GPS - Watch or handheld?

I'm a "both" guy too, or should I say I WAS.  Use the laser, Leupold 3xi for most especially at my own course or one I'm very familiar with, but once in a while you're over that knoll or into the trees and can't get a clear "shot".  Have the cally UPRO, which I liked for unfamiliar courses as it had the overhead shots of the entire hole, so you could see everything.  Just got news that they are dropping everything with that, support, website, updates etc. the end of the year, so it becomes pretty much worthless in the not too distant future.  Not surprising I suppose since their update from the original was a disaster from day one, as much as they tried to make good on it.  Not a fan of the watch, so I'll hope to win enough in the shop to get something else that shows the entire hole.  I expect SkyCaddie to end up dumping their handhelds soon, that have pretty much also NEVER lived up to all the promises and hype they could have or should have, even with all the fees.  The search will go on....................

How about the combo of a GPS App for a smart phone & a GPS watch?

I have an iPhone and have been using the "Golf Shot" App since March of 2012. There is only a 1 time fee for the App and it works well. I've compared its yardage values to GPS hand held units & GPS watches. Always very close, within 1-3 yards.

In 2013 the same company that makes the "Golf Shot" app introduced another App called "Tour Caddie". The main difference between the two is the newer App has a Preview feature that shows the entire hole layout with yardages to bunkers, hazards etc. I find this feature useful when I go to courses that I never played before or courses I infrequently play. The 2 or 3 courses that I play all of the time all  I need is the yardage to the F-M-B then just locate where the pin is. 

The problem is it's becoming a pain dealing with digging out / locating my iPhone from my pocket or the cart every time I want to check the yardage. I see the value of just using a GPS watch, it just takes overall less time and less hassle to figure out the yardage. On the other hand it doesn't give enough info. 

I'm thinking of purchasing the new Bushnell Neo XS GPS watch and using that the majority of the time for basic yardage info. Then I can use one of the Apps on my iPhone as another source if I require more info. 

Either way it sure takes less time then trying to locate the yardage on a sprinkler head and then stepping it off to your ball. 

Great comments and I am hoping that eventually there will be a watch that has hole overview, features of some of the current handhelds, but price would most likely be very expensive. The market is certainly there for the taking. I will use my SkyCaddy SGX and keep an eye open for it's replacement.

I can only use the handheld. I don't play with watches. It feels weird on my wrist, and feels as if it affects my swing. If it actually does or not, who knows. haha Just another superstition. 

After using a Bushnell rangefinder for the first time, a couple seasons back, I realized that NO gps can compare. The accuracy is amazing, to any visible object whether on the course, or the range, which makes it a great practice tool as well. However, I will admit that there are some instances when a gps is more convenient. So, I also have a GPS as a back up that I keep at the ready. I did have a Garmin S5, with all the bells and whistles, but since the battery life is only about two rounds, I found it to be a pain. It rarely gets turned on anymore. Instead, now, I use GolfLogix on my iPhone which works better than most dedicated gps units and will easily stay charged through a round with no problem as long as you turn off the screen between shots. Additionally, if you are like me and keep all your stats, you can track distances on every shot for every club in the bag, call up averages, record Fairways and GIRs, sand shots, up & downs, etc., all of which are quick and easy to do on the fly.

2 guys in my regular foursome wear those bulky gps watches. That's good for me. If I just need a quick distance to the green and don't feel like pulling out my iPhone or rangefinder, I can usually just ask one of them. Between my rangefinder, giving me an accurate distance to virtually anything I can see----be it the back of a bunker, an overhanging tree limb, a cart from the group in front of us, etc.----to my GolfLogix-loaded iPhone, and my buddies' gps watches, I'd have to say, I'm pretty well covered.