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SkyDroid - Golf GPS

by Goldstein Technologies LLC
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.0.2
  • Scoring and Stats now Available!!!
  • Single player scoring
  • Track stats while you play: #putts, #chips, shot shap, hit fairway, and more
  • Summary stats like Avg putts per round, Avg Score, etc.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004SPBN72
  • Release Date: March 20, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,030 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Turn your Android device into a golf GPS rangefinder
  • Track your score and other stats
  • Download unlimited golf course maps
  • Measure the distance to the front, center, and back of every green
  • Track the distance of your most recent shot
  • See an aerial satellite view of every hole on a course

Product Description
SkyDroid - Golf GPS
Search easily for any golf course
SkyDroid - Golf GPS
Simple settings make for easy tweaks

When you're out on the golf course, it helps to know exactly where and how far you need to hit the ball. SkyDroid uses GPS technology to map the golf course you're playing on, giving you instant, helpful information as you walk the links. This app for your Android device features aerial views of entire golf courses, reveals distances to the front, center, and back of every green, lets you track the distance of your most recent shot, and more.

Charting Your Course

As with any useful tool, simplicity is SkyDroid's greatest strength. Its user interface is easy to navigate, and finding your golf course's map is just a matter of typing its name into the app's search field. If the course's map is listed in the SkyDroid system, you can immediately check out satellite images of each hole (using Google Maps technology) or measure the distances of a particular hole.

If the course you're playing isn't already listed in SkyDroid's network, you can add a map of it yourself using SkyDroid's Course Mapper program. (You'll need to do this from your home computer--this function is not yet available for mobile use--and it only takes a few minutes to get your course entered.)

Chances are good, however, that the course you want to see is already in the system. The map database features thousands of courses and is continuously updated. You can download as many course maps as you wish.

Going the Distance

Having an accurate satellite view of a golf course is nice, but what sets this app apart is its ability to measure distances on the course. At any hole, SkyDroid can tell you the distance from your location to the front, the center, and the back of the green. Perhaps just as important, it shows how far away any water hazards or bunkers are from you. It can also tell you how far your most recent shot went.

Each of these functions is performed on a simple, uncluttered display. After you select a golf course, the app opens to a screen representing the course's first hole. Distance measurements are neatly arranged on one side, a "Zoom" button offers instant satellite imagery of the hole, and it's easy to move from hole to hole by touching arrows at the bottom of the display.


Technical Details

  • Size: 857.3KB
  • Version: 2.0.2
  • Developed By: Goldstein Technologies LLC (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Golf GPS and a Great Value April 1, 2011
I've been using SkyDroid for over a year now. I didn't think it would work, costing only $2, but it works better than most $100 golf GPS's out there.
Every course I've played were already available to download. I haven't had a chance to try to map one myself.
I've found it to be accurate within a couple yards. You have the standard screen showing the major distances in big font. You can change to a map view that you can zoom and pan in. It usually tracks what hole you're on, but sometimes, especially if you switch from app to app, it might get confused.
If you golf and have an Android phone, this is a must have!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App! July 3, 2013
By JC
I have been using SkyDroid on my Android phone for a while now, but joined a private club this year. Went on the course and the yardages for every hole were totally messed up so I stopped using it -- 800 yards to the par 3, yardages growing the closer I got to the hole -- whacky stuff. However I found out that the club had switched the Back 9 with the Front 9 last year; therefore hole 1 was actually 10 and hole 10 was actually 1, etc. Of course it would be messed up!

But I went on the SkyDroid website and remapped the course correctly .. yes, users can easily set the yardages up for any course! It is very easy .. you see a Google-type satellite image of the course and zoom in, mark the front, center, back of each hole for each of the 18 holes. You can also add hazards if you wish. It was actually very easy to do (and fast!) Mapping a new course or updating it is a gift to every golfer who then goes out with SkyDroid and discovers a properly mapped course for their round.

If you understand how the course is mapped (very, very easy!) then you can understand why yardages may be off. Go ahead and fix it for your favorite golf course -- and map your local course yourself!

What a fantastic way to get any golf course into SkyDroid. Brilliant.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best free app yet April 10, 2011
By Jomar
Been wanting to try this still for a while. I have not played a round of golf with it yet but the features and layout look good.

I usually use free caddie pro which seems to have more features, but it also costs ten bucks. This app is a steal at the price it is usually sold and you can't afford not to download this for free.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love its simplicity. June 26, 2013
By Subaru
Great app. Am rating it a 5 because of its simplicity. I don't want to keep score, track my GIR, export my scores or anything else. I just want to get yardage to the green. This does so quickly and accurately. I turn off the scoring option (on the first screen when you start). Course downloads take only seconds, and the app is ready to go as soon as you arrive on course and turn it on. No wait while it gets a fix on its location. It automatically moves from hole to hole when you move from green to tee. Of course, it has scoring and stats features if you want to use them, as well as an aerial photo view, which I haven't used yet. (Golf is hard enough without doing a lot of fiddling with an app, which is why I like the bare-bones simplicity SkyDroid offers.) An added bonus I do use is to measure the distance you hit shots if you want to. Just one click to start measuring when you start walking, then watch the yards count as you move. This feature even works in a big field near my house to test different types of balls. I hit drives with different balls, then write down the yardage they went when I pick them up. (So far nothing beats the NXTExtreme for me.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best alternative to stand alone golf GPS April 2, 2011
I had been looking for an alternative for some time. Decided to give this a try and I've been real happy with the outcome. In my experience the measurements have been accurate and all the courses I've downloaded have been marked well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not always perfect January 22, 2013
I am using this app on my Samsung Galaxy. On a course I play often it doesn't automatically take me to the next hole. Sometimes distances are way off and sometimes right on. Don't know if is app or GPS problem with phone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great at showing distance to pin July 26, 2011
By Mike
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Nice UI for seeing distance to pin and was within 6 feet of Garmin GPS unit. Does not show distance to bunkers or other hazards. The google map view of the hole is almost useless. Overall solution is not near as helpful as a Garmin golf GPS unit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Used to be really accurate on Evo July 4, 2011
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Since upgrading to an Evo 3D the yardage is all over the place.... Not sure if its the phones GPS or software. Hope it gets fixed use to love this app.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very helpful tool at a fraction of the price of an optic rangefinder.
Published 2 days ago by Catherine Culver
2.0 out of 5 stars Look for alternative to SkyDroid
I have some trouble navigating the system. Most of the time when I hit 'play next hole' the system goes back to the beginning to find out what course I am playing, essentially... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Big Mize
5.0 out of 5 stars ... only used it on two courses and it worked great! A few times it...
I've only used it on two courses and it worked great! A few times it was off by 10 yds or more but other than that it was similar to the markings on the courses.
Published 19 days ago by cynthia geroski
5.0 out of 5 stars Best golf freebie in the app store!
Best of its type I have ever seen! Works flawlessly!!
Published 23 days ago by Michael Prosser
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product took the place of a golf device that cost me every year
Published 29 days ago by S. J. Wood
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
not that easy to use
Published 1 month ago by IndyJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy to use; great price
Published 1 month ago by ellen mech
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price
Can't beat this app for the price. Worked as well as some more expensive devices I have seen. Highly recommend.
Published 1 month ago by George
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice!
For my needs this is great. I had purchased another unit and of course it didn't recognize 2 of the nine hole courses at the golf resort I arrived at with my buddies. Panic!!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Paul Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars All you could want
Range, scoring, greens in regulation, club performance, even shot shape. Now if I could only play! Terrific app - very intuitive to use.
Published 2 months ago by MUR
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