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Q1. Are there any restricted areas I need to consider when using my Sonocaddie?
Q2. How can I track my driving distance?
Q3. What do I do when my Sonocaddie is not detecting a signal?
Q4. Can I connect my Sonocaddie to other computer devices?
Q5. Why is the distance of the course marker different from the distance measured by Sonocaddie?
Q6. Will I lose my data when the power goes off on my Sonocaddie?
Q7. Do I have to change my tactics to use Sonocaddie?
Q8. Why are the distances shown on Sonocaddie incorrect for each hole on this course?
Q9. May a Committee, by Local Rule, permit the use of distance-measuring devices?
Q10. Warranties and repair policy?
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Q1. Are there any restricted areas I need to consider when using my Sonocaddie?
Sonocaddie can be used on any outdoor golf course in the world, but is not recommend for places undercover. (e.g. driving ranges, indoor courses, etc.) Your Sonocaddie uses the global positioning satellite system, (GPS) and works best in wide, open spaces, regardless of weather. Please refer to the user guide for more details on restricted areas.
Q2. How can I track my driving distance?

Sonocaddie uses the global positioning satellite system. (GPS) Simply press a button to record different the beginning coordinates of your shot and the end coordinates of your shot, and Sonocaddie will accurately calculate the shot distance. Please consult the user guide for more details.

Q3. What do I do when my Sonocaddie is not detecting a signal?
The GPS unit must be used in open-sky area and away from buildings (club house), deep forest, or cliff sides. Otherwise it won't receive GPS signals and will show nothing on the display. After turn-on, there should be a number/bar on the upper-left corner of the screen, which is the number of satellites received. If showing "X", it means no signal.
In addition, it takes several minutes to receive a stable signal after power-up even under open-sky conditions. If there is still no signal, please check your battery life (displayed on the screen). As a last resort, try restarting your Sonocaddie.
If you are on the course, all distance numbers will automatically show on the screen. However the limit of displayed number is set to 999 yards. Therefore any distance beyond 999 yard will show 999 only. If the distance shows "─ ─" when the satellite is available, it means that the distance within 0~5 yards.
Furthermore, please make sure your downloading information with GPS information.
These pictures " " indicate the current status of the selected golf coures.
 
Q4. Can I connect my Sonocaddie to other computer devices?
Apart from the computer systems approved by Sonocaddie, we do not provide any assurances, and advise against attempting to connect it to any non-approved devices.
Q5. Why is the distance of the course marker different from the distance measured by Sonocaddie?
1. First, please make sure that the distance unit either in Sonocaddie or the course is the same one. If they are different, please go to 'Settings' in main menu and select "Yard" or "Meter as the right unit.
2. Some courses measure the distances by using laser equipment. If the Green and Tee box are not at the same horizontal level, the yardage numbers could be different from the one of Sonocaddie. Most of Golf GPS devices measure the distance only in horizontal level, which is more useful for golfers than straight-line of laser unit.

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GPS Golf device measures the distance of 'C' which is shorter than the 'B' of laser equipment

3. Some courses measure the distance from tee box to the green along the middle line of fairway. For example, the distance on the tee marker or scorecard shows 410 yards, but Sonocaddie only shows 380 yards. The figure below shows why.
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Q6. Will I lose my data when the power goes off on my Sonocaddie?
All the data you store in your Sonocaddie will never be lost unless you edit or erase the data on purpose.
Q7. Do I have to change my tactics to use Sonocaddie?
No. Sonocaddie provides all the information you need on the golf course (distance to greens, obstacles, hazards, driving distances, etc.) as well as a Scorecard function to calculate your scores. So there's no need to change any of your tactics, except maybe to concentrate on getting better.
Q8. Why are the distances shown on Sonocaddie incorrect for each hole on this course?
Please check the GPS reception on the GPS Status screen at the time to be sure you have at least 6 stable satellite signals. Also check the Settings menu (Wrench icon) to be sure the distance units (yard or meter) are correct.
In addition, the distance in GPS device is not related to the locations of tee boxes-The distance is calculated based on the difference between the apparent position and the known position. The apparent position is the moveable location of the GPS device which receives the signal.
The known position is fixed and is the coordinates, such as bunker and green, downloaded from the database of website. Therefore when you stand by the tee box (apparent position of GPS device you carry), the unit will calculate the distance between you and the green (known position).
Q9. May a Committee, by Local Rule, permit the use of distance-measuring devices?
According to R&A and USGA ruling - 14-3/0.5 Local Rule Permitting Use of Distance-Measuring Device Yes. A Committee may establish a Local Rule allowing players to use devices that measure distance only. However, the use of devices that gauge or measure other conditions that might affect a player's play (e.g., wind or gradient) is not permitted.
Q10. Warranties and repair policy?
Warranties

Warranty is 90 days from the original date of purchase. Within the warranty period, optional extended warranty may be purchased to extend the manufacturer's warranty. Please refer to the membership plan for more details. The extended warranty is only available for the Sonocaddie unit and does not include accessories and components. Under the Warranty, any repair or replacement of the product will be covered by Sonocaddie at no charge for parts or labor.

To obtain a warranty service, purchaser must require a RMA number and return the item postpaid with the proof the original purchase date and return to the address. Please email to sales@sonocaddie.com to require a RMA number and further information.

The above warranty does not cover any damage caused by accident, improper use, misuse or other human errors, and defects from installation and batteries. Our warranty service departments will double check the item if the unit is valid for warranty service.

With invalid warranty service or period, purchaser will be notified all the cost for parts, labor, and shipping cost. Therefore, please contact our warranty service department for further details.

Shipping Policy

*Shipping & handling, taxes will be shown during checkout before you place your final order.

United State/ Canada
*Per unit (Not refundable)
* Business shipping day does not include weekends and holidays and take approximately 7 working days depends on the area.

International
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* Business shipping day does not include weekends and holidays and take approximately 7 working days depends on the area.
* Sonocaddie products are shipped via DHL Express / mailing service or other methods Sonostar assigned.

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