UK January 23, 2018 – Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Approach X10, a comfortable golf band that comes preloaded with data for over 41,000 courses around the world. Golfers of all levels can easily see precise distances to the front, back and middle of the green, as well as hazards on the touch-screen display.
“The Approach X10 is a simple and intuitive band perfect for beginners just starting to learn the game, or for avid golfers who want a fundamental golf band used exclusively on the course,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Even if you’ve never played the course before, the Approach X10 will give you the tools to swing with confidence.”
With the Approach X10, players will know the distance to the front, back and middle of the green. The band will display layups, doglegs and hazards like bunkers and water on over 41,000 pre-loaded courses worldwide, which include free lifetime course updates. This device will automatically transition holes as users move from one to another. Additionally, it will keep track of stats such as greens in regulation, putts and fairways, and measure shot distance. Thanks to the Approach X10‘s Green View display, players will know the layout of the green, and they can easily position the pin on the touch-screen to that day’s location for an accurate shot selection.
To add another level of fun and competition, the Approach X10 is one of the many Garmin golf watches compatible with the new Garmin Golf app that lets users compete in weekly leaderboards on any golf course. This free app allows users to compete against friends and fellow golfers on the same course, plus view another players’ rank, score, handicap and more. Players can use this app to set up their own tournament event and invite multiple friends to compete. Users can input their score manually in the app, or upload their scorecard from the Approach X10 using Garmin Express and view it in the Garmin Golf app.
The slim, comfortable and unobtrusive design with a 1-inch touch screen display. It is water resistant to 5 ATM1 so it can withstand the occasional rainy round of golf or sweat on a hot day. The rechargeable battery can get up to 12 hours in GPS mode – perfect for the player who wants to play one more round.
The Approach X10 is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to www.garmin.com/outdoors.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
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