Simple to use, discreet and accurate
When the S1 gps watch came out I admit to being blown away by the ease of use, although it was limited in the information.
The Garmin Approach S3 takes things to an entirely different level. You can get most of the information you would have on a regular full-size gps right there on your wrist. No fumbling around your pocket or golf bag. The yardages you need are just a glance away.
Accurate and easy to use functionality
The S3 is more convenient than the standard GPS, easy to use regardless of the weather, better than most in the rain and doubles up for casual wear. Easy functionality with state of the art accuracy that can benefit both the casual and serious golfer. Compared to other GPS and rangefinders it's fairly priced at Â£279 comes free of any annual subscriptions and is pre-loaded with 27,000 courses worldwide.
Glove-friendly touchscreen display
Rugged and waterproof, the Approach S3 golf watch is another benchmark for GPS within the golf market. Packed with 27,000 plus worldwide courses without subscriptions or fees, S3 displays yardages to the front, back and middle of greens. The S3 also introduces a high-resolution, glove-friendly touchscreen display, Green View with manual pin positioning, distances to doglegs and layups, customizable yardage points and printable digital scorecards for Stroke play and Stableford.
Tens of thousands of courses from around the world
Rugged and waterproof, the Approach S3 golf watch is packed with tens of thousands of worldwide courses. It displays yardages to the front, back and middle of greens on a high-resolution, glove-friendly touchscreen. It lets you manually position pins, get distances to doglegs and layups, customize yardage points, and print digital scorecards for Stroke play and Stableford.
Features a high-resolution, glove-friendly touchscreen display
The Garmin S3 Approach is a wonderful piece of kit. Easy to use, immediate feedback, tonnes of different features, no fees or subscriptions required and slick looks.
Accurate, lightweight,easy to see
Very easy and simple to use. The approach s3 is much better than the callaway upro I previously used. Instant info given without fiddling around with buttons.
Big improvement on the S1
I have used this watch on 3 rounds now, and it is a very well made product. The strap is much more comfortable than the S1. The dogleg feature did not show up on all holes with a dogleg, but when it did, it was very accurate. The other feature that was great was the distances to layup at different points that you can scroll through. For example, you could see how far you would have to hit to layup to 100yds, 150yds, 200yds, 250yds etc.
Not a Home Run
The G6 has a better touch and feel that the other units I have tried, and once it acquires the GPS, it's lock solid. I never lost connectivity, and it performed well after the initial hiccup. I think the answer is to turn it on a little earlier when I arrive at the course (which I never did with the UPRO because its battery life was so sucky I didn't want to waste it while putting and chipping).
Smallest and lightest device tested that provides full hole views
The Garmin Approach G6 comes in at a reasonable price point, and with no additional fees it remains very competitively priced. Its size, color screen, full hole graphics, and ability to determine distances to any point on the course make it a compelling value, and will undoubtedly make this a popular device.
Display on the G6 provides large, bright, high contrast graphics and numbers
The Garmin Approach G6 Golf GPS is a sleek, thin glove friendly golf gps system weighing just over three ounces and comes preloaded with over 25,000 worldwide course maps and is equipped with an internal rechargeable battery giving golfers the opportunity for an entire weekend worth of use on one charge.
Battery provides up to 15 hours of use on a single charge
The Garmin Approach G6 is like the best club in your bag for those who are serious about their golf and looking to shoot a low score.
Designed specifically for use on the golf course it has a sunlight-friendly screen, rugged construction, convenient size, a wide range of useful features and provides a great way to chronicle and analyse your game.
One of the few downsides of the products is the price. At $349 the device is up against smartphone apps which can be downloaded for free.
Garmin has long been the leader in GPS watches for runners and other athletes, and the company shows its knack for innovation and line expansion by introducing the Approach S1 golf GPS watch. Unlike the many-featured, color-screen golf GPS handhelds on the market (Garmin makes those too), the Approach S1 keeps things simple.
Easy to use
We particularly like the S1, as being a wristwatch, it's hands free so you can just glance at it and then focus on your golf swing. You don't have to carry an extra device around the course or consult something strapped to your bag or cart. You can't mark your score on it, but we don't think we'd use those kinds of the extra features found on more expensive devices.
Par or Sub Par? That is the Question.
Overall, I am very pleased with the Garmin G3. The score taking, accuracy, pin location, look, fell, durability, and did I mention the tough screen. The touch screen is perfect. I definitely think that I got my money's worth.
If I had to change any features, it would be the ability to input the clubs that I use for each hit and keep track of my club distances to get an accurate idea of which club I should be using and when to use it.
Excellent device and no longer going to use my scope (also G3 vs G5)
Compared to the Bushnell Neo (which offers no graphics and very basic) the G3 is much more useful and worth the extra cost. The G5 has a higher resolution and larger screen. The practical difference is that you see more of the hole and green but the points that you get numbers to are the same. The G3 and the G5 use the same maps and work the exact same way. The G5 is larger overall. I would go with the G5 if you regularly play courses you are unfamiliar with.
There are no cons for this product.
While the Garmin Approach G3 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld is far from perfect, it is an excellent device for the price and does not fail to exceed expectations. Some users may have difficulty viewing the display clearly in bright sunlight, but for the most part the transflective touch-screen is user-friendly and appropriate for golfing environments. Although the course database is not as expansive as competing devices, the G3 does not have membership fees, so the pros outweigh any cons.
entire foursome using the intuitive touchscreen digital scorecard
Garmin announces its new golf specific GPS handheld, the touchscreen Garmin Approach G3. Smaller, lighter and at a lower cost than similar models, Garmin Approach G3 was announced in conjunction with the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Weighing just 5.25 ounces, Garmin Approach G3 gets up to 15 hours of battery life from two AA batteries (NiMH or lithium are recommended).
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