Garmin® announces the Approach® G30, Adds a small but powerful handheld to its golf GPS offerings

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Approach G30, adding a sleek and compact handheld to its
comprehensive lineup of golf GPS devices. The Approach G30 has a
2.3-inch color touchscreen with full course mapping to more than 40,000
courses around the world plus free map updates. With features like Green
View and Touch Targeting, users will have the most accurate yardage
info, and are able track their stats and performance over each round and
over time. The Approach G30 has a sleek and versatile design, which can
be mounted nearly anywhere like users’ belts, pull carts or golf bags.
The Approach G30 is being announced in conjunction with the PGA Show in
Orlando, Fla., and will be showcased at the Garmin booth, #1313.

“With the Approach G30, we were able to pack a ton of features into a
streamlined device,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global
consumer sales. “The color touchscreen combined with Touch Targeting,
Green View and stat tracking, will give users a competitive advantage no
matter what course they play.”

Like other Garmin golf devices, the Approach G30 comes preloaded with
more than 40,000 courses from all over the world, with lifetime map
updates. Thanks to its sunlight-readable touchscreen with Big Numbers
Mode, the Approach G30 displays yardages in a large font for at-a-glance
viewing, so even with a smaller device, users can easily see all the
important information they need for each round.

The Approach G30 features a built-in high-sensitivity GPS, so users will
get accurate distances to greens, hazards and doglegs, even if they’re
under heavy tree cover. The Approach G30 also has a dedicated Green
View, which shows the shape of the green, and allows users to manually
position the pin to get the most accurate distance information.

The Approach G30 is compatible with the Garmin TruSwing™
analyzer, so when paired together, users will have access to data like
swing speed and club path angles, which can be used to improve swing
consistency. In addition to TruSwing compatibility, the Approach G30
boasts a variety of other connected features. Users can get smart
notifications for incoming calls, texts and more plus automatic uploads
to the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app to save all of the users’ golf data
like scorecards in one place.

The Approach G30 can keep track of scores for up to four players, and
can track more in-depth stats like fairways hit, greens in regulation
and putts per round. Plus, with the Garmin Connect Mobile app, users can
track their overall scores, and see how they play on each course and
even each hole. Users can also go back and see their average and best
score for every course played with the device.

With up to 15 hours of battery life between charges, the Approach G30 is
ready for a few rounds. It’s designed to withstand the elements, and has
a water rating of IPX7. The Approach G30 is available now and with a
suggested retail price of $249.99. To learn more, visit

The Approach G30 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, 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
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
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About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin and Approach are registered trademarks, and TruSwing and
Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International Inc.Maddie Estrada, 913/397-8200 [email protected]