Skycaddie SX500

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  • Skydiver22 wrote:


    I called yesterday asking about lead times from ordering to arrival at my door... They told me yesterday that they should be shipping out Aug 1st and 2nd orders today, and the initial pre-order rush tapered down a couple of days after the email blast. I ordered one because they "think" they might be able to get mine to me by Aug 24th... leaving home for World Am. Not holding my breath, but it would be nice to have for the Myrtle trip.




    Thanks for making the call. Thought about doing the same.



    I ordered 8/13.......I'll be happy if it's here by the end of next week. Ever the optimist I am.
  • snagy2000snagy2000 Members Posts: 1,530 ✭✭

    Skydiver22 wrote:


    I called yesterday asking about lead times from ordering to arrival at my door... They told me yesterday that they should be shipping out Aug 1st and 2nd orders today, and the initial pre-order rush tapered down a couple of days after the email blast. I ordered one because they "think" they might be able to get mine to me by Aug 24th... leaving home for World Am. Not holding my breath, but it would be nice to have for the Myrtle trip.




    Thanks for making the call. Thought about doing the same.



    I ordered 8/13.......I'll be happy if it's here by the end of next week. Ever the optimist I am.




    I chatted with them about 30 minutes ago and they stated they're working through the pre-order list. I ordered mine 8/3, so hopefully it'll ship out in next couple days. Still have my old device to use for a tourney this weekend.
  • tlknighttlknight Members Posts: 5
    Just talked to them and they are working on orders from 7/30 today. I ordered mine on 7/31 - not sure why they said they would ship 8/15 when that's not the case. I decided to cancel my order and get a new rangefinder instead as I need something for my Bandon Dunes trip next week.
  • Seamus_McDuffSeamus_McDuff ChicagoMembers Posts: 895 ✭✭
    Now seeing this when I try to order through the loyalty deal.



    DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED SALES, WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.

    THE SX500 IS AVAILABLE FOR BACKORDER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE IN STOCK MID-SEPTEMBER.
  • snagy2000snagy2000 Members Posts: 1,530 ✭✭


    Now seeing this when I try to order through the loyalty deal.



    DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED SALES, WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.

    THE SX500 IS AVAILABLE FOR BACKORDER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE IN STOCK MID-SEPTEMBER.




    Lovely! Skygolf at its best...
  • TM_HOYERTM_HOYER Members Posts: 2,206 ✭✭
    tlknight wrote:


    Just talked to them and they are working on orders from 7/30 today. I ordered mine on 7/31 - not sure why they said they would ship 8/15 when that's not the case. I decided to cancel my order and get a new rangefinder instead as I need something for my Bandon Dunes trip next week.




    They actually started shipments prior to 8/15. Mine was shipped on 8/9 and received on 8/10. They cannot ship all at same time as they setup each SX500 for the owner before they can be shipped.
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  • adelorenzoadelorenzo Members Posts: 9
    Its now showing backordered on their website, they just changed it from the "pre-order, ships august 15th" image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' />
  • tlknighttlknight Members Posts: 5
    Rep told me they had sold 1000 of the units. They seem to be a little overwhelmed with what seems to me to be a small number of units.
  • sr129sr129 Posts: 229
    edited Aug 16, 2018 #70
    Ordered mine 7/27 and it should arrive 8/20 per UPS tracking
  • Mr. BigglesMr. Biggles Posts: 180
    edited Aug 16, 2018 #71
    Well, now I have a little hope I'll get it in the first batch.......or who knows. Looks like they added a line about orders before 8/16





    Due to unprecedented sales, we are currently sold out. The SX500 is available for backorder and is expected to be in stock mid-September. Orders will be processed in the order received. All orders placed prior to August 16th are currently shipping in the order received.





































    Due to unprecedented sales, we are currently sold out. The SX500 is available for backorder and is expected to be in stock mid-September. Orders will be processed in the order received. All orders placed prior to August 16th are currently shipping in the order received.
  • snagy2000snagy2000 Members Posts: 1,530 ✭✭
    Good for them if they blew through their first shipment and are able to fill orders through initial launch date.
  • blehnhardblehnhard Over The Hill & Almost Down The Other Side Posts: 489 ✭✭
    I ordered on 8/14, so it looks like I might get mine maybe by the end of next week. More than likely, the majority of the orders were placed within the first few days of the email. Once they work thru those orders, I would think they will get caught up fairly quickly on the remaining orders.
  • WhereIsDetroitWhereIsDetroit Members Posts: 24 ✭✭
    edited Aug 17, 2018 #74
    I ordered mine yesterday!
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  • blehnhardblehnhard Over The Hill & Almost Down The Other Side Posts: 489 ✭✭
    I too had to use a link provided by online chat to get the free shipping as offered in the email promotion. They were very helpful.



    Bruce
  • blehnhardblehnhard Over The Hill & Almost Down The Other Side Posts: 489 ✭✭
    I would think that they would be able to ship about 150 units per day based upon the following assumptions:



    Set up unit - 12 min. per = 5 per hour x 5 staffers for set up = 25 per hour x 6 hours effective work time = 150 per day prepped and ready to ship. Packaging & labeling should be faster per unit, so would not create a bottleneck to get them out the door. Assuming that the initial production run was the 1000 units (someone stated above), they should be able to clear that in 7 work days, so all should ship by next Wednesday.



    Could be way off base, who knows, but I would think they would want to get these out as soon as possible, since having in the hands of golfers would help with "word of mouth" advertising.
  • BrendanHBrendanH Posts: 146 ✭✭
    I just received mine about an hour ago and I have to say I am deeply impressed so far. Obviously I have not yet been able to take it on course, but first impressions of the hardware are well beyond anything I really expected. It feels very sturdy and substantial in hand. This is not a lightweight device and the ruggedized design gives me good confidence that it will last a long time.



    The screen is what blew me away most however. It is bright, colorful and the resolution is very very crisp. It also seems like the processor in this thing is well up to the task. Playing around in the demo mode yields a very responsive and flexible UI. Dragging a yardage marker is simple and well executed. Pinch to zoom works very well, as does panning the map around with a single finger.



    See some pics below for a first glimpse. I can't wait to get this on course. If the accuracy is what I have come to expect from SkyGolf devices, I'll be selling my Touch and G8 very soon :-)
  • blehnhardblehnhard Over The Hill & Almost Down The Other Side Posts: 489 ✭✭
    What day did you order yours Brendan?
  • BrendanHBrendanH Posts: 146 ✭✭
    blehnhard wrote:


    What day did you order yours Brendan?




    I ordered July 26th.
  • dchormandchorman Member Members Posts: 13
    BrendanH wrote:


    I just received mine about an hour ago and I have to say I am deeply impressed so far. Obviously I have not yet been able to take it on course, but first impressions of the hardware are well beyond anything I really expected. It feels very sturdy and substantial in hand. This is not a lightweight device and the ruggedized design gives me good confidence that it will last a long time.



    The screen is what blew me away most however. It is bright, colorful and the resolution is very very crisp. It also seems like the processor in this thing is well up to the task. Playing around in the demo mode yields a very responsive and flexible UI. Dragging a yardage marker is simple and well executed. Pinch to zoom works very well, as does panning the map around with a single finger.



    See some pics below for a first glimpse. I can't wait to get this on course. If the accuracy is what I have come to expect from SkyGolf devices, I'll be selling my Touch and G8 very soon :-)




    I couldn't agree more. I have two rounds under my belt with the SX500 and it is by far the best one to date. I had the SGX and the Touch and this one really presented the wow factor with the build then turning on for the first time. Anyone with the touch or any other GPS device should really give this one a test drive. It will not disappoint.
  • adelorenzoadelorenzo Members Posts: 9
    Did you guys get any extra goodies with yours? Someone mentioned it came with some extra items other then the unit.
  • BirdieBobBirdieBob PXG Members Posts: 3,989 ✭✭
    Very impressive!!

    Sooooooo much better than the Touch.

    Very pleased.



    And the SportX TekGrip is just perfect for mounting easily and quickly on my push cart.



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    PXG 0341X Gen2, 13* (14.0*), Tensei Pro Blue, 70TX
    PXG 0341X Gen2, 18* (17.0*), Tensei Pro White, 80TX
    PXG 0317X Gen2, 19* (20.0*), Tensei Pro White HY, 100TX
    PXG 0311X Gen2, Extreme Dark, #2 DI, KBS TGI 100, X
    PXG 0311X Gen2, Extreme Dark, #4 & #5 DI, KBS TGI 110, X
    PXG 0311P Gen2, Extreme Dark, 6 - P Irons, KBS TGI 110, X
    PXG 0311T 46* Milled Sugar Daddy Extreme Dark, KBS TGI 110, X
    PXG 0311T 50* Milled Sugar Daddy Extreme Dark, KBS Custom Wedge Matte Black, 120S
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    Scotty Cameron Custom "Murdered Out" Select Newport M2 Putter
    PXG Limited Edition Darkness Hybrid Stand Bag
    PXG Limited Edition Darkness Umbrella

  • TM_HOYERTM_HOYER Members Posts: 2,206 ✭✭
    They have the version of CaddieSync Express available that works with SX500. I was able to sync using USB on my MacBook Pro. Both the USB and Wifi sync are so much faster. I added a whole bunch of courses and I could not believe how fast it was.
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    Callaway Epic 5 & 7wood w/ Fujikura Pro 62 Green Regular
    Callaway Apex 19 5 - AW irons w/ Project X Catalyst 60 Regular
    Callaway MD4 56 & 60 w/ Project X LZ 5.5
    Toulon Design Atlanta
    Callaway Chrome Soft
  • BrendanHBrendanH Posts: 146 ✭✭
    adelorenzo wrote:


    Did you guys get any extra goodies with yours? Someone mentioned it came with some extra items other then the unit.




    Nope - just the device for me.


    TM_HOYER wrote:


    They have the version of CaddieSync Express available that works with SX500. I was able to sync using USB on my MacBook Pro. Both the USB and Wifi sync are so much faster. I added a whole bunch of courses and I could not believe how fast it was.




    Just curious - why and how would you add courses? I was under the impression they were all pre-loaded. Updates, sure, but adding courses? Just want to make sure I'm not missing something here.



    I have been very impressed with how quickly the WiFi sync works. Can't see any need for USB syncing at this point.
  • TM_HOYERTM_HOYER Members Posts: 2,206 ✭✭
    BrendanH wrote:

    adelorenzo wrote:


    Did you guys get any extra goodies with yours? Someone mentioned it came with some extra items other then the unit.




    Nope - just the device for me.


    TM_HOYER wrote:


    They have the version of CaddieSync Express available that works with SX500. I was able to sync using USB on my MacBook Pro. Both the USB and Wifi sync are so much faster. I added a whole bunch of courses and I could not believe how fast it was.




    Just curious - why and how would you add courses? I was under the impression they were all pre-loaded. Updates, sure, but adding courses? Just want to make sure I'm not missing something here.



    I have been very impressed with how quickly the WiFi sync works. Can't see any need for USB syncing at this point.




    I had to look but the courses you select are put in your favorites list and will get any updates to the course.
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    Callaway Epic 3+ wood w/ Fujikura Pro 72 Green Regular
    Callaway Epic 5 & 7wood w/ Fujikura Pro 62 Green Regular
    Callaway Apex 19 5 - AW irons w/ Project X Catalyst 60 Regular
    Callaway MD4 56 & 60 w/ Project X LZ 5.5
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    Callaway Chrome Soft
  • BirdieBobBirdieBob PXG Members Posts: 3,989 ✭✭
    edited Aug 18, 2018 #86
    The SX500 actually fits in the small carry case that I used for my Touch...barely.



    Wonder if a screen protector will become available. May use a spare for my Note 8 that is being replace by a Note 9 and cover most of the important area by cutting to fit.



    EDIT: interestingly, the Note 8 protector is the same width as the SX500 screen...fits perfectly. Just need to cut the top for the correct length.
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    WITB....GOLF EQUIPMENT MATTERS
    PXG 0811X Gen2, 10.5* (9.5*), JDM Limited Edition 2016 Basileus AAA, 60X
    PXG 0341X Gen2, 13* (14.0*), Tensei Pro Blue, 70TX
    PXG 0341X Gen2, 18* (17.0*), Tensei Pro White, 80TX
    PXG 0317X Gen2, 19* (20.0*), Tensei Pro White HY, 100TX
    PXG 0311X Gen2, Extreme Dark, #2 DI, KBS TGI 100, X
    PXG 0311X Gen2, Extreme Dark, #4 & #5 DI, KBS TGI 110, X
    PXG 0311P Gen2, Extreme Dark, 6 - P Irons, KBS TGI 110, X
    PXG 0311T 46* Milled Sugar Daddy Extreme Dark, KBS TGI 110, X
    PXG 0311T 50* Milled Sugar Daddy Extreme Dark, KBS Custom Wedge Matte Black, 120S
    PXG 0311T 55* & 60* Milled Darkness Wedges, KBS Custom Wedge Matte Black, 120S
    Scotty Cameron Custom "Murdered Out" Select Newport M2 Putter
    PXG Limited Edition Darkness Hybrid Stand Bag
    PXG Limited Edition Darkness Umbrella

  • BrendanHBrendanH Posts: 146 ✭✭
    TM_HOYER wrote:




    I had to look but the courses you select are put in your favorites list and will get any updates to the course.




    Interesting. Must check into that. Thanks.
  • BrendanHBrendanH Posts: 146 ✭✭
    Quick tip for anyone looking for a hard case to protect their SX500. Since Sky Golf currently does not offer a case, I spent some time digging around Amazon trying to find one that matched the SX500 size. I finally came across this:



    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N2YL4ZW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A6ALQ7NAGMPUT&psc=1



    It is a slim hard case designed to accommodate a battery pack measuring 6.1 x 3.1 x 0.5 inches. Turns out that is pretty much exactly the same as the SX500 so it should work well. I have one on order and I'll report back once I have it in hand.
  • BirdieBobBirdieBob PXG Members Posts: 3,989 ✭✭
    edited Aug 18, 2018 #89
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    WITB....GOLF EQUIPMENT MATTERS
    PXG 0811X Gen2, 10.5* (9.5*), JDM Limited Edition 2016 Basileus AAA, 60X
    PXG 0341X Gen2, 13* (14.0*), Tensei Pro Blue, 70TX
    PXG 0341X Gen2, 18* (17.0*), Tensei Pro White, 80TX
    PXG 0317X Gen2, 19* (20.0*), Tensei Pro White HY, 100TX
    PXG 0311X Gen2, Extreme Dark, #2 DI, KBS TGI 100, X
    PXG 0311X Gen2, Extreme Dark, #4 & #5 DI, KBS TGI 110, X
    PXG 0311P Gen2, Extreme Dark, 6 - P Irons, KBS TGI 110, X
    PXG 0311T 46* Milled Sugar Daddy Extreme Dark, KBS TGI 110, X
    PXG 0311T 50* Milled Sugar Daddy Extreme Dark, KBS Custom Wedge Matte Black, 120S
    PXG 0311T 55* & 60* Milled Darkness Wedges, KBS Custom Wedge Matte Black, 120S
    Scotty Cameron Custom "Murdered Out" Select Newport M2 Putter
    PXG Limited Edition Darkness Hybrid Stand Bag
    PXG Limited Edition Darkness Umbrella

  • CelerasCeleras Posts: 147 ✭✭
    Doesn't look like it does anything that Hole19/etc doesn't do for free. Even if you want to keep your cell phone off the course, you could literally buy a separate device to run the app for way cheaper than this.



    Not sure why anyone is bothering.
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  • BrendanHBrendanH Posts: 146 ✭✭
    edited Aug 18, 2018 #91
    Celeras wrote:


    Doesn't look like it does anything that Hole19/etc doesn't do for free. Even if you want to keep your cell phone off the course, you could literally buy a separate device to run the app for way cheaper than this.



    Not sure why anyone is bothering.




    Everyone to their own I guess. If Hole 19 or other similar solutions work well for you that's great.



    In my case I have never seen the type of accuracy I want from a phone based system, regardless of the mapping used. In addition to that of course, most mapping solutions are not great given that they tend to be taken from satellite imagery. There are all sorts of ways to introduce inaccuracies that way. The additional effort that SkyGolf puts into their database makes a substantial difference in my experience. I hope the hardware/software combo in the SX500 proves every bit as useful and reliable as I expect given the performance I had from the several previous SkyCaddies I have owned.



    We all will have different priorities when it comes to performance and price. For me the SX500 is exceptionally well priced assuming it delivers on the course as I expect it to. Time will tell....
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