If you’re a fashion conscious golf player, the SkyCaddie GPS watch looks like an interesting choice, being that kind of wearable that can be used for really practical purposes: for improving your golf game in style. In terms of design, the SkyCaddie Watch is not flashy, i.e. it doesn’t scream “look at me, I’m a pro-golfer”, pretty far from it. Its sporty design is inconspicuous and sober and it feels like a regular sports watch, being the perfect companion if you’re dressed casual. Now, the design is one thing, functionality is the most important issue here.
Well, this baby really has it where it counts in terms of making the most of your golf game. Wearing it during your swings will fetch you with lots of useful information, like accurate front/center/back of green distances delivered on the legible display in big/easy to read fonts. The watch comes pre-loaded with literally tons of maps/golf courses, being capable of delivering you with highly accurate/high precision and up to date/corrected course maps (there are over 30,000 golf courses preloaded in the gizmo, updatable of course on the fly). Other features available in SkyCaddie’s watch are digital scoring, shot distance measuring, an odometer which pinpoints/tracks your location, time laps, distance, pace, speed, calories burned during the game, a clock, timer, stopwatch, pace of play timer, an alarm and so on and so forth. And on top of these features, the watch is water resistant to 30 meters, so you can wear it virtually anywhere. Comfort wise, the SkyCaddie watch is well designed and very light, it attaches securely to your hand and the display is bright and easily readable. The battery is strong enough for such a device (8 hours in full GPS mode and it can be recharged via USB), the watch is very fast in its readings/measurements and it provides you with comprehensive data, i.e. accurate measurements to various targets (middle, back, doglegs, traps etc) in an easy to use/minimalistic manner. Retailing at a price tag of around $150, this gadget is a pretty good deal, assuming you’re buying a 3 year full membership SkyCaddie Par Basic (at an additional $50/3 years), thanks to its impressive speed and accuracy in a pretty cool form-factor.