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Sonocaddie V500 Review
The Sonocaddie V500 is a superior golf GPS, ready to play, and is pre-loaded with thousands of courses. Some of the key features of the Sonocaddie V500: shows relative positions of the holes, targets and course hazards no matter what the weather conditions.
Overall Consumer Rating 6.4/10
From Golfers that Use the Sonocaddie V500
This come with all the best features from other GPRS models rolled in a single unit. It does it all as it has a wide database of courses, no annual fees, pre loaded layouts and a touch screen.
Jack McCormack – Amazon.com
It has a ton of useful features but I was impressed with ability to get distance to a certain target via touching the screen. It is a snap to use.
N.Unsworth – Amazon
I loved the free satellite images, accurate distances and full layouts and the fact that you do not have to download anything.
Mimicent on Amazon
Although it has all the features that I would like in a GPRS device, it is quite pricey which left me thinking whether it was really worth it to make the purchase.
Overall Consumer Rating 6.4/10
Sonocaddie V500 Features
The Sonocaddie V500 has a Yardgage guide and preloaded color course. This eliminates the tiresome process of downloading by preloading all the available mapped courses in your country. This provides the golfers with precise distance information on the course. Distances on important targets are also updated on the Sonocaddie V500 as the player moves to the next level.
3 inch sunlight viewable touch screen- the Sonocaddie V500 features a backlight high resolution screen that can be viewed even when there is too much sunlight. The touch screen allows the users to touch any point of the satellite image /color layout of the hole. This way you are able to see the distance from the point immediately as well as the distance from the point to the green.
Game analysis and digital score card- The Sonocaddie V500 gets rid of the need for a person to get a paper scorecard as it automatically calculates the entire score with a touch of the button. When you reach the end of 18, the device presents a summary of the complete round with the score and statistics.
Personalized course information- This feature makes it possible to make correction or changes on the Sonocaddie V500 immediately. This makes it possible to make changes to a given course information, delete or add some reference points because the course can change over time.
Track the game- The Sonocaddie V500 records locations for the various shots on the screen. It can also automatically trace the waypoints during the rounds. All the information can be stored in the device for a person to view the rounds some other day.
Satellite imagery- this is one of the optional feature of the Sonocaddie V500- this allows an individual to see the real information with yardage information as they are playing. The images are normally adjusted to fit one screen on the device.
Note: Requires XP/ Vista/ Windows 7 (Apple Macintosh is not supported) and 12 MB or more hard disk space
Included in the box: Sonocaddie V500
Sonocaddie V500 Review Summary
A not very impressive follow up to the popular v300 model. This unit received mediocre reviews. Also be aware that it will not be compatible with an Apple computer. While the unit does not have annual fees for basic usage, to activate the fly-overs on every hole, there is an extra fee required.