrait position and the HoleVue screen returns.

With AutoView, no buttons are needed and no touch screen aggravations are involved, as all critical information is available with only a simple turn of the wrist. Integrating AutoView with SkyCaddie’s breadth of standard and innovative features (AutoCourse select, AutoHole advance, AutoZoom in HoleVue mode, and IntelliGreen with auto green rotation to align with your approach position), enables SkyCaddie users to operate the device from the first tee to the 18th green with virtually no button pushes.

“The addition of AutoView further supports why the SGX is clearly the easiest, most powerful rangefinder in the game,” said Richard Edmonson, CEO, SkyGolf. “This new application, combined with the most complete and most reliable course maps in golf, further add to SkyCaddie being the closest thing to having a Professional Tour Caddie. Nothing else comes close!”

SkyGolf is dedicated to providing amateur golfers with the same trusted, reliable distance information Tour Caddies depend on to help their Pro win tournaments. As a benefit to Membership, SkyCaddie Members get access to the TrueGround maps created by walking every course using survey grade equipment. As a result of SkyGolf’s mapping methodology, only SkyCaddie can provide invaluable approach shot information through advanced course management features like its patented IntelliGreen and IntelliGreen® Pro.

By ground-mapping every course, only SkyGolf is able to rectify and correct errors and distortions that are common to aerial imagery and flyovers used in competitive devices. Owners of competitive rangefinders are quickly learning there is no way to verify the accuracy of a golf course image using satellite or aerial imagery — a location must be visited and every hole must be walked using sub-meter, survey grade GPS equipment. As a result, SkyCaddie is the only rangefinder that calculates distances solely from professionally surveyed and verified points on the golf course via its exclusive HoleVue.

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SkyGolf® is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology products specifically designed for personal use on a golf course. SkyGolf is leading a revolution that is improving the way golfers play the game. The mission of SkyGolf is to respect the long-standing traditions of the game, use technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, and to provide golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences.

SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie®, the #1 rangefinder in golf, is committed to providing the same reliable information a professional caddie provides to PGA TOUR professionals. This unmatched reliability is created by walking the course just like a TOUR Caddie does for a professional golfer, recording critical target information using the only method trusted in professional golf. To date, SkyGolf has traveled over a million miles to ground map golf courses, recording approximately 100 million data points on close to 30,000 golf courses worldwide using their TOUR Caddie ground-mapping methodology. Additionally, thousands of courses are updated annually. SkyGolf believes every amateur deserves the same complete information with the same reliability professional golfers receive and would never play without and believes its SkyCaddie is the closest thing to a Tour caddie’s actual yardage book.

The SkyCaddie is the Official Rangefinder of The PGA of America, Canadian PGA, PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, the PGA of New Zealand, PGA of Germany, the PGA of Spain, the Swedish PGA and a Technology Partner of the PGA Learning Center

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