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Phone GPS

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Its probably a long shot but i was wondering if anyone knew of a gps app ex. golftraxx but for an at&t; phone thats not an iphone. I know it probably dosnt exist but just hoping. Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

it depends what phone you actually have.
There are a couple of golf applications for smartphones, then others for Nokias Symbian OS.

This one might work for other phones as well, but I dont know anything about the software. Just stumbled upon it, when I was checking for the same thing you are looking for.

http://www.wegolf.net/

(I find it quite expensive, though)

Dom
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I tried a few different GPS programs on the Iphone and they were all a pain to use (or didn't work at all). My gf bought me an igolf neo for Christmas on sale for around $110 bucks and it worked flawlessly with little setup. Just turn it on, choose the course and off you go. I would never mess with a cell phone GPS program again.
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The intelligolf software runs on many phones and utilizes the GPS in several phones. A quick list at http://www.intelligolf.com/intelliGpsCert.asp


I use intelligolf. I enjoy the stats tracking and information that you can view while playing and/or after the round.

I had tried the gps feature. The feature performed well and provided good information. My issue was my pda and my bluetooth gps ran down the battery on the pda in about 15 holes. I believe there is a way/methodology to get more battery life out of my pda/bluetooth connection, but I did not bother to explore it. I now use a Golf Guru GPS -- in addition to my pda/intelligolf system.



As far as the intelligolf gps system, it is pretty good. It tracks F/C/B of green, 150/200/250 yard markers and up to 3 other objects for each hole. I thought that was not enough objects. But in looking at most courses, you really do not need that many targets per hole ( or you want a continuous set of values for a creek or pond running the length of the hole ). Using either goggle earth or similar, it is easy to add coordinates for courses that are not yet mapped.

I personally like the green-sense or intelligreen like system better.

The GPS information on distance is pretty useful and is presented in a nice way for the individual user. Intelligolf tracks distance of shot too.
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I tried a few different GPS programs on the Iphone and they were all a pain to use (or didn't work at all). My gf bought me an igolf neo for Christmas on sale for around $110 bucks and it worked flawlessly with little setup. Just turn it on, choose the course and off you go. I would never mess with a cell phone GPS program again.

Does the igolf neo have targets other than the green?

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Im kind of hijacking my own thread(if that is possible) with what im about to say. I was wondering if anyone knows of a gps/rangefinder for under 200 bucks. Thanks
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Does anyone here know of a good gps program for smartphones. I have an htc touch pro and I was thinking about trying one of these programs before buying a skycaddie.
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Freecaddie. I use it on my Touch Diamond, which is basically the Touch Pro without the keyboard.

It's free, easy to use, straightforward, and accurate. Most courses were available for download, but I had to use the course creator to make one or two. It was surprisingly easy.
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I just started using freecaddie as well. Had my smartphone for about a year and didn't realize you could do it til recently. I find it accurate for most of the time but then had a shot yesterday that was definitely under 100 yards and on the GPS it was showing up as 100+.

I feel a bit rude when I play with strangers as I fudge around with my phone.
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One more vote for FreeCaddie here. I have been using it on my HTC Touch Pro for a few months.

wrx_junki, you might try creating your own course files so you know the markers are set where they should be.
I just started using freecaddie as well. Had my smartphone for about a year and didn't realize you could do it til recently. I find it accurate for most of the time but then had a shot yesterday that was definitely under 100 yards and on the GPS it was showing up as 100+.

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I used View Golf TI for Iphone and I did not like it. It is cumbersome at best. If you get a call or text it bumps you out of the program. I also found instances where I did not trust the yardage and it did not match my buddies skycaddie. I don't mean by a yard or two.

I treated myself to a UPro, with the $100 rebate it was $300. So far it is awesome.
At this point in my game being able to pick layup points easily and reliably helped my game. I don't pull the driver as often as I used to. I also like the shot tracking. It allows you to determine your real yardages of the clubs which helps.

I like the Upro but I think any GPS would be a big help.
I think a laser range finder could help dial in your short game. If you are trying to work a 3x4 or 3x3 wedge system you have to do the work up front. That is hard to do without a laser range finder to find the average distances of clubs.

Good luck!
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I'm another freecaddie user, although I have actually graduated onto freecaddie pro, so that I can download courses when out and about, and upload scores to keep my stats. I previously used intelligolf, which I have ditched for the simpler, and I think more effective, freecaddie.

My course and all the other courses I regularly play were already on the database, but I re-mapped my home course to include all of the hazards. Really easy, really effective.

I clip my phone to my bag, and just turn on the screen as I walk up to my ball. That way the yardage is right when I get there. The only time I've had wildly wrong yardages is if I forget to advance the program onto the correct hole (in which case it's telling me the distance to that last green, not the one I'm playing).

I'm sure it's not for everyone, but it works really nicely for me. It's all I need. There really is no reason not to try the free version - it's genuinely free if that's all that you need. It didn't take me very long to decide to to pay the small amount extra for the additional convenience features. I'm a very happy user, even though it's not perfect (I'd like some additions to the way you mark scores so that it records actual positions of the ball).
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Ive been using GPS Golf Shot its on both Iphone and some verizon phones. Its pretty solid and really cheap on verizon.
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I see this is an old thread. I recently obtained an I7 phone and downloaded the apt "SwingXSwing".   I just downloaded the basic apt and not the extension for stats that you have to pay for.  I might do that if I like the apt.  My first, and only so far, use showed that the yardage was always consistent with the marking on the home course and the pictures are, I assume, satellite views of the hole you're playing.  As you get closer to the green the view zooms in some.  Anyway, at first blush, it would appear this might be a low cost replacement for my aging sky caddie.  So I thought I'd post this and see if anyone out there has used this apt and has any thoughts they would like to share. 

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18 minutes ago, ghalfaire said:

I see this is an old thread. I recently obtained an I7 phone and downloaded the apt "SwingXSwing".   I just downloaded the basic apt and not the extension for stats that you have to pay for.  I might do that if I like the apt.  My first, and only so far, use showed that the yardage was always consistent with the marking on the home course and the pictures are, I assume, satellite views of the hole you're playing.  As you get closer to the green the view zooms in some.  Anyway, at first blush, it would appear this might be a low cost replacement for my aging sky caddie.  So I thought I'd post this and see if anyone out there has used this apt and has any thoughts they would like to share. 

I've used that one, and it worked OK for me.  I just didn't like handling my phone that much while playing, and it was a bit of a wait each time I needed to "wake up" the phone.  I use a laser most times for distances, combined with course markings where available.  Continual GPS use can burn a lot  of battery, but you can always get a small backup battery to extend the life of the system.  Also, lots of newer golf carts have USB charging ports, so you could simply plug your phone in.  

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I use the Hole19 app for my iphone.   It works really well.   As DaveP said, these things can be a pain if you have to take your phone out on every shot.   But, then I got myself an apple watch and all issues are solved.   works really nicely.  just glance at your watch any time you need distance to front/back/middle.  and entering score, putts, fairway hit in between holes is really quick and easy.  

 

 

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