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SkyGolf Chat representative claims the SX400 touch screen is glove friendly, but the comprehensive post by RichT51 says SX500 and SX400 are NOT glove-friendly. Thinking about upgrading my wife's SGX to the SX400, but she wears gloves on both hands. Is the SX400 touch screen glove friendly or not? And if not, are there good golf gloves available that will work? Thanks!

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Looks awesome. The SX500 has been great for me so far. I don't recall if I got an email, but I did see an announcement on facebook for it a few weeks ago.

Got my SX400 last week. So only 1 9-hole round played so far with the SX400.   Never got a loyalty discount -- little bummed out on that -- been a customer since the SG5 came out.   - Coming from

People prefer different things. As great as the SX500 is with the large screen, some people just want something smaller. Just like you have the regular iphone and the iphone plus models. I don't think

Yeah, the SX400 works with leather golf gloves, and my Footjoy winter gloves.

Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
Ping G410 7wd 20.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (43")
Ping G410 9wd 23.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (42.5")
Ping G410 5h 26 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 70 Stiff
Ping i200 6-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
Ping Glide 3.0 52-12 SS, 56-10 Eye2, and 60-10 SS Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - Ping Z-Z115 Wedge
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I've had numerous SkyGolf products over the years, and no way the accuracy was anything less than a few yards. I've stood on several yardage plaques over the past few days, and the device was spot on.

Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
Ping G410 7wd 20.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (43")
Ping G410 9wd 23.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (42.5")
Ping G410 5h 26 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 70 Stiff
Ping i200 6-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
Ping Glide 3.0 52-12 SS, 56-10 Eye2, and 60-10 SS Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - Ping Z-Z115 Wedge
Odyssey O-Works #7 Tank 38"

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Had a chat with SkyGolf Customer Care a few weeks ago regarding the screen sensitivity issue I reported. They had me update to OS 1.0.3 which did help a little. Still had some issues with club selection (shot tracking) on the bottom row - but definitely better than with OS 1.0.2. Since I am very unimpressed with the shot tracking feature in general -- this will not be an issue for me. Much better shot tracking solutions available, like GolfPad and others.

As far as touchscreen friendly -- I can attest that the SX400 screen does not work with my FootJoy Winter Gloves or FootJoy WeatherSoft gloves. But does work with my FootJoy Rain Gloves. FootJoy Customer Support replied to my similar question that all their Leather Gloves are TouchScreen Friendly. Don't know if WeatherSoft is synthetic or true leather, more testing needed. Several gloves companies advertise/sell TouchScreen friendly gloves. So this may very well boil down to which company's gloves you use or the age of the gloves -- most of my gloves are from early last year. There could also be a physical age related component to this as well. As we (unfortunately) age the electrical characteristics of our skin changes. There have been multiple studies that indicate TouchScreen response tends to degrade as we age.

IntelliPath (beta) update - I confirmed with SkyGolf Customer Care that not all courses have IntelliPath enabled. Eventually there will be a new Icon on the Course page to signify which courses are enabled. Apparently each course has to be evaluated and updated to reflect the new info.

Agree with the battery usage comments -- only had a chance to play 3 9-hole rounds so far. But what I am seeing is around 10% battery usage for each 9 hole round. So it appear SkyGolf put in a decent battery.

Did have an issue with the WiFI Sync

Performed a WiFi sync using a Public Unsecured Wifi node. Was able to associate and connect with the node, but the data link was either too busy or just too unstable for the SX400 WiFi sync process to work.

Returned to WiFI Setup and reconnected using a Private Wifi node which required a "Terms & Condition" splash page -- again was able to associate and connect to the node with no issues.

Now the Issue: WiFi Setup showed the Private Node was selected - however the SX400 Sync process continued to use the Public node, which failed (as expected).

Went back into WiFi Setup and the Private Node was still selected; opened the Public Node entry and selected "forget this node".

Returned to WiFi Sync and the process still tried to use the Public Node.

It appears the WiFi code "does not" release the old node name when a new node is selected.

Selected the End Sync option - but got tired of waiting after about a minute or two of waiting.

Perform a power cycle and restarted the SX400.

Reopened the WiFi Sync Setup screen -- the Private Node was still selected. The "Terms & Conditions" splash page was displayed (required on every new connection) - the node association and connection performed correctly.

WiFi Sync work this time using the Private Node as selected.

Also I am hoping that the developers planned on the high percentage of WiFi syncs would be performed on unsecured WiFi nodes thus the account credentials are either encrypted or sent over an VPN (encrypted tunnel) and not in clear text.

All in all other than the failure to release the old WiFi SSID, the Wifi sync process work very well.

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Funny that you're having issues with your FJ winter gloves. I tried mine yesterday as an experiment, and had no issues. I did have to press firmly, but everything worked as expected.

 

Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
Ping G410 7wd 20.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (43")
Ping G410 9wd 23.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (42.5")
Ping G410 5h 26 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 70 Stiff
Ping i200 6-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
Ping Glide 3.0 52-12 SS, 56-10 Eye2, and 60-10 SS Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - Ping Z-Z115 Wedge
Odyssey O-Works #7 Tank 38"

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I am new to the SkyGolf family having recently purchased the SX500. I have yet to play a round with it, but in reading the materials both on the companies website and in the box they make clear that the unit needs to have a clear view of the sky. I am a walker, so I wonder how other walkers carry the unit. Belt clip? Cobble together a way to hang it on your bag? Would like your feedback thanks.

 

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An update to my earlier review of the SX400.

Finally got a chance to go out over the weekend.

I was able to use the SX400 with my Winter Gloves, however it was a hit or miss situation. Sometimes the SX400 would respond and sometime it would not - no matter how hard I pressed the screen. So I need to revise my statement regarding the SX400 Not being Glove Friendly. Technically it is Glove Friendly - but not as Glove Friendly as the Touch.

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I played my 40th round with the SX400 yesterday, and I gotta say it's the best SC I've had. Battery continues to impress. I play Monday through Friday, and it's enough to easily get me through the week. The screen is very easy to see. I have the brightness at 40%, and it's no problem even on the sunniest days. The thickness is a bit deep, but I'll accept it given the battery size. The silicon case is definitely worth purchasing. I've dropped it a few times, and there are no visible dings on the unit itself.

Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
Ping G410 7wd 20.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (43")
Ping G410 9wd 23.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (42.5")
Ping G410 5h 26 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 70 Stiff
Ping i200 6-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
Ping Glide 3.0 52-12 SS, 56-10 Eye2, and 60-10 SS Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - Ping Z-Z115 Wedge
Odyssey O-Works #7 Tank 38"

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I need to add a caveat to my statement that my SX500 is glove friendly. After playing the last few weeks in temps starting out in the 30’s, I would have to say that the screen is not very responsive at low temps wearing winter gloves. As the temperatures rise the screen becomes increasingly responsive. Maybe the lack of humidity in the air has something to do with it. Probably not a big deal, since most people have more common sense than me, and wouldn’t play when it’s that cold.

p.s. I cobbled together a screen protector using a screen protector for a Galaxy, so that might affect responsiveness.

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I usually ride and just put in my back pocket when leaving the cart. However, I have this on my bag and is how I store it when not in use. It's just a carabiner attached to my bag and case. I got the case off of Ebay from this guy... [ https://www.ebay.com/itm/SkyCaddie-SX500-CASE-case-only/173995125770?hash=item2882eaec0a:g:UaMAAOSwPPtcr7bo ] It's been like this for almost a year now. HTH

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I picked up an SX400 this week and played with it for the first time today. I found the carrying it in my front pocket frequently resulted in unwanted touches such that the screen would be on a different hole, back to the default start screen, etc., etc. In other words, unlike an iPhone which senses fingertips (skin?), the SX400's screen seems to be quite sensitive to any touch.

Is this what others have found?

I'm not one to wear a belt clip and would, ideally, not want to leave it in a cart drink holder (when riding). How is everyone else "carrying" the SX400 when either riding in a cart, using a push cart, or hoofing it with your carry bag?

Thanks.

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I've been using a silicone skin with belt clip for the SX400, as well as my old Touch previously. The belt clip has generally been mediocre at best. 'Can't remember the number of times it's fallen off. I picked up a nylon phone case, and while it's bulkier, it does a much better job of keeping the unit on my body. The fit is a bit snug, but I'm sure the fabric will loosen over time. It comes with a carabiner, but I'm not sure I want to hang it on my bag.

 

Nylon Belt Pouch

 

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Ping G400 Max 10.5 - Fujikura Vista Pro 65 Flex-X 44.5"
TaylorMade AeroBurner Mini Driver 16 - Matrix Speed RUL-Z 60 Stiff
Ping G410 7wd 20.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (43")
Ping G410 9wd 23.5 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 65 Stiff (42.5")
Ping G410 5h 26 (0 Flat) - Alta CB 70 Stiff
Ping i200 6-P (2 Deg Weak) Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - True Temper X95 S300
Ping Glide 3.0 52-12 SS, 56-10 Eye2, and 60-10 SS Orange Dot (2 Deg Flat) - Ping Z-Z115 Wedge
Odyssey O-Works #7 Tank 38"

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On 10/29/2019 at 4:51 PM, Argonne69 said:

I see that they have a silicon sleeve w/ belt clip available for it. I have one for my Touch, and it helps protect it against small bumps and drops. The SX500 never had a silicon sleeve available.

 

 

Probably exceeds the weight limit lol...  I have the 500, and it's large.  I went with a Scoshe Magnetic Mount and it seems to work ok, but I'm always leery of it going flying if I hit a good bump in the cart.  My fav was the old Callaway Upro - small and color photo's instead of cartoony pics, but it was abandoned by Callaway. :(.

 

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I love my skycaddie X400. It has been a great addition to my game this year. 

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On 7/25/2020 at 12:05 PM, Howie said:

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I'm not one to wear a belt clip and would, ideally, not want to leave it in a cart drink holder (when riding). How is everyone else "carrying" the SX400 when either riding in a cart, using a push cart, or hoofing it with your carry bag?

Thanks.

 

I have the silicone skin with the belt clip button on the back.  When I carry, I attach the belt clip to one of the shoulder straps, attached close to the bag, and the silicone skin snapped into the belt clip.  When I push I use a ClicGear, and the ClicGear GPS holder works very well.  The SX400 in the silicone skin fits right into the slot on the GPS holder, and the belt clip attachment to the skin clicks into the GPS holder securely.  I just have the SX400 loose in the cupholder when I ride.  I would really love for SkyGolf to return to Ram and have a GPS mount made specifically for the SX400.  Luckily, I walk over 80% of my rounds.

 

 

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