I am new to astronomy. The Sky Scout is a lot of fun. After wondering for some time which stars I was looking at every night, I bought the Sky Scout.
I already had a powerful spotting scope, so I just ask tit o find "tonights best objects (planets, stars, nebula, etc)" and it points the way. I then lay it on top of the scope to get the scope sighted on the object and let it tell me about what I am looking at. When done with the first object the scout arrows point the way to the next object and so on. It will also point you to anything you may wish to look by locating the name on the internal list or if you just point it at something, what it is called.
My family andI have now seen the rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter and dozens of other objects I had no idea one could really see with binoculars or a small scope just by asking the sky scout where to look. Amazing. I would buy it again in and plan to buy others as gifts.
Pros: Ease of use, accuracy
Cons: need to move head to read display
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.