Product Comparison: SkyCaddie GPS Watch vs Garmin Approach S2


General Specifications
Brand
SkyCaddie
Garmin
Model
GPS Watch
Approach S2
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The SkyGolf SkyCaddie GPS Watch isn't just another golf GPS watch. It's an attractive, lightweight, flexible, and comfortable everyday sport watch that just happens to provide superior performance on the golf course.
Approach S2 is a stylish and comfortable GPS golf watch with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver giving precise yardage to the front, back and middle of greens.
Key Specs
Type
Watch
Watch
Sensors
GPS
GPS
Golfing Features
Front/Center/Back distances, Measures shot distance, Step counter, Round odometer, Lap counter, Calories burned
Yardage to F/M/B, Yardage to layups/doglegs, Measures shot distance, Digital scorecard, Round timer/odometer
Maps & Memory
Preloaded course maps: 30000
Preloaded course maps: more than 40000
What customers say about "Key Specs"
SkyCaddie GPS Watch
  • I like abut it the most are it is accurate and it is always with me (not in the cart across the fairway).
  • I've played 4 or five courses with it and never had any trouble getting it synced.
  • Four courses; all readings accurate within 1-2 yards of the yardage given by the course markers and/or on-board cart gps.
  • The Skycaddie saved strokes on my score the first time out! I definitely recommend for those golfers who are not sure what the yardage is to the front, middle and back of the green is.
  • The SkyCaddie golf watch is a very nice watch. The yardages seem to be accurate.
Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch with Worldwide Courses (Black)
  • Small, lightweight, easy to read, and always on and have distances right there with you without having to wake the device or advance holes.
  • This Garmin has an improved replaceable strap. It gets a GPS signal much faster than my old one.
  • It gives accurate yardage to the green, it's a snap to use, it's very comfortable to wear.
  • This watch is very accurate - I have checked it against GPS devices in golf carts.
  • The GPS picked up the signal right away I pressed the "ok" button to start the round and off we go.
Size & Weight
Height
2.76 in.
2.72 in.
Weight
1.9 oz.
1.9 oz.
Width
2 in.
1.77 in.
Depth
0.59 in.
0.55 in.
Display
Display Type
Monochrome LCD
Monochrome LCD
Touchscreen
No
No
Display Size
1.1 in.
1 in.
Display Resolution
64 x 32 pixels
What customers say about "Display"
SkyCaddie GPS Watch
  • It was easy to read the display in bright sunlight. This is so much better than using a hand-held SkyCaddie
  • Display was accurate and always ready at a glance.
  • The screen is very nice to read on the course even in bright light.
  • Works great, easy to read and load courses.
  • No complaints. its easy to read & comfortable.
  • Can't read it without glasses - back light is a joke, won't shut off
Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch with Worldwide Courses (Black)
  • The screen also has better contrast and is easier to read.
  • The function buttons are more responsive and screen is clearer.
  • The pixels are fine. I had no problem seeing the distances in the sun or the shade and found the resolution just fine.
  • It shows the green area very clear and also it is very easy to read the display.
  • Setup is easy and the display is large and easy to read. I'm very pleased with this item.
Features
Color
White / Green
Black / Red
Waterproof
Yes
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Connectivity
USB
USB
Battery Life
10 hours
8 hours
Extras
Auto hole advance, Auto course recognition
GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time
Accesories Included
Charging/data cable
Charging/data clip
What customers say about "Features"
SkyCaddie GPS Watch
  • This unit has lots of features that I'll probably never use. I like it for the basics i.e. distance to the front, middle and back of the green.
  • Great GPS watch if you want to know the distances to the front-middle-back of the green.The watch is preloaded with up to 35,000 courses.
  • It's easy to use, no stupid subscriptions and quite accurate. Have some beers and then buy it.
  • Has helped my game a lot. The most important information to me has been the distance to the pin as it is positioned on the green.
  • I've only used this watch twice since I've purchased it 4 months ago because the battery is horrible. Doesn't last a round of golf on a full charge.
  • They in turn try to sell you a upscale membership. I only bought it because it said no annual fee.
Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch with Worldwide Courses (Black)
  • I really like this. The battery life is great. Before the round I turn it on, it finds the course I am on and downloads it.
  • After my round i think it used about a third of the battery, so if we were to plays another 18 i think the watch would perform just fine.
  • Great product. Very simple to operate and very accurate! Shot measurement, score keeping and pedometer are great bonus features.
  • The USB charging allows the batteries to be recharged anywhere!
  • Durable design survives water, sweat, sand and other elements.
  • The device worked very well during the first 12-15 months. Then, the battery started dying after just 2 to 3 hours of play.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacter warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
179.99 $

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