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Great when it's working
on 19 October 2010
Had mine 3 months now and it's been back twice. On both occasions the screws holding it together have come loose meaning the case properly held together. First time there were some issues with the customer support. Currently waiting to send it back again for the second time but up to yet customer support has been very good. Support seems to have improved in last couple of months, or may be I have got lucky? But I do have some concerns with the way the product was engineered.
I have experienced no problems with syncing and downloading new courses as other seem to have. Whilst I know how to use a PC, I am no IT expert, but the instructions out of the box seemed simple enough and it all worked first time. Again may be I was lucky. Also in my experience the battery easily lasts for 18 holes.
As for when it is working and not being repaired, then it's great. It gives you really helpful information on the course and it has helped me out on many occasions with my distances. Of course it's not going to turn you into Lee Westwood, but even though I am a high handicapper I found it has helped a lot and saved me a few balls that other wise would have probably gone into water.
As for the handicap system not being the one used in the UK then I would argue that if you are a serious golfer and want an official COGNU handicap then join a club. If you are not a member of a club and want an indication of what your handicap is (as I do) then the SGX can do that. And it is dead simple as all yo do is plug your SGX in after a round and it uploads the scores and works out any handicap adjustments automatically.
Also their web site explains perfectly well what all the features do and also what features all the individual courses have or currently do not have. So if you play a course a lot then, before you buy, have a look on the web site to see if your course has all the features you want. It's not that difficult.