RIDGELAND, MS – SkyGolf®, maker of SkyCaddie®, the most-trusted rangefinders in Golf, announces the new SkyCaddie SX550, giving golfers all the same powerful features as the award-winning SX500 but with a lighter, slimmer body and a 5.5-inch screen that is 10% larger than the SX500 screen. The SX550 is shipping now.
“After the tremendous success of the SX500, we made a great design even better with the new SX550,” said Jacqui Surman, SkyGolf Senior VP and COO. “We made the screen larger and housed it in a slimmer body, so you are able to quickly see more, play faster and make better decisions on how to play a hole. With the SX550, you’ll be able to play like a Pro and make the right club selection with everything a caddie would tell you in one simple step and displayed graphically on a stunningly brilliant screen. Nothing else comes close!”
The powerful features of the SX550 are easily tapped with a 5.5″, intuitive touch screen The large HD display combined with HD quality course graphics, only available from SkyCaddie, provide the best view of the most-reliable information in the game to allow you to play your best golf.
The SX550 has a slim feel with a highly water-resistant design. With a large battery, the SX550 is ready for extended playing time for that emergency 9, or even 18 more holes. Using multi-constellation navigation satellite systems, the SX550 provides enhanced accuracy and overall better performance under tough conditions or tree cover.
The SX550 also features Shot Tracking, which allows you to track each shot you play, which clubs you used, how far you hit them, and where you hit them from. Activate Shot Tracking on your SkyCaddie to track your round, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and find out which clubs are helping or hurting your game! After you play, just WiFi Sync and use the in-depth tools to explore your round in detail at SkyGolf 360.
The SX family of rangefinders includes a host of “patented” technology and stroke-saving features developed by SkyCaddie to help its customers play golf like a Pro. It also includes an array of automated features such as Auto-Course Selection, Auto-Hole Advance and Auto-Zoom, making it basically “touch-free” from the parking lot to the 19th hole.
While other GPS products may provide a few calculated layup yardages, the SkyCaddie® SX550 delivers distances to up to 40 geo-referenced targets per hole, all integrated within HoleVue®. Simply double-tap or pinch and zoom HoleVue to reveal instantly the critical distances to all hazards, carries and layups… all verified by SkyGolf’s ground mapping team.
All rangefinders in the SX family feature the new Dynamic HoleVue with IntelliPath Technology that provides the distance to target as well as every other relevant attribute of the course, along and beyond your target line, without aiming a laser. So, now without wasting time to make multiple measurements, such as with a laser, you get distances instantly to all intervening hazards, end of fairways and other shot saving information in an instant to allow you to play like a pro and make the right club selection.
The ultra-fast multi-core processor of the SX550 also drives SkyCaddie’s Dynamic HoleVue™, which automatically re-orients the entire golf hole from your position to the green as you progress from the tee. The new and patented Dynamic HoleVue™ feature rotates the fairway and orients the green from your current position and angle of attack as you move from the tee to the green. Now, you see everything between you and the green instantly without touching a button and get the distances you need to avoid hazards and play your best golf. So, in addition to SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen® technology, golfers can now see the entire hole from their point-of-view.
With SkyCaddie’s patented IntelliGreen® technology, the exact shape of the green automatically rotates to match your angle of approach to provide all of the distances you need to hit more greens and avoid 3-putts. This proprietary feature gives you a chance to turn every shot into a scoring opportunity by providing front carry and back distances, depth of green, and distances to any other point on the green — simultaneously.
SkyCaddie PinPoint® will obsolete lasers by providing the ability to get distances to the pin while getting all the benefits of IntelliGreen. Simply enter pin sheet or zone information into the SkyCaddie® SX550, SX500 or SX400 to get distances to the hole, front, center and back PLUS the depth and true shape green… AND all of this information is on one screen that changes automatically based on your current position and angle of approach from anywhere on the course…whether you can see the flag or not. With the SX Series, you get more information, from more places, easier and faster and without aiming!
Wi-Fi connectivity cuts the cord to streamline application updates and allows golfers to get the latest course information on demand without connecting to a computer. Just like the SX500 and SX400, the SkyCaddie® SX550 comes preloaded and “ready-to-play” with over 35,000 ground-verified, error-corrected courses without the short-cuts taken by the competition. Only SkyCaddie walks each course to record thousands of points with sub-meter precision because we know 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.
More features of the SX550 include: IntelliGreen® Pro that adds the ability to display major tiers, contours, false fronts, and mounds from your angle of approach to the green on selective courses; Shot Distance Measurement to help track how far the ball goes and help golfers to learn club distances; Target List View to give a quick list of all the targets ahead of on the hole; digital scoring options for Stroke and Stableford with handicapping; and Tee Box Selection, Gender Selection, Dual Green Support with a yards or meters option, Stat Tracking and a North Indicator.
As with all SkyGolf e-golf products, the SkyCaddie SX Series 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.
The SkyCaddie SX550 retails for $399.95 in the U.S. and comes with a one-year pre-paid membership with promotional packs. In addition, each new SkyCaddie SX550 purchased in the U.S. comes with a 6-month Consumer Warranty that can be upgraded to a 12-Month SkyCaddie Extended Warranty.
For more information, visit www.skygolf.com.
SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the #1-Rated and Most-Trusted Rangefinder in Golf, is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology specifically designed to help golfers play better and have more fun. The overall mission of SkyGolf is to help golfers play better with better information while respecting the long-standing traditions of the game. By using technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, SkyGolf provides golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences. For more information, visit: www.skygolf.com.
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