What’s the Best Garmin Golf Watch for Me?

Take your golf game to the next level with a Garmin golf watch with GPS.

Who’s ready to hit the links? Whether you golf for a living or just for fun with friends, you’ll want to consider getting a leg up on the competition with a Garmin GPS golf watch before you aim for the fairway.

From the innovative Garmin Approach® product line to the award-winning MARQ® Golfer, you have a variety of options. But not to worry — we’re here to help you decide which feature-packed watch makes the most sense for you and your golf game.

For golfers looking to cover the basics with their golf watch:

Approach® S12At an entry-level price point, this golf watch with GPS is value-packed with up to 30 hours of battery life — allowing your game to outlast the day’s sunlight. It comes with a high-resolution and easy-to-read screen — even on those extra sunny days — and more than 43,000 preloaded golf courses. Curious about how far you are from the hole? You can quickly reference the front, middle and back of the green to give you an edge. If you’re the competitive type, ditch the scorecard and keep score directly on the Garmin Golf app1.

For on and off the course:

Approach® S42Enjoy the same features that come with the S12 but take it to the next level with the S42, which provides a stunning color display and a design that looks good on and off the course. Also, enjoy AutoShot game tracking2, which automatically records the distance of detected shots — excluding putt and chip shots. With green view, fully understand each green’s true shape from anywhere on the course. You’ll quickly realize the S42 is worth wearing off the course because it comes with everyday activity tracking features3 such as steps, move bar, vibration alerts, calories and more. Plus, stay in touch and stay fit with smart notifications4 and built-in sports apps.

Approach® S70This one is the brightest of the Approach bunch. A premium GPS golf watch with a 1.2” or 1.4” superbright AMOLED touchscreen display, the S70 comes in two sizes and can help you improve your game on and off the course. It boasts the improved virtual caddie feature (shoutout to the dispersion chart that displays hazards depending on club choice) and enhanced PlaysLike Distance feature, which notes how far each shot is truly playing with yardage adjusted for elevation changes and conditions. Plus, understanding slopes on the green has never been easier with green contour data (available with an active Garmin Golf™ membership). Combine it all with preloaded fitness apps for strength, HITT, running and more, and just like that, you have a complete golf smartwatch that can improve your game on and off the course.

For those who love luxury and all of the features:

MARQ® Golfer (Gen 2) and MARQ® Golfer (Gen 2) – Carbon EditionIf you demand the finest and most modern golf watch, the MARQ® Golfer titanium and carbon editions are right up your alley… or fairway, shall we say? The MARQ Golfer is built of grade-5 titanium with a domed sapphire lens to provide a crystal-clear view of the stunning AMOLED display, and it features a tritone green jacquard-weave nylon strap. Meanwhile, the carbon edition features a 46 mm case made from Fused Carbon Fiber™ material, a domed sapphire lens and a perforated FKM leather hybrid strap. With both MARQ watches, get up to 16 days of battery life in smartwatch mode so you never have to worry about losing a charge. Plus, hit your peak golf performance with the virtual caddie, green contour data, club tracking and more. Furthermore, track your sleep and heart rate3 and hit the gym with countless health and wellness features. Quite frankly, these golf watches are loaded, and it’s clear — you’re well on your way to victory.

Have a better idea now of which Garmin golf watch is right for you? Shop here.

1Requires app on your compatible smartphone paired to the Approach S12
2Lie and ball contact may affect shot tracking. Putts are not tracked. Some shots, particularly chip shots around the green, may not be tracked.
3See Garmin.com/ataccuracy
4When paired with your compatible smartphone