SkyGolf®, makers of SkyCaddie®, the #1 rangefinder in golf, have released an update: software version 3.0, also known as the Course & Feature Expansion Package, which includes new features QuickVue™, IntelliGreen® Pro (beta) and HoleVue™ (beta). The New features, available to users of SkyCaddie SG3.5 and SkyCaddie SG5 via software update, provide even greater accuracy and precision while giving more control to the golfer. The update puts professional caddie-level information in your hand with the tools and automation to make golfing better quick and easy.
SG3.5 and SG5 GPS Rangefinder Units
The SkyGolf SkyCaddie SG3.5 and SG5 handheld GPS units are premium golf tools designed to maximize performance through better choices. By giving the golfer exact information on distance and layout, better choices will be made regarding club choice and shot planning, ultimately resulting in better scores, less frustration and faster rates of play.
The SG3.5 and SG5 feature vivid, full-color LCD screens and large rubberized buttons for easy use. The units use the latest GPS technology and provide access to course libraries exceeding 24,000 golf courses! The SG3.5 uses convenient AAA batteries and the SG5 uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, but both offer a full suite of course tools like digital scorecards, ball marking, distance information, course layout imagery and much more.
QuickVue provides a virtual preview of the safest path from the tee to green. With a single glance, golfers know:
- the exact green shape with IntelliGreen
- the total distance from tee to the green
- the shape of the golf hole
- the distance and direction to the perfect fairway position
- the distance remaining from that position for the approach shot to the green.
All information is derived from SkyCaddie’s exclusive TrueGround mapping technology to provide golfer’s with the highest reliability in the industry. QuickVue is available immediately on over 24,000 courses worldwide on SkyCaddie devices supporting this powerful new feature. Unlike most rangefinders relying on satellite imagery that is often outdated and unreliable, SkyCaddie courses are mapped from the ground with survey-grade GPS equipment. QuickVue, powered by TrueGround mapping, is now accessible to SkyCaddie members owning an SG3.5 or SG5 with software version 3.0, also known as the Course & Feature Expansion Package. Note: QuickVue is available for SkyCaddie SG3, SG3.5, SG4 and SG5 models. QuickVue is not available for par 3 holes. QuickVue is not available on courses that include HoleVue.
IntelliGreen Pro (beta release)
IntelliGreen Pro allows you to plan your approach shots with the same critical information and precision used by PGA Tour players! Many greens have elevation changes — upper levels, lower levels, mounds and false fronts – that go undetected by traditional laser rangefinders, do not show up on aerial photography and cannot be seen visually from the golfer’s approach position. With SkyCaddie’s exclusive ground-mapping technology, you’ll know the distances to those parts of the green in order to “dial in” your shots. IntelliGreen Pro (Beta) is a dynamically-enhanced version of IntelliGreen that adds the ability to display:
- major tiers
- false fronts
By simply moving the IntelliGreen crosshairs to the ridge lines on the screen, you’ll get instant distances and depth information to major tiers. A Beta release of IntelliGreen Pro is now accessible to SkyCaddie members with software version 3.0, also known as the Course & Feature Expansion Package. A limited number of SkyCourses with this new feature are currently available for use, during this Beta testing period. Note: Not all greens and not all courses have noteworthy major green contours to require this feature, and in conformance with USGA regulations, SkyCaddie does not factor slopes or gradients into distance calculations.
HoleVue may look like an ordinary golf hole graphic at first glance, but every target on HoleVue has been verified by SkyGolf’s ground mapping, making it the most accurate and reliable golf hole graphical view in handheld GPS. Unlike most rangefinders, which rely on satellite imagery that is often outdated and unreliable, only SkyCaddie walks the course to capture accurate and verifiable data with the permission of over 24,000 participating golf course partners. Although a satellite image may be able to provide an accurate distance measurement on occasion, the problem is that there is no way to authenticate or certify its accuracy without walking the course. In creating HoleVue, SkyGolf marries the very best aerial images with its proprietary ground maps to verify and authenticate every graphic.
By verifying every fairway, bunker and green target, HoleVue allows you to view key areas of the hole, zoom in on every target, and get a closer look at the course and what’s up ahead! All distance calculations are provided exclusively from TrueGround mapping of each hole and target, not from graphic images taken from satellites or flyovers. HoleVue will be available in limited quantities initially, but those quantities will grow rapidly as the hole images are corrected and rectified through our TrueGround mapping process. A Beta release of HoleVue is now accessible to SkyCaddie members with software version 3.0, also known as the Course & Feature Expansion Package. Note: HoleVue is only available for SkyCaddie SG3.5 and SG5 models.
GPS for Golf
GPS handheld rangefinder units have revolutionized golf by giving every golfer the ability to access information previously available only to professional caddies, Tour players and those lucky enough to walk their favorite courses with mapping instruments. SkyGolf SkyCaddie GPS units combine superior hardware with cutting-edge software and course mapping to provide the ultimate golf GPS package. No other brand offers human-walked course mapping, and with the new software update you will have the absolute best and most powerful software available for GPS units.