SkyCaddie LX5

The SkyCaddie LX5 GPS Watch is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice product list.

The SkyCaddie LX5 GPS Watch is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice 2020 product list.

SkyCaddie LX5 GPS Watch

SkyCaddie have launched some impressive handheld GPS devices but haven’t released anything in the GPS watch category for a while. That is until now, as the brand has unveiled its new LX5, claiming to feature golf’s largest wearable GPS touch screen watch at 3.5cm.

Editor's Choice 2020

Accurate distances

For the price of £329.95, golfers get a three-year SkyGolf 360 Pro Membership, which provides full access to all course maps worldwide. Remember, SkyCaddie course maps are ground-verified on foot by Sky Caddie employees, so you know the distances are accurate and the information is bang up to date.

It is also SkyCaddie’s first GPS Watch with WiFi, so getting the latest course maps and software updates downloaded to the device becomes a seamless process. The watch boasts brilliant HD colour graphicsand comes pre-loaded with over 35,000 courses. Features include the IntelliGreen Pro, which provides the exact green shape and yardages from your approach angle, as well asSkyCaddie’s exclusive HoleVue with Dynamic RangeVue for stunning graphic views of the hole ahead.

Plentiful features

Using the Zoom-In and Slide Crosshair action, golfers can access simple, accurate yardages to any critical point on the hole easily via the touch screen. For golfers that just want to glance at the critical numbers when they reach their ball, there is the Big Numbers display as well as a target list. Golfers can also benefit from the Step Counter, Heart Rate Monitor and there are even multiple watch faces to choose from for when you’re wearing your LX5 away from the course.

To cram in similar features and the level of detail we see on the handheld SX400 on a GPS watch is an impressive feat. The screen is easy to read, it is comfortable to wear and play in plus the three-membership adds value and longevity to the investment. Factor in the two-round battery life and how lightweight the LX5 is at 65g, it’s undoubtedly one of the best golf GPS watches you can buy.

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