SkyCaddie’s award-winning LX5 GPS Smart Watch launches in the UK

SkyCaddie, makers of the most-trusted rangefinders in golf, announces the new LX5 GPS Smart Watch which packs golf’s only truly comprehensive ground-mapped course data into the game’s largest and most-brilliant wearable HD colour touch screen at 1.39 inches.

The new LX5, which is available in the UK from late June 2020, features next-generation technology including powerful and popular features which are exclusive to SkyCaddie, such as HoleVue® and IntelliGreen® Pro in high definition.

It’s the closest thing to having one of SkyCaddie’s award-winning SX500 and SX400 rangefinders on your wrist.  

“The LX5 is SkyCaddie’s most powerful wearable GPS rangefinder yet,” said James Holmes, SkyCaddie General Manager UK & Europe. “It is packed with stroke-saving technology and includes most of the dynamic features which golfers rave about in our award-winning SX500 and SX400 handhelds.

“The LX5 gives you golf’s most accurate and up-to-date golf course information on your wrist. It’s also lightweight and looks great, making it a versatile watch for everyday use both on and off the course.”

The new SkyCaddie LX5 has already received the 2020 Editor’s Choice award from Golf Monthly. “To cram in similar features and the level of detail we see on the SkyCaddie SX400 in a GPS watch is an impressive feat,” said the magazine.

Using the same latest technology as found in its award-winning SX family of rangefinders, SkyCaddie’s new LX5 is driven by a powerful multicore processor and a simple touchscreen interface which rapidly delivers the best wearable HD golf graphics now available.

With the LX5 you can Zoom and Pan across the image to get all the details and distances you need to play your best golf – and all from your wrist. Plus, the responsive and easy-to-use LX5 interface makes navigating intuitive and almost touch-free, while you are out on the golf course.

The SkyCaddie LX5 features SkyCaddie’s proprietary HoleVue® technology, which delivers distances to any point on the hole in HD course graphics which are the most detailed in golf, providing the most stunning visuals of each hole.

Swiping the generous-sized LX5 touchscreen reveals critical distances to all hazards, carries and layups, all verified on foot by SkyGolf’s ground-mapping teams.

The LX5’s spectacular, full-colour HD HoleVue® screens show you everything between you and the green instantly without touching a button, giving you the distances you need to plan your next shot and avoid hazards – even if you can’t see them from where you are standing.

Hit more greens and avoid three-putting with SkyCaddie’s patented and exclusive IntelliGreen® Pro technology, wherein the LX5 automatically rotates the exact shape of the green to match your angle of approach, showing you major contours and giving you the distances you need from your line of attack.

Even if you can’t see the putting surface your LX5 turns every approach shot into a scoring opportunity by providing the exact shape of the green plus front, carry and back distances and the distance to any other point on the green simultaneously.

Try doing that with a laser!

The LX5 also enables you to quickly select the best club for every shot with RangeVue®, which provides multiple yardage arcs that overlay fairway landing areas and greens.

Preloaded with over 35,000 ground-verified, full-colour HD SkyCaddie course maps – unavailable on any other GPS watch – the SkyCaddie LX5 GPS Smart Watch is ready to go out of the box, with a three-year premium Worldwide Membership at no extra charge.

The LX5 is loaded with robust connectivity such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi which allow you to sync your scores and stats wirelessly with SkyGolf 360.

Plus, unlike other GPS rangefinders, there is no waiting for an entire course library to be updated.  With SkyCaddie you receive almost immediate access to the thousands of updates made each year to the course library. Such course updates are posted daily so you get real-time updates of your favourite courses each time you connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi.

To get started simply register your new LX5 on the web or via the SkyCaddie Mobile App, then Sync it via WiFi to get the latest golf course and software updates.

The LX5 is water-resistant and boasts a hi-capacity rechargeable Li-Polymer battery that lasts up to two rounds and more than three days in time mode. It allows you to score as you play and track stats such as total score, total putts, fairway hit or miss, greens in regulation and much more.

More LX5 features include: measuring how far you hit each shot to learn club distances, multiple tee box options, gender selection, yards or meters option, digital scorecard and multi-constellation navigation satellite capability to enhance GPS tracking.

Two user-replaceable, soft-touch silicone bands are included with your SkyCaddie LX5 for comfort and best fit.  And away from the golf course the LX5 also offers multiple watch faces and time-related functions, plus a Heart Rate Monitor and Step Counter with Distance Walked.

As with all current SkyGolf products, the SkyCaddie LX5 is built around the SkyGolf 360 Cloud platform, providing unmatched wireless connectivity for golfers to upload performance data captured during their round. SkyGolf 360 allows golfers to keep all performance data regardless of whether it comes from a rangefinder, a swing sensor, a performance tracker or a launch monitor in one place rather than scattered among various competitors with incompatible platforms.  A single platform is not only to the golfer’s advantage, but it is also to the advantage of a teacher, PGA Professional or reseller to be able to offer all the tools a golfer can need to improve their performance from one source with the confidence their customers are getting the very best solution.

SkyCaddie is golf’s only GPS brand which creates and updates every UK golf course map on foot, recording thousands of points per course with sub-meter precision, with professional course mappers using survey-quality equipment. The resulting maps are accessible by SkyCaddie users only.

SkyCaddie knows that you cannot trust your club if you cannot trust your distances. Knowing and trusting critical distances lets you manage your game and eliminate those high scores from your scorecard.

The SkyCaddie LX5 GPS Smart Watch retails for just £299.95 (€349.95), including a three-year premium Worldwide Membership.

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