See the game differently: Garmin expands golf GPS range with the Approach S2

Kan./January 23, 2013 — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd.
(NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Approach S2 GPS golf watch — a sleek,
stylish golf watch to expand the market leading Approach Series. The S2 comes
preloaded with over 30,000 worldwide courses, and is ready to play right out of
the box without any subscriptions or fees.

Approach S2 measures distances to the front, middle and back of the green, in
addition to displaying layup and dogleg distances at a glance. The new integrated
digital scorecard allows players to keep track of the strokes at any time
during the round.  The latest member of
the Garmin golf range is available in three new colour-versions and offers a
fashionable, yet functional design that is sleek enough for everyday wear but
also acts as well informed playing partner on courses across the globe for male
and female golfers. 

Approach S2 is the perfect companion for the recreational golfer,” said Martin
Resch, EMEA Product Manager at Garmin. “With over 30,000 courses across the
world ready to play out of the box matched with the comprehensive measurement
features and its intuitive user interface, this device will instantly give golfers
a competitive edge.”

Improved measurement features:
Available in multiple colour options (white/grey, black/red, purple/white), the
Approach S2 measures individual shot distances and precise yardage to the front,
middle and back of the green. To keep you well informed during your approach the
S2 also features layup and dogleg distances at a glance which supports you in getting
a better understanding of any course and how to improve your handicap. To see
the S2 in action, go to

the game don’t slow it down:
Using S2 you can concentrate
100% on your game – no complicated
ApproachS2_HR_109.4 setup, no searching for the right golf
course or specific hole, so your playing partners won't be
effected. Before you start to play; just switch on S2, it detects which golf
course you are on and even transfers you automatically from one hole to the
next. Ensuring you're receiving the correct information for the hole you are
on. Just enjoy the game.  

Ultra-light and sporty: Weighing a mere 52 Grams, the sleek and athletic design of the
S2 allows it to be just as comfortable on the course as it is off. The S2 is rugged, durable and
waterproof (to 10m), while its flexible removable bands ensure an enhanced fit
and easy replacement for a personalised, sporty look to suit any taste
(colorful replacement bands available). With automatic time and date plus an
alarm and rechargeable lithium ion battery, golfers will never miss a tee time.
For those wanting to track their fitness, there is even an
odometer to tell golfers how far they have walked. 

ApproachS2_HR_029.2Free Worldwide preloaded
The S2 can be used anywhere in the world and because over
30,000 worldwide courses are onboard, golfers will never have to worry about
data fees nor roaming charges. For golfers traveling, playing unfamiliar
courses, or perhaps wanting to simply better understand their regular courses
at home, they will be able to improve their score and turn a few heads while
doing so with the Approach S2. The S2 also offers lifetime course updates
without a subscription or any additional fees. The digital scorecard feature
allows for scores to be saved, viewed and analysed via computer. Scores can
also be printed, making it easier for golfers to keep a record of their rounds.

The Approach S2 will be
available March 2013 and have a suggested retail price of £209 and will be
available at specialty golf retailers and golf course pro-shops.

For more about features, pricing and availability, as well as
information about Garmin’s other sports products and services, go to, and