The SG3.5 is part of the SkyCaddie family of products offering a large color LCD at a great value.
The SkyCaddie SG3.5 gives you an eagle’s eye view of the hole to provide critical distances you need to play confidently and shoot lower scores. All the information you need is presented clearly on a brilliant color display, powered by three AAA batteries, and users who join the member community can access up to 30,000 course maps with advanced features like proprietary IntelliGreen, IntelliGreen Pro (Beta), QuickVue, HoleVue (Beta), and real-time distances to hazards, carries, and layups.
- IntelliGreen: SkyGolf’s patented IntelliGreen technology provides you with an eagle’s view of each green from anywhere on the golf course. The graphic rotates to provide front carry, back yardages, and green depth from your approach angle.
- IntelliGreen Pro (Beta): IntelliGreen Pro (Beta) is a dynamically enhanced version of IntelliGreen that adds the ability to display major tiers, contours, false fronts, and mounds from your angle of approach to the green. With IntelliGreen Pro, you’ll always know what’s ahead, no matter where you are on the hole, even when you can’t see the green.
- SkyCaddie QuickVue, powered by TrueGround Mapping: SkyCaddie’s exclusive QuickVue provides a virtual preview of the safest path from the tee to green. At a single glance, golfers know the exact green shape with IntelliGreen, the total distance from tee to the green, the shape of the golf hole, the distance and direction to the perfect fairway position, and the distance remaining from that position for the approach shot to the green.
- Digital Scorecard: Keep track of your round with the SkyCaddie Digital Scorecard. Just enter your handicap into the preferences and pars for your handicap are automatically highlighted on the digital scorecard. Set up the MyPar screen and the SkyCaddie’s Digital Scorecard adjusts to your handicap.
- Mark Your Ball: How far did you hit that drive? 5-iron, 9-iron or wedge? The SkyCaddie can tell you with a simple touch of a button. Knowing how far you hit with every club in your bag will speed up club selection and let you manage your game better.
- Instant Distances to Greens and Hazards: With the SkyCaddie, you receive instant yardages to critical targets as you move down the fairway. Hazards behind you are automatically removed from the display, while those between you and the green are shown, providing hands-free operation. Knowing the distance needed to clear a hazard or bunker allows you to manage your game.
- Up to 40 targets per hole: In combination with high-quality professional course maps, available with an annual membership plan, the SkyCaddie can display up to 40 targets per hole. These ground-mapped SkyCourses include distances to hazards, fairway targets, and layups that would not be visible with a laser or from satellite maps.
The SG3.5 has a slim, streamlined profile.
What’s in the Box
- SkyCaddie SG3.5 device
- USB cable
- Heavy-duty belt clip
- Quick Start Guide
- Measures 2.2 by 5 by 0.8 inches (W x H x D)
- 3.8-ounce weight without batteries
- High-resolution 2.2-inch backlit color LCD
SkyCaddie membership plans for the SG3.5 start at $29.95 a year, and offer:
- Unlimited access to reliable course information: SkyCaddie maintains the largest ground-verified course map library in the world, now approaching 30,000 courses. SkyCaddie walks the ground of every course, using survey-grade GPS equipment for precision mapping.
- Up-to-date course mapping: By working with local golf course professionals, SkyCaddie is notified when a course’s layout has changed, and updates maps accordingly, whether it’s a major renovation or just the removal of a critical tree target. In 2009 alone, SkyCaddie representatives surveyed and re-mapped over 1,000 courses a month.
- Powerful distance information presented in an understandable way: Proprietary features such as IntelliGreen, IntelliGreen Pro, and HoleVue show real-time distances to key areas on the hole from your angle of approach, so you can make better club selections and shots.
- Access to an evolving golf community: Sync your SkyCaddie to a new exclusive online community to upload scores and track key stats with charts and graphs to help visualize your game and connect with other golfers.
- Software updates for peak performance: By regularly syncing with the CaddieSync desktop software, your SkyCaddie will download software maintenance packages and the latest map updates for the courses you play.
- Personal online account: Manage and save the courses you play regularly in your Favorites list within CaddieSync. Your membership plan ensures your favorite courses are easily accessible when you’re ready to play.
- Constant access: Access your personal golf information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, anywhere in the world where there is a computer with Internet access.
Membership enrollment information is included with your purchase.
SkyCaddie products include a limited 30-day manufacturer’s warranty against defects in materials and workmanship, and consumers who register their product within 30 days may purchase an optional upgrade to a 12-month limited warranty.
Amazon.com Golf GPS Guide
Staying Linked in on the Links
Having a golf GPS unit in your bag is a bit like playing with your very own PGA-quality caddie. These little electronic wonders have evolved a great deal since the USGA deemed them legal for tournament play in 2005. Most models these days can provide you with quick and accurate information regarding distance to the hole and other targets and hazards; length of prior shots (often storable for future reference); course layout; distance to the front, middle, and back of the green; and more.
With a wide range of golf GPS device, feature, and subscription choices available on the market today, finding one that’s right for you can be like finding the middle of the fairway when the winds are swirling. Amazon.com has put together a list of the top GPS units and their key specifications, below, to help you select your ideal model.
|Navigating Your Options|
|Unit||Available Courses/Capacity||Membership Fees||Screen||Battery Type/Life|
|Bushnell Golf GPS 368100 Yardage Pro||12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/10||$34.99 annually||Black and white backlit LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours|
|Bushnell Neo Golf GPS||12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/10||$34.99 annually||2.1-inch, black and white backlit LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours|
|Bushnell Yardage Pro Golf GPS||12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/10||$34.99 annually||Black and white backlit LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours|
|Bushnell Yardage Pro XG Golf GPS||12,000 (download up to 100 annually)/20||$34.99 annually||2.2-inch, high-contrast black and white LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours|
|Bushnell Yardage Pro XGC Golf GPS||12,000 (download up to 100 annually)||$34.99 annually||2.2-inch, high-resolution backlit color LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/16 hours|
|Callaway Golf uPro Golf GPS||18,000/50||None||320×240 high-resolution color LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/12 hours|
|Callaway Golf uPro Go GPS||18,000 pre-loaded||One-time $49.99 activation fee||240×320 high-resolution color LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/10-12 hours|
|Garmin Approach G3 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld||12,000/unlimited||None||160×240 transflective color TFT touchscreen||Two AA batteries/up to 15 hours using NiMH or lithium|
|Garmin Approach G5 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld||12,000/unlimited||None||240×400 transflective color TFT touchscreen||Two AA batteries/up to 15 hours using NiMH or lithium|
|GolfBuddy Plus GPS Rangefinder||Over 14,000/1,000||None||High-resolution black/white LCD||Rechargeable lithium-polymer|
|Golf Buddy Pro GPS Range Finder||All available courses in North America/20,000||None||High-resolution black/white LCD||Rechargeable lithium-polymer with AAA backup|
|Golf Buddy Tour GPS Range Finder||All available courses in North America/20,000||None||Backlit color LCD||Rechargeable lithium-polymer with AAA backup/14 hours|
|GolfLogix GPS by Garmin (2008 Model)||15,000/20||$39.95 annually||1.25-by-2.25-inch backlit black and white LCD||Two AA/22 hours|
|GolfLogix GPS Smart Phone Membership and Ultimate Retail Accessory Kit||24,000/varies by smartphone||$39.95 annually||N/A||N/A|
|GPS Golf Guru 4 Precise GPS/PDA Golf Rangefinder with Multi-application capabilities||20,000/200||None||3.5-inch full color touchscreen||Rechargeable/14 hours|
|IZZO Swami 1500 Golf GPS Unit||12,000/10||$9.99 annually||Black and white LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/12 hours|
|OnPar Golf Touchscreen GPS||13,000/300||None||Full color backlit touchscreen||Rechargeable lithium ion|
|SkyCaddie SG2.5 Golf GPS (Black)||16,000/varies based on membership plan||$29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan||120×80 backlit black and white LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/14 hours|
|Sky Caddie SG3.5V GPS Unit||16,000/20||$29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan||High-resolution 2.2-inch backlit color LCD||Three AAA|
|SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS (Black)||16,000/10||$29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan||220×176 high-resolution backlit color LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/14 hours|
|SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS||30,000 pre-loaded||$29.95-129.95 annually, depending on plan||Three-inch, high-resolution transflective TFT-LCD screen||Rechargeable lithium ion/14 hours|
|Sonocaddie Auto Play Golf GPS||Pre-loaded with 18,000/30,000||None||220×176 high-resolution backlit color LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/12 hours|
|Sonocaddie V300 Color GPS Unit||22,000/30||One-time $29.95 or $49.95 fee, depending on plan, or $5 per course after first five free downloads||2.2-inch high-resolution backlit color LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/15 hours|
|Sonocaddie XV2 Personal Golf GPS||22,000/20||One-time $29.95 or $49.95 fee, depending on plan, or $5 per course after first five free downloads||Black and white LCD||Three AAA/10 hours|
|Sureshot GPS Golf System||14,000/10||$29.95-199.95 annually, depending on plan||Full color backlit LCD||Rechargeable lithium ion/typically lasts for 36 holes|
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Designed for the traveling golfer.
Powered by 3 AAA batteries
Vibrant color display
20 course storage capacity
Digital scorecard with my par scoring option.