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Tried & Tested: SkyCaddie Sports Series Watch Rangefinder
by Carly Frost
April 23, 2013

SkyCaddie Sports Series Watch Rangefinder

Price: £179.95

They say: The SkyCaddie Watch isn't just another golf GPS watch. It's an attractive, lightweight, flexible and comfortable everyday sport watch that just happens to provide superior performance on the golf course. Powered by Core Golfer Technology and golf's only ground-verified course maps; the new SkyCaddie Watch will help you play better golf.

Carly says: When I first took this watch out of the box I was skeptical about wearing it as it looked rather big and cumbersome. I don't ever keep on my only dainty wrist watch, so why would I be comfortable wearing an even bigger sports watch? But I have to say it was surprisingly lightweight and the soft material gave it a really comfortable fit.

The only time I found it a touch awkward to wear was when I put on my waterproof jacket as the cuffs are designed to be tightened and worn at the end of my wrist, but my plan for the winter is to hook the watch onto the side of my golf bag instead. And the fact that it is water resistant means I won't need to worry about it getting wet in a shower. From a functionality point of view I was totally won over by the ease-of-use of the SkyCaddie watch. It has a big, easy-to-read screen giving you distances to the front, centre and back of the green. It automatically recognises what course you are at so you don't need to mess about searching before teeing off and switches hole-to-hole automatically. It charges really easily via a plug in cable to a USB. As a keen gym goer I've also been enjoying the added features that make this more than just a golf watch, such as the calorie counter and the distance/speed counter you can use, along with every day features such as an alarm clock. In my opinion it's an essential item for every golfers bag as it will help improve speed of play as you spend no time having to hunt around for distance markers and where it wins over a rangefinder (apart from the benefit of not having to hold it steady) is that you can always get the distance even if you can't see the pin!

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