Originally Posted by casmer
GolfTraxx is definitely good and those guys are great to work with.
I have found more pleasure using all season long this year TeeDroid - TeeDroid Mobile Phone Golf Caddy System
. It has a great interface, allows you to keep score for your round. Will track shot distances and give you average putts per round and all kinds of stats. It is only 19.95/year or you can end up with a free subscription by mapping your own courses.
The big difference with TeeDroid and with some others is the statistical tracking, the price, and the ease of adding and using courses. I can map a course, Front/Middle/Back of greens AND trouble zones (traps, water, etc) and immediately upload it to the TeeDroid website. If my course already exists when I get to the course all I do is say "Find Courses Near My Location" and it will show it in the list and I start my round. The was he has it setup to map a course is very useful as well allowing you to take full advantage of Google Earth's built in functions. You don't just map a point for beginning of sandtrap and give it the same name for the end of santrap, but you can use the points, paths, and polygons for mapping out your entire course.
Finn, the developer for TeeDroid, is absolutely awesome to work with. He will email out questions/suggestions to people and take their feedback and incorporate it back into the product very quickly.
This has been my best app loaded on my BlackBerry this year. I also had a chance to use a SkyCaddie for a round while I was using TeeDroid and I would take TeeDroid over SkyCadding 10 out of 10 times. There may be the case where you cannot get phone service and if you haven't downloaded the entire course details that you would need a GPS only type of device, but I haven't experienced thatyet.
Try out TeeDroid, I know you will not be disappointed. Let me know if you have any questions and I will try to answer them if I can.
thanks for the good review
As noted you can map your own course using Google Earth and use extended features for landmarks - plus you can preview coordinates online: see example
. This means you get 3 flavors of landmarks: single point (1 distance), reach/carry (2 distances), and area (4 corners + center). Area landmarks are used for things like a creek crossing the fairway diagonally.
We review all courses submitted through the website. However, as soon as you have uploaded it you can yourself use it. On your phone you can search by your current location which pulls down a paged list of all the courses within 150 miles ordered by distance from your location. Or you can search by course/club name, city, state, and country.
There is also the ability to track your stats, stats tracking come in 2 modes:
Manual Score - this lets you enter score, putts, GiR, fairway hit, scrambling, and sandsaves. You can then post the score to the server for aggregate statistics.
Play-by-Play - this is for the user that wants the extra detail. It lets you track each stroke individually. You set the a) tee location, then b) select club used, and c) set the result (fairway, green, rough etc). Repeat b & c until in the hole. Unless you are on the green, then it skips club selection, or you can enter all putts at once. The application associates your location with the data (tee + set result) and calculates the distance you hit your clubs. You can then access the data online, see my stats
If you just want to use the rangefinding capabilities, just select manual score when starting a round and ignore the inputs for score/stats. If you are interested in the features for Play-by-Play view the instructional video
TeeDroid comes with a 15 day free trial, just register for an account
and install the application on your phone and you are set to go.
Good luck out on the course,