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Approach® Series

Rugged, waterproof, high-sensitivity GPS golf devices with thousands of preloaded golf courses. Each device features precise distances to the front, back and middle of the green as well as digital personal scorecard and individual shot distance measuring. Additional devices in the series add feature and capability combinations you can only get with Garmin.

Wearable Intelligence

GPS golf watches pack powerful features into a small package. One glance at your wrist from any point on the course is all it takes to get distances to the green, doglegs and layups.

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Handheld Confidence

Golf handhelds put full-color course maps and advanced features within reach. Get precise distances to greens, layups and doglegs - with some models even adjusting for uphill and downhill shots.

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You'll need to use a computer with a USB port to update course maps on your device.

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Garmin Approach<sup>®</sup> S6

Approach® S6

Our slimmest, lightest GPS golf watch with first-of-its-kind swing metrics built in.

S6 is a feature-packed hi-res color touchscreen GPS golf watch with innovative swing features, such as SwingTempo, TempoTraining and SwingStrength™. Full CourseView maps with 38,000 preloaded international courses with Green View for manual pin positioning, Touch Targeting, and PinPointer blind shot assistance provide better situational awareness during the game.

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Garmin Approach Golf Watches - Color CourseView Maps

Color CourseView Maps

S6 features full-color course views for 38,000 preloaded international courses and a dedicated CourseView button, to get you previews of doglegs, traps and water hazards, green shapes and pin positioning from wherever you are on your favorite course. Touch Targeting allows golfers to touch any point on the display to get the precise distance to that exact spot.

Garmin Approach Golf Watches - Swing Training

Swing Training

Use S6 to train your swing with SwingTempo, TempoTraining and SwingStrength. SwingTempo measures the relationship between backswing and downswing and expresses it as a ratio 3:1 being the ideal ratio, even with individual variations of speed. TempoTrainer uses the 3:1 ratio, guiding golfers with audible tones to fine-tune their tempo during practice. SwingStrength provides golfers with immediate feedback on their power percentage.

Garmin Approach Golf Watches - Tempo Training

Tempo Training

Use S6 to train your swing with SwingTempo and TempoTraining. SwingTempo measures the relationship between upswing and downswing and expresses it as a ratio – 3:1 being the ideal ratio, upswing to downswing, even with individual variations of speed.

Garmin Approach Golf Watches - PinPointer


S6 helps you manage blind shots with the PinPointer feature. Pinpointer tells you the direction to the green even if it’s behind a hill, through some trees or you otherwise can’t see it.

Which wrist worn device is right for you?

Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch

Approach S2

Powerful golf GPS with precise yardage that holds up to 38,000 courses internationally.

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Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch

Approach S3

Touchscreen golf GPS with precise yardages plus GreenView and manual pin positioning.

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Garmin Approach S4 GPS Golf Watch

Approach S4

Touchscreen golf GPS with dedicated Green View button, manual pin positioning and Smart Notification.

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Garmin Approach S5 GPS Golf Watch

Approach S5

Color touchscreen golf GPS with CourseView maps.

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Garmin Approach S6 GPS Golf Watch

Approach S6

Color touchscreen golf GPS with CourseView and swing metrics - SwingTempo, TempoTraining and SwingStrength.

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Course CoverageUp to 38,000 international courses with free updates and additions. No subscriptions. No fees. International International International International International
Yardage to GreenGet the precise distance to the front, middle and back of the green from any point on the course with clear, easy-to-read numbering. Front/Back/Middle Front/Back/Middle Front/Back/Middle Front/Back/Middle Front/Back/Middle
Yardage to Layups/DoglegsShows you the distances you need with yardages to doglegs and other hazards on the course
Digital ScorecardRecord and keep your score with the intuitive par/up/down menu. You can even save, review, share and print your scorecards from your computer using Garmin Connect.
TouchscreenGlove friendly, responsive, capacitive touchscreen that's easy to read in full sun.  
Green View Manual Pin PositioningSee the true shape and layout of the green, where you can touch and drag the pin to the day's location all within the dedicated green view screen.  
Smartphone NotificationGet texts, emails or alerts via Bluetooth® from your iPhone® 4S (or later) right on your watch, even in the middle of the fairway.    
Color CourseView MapsView any course, hole-by-hole, from anywhere on the course or even the clubhouse.      
Swing Power/Tempo TrainingGet immediate feedback on your power percentage and tempo (ratio between upswing and downswing) with built-in features to help you fine tune your timing and consistency.        
PinPointerTells you the direction to the pin, even if you're so deep in the rough you can't see the flag.        
Garmin Approach<sup>®</sup> G7 & G8

Approach® G7 & G8

PlaysLike Distance, Smart Notification and more.

The compact, lightweight Approach G7 and G8 feature multi-touch color displays, PlaysLike Distances for uphill and downhill shots, Smart Notification messaging, PinPointer blind shot assistance (G8), rechargeable 15-hour battery, and Garmin Connect, the sharing and comparing community for golf. In addition, the Approach G8 automatically updates courses with a Wi-Fi connection for no additional charge.

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Garmin Approach Playslike Distance

Playslike Distance

PlaysLike Distance adjusts your flat yardage based on whether your target is uphill or downhill from you. It does all the calculating of where in the arc of the shot (short or long) your ball will hit, relative to flat yardage.

Garmin Approach Smart Phone Notification

Smart Phone Notification

SmartNotification turns your Approach golf device into a wireless (Bluetooth®) extension of your iPhone® 4S and later, displaying texts, emails or alerts from your phone's notifications center, right on your device.

Garmin Approach Keep Score and Analyze Your Game

Keep Score and Analyze Your Game

When the ball drops in the cup, record it on your Approach device's digital scorecard. Later, you can break down your game by downloading your data to your computer and analyzing each shot. Because it has a built-in odometer, you can even see how far you walked during your round.

Garmin Approach Get on the Green

Get on the Green

The Green View feature shows you the true shape and layout of the green so you know exactly where to aim. For even more precise targeting, you can touch and drag the pin to the day's placement.

Which handheld device is right for you?

Garmin Approach G6 GPS Golf Handheld

Approach G6

Color touchscreen handheld golf GPS with 38,000 preloaded international courses.

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Garmin Approach G7 GPS Golf Handheld

Approach G7

Color touchscreen GPS adds PlaysLike Distance, Smart Notification, and Big Numbers Mode.

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Garmin Approach G8 GPS Golf Handheld

Approach G8

Our slimmest, lightest golf GPS adds Playslike Distances, Pinpointer, Club Advice and WiFi.

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Garmin Connect Golf Devices

Store all your Garmin Approach stats in one place. View the details for each round or analyze your cumulative stats over time. It's never been easier to track your progress and share it with friends.

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