My old Sonocaddie V2 (black and white, very basic) is still working fine, but the web site for downloading the courses seems to be down. I tried e-mailing the company and it bounced back, as I figured it would. I believe the company is now gone and suspect the web site will be at some point in the near future as well.
So, I have decided it's time for a new GPS. I tried using my phone and I just don't like it. It takes too long to pick up the phone, unlock it and wait for the GPS signal to catch up and reading it in sunlight can be a problem.
I saw something about the best GPS's for the buck and saw that Garmin has the Approach G10 which is a very basic black and white model that has everything my current GPS has (green middle front back, hazard distances, marking distance to see how far you hit it...), except it has 40,000 courses pre-loaded in it and it has rechargeable batteries that last ~15 hours (my Sonocaddie uses 3 AAA batteries). For ~$130 this seems to be a good fit for me as I don't want/need color display and if I need to see a view of the hole (if I have never played the course), I can always get my phone and get a satellite view of it from there.
Anyone have any feedback that would be helpful?
Keep in mind, I don't want a GPS watch and I prefer GPS over laser rangefinders.