Compact New SX400 Joins SkyCaddie’s Ultra-fast GPS Range
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SkyCaddie’s new SX400 gives golfers the powerful features found in the award-winning, Tour-proven SX500 model, in a more compact size.
The SkyCaddie SX400 is available in the UK from October 2019 at RRP £299.95.
Save time and play faster on the golf course with the SX400 and SX500, both with ultra-fast multi-core processors which make them not only golf’s fastest golf GPS units – but also the fastest distance measuring devices golfers can use.
With its 4-inch HD touchscreen the SX400 joins the larger SX500 (5-inch screen) in delivering golf’s quickest and most comprehensive way to measure yardages while providing the best-possible view of every hole you play.
Because both the SX400 and SX500 have Wi-Fi connectivity which literally ‘cuts the cord’ to your computer, you can now wirelessly download SkyCaddie’s very latest course maps and software updates within moments, right before you play.
And here’s great news if you compete in golf events: the new SX400 and the SX500 both conform with the R&A’s legal guidelines for use in competition, after Rule 4.3a(1) was modified in 2019 to allow the use of distance measuring devices during competitive play, unless prohibited under a Local Rule.
Distances to the Pin – and much more
Last year SkyCaddie introduced the features-packed SX500, with the best battery life and the largest, most vivid display in golf.
James Holmes, SkyCaddie’s General Manager UK & Europe, said: “We have included all of the SX500’s advanced stroke-saving features in the SkyCaddie SX400, for golfers wanting a more compact version of this game-changing device.
“To get incredible multi-round battery life, you charge the SX400 through the latest USB-C cable, which is reversible and easy to locate.
“The graphics and interface of the new SX400 are stunning to look at and intuitive to use, and it gives you the same information that tour pros get from their caddies.
“After four wins and dozens of top ten finishes for the SX500 so far on the European senior Staysure Tour,” he continued, “a growing number of elite golfers are now telling us that the features provided by SkyCaddie’s new GPS devices mean that they no longer need their laser or even a yardage book.
“All a golfer has to do is try a single round with the SX400 or SX500, and they will grasp instantly why the Tour golfers are now using them.
“The true clincher, for serious golfers, is that the SX400 and SX500 both have the ability to show today’s pin positions. This most appeals to golfers who previously relied on the limited-vision, single-yardage option which a laser provides.
“The new SX400 and its bigger brother the SX500 both provide all the information the best players in the game need, in a faster and easier way, so they can focus on playing their best golf.
“We believe that SkyCaddie’s SX400 and SX500 are the best-priced, easiest to use, and most features-packed distance measuring devices on the market today.”
Like the SX500, the new SX400 includes a host of patented technology and stroke-saving features developed by SkyCaddie to help users play golf like a pro.
For approach shots to the green, SkyCaddie’s Pin Position feature – found in both the SX400 and SX500 – obsoletes lasers by providing the ability to get distances to today’s pin positions while also getting all the benefits of SkyCaddie’s detailed IntelliGreen and IntelliGreen Pro maps.
Using the SX400’s Pin Position feature is a doddle: you simply customise the pin settings by entering the day’s pin sheet or pin zone information into your SkyCaddie to get accurate yardages to today’s pin position.
And with your pin positions loaded, the new SX400 gives you information only normally available from a tour caddie. Commonly, amateur golfers under-club when hitting into the green, so the SX400’s at-a-glance yardages to the front and back of the green directly over the pin really help you to choose the right club.
Or, if you’re attacking the pin directly, you have the distance to today’s flagstick instantly, on the screen, without having to aim.
Because SkyCaddie mappers have already paced out every detail of the green ahead of you, the SX400 shows you its exact shape, depth and major contours on the green from anywhere on the golf course, filling you with confidence to hit your best shot to the green.
Better, faster decisions as you play
With the SX400 there’s no time wasted in aiming. Instead, Dynamic HoleVue technology automatically presents yardages to every hazard, carry and lay-up point on each hole, from your current angle of attack, with more details and yardages appearing as you zoom in.
With SkyCaddie SX Series devices you see the entire hole instantly, from your exact point of view.
Both devices feature SkyCaddie’s unique IntelliPath Technology, which gives yardages to targets along and beyond your target line, instantly showing you the relevant carry and run-out distances with no need to aim.
This is ideal for planning tee shots over bunkers and around dog-legs, or where you want to stop short of a lake, a ditch or the end of a fairway.
While laser users are spending time making multiple measurements, limited by line-of-sight, SkyCaddie SX series users have already planned their next shot, with instant yardages to all relevant hazards on or near to their target line, and to their intended fairway landing position.
SkyCaddies don’t suffer from blind spots. Even on uphill approach shots to greens where laser users can only see the tip of the flag – or, even worse, where their view is blocked out by trees or fairway contours– the SkyCaddie SX400 gives you every necessary yardage in an instant, including any greenside bunkers which are otherwise invisible due to the lie of the land.
All mapped on foot, all exclusive to SkyCaddie
The SX400’s brilliant display of HD-quality course map graphics is only available to SkyCaddie users.
SkyCaddie does not supply its ultra-detailed golf course maps to any other brand.
Just like the SX500, the SkyCaddie SX400 comes preloaded and “ready-to-play” with over 35,000 exclusive, ground-verified, error-corrected SkyCaddie course maps, created without the short-cuts taken by the competition.
Where other GPS brands rely on aerial photography which is inaccurate and often years out of date, only SkyCaddie creates and frequently updates each course map on foot to record thousands of points with sub-metre precision.
With hundreds of golf course changes mapped on foot by SkyCaddie in the UK each year, the SX400’s convenient and rapid connectivity puts the very latest golf course maps into your hand before every game of golf.
More features, more playability
Like its bigger brother the SX500, the SkyCaddie SX400 also has a host of other features including: Mark Ball, which helps you track how far you hit the ball with each club; Target List View, which displays a quick list of all the targets ahead of you on the hole; Big Number View which gives large, easy-to-see Front, Middle and Back readouts; and Tee Box Selection, Gender Selection, Dual Green Support, a Yards or Metres option, Stat Tracking and a North Indicator.
The SkyCaddie SX400 also offers Digital Scoring options for Strokeplay and Stableford, with handicapping adjustments. You can also track Total Putts and Fairways Hit, and if you turn your SkyCaddie SX400 to the left or right you will see an instant Digital Scorecard in landscape mode.
You also get a host of automated help such as Auto-Course, Auto-Hole Advance and Auto-Zoom, making the SX400 virtually touch-free from the car park to the 18th green.
Design features – body, battery and GPS accuracy
The SX400 comes in a compact, sleek, highly water-resistant body that’s easy to hold or to attach to your golf bag or golf trolley.
Boasting an exceptional battery life of over 20 hours, more than three 18-hole rounds of golf, the SX400 is ready for extended playing time – just like its big brother the SX500.
And by using multi-constellation satellite navigation systems, the SX400 and SX500 provide enhanced accuracy under tough weather conditions or when under tree cover.
Connect to SkyGolf 360
The SkyCaddie SX Series is built around the SkyGolf 360 platform, providing unmatched wireless connectivity for golfers to upload performance data captured during their round. SkyGolf 360 allows golfers to keep all of their performance data in one place, regardless of whether it comes from a SkyCaddie rangefinder, a SkyTrak swing sensor or a SkyTrak launch monitor.
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 needs to improve their performance – with the confidence that their customers are getting the very best solution.
SX400 in Summary
So whether you prefer the largest display in golf with the SkyCaddie SX500, or the more compact SkyCaddie SX400, both devices assure that you have golf’s most-powerful rangefinder, with the most-brilliant screen, from the most-trusted distance-measurement brand in golf, SkyCaddie®.
The SkyCaddie SX400 retails for £299.95 in the UK from October 2019, and comes with a 1-year UK & Ireland Membership (Birdie) as an introductory offer. After your first year, memberships start at just £29.95 per year for the Birdie which gives you hundreds of exclusive ground-mapped course updates each year, ensuring that only SkyCaddie GPS users have the latest, most accurate information about the hole ahead.