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A recent report states that Garmin has introduced the Approach S2 GPS golf watch. It comes preloaded with over 30,000 worldwide courses, and is ready to use right out of the box without any subscriptions or fees. In addition to measuring distances to the front, back and middle of the green (like the Approach S1), the S2 features layup and dogleg distances at a glance and keep track of their strokes on the digital scorecard.
“The Approach S2 is the perfect companion for the recreational golfer,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “With over 30,000 courses across the world available out of the box, matched with the extensive measurement features and digital scorecard, this device will instantly give golfers a competitive edge.”
Available in multiple color options (white/grey, black/red, purple/white), the Approach S2 measures individual shot distances and precise yardage to the front, back and middle of the green, and for those who walk the course, there is an odometer to tell golfers how far they have walked.
The S2 also features layup and dogleg distances at a glance so golfers can improve their understanding of any course and in turn attempt to lower their score. According to the company, the S2, which weighs only 1.8 ounces, can be used anywhere in the world. Since its 30,000 worldwide courses are onboard, golfers will never have to worry about data fees nor roaming charges.
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Garmin's high-tech GPS device for your wrist
GARMIN'S brand new, state-of-the-art touchscreen Approach S3 Golf Watch offers an incredible array of technology usually reserved for handheld devices and puts it on your wrist.
You might think that with a device so small you'd have to squint to get the pinpoint yardages that Garmin is renowned for. Thankfully, though, the screen is high-resolution, meaning your readings are crystal clear.
What's more, the touchscreen GPS watch is not only waterproof and stylish, it also comes pre-loaded with a bank of 27,000 courses from all around the world, with no annual subscription costs or other fees.
Sleek enough to wear as a day-to-day timepiece, while you're on the course its host of fantastic features - like Green View with manual pin positioning, distances to doglegs and lay-up points, customisable yardage points and digital scorecards -come to the fore.
We still can't quite get our heads around how all of this can be packaged into something that weighs only 72g!
Garmin Approach Tips by Garmin Golf
Here we’ll dive in a little deeper in the Approach S3’s valuable GPS golf features and its implications on club selection.
From the hole view screen touch the middle of the screen to select LayUp distances. The screen should display lay-up distances in 50 yard intervals. The number on the left is your desired distance to the flag. The number on the right is how far you have to hit.
As you play past each lay-up distance it is removed from the list. On holes with the dogleg the list will include the distance to the apex of the bend where you will have a clear shot to the green.
Par 3 holes don’t have lay-up distances.
Touch the middle of the screen to return to the clock feature or select return to go back to the hole view.