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Callaway uPro MX+
on June 5, 2012
I have been using the uPro MX+ for awhile now and have found it to be a neat and fairly useful gadget.
Small size. Fits in your pocket and is relatively unobtrusive while swinging your golf club.
Good GPS. Seems to lock quickly and be fairly accurate. Comparisons with laser derived distances have been within a few yards.
uExplore Website. The ability to upload scorecards and analyze your Fairways and Greens in Regulation can be interesting and fun. Flyovers and the option to explore courses on your computer is nice to prepare for upcoming rounds on unfamiliar courses. It's a lot easier to see the detail here than on the device as well.
Scorecard. It's nice to use your device to keep score. You can score for all the members of your group if you choose.
uPro Course Downloads. Included with the price of purchase.
Small size. The screen is pretty small and the resolution is good but not great. For those of us with not perfect eyesight, seeing the screen detail can be challenging at times. Be advised, if you wear polarized sunglasses while you play, they will effectively block out the screen image so you can't see it at all.
Battery Life. This is truly a one round machine, if you don't mind charging after every 18 holes maybe this won't be an issue.
Docking Cable. Seems to be a standard peripheral micro to USB, but mine is a challenge to plug in (device side micro plug) every time.
Anypoint Distance feature. Clunky to use and very challenging to get accurate distances with this. A large part of the problem is the form factor of this device is so small. Manipulating the optical pointer and then actually getting the right spot on the map is such a feat, I don't use it.
Touch screen. Again, form factor (size) of device does not help. I repeatedly find myself jabbing a my finger to the screen to try to get the right spot to get my selection. This seemed to get a little better the more I did it.
Flyover. Although this can be useful, the resolution isn't that hot.
Sync/Charge. Device does not seem to be able to sync and charge at the same time, you have to pick one or the other when you plug it in to your computer. Also, you have to tell it whether you're plugging into a Mac or PC every time. Really? Sync screen freezes on device once plugged in (the sync seems to work just fine however).
Overall, not a bad little golf GPS. A few of my noted issues could probably be solved via a firmware update. It does make me wonder though, why the majority of this units functionality couldn't be built into an app for the iPhone. Obviously the hardware is all there already, the display is larger, the display is better quality and higher resolution, the touch functionality is superior, the sync/charge process would be better, and everyone in the world already has one... As Alton Brown would say, nobody likes a uni-tasker. Actually, how 'bout build the uExplore out with some of the handheld features and make it an iPad app...Yup, that would be me, the dork with an iPad mounted to his push cart, ruling the links like Mr. Data on the bridge of the Enterprise.
Callaway are you out there??