Jamie Kennedy
By Jamie Kennedy

Having good touch when playing golf can be a real asset. The folks at SkyCaddie believe having their Touch can be an even greater asset.

The Touch is the latest handheld GPS device from SkyCaddie. With the ability to give players detailed distance information on a hi-resolution, sunlight readable, colour display, to over 34,000 pre-loading courses, as well as tracking scores and stats, SkyCaddie believe the Touch is the "most state-of-the-art rangefinder in golf".

SkyCaddie Touch

“At SkyGolf, we pride ourselves in providing the most advanced technology and the most accurate and reliable distance information to golfers of all skill levels around the world." said SkyGolf's CEO Richard Edmonson. "The introduction of the TOUCH gives golfers access to the most state-of-the-art rangefinder in golf and demonstrates our continuing commitment to help golfers play smarter, play better, play faster and have more fun.”

In addition to the more than 34,000 courses already loaded on the device, players can also download and store up to 100 HD courses. Thanks to SkyCaddie's "onDemand" feature, players can choose the courses they play the most and display them in HD graphics. SkyCaddie say it is "like stepping up from standard definition TV in 480p to HD in 1080p."

The onDemand feature will also keep the course maps on your Touch device up to date with the latest changes measured by SkyCaddie's mappers, who walk each course in the database.

SkyCaddie Mapper

Whatever course you choose to play, the Touch will automatically recognise you location and produce distances to the front, middle and back of the green, as well as the ability to touch the screen and select find the distance to any layup area or choose exactly where the pin is located.

So imagine you are playing a dogleg and want to know either how far it is to the centre of the fairway and what that will leave you to the green, simply touch the screen and the device will display both distances, as seen in the middle image below or large image at the top.

SkyCaddie Touch Trio

Also seen in that image, is SkyCaddie's RangeVue technology. This allows the Touch to overlay multiple yardage arcs on the fairway giving you a clearer idea of distances and the best way to play the hole. SkyCaddie's TrueGround Target List goes further still, providing players with yardages to hazards, lay-up areas, carries, bunkers and more.

As well as detailed distance information the SkyCaddie Touch can keep score of multiple players, track stats such as greens in regulations and fairways, as well as measuring individual shot distances, round times and distances covered.

Thanks to its new Bluetooth feature, players can take those scores and stats and upload them, wirelessly, using SkyGolf's new mobile app. Players can download the app for free on almost all Smartphones including iOS and Android devices.

Whilst the SkyCaddie Touch does require a SkyGolf subscription, if you register your device within 30 days of first turning it on, you get your first year's subscription free.

SkyCaddie Touch Features

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SkyCaddie Touch Golf GPS Rangefinder - Product Details

Launch UK30 January 2014
Launch RRP£329.95
Device TypeGPS Handheld
ElevationNo
Shot MeasurementYes
ScoringYes
Power OptionsRechargeable
SubscriptionYes
DimensionsWidth: 58mm, Height: 101mm, Depth: 17mm
Screen SizeHeight: 76mm
Device Weight110 grams
Course Capacity34,000
Manufacturer's WebsiteSkyCaddie Website

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