SkyCaddie Breeze GPS Rangefinder review
05 Dec 2012
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
see also: Equipment Reviews
A recent trip to Jamaica was the perfect
excuse for me to get to know my SkyCaddie
It was my first trip to the island and the
courses on the agenda were completely
unknown to me. Simply put, I needed
the new SkyCaddie Breeze for any success on
The Breeze, the latest offering from leading
golf rangefinder manufacturer SkyGolf, was the
perfect companion for my trip.
OUT OF THE BOX READINESS
For fans of 'ready golf', the Breeze is, well, a
breeze. A quick charge is all that's required to
get the basic features available through the
rangefinder. Without activating, signing up,
loading, syncing or otherwise adding more
tasks to your to-do list, you can simply turn on
the SkyCaddie Breeze, find your course and
get accurate yardage reports from tee to
The Breeze comes loaded with up to 30,000
courses and is ready and available to offer
green distances for each. The measurements,
of course, help you discover just how far you
hit --- or need to hit --- each club.
CONTINUAL UPDATES --- WITH NO
Perhaps the biggest complaint with mobile
applications serving as GPS rangefinders is the
lag. Often times, the yardage takes up to a
minute to accurately update once you're at
your golf ball and preparing for your next shot.
And, as any golfer can attest, the last thing
you need is to be thrown off your rhythm and
questioning your true yardage.
The Breeze is constantly and quickly updating
its distance measurements through the omni-
directional high-performance GPS antenna. The
result, of course, is accurate and clear
readings whether you're still or moving ---
even in a cart! --- and a quick and accurate
reading once you're preparing for your next
An added bonus for me was the automatic hole
advance. The Breeze will automatically
advance to the next hole once you've
approached the green on the previous hole.
This feature, of course, is even better
following a three-putt...
Breeze offers easy-to-read distances to the
front, back and middle of the green.
PHYSICAL DESIGN IS TOP NOTCH
While it shouldn't bear much of a meaning on
the product's output, the sharp, sleek and
Apple-like design of the SkyCaddie Breeze is an
The breeze is lightweight, yet durable enough
to withstand a bumpy ride in a cart or the
rigors of walking, tossing and coming in and
out of the golf bag.
Additionally, the battery life is something I
noticed quckly. With my former rangefinder
experience coming in the form of mobile apps, I
was cautious of the battery life the Breeze
would provide on a single charge. Anyone with
an Android-powered GPS app knows well that
you should make all your phone calls and text
messages prior to your round because it's likely
you won't have any battery life remaining
The Breeze worked well, though, lasting
through a lengthy 18-hole round. Plus, I still
had full cell battery!
While the SkyCaddie Breeze comes out of the
box with the basic function of reading distance
to the green, SkyGolf upgrade options include
a plethora of coverage.
Once you've activated and synced your
Breeze, SkyGolf offers three separate 'packs'
The BREEZE Feature Pack 1 includes a target
list, which displays distances to hazards,
carries and layups and IntelliGreen Technology,
which offers golfers the exact shape of the
green from their angle of approach.
The BREEZE Feature Pack 2 includes the
features mentioned above along with
'QuickVue', a virtual preview of the hole shape
from tee to green and an interactive feature
called HoleVue with zoom technology, which
measures your distance to any point on the
Finally, the BREEZE Feature Pack 3 includes all
of the features in Packs 1 and 2 along with
Dynamic RangeVue, which helps speed up club
selection and PinPoint Technology, which adds
sheet positions and green zones to help dial in
the exact distance to the flag.
To learn more about the SkyCaddie Breeze or
any other SkyGolf product, visit SkyGolf.com.