Introducing the Garmin Approach S20: The Golfing Partner That Doubles as an Everyday Watch

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Approach S20 GPS golf watch. Stylish, sleek and
lightweight, this versatile watch comes preloaded with more than 40,000
courses around the world, plus daily activity tracking and connected
features like smart notifications and automatic updates. The new
AutoShot feature records the location and distance of every shot
automatically, then data is uploaded to the recently updated Garmin
Connect mobile app for post-round analysis. The S20 provides information
like yardages to the green, hazards and more, and is compatible with the
new TruSwing golf club sensor to provide in-depth swing metrics. The
Approach S20 is being announced in conjunction with the PGA Show in
Orlando, Fla., and will be showcased at the Garmin booth #1313, as well
as the Demo Day at Tee 2U-15.

“With the S20, we’re excited to announce a new entry-level golf with
distances to hazards,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
worldwide sales. “With a stylish look, the new AutoShot feature,
TruSwing compatibility and activity tracking, the Approach S20 takes
golfers seamlessly from the links to everyday life.”

The Approach S20 boasts the new AutoShot round analyzer feature, which
automatically records the location and distance of every shot and
uploads it to the user’s Garmin Connect account for post-round analysis.
Additionally, the S20 can be paired with the new TruSwing sensor to
provide the user with in-depth swing metrics to improve their swing
consistency. Through CourseView auto updater on the Garmin Connect
mobile app, Approach S20 users can have updates to the courses they play
the most sent to their watch automatically, making sure they always have
the most up-to-date course data.

Stylish and comfortable with a full-hinged watchband, the Approach S20
is suitable for everyday wear. In addition to the golf features, the S2
boasts daily activity tracking1 which monitors and records
daily steps, calories burned, distance and sleep, with move alerts to
keep users active throughout the day. The S20 also receives smart
notifications from compatible smartphones2, so users can stay
connected with notifications for call, texts, emails and more right on
their watch.

The Approach S20 uses high-sensitivity GPS and comes preloaded with data
for more than 40,000 courses around the world with no additional fees or
subscriptions. It measures precise distances to the front, back and
middle of the green in large, easy-to-read numbers on a sunlight
readable display. Additionally, the Approach S20 measures distances to
course targets like sand traps, water hazards and more, as well as
layups and doglegs. Golfers can use the Green View feature to see the
outline of the green on each hole, where they can manually position the
pin to that day’s location in order to get the most accurate measurements

In addition to the digital scorecard that can be used in each round, the
Approach S20 can also track individual stats like fairways hit, greens
in regulation and putts per round. With a compatible smartphone, data
will automatically be uploaded and stored in the Garmin Connect mobile
app, so golfers can track their progress over time and share with
friends. Within Garmin Connect, S20 users can access all their stats,
like average score, total putts and more. When using the AutoShot
feature, S20 users can gather even more data like the average distance
for each club, longest drive per round and overall. They can even see
all their shots overlaid onto one map to see their own personal trends
and tendencies, so they know what to work on for the next round.

The Approach S20 can get up to 15 hours of battery life in GPS mode and
up to 8 weeks in watch mode with activity tracking. It boasts a 5 ATM
water rating, so it can easily withstand the elements, whether golfers
get caught in a sudden rainstorm or are sweating on a hot day.

The Approach S20 will be available in February 2016 in black, white and
midnight teal. The S20 will have a suggested retail price of $199.99.

The Approach S20 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 dog training, 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, and

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
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Garmin International Inc.Maddie Estrada, [email protected]