SKYCADDIE LX5 GPS GOLF WATCH IN-DEPTH REVIEW IN 2021

The SkyCaddie LX5 is very easy to get from a practical point of view, right out of the box. Set up your SkyGolf 360 Pro membership for much of your time and trigger the system that allows you access to real-time updated course maps and SkyGolf 360 Cloud Service to monitor your results. The good news, you get an automatic three-year membership by buying the LX5 from SkyGolf.

SKYCADDIE LX5 GPS GOLF WATCH IN-DEPTH REVIEW IN 2021

The SkyCaddie LX5 is very easy to get from a practical point of view, right out of the box. Set up your SkyGolf 360 Pro smartwatch or fitness tracker membership for much of your time and trigger the system that allows you access to real-time updated course maps and SkyGolf 360 Cloud Service to monitor your results. The good news, you get an automatic three-year membership by buying the LX5 from SkyGolf.

Now you just need to get the basics configured until you're over all the membership and activation material. Easy stuff, such as dates, hours, etc. Perhaps most notably, select the face of the watch you want for the default non-golf situation. You can't possibly go wrong with all of them, both of them look slick. And just turn to one of the other choices if you get sick of one!

Display:

While GPS watches have had colorful touchscreens for a while, one of the most dramatic I've seen is the LX5's. For a golf watch, the touchscreen is 1.39, which is important and features the ability to zoom, pan, and move on any hole.

Scorecard:

This is also quite a simple function. "Usually, if you're done playing a hole, the LX5 will ask you and you will press "finished". It will then take you and put your score on the scorecard and it will even ask you whether you hit the fairway, how many putts you took, and if you hit the GIR. You should save this score to the SkyGolf 360 Cloud Service after your round, so you can view and review your output statistics anywhere.

HoleVue and IntelliGreen:

HoleVue is a basic function that, as opposed to only listing features and distances to them, gives you a graphical look at the whole hole. Oh wait, do you like the listing option for that? The LX5 does that as well, too (picture in the carousel at the end of the review). To get distances to particular features or landing regions, you can also drag and position a target. The LX5 shows goal arcs as well for more distance readings by clicking the circle in the top left corner.

A more accurate overhead view of the green is shown by IntelliGreen as well as distances and viewpoints from where you play the shot. This encourages you to be more confident in the shot you are going to land in the green and to be dialed in.

Fitness:

A typical demand these days for smartwatches is to track your steps and your heart rate. Via the LX5, you can watch all of these and ensure that you get your right exercise targets for the day. Some of the features listed during that I've also pictured in the carousel at the end are refinements.

Performance:

So far, the SkyCaddie LX5 legitimately impressively delivers this. For all its computing, the LX5 utilizes an "ultra-fast multi-core processor" that has been fast to date. It might take a little bit to hook up to the course, but once you do, the LX5 completely flies.

For all its computing, the LX5 utilizes an "ultra-fast multi-core processor" that has been fast to date. It might take a little bit to hook up to the course, but once you do, the LX5 completely flies.

Part of "being fast" is also being able to look at the screen easily and get all the details you need quickly. This is the case with the hole view and the aforementioned opportunity to drag and drop for alternate distances helps speed up a lot of decision-making. The bright HD graphics also make it easy to look at the screen easily and process the results. It may sound like a minor deal, but it makes an immense difference.