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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:47 pm 
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Just got a GB WTX GPS watch. My old Garmin finally died. Really liked the Garmin, worked great. Did some research and the GB rated very well. The Golf Buddy WTX takes forever to pick up a signal. Tried at 3 courses with the same result. Played 9 holes finally connected on the 7th hole!! then it lost the signal on the 9th hole. Did the computer reprograming. Took an hour and 20 minutes with the same results. VERY disappointed. Guess I'll be sending it back in. Anyone else have one?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:47 pm 
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Crap. I just bought the Golf Buddy VTX. Will be trying it for the first time on Thursday. Fingers crossed.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:07 am 
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jeffmb wrote:
Crap. I just bought the Golf Buddy VTX. Will be trying it for the first time on Thursday. Fingers crossed.

Please let me know your experience. Maybe mine was a lemon.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:52 am 
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With today's technology, any GPS that doesn't lock up in a minute is not worth
having, OR it is in a place where no signals get to it. Since you were out playing
golf, I'll bet you had plenty of signal.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:24 am 
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kramden wrote:
jeffmb wrote:
Crap. I just bought the Golf Buddy VTX. Will be trying it for the first time on Thursday. Fingers crossed.

Please let me know your experience. Maybe mine was a lemon.

Preliminary report looks promising. The third green is 75 yards behind my house. I went out my back door and the unit pulled up the course in about 30 seconds. I was able to navigate to the third hole easily and pull up the yardage to the front/center/back. Tomorrow will be the real world test. So far my biggest complaint is the "voice" feature. It is so low and inaudible that it's virtually useless. **Update** Turns out the voice feature works quite well. Not sure what happened but the unit is now loud and clear so much so that I had to lower the volume. Still don't really use the voice feature but it does work well if someone needed it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:51 pm 
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jeffmb wrote:
kramden wrote:
jeffmb wrote:
Crap. I just bought the Golf Buddy VTX. Will be trying it for the first time on Thursday. Fingers crossed.

Please let me know your experience. Maybe mine was a lemon.

Preliminary report looks promising. The third green is 75 yards behind my house. I went out my back door and the unit pulled up the course in about 30 seconds. I was able to navigate to the third hole easily and pull up the yardage to the front/center/back. Tomorrow will be the real world test. So far my biggest complaint is the "voice" feature. It is so low and inaudible that it's virtually useless.
Yours is better than mine Jeff. And yes, used it at 4 courses so far so the signal can't be bad at all of them.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:34 pm 
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Just finished my first round with the VTX and I have to give it an A-. The minus is because the voice feature is basically useless unless you hold it close to your ear and the "instructions" are lacking. Really don't need the voice because the distances are easy to see on the screen. It picked up distances accurately and quickly which is what it's supposed to do. About 3 1/2 hours of use and still had 90% battery life left. I like it. Especially for what I paid for it. So much better than approximating distances or searching for sprinkler heads.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:23 am 
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Sent mine back in. Wait and see if it comes back working this time.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:25 am 
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I don’t play golf. What do you use the GPS for?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:38 pm 
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Golfer's.....talk about targets of opportunity.
Add some of the gear they use, GPS is a great
example.......oh man....nope not gonna do it.
Dave


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:52 pm 
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Kevin wrote:
I don’t play golf. What do you use the GPS for?
Show distance to the next hole , hazards, course terrain etc. Had a Garmin that worked great but so far this one is useless.


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