Re: GPS vs Rangefinder
Originally Posted by iacas
I've NEVER had this happen to my iGolf Caddie II, and I've played in complete cloud cover. It also NEVER takes more than a minute to initially start-up. When I step on the front edge of a green, it is rarely off at all, let alone 3 yards. Yes, rangefinders ARE more accurate, but not by a lot. How often do you go play a course on a whim? Even if so, you can download 100 courses, so just download every course in the greater metro area that you live and put the 40 that you are most likely to play on the unit. Also, I can usually determine within 2-3 yards of where the pin is by using the F,B,C, distances.
-I think both devices have their merrits... it just depends what you want. You are correcting people who say that aiming is tricky on thier rangefinders, I'm sure you don't think they are lying, they just had older models or something. Well, I'm saying not all GPS units quit working in cloud cover or take a long time to "turn on and start".