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For the price tag, disappointed.
on 28 September 2017
As you would expect from Garmin as a GPS company, yardage numbers are excellent and I am almost always the same as friends who are using laser devices. Autoshot works well and is very useful and has helped me get a clear idea of my yardage on various clubs. Very attractive looking on the wrist and Garmin connect Activity tracking features are great (thats why I paid over the odds because this was one of only a few golf watches that did that).
But thats where the good news ends. The screen for me is terrible. It is useless for quick reference. I would prefer it to be bright and clear so I can see it easily night or day play, with or without my specs. Instead it is dark even with brightness set on full and the navigation is fiddly. For this reason while I am playing, I never use the green view, digital scorecard, hazard distances feature etc because its much too awkward to be messing around with on the course both in terms of fingerwork and vision.
I played with someone with an apple watch with a golf app on it with big numbers and a bright screen and I instantly felt the difference. Anyway its not so much the size of the screen (i know this is slim). Its the clarity, brightness and visibility.
Sometimes also it gives yardage to a hole nearby, which I wouldnt mind if it was easy, visible and non fiddly to quickly change to hole you are on.