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I got a bonus last week at work and its burning a hole in my pocket haha. So i decided to get a golf GPS. Dont wanna spend alot under $300 if possible. Any suggestions? I was looking at the Golf Logix from garmin and it looks simple.
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I have a Garmin and it works pretty well for me. I really like the simplicity as it updates automatically and with a push of a button gives yardages to certain features like water, bunkers, and provides yardages to lay-up points. (example, 178 yards to 100 lay-up). I use it more for 160+ yards out or whenever I find myself "off the grid" on a hole. The "distance of last shot" is handy too. I find I use a laser finder more inside 150 as the exact yardage becomes more important but I am satisfied with the Garmin GPS.
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had a neo, was neat
honestly though.....i sold it cause i lost my "feel"

i was relying on the GPS more than feel...looked at it too much - even from 40 yds out! haha!

got rid of it and have posted some of my lowest scores of the season
most of the courses here are marked enough to walk out the yardages

i like to be able to feel out a shot from 80yds in, rather than know it......does that make sense?
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I know what ur saying about feeling a shot and i probably wont use it for anything under 100 yards anyways.


I just ordered the Garmin Golflogix GPS. I got it for $205 so thats not bad at all.
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I have the Neo and really have benefited from having it. Most courses have custom markers entered that will show yardages to bunkers, water, distances to carry hazards, etc. I also like that you don't have to get an annual subscription; it is just $35 to get 100 credits and those credits are good for any course you want to download. Once the course is on your computer it is saved and accessible. I just was looking for a GPS to give me front, center, and back yardages. So far I have been really pleased.

Edit to Add: I paid $120 off eBay on a Best Offer deal for a new one.
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I know it's been said before but I would get a laser rangefinder - I was on the fence for a year on whether to get a rangefinder or a GPS and read a lot of reviews on the Sand Trap and went with a rangefinder. I love it - it's awesome. Always available and exact distances to the pin.
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I know it's been said before but I would get a laser rangefinder - I was on the fence for a year on whether to get a rangefinder or a GPS and read a lot of reviews on the Sand Trap and went with a rangefinder. I love it - it's awesome. Always available and exact distances to the pin.

I just switched from rangefinder to GPS. Thought the rangefinder was a pain to use, especially when it was really calm and the flag was limp. What I'm saying is, to each his own.

I will say my locally owned golf shop has a great deal. You can demo a rangefinder (Bushnell V2) or a GPS (SkyCaddie) for 2 days for $20 each. The $20 (or $40 if you demo both) is then credited back to you for the purchase of whatever you choose. Pretty easy way to make up your mind.
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A "refurbished" graysacale Golf Guru. They have an upgrade program that gives substantial credit for people who move up to the color 003 or the new Guru4. People who buy these returned units say they look brand new.
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IMO trhe Golf Guru is the best, great customer service, all of the bell and whistles or you can just front back and middle, I got the cloor one and it's great!
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I own a SkyCaddie and love it. Yes, there is an annual subscription, but you have access to literally every course, from goat ranch to resort. The biggest advantage with the SkyCaddie is the feature that lets you get yardage to a specific point on each green. If you play courses with larger greens like I do, that can be a huge difference in distance. My SkyCaddie is the SG2 model, so it is several years old, but is also more affordable than the newer models with the SAME functions. Just no color screen. Highly recommend it.
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Skycaddie isn't a bad option if you stay away from the SG3 and SG4 models. The igolf Neo isn't bad if they've got your courses mapped. Skycaddie seems to have the most courses, of all the reliable options. If you're wanting to spend a little more cash, the uPro is really cool, but it's $300 plus tax, and then costs quite a bit to get the pro mode courses. They don't seem to have a ton of courses mapped in the pro mode either. Definitely, whatever you decide, check to see which company has the most local courses mapped. There's nothing more frustrating than having a working GPS sitting at home because the course isn't mapped. That's why the skycaddie is such a good option. The annual fees are no big deal, really. $30/year is less than one green/cart fee at most places.
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I'm new to golf, but an early adopter when it comes to tech. However, my wife bought me a Golf Buddy for my birthday and it works great. I don't have to pay anything for updates and it tell me the yardage, which is all I need to know. I mean why do I need a high res full color image of the course when I'm looking at it? It has free updates and has had every course that I've played - for free. It has helped me improve my scores and know how much I'm missing by, lol.

-Pat
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thanks for all the suggestions guys but i got the Golf logix. Just tryed it out yesterday and it works great. Very simple and easy to use. Great buy! Its really nice to see the distance of your last shot.
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Do you guys know if the SG2 will work on a Mac? Im looking at buying a used one, but I dont know if it works on a Mac. I called up and the guy I talked to had no idea..... Kinda weird, you'd think the guy that works for Sky Caddie would know something like that.

Jim
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