See the game differently with the new Garmin Approach™ S3 Touchscreen GPS Golf Watch

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland/April 3, 2012/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the latest addition to its world leading Golf GPS Range, the Approach™ S3 golf watch. The high resolution touchscreen watch is a stylish, waterproof timepiece, glove friendly to touch and comes preloaded with 27,000 worldwide courses, with no subscriptions or fees. 

The Approach S3 is sleek enough to wear as a day to day timepiece and with features like Green View with manual pin positioning, distances to doglegs and layup points, customizable yardage points and digital scorecards, meaning golfers will now be able to play smarter during every stroke. The S3 will be available in both white with red trim and black with grey trim options and gives users the power to select between white or black background colors.

ApproachS3_HR_586.1“This innovative touchscreen GPS golf watch takes the guesswork out of the game and helps you to play to your full potential,” said Martin Resch, Outdoor Product Manager EMEA. “Preloaded with 27,000 worldwide courses and automatic course detection straight from your wrist, including free-of-charge updates, golfers will feel at home on any course they play. With new features, like the innovative Green View, digital scoring and the glove-friendly touchscreen, the Approach S3 creates a new advantage for golfers all over the world.”

Manual pin position: With the new Green View feature golfers can see a true image of the current green and the flag can be adjusted for the day’s pin position with the simple touch of the screen for accurate yardages. Subscription-free preloaded courses: With the Approach S3, Garmin continues to make good on its promise towards free golf course information availability by offering 27,000 worldwide courses and counting. Golfers who find themselves travelling to unfamiliar courses throughout the world will have many of these courses available right out of the box. Garmin offers free course updates throughout the year that add new courses and make enhancements to the current lineup to help ensure accuracy. Just as courses change, so does the Green View. It is automatically adjusted to the correct shape.Increase the speed of play: Golfers can increase their speed of play with automatic yardage to the front, middle and back of the green, plus precise yardages to layup points and dogleg landing areas. Players can add custom points on the watch that they want to measure or zero in on hazards or obstacles that may affect their shot.

ApproachS3_HR_713.2Comfortably track your score: Keeping track of a player’s Stroke play score throughout the round is made simple with the Approach S3. Golfers can review their scores right on the device, or download and access a printable version of their own round on their computer.

Bright touchscreen and long battery life: Weighing a mere 72g, the Approach S3’s high-resolution sunlight readable touchscreen display provides large, bright numbering so that it does not slow down the game. With eight hours of playing time on one charge and lasting up to four weeks as a day to day timepiece the S3 makes it easy to charge its internal battery. Its custom charging cradle is a small magnetic clip that fastens to the S3 with ease and can be set down with the peace of mind that it will be ready, with a full charge, to take to the course the following morning.

The new Approach S3 is expected to be available in May 2012 and will have a suggested retail price of £279/€299. For more information on the Approach golf range visit 

Approach S3 is the latest groundbreaking solution from Garmin’s growing sport segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ sports experiences.  Whether it’s golfing, running, cycling or triathlon devices are becoming essential tools for sport enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other sport products and services, go to, and