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Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS watch – Black

Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS watch – Black

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Discount Garmin S1 watch - Order nowGarmin’s Approach S1 is unlike any other golf GPS system. Combining a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with a lightweight and fully featured sports watch, the Garmin Approach S1 gives you distance information to the front, back and middle of the green. It comes pre-loaded with almost 5,000 European golf courses. You can measure individual shot distances, track how far you walk on the course and then use the alarm to get you up in the morning ready for your tee time. Garmin’s Approach S1 3is golf’s first full-featured sports watch and golf GPS in one.

Lock In Yardages And Measure Distances

With Approach S1, you’ll know any course like your home club course, with yardages to the front, back and middle of the each green. The bright, sunlight-viewable screen features large numbering for at-a-glance visibility. The S1 also measures precise distances for shots played from anywhere on the course. And for those who like to walk, there’s the S1 odometer to tell you how far you have travelled – on the course and off.

Approach S1 – Nearby Courses, High sensitivity, supreme accuracy

Approach S1 contains Garmin’s trademark high-sensitivity GPS receiver found in its range of flagship GPS sport and outdoor navigators. When you’re ready to play, press “start round” and the S1 locates satellites to determine your precise position, listing your nearest ten golf courses so you can select the course you are playing. The watch quickly locks onto a satellite signal and maintains hold even under heavy cover and near tall buildings, to accurately track your journey to the golf course and follow your position on every hole.

Approach S1 – On the GreenNo Downloads, No Subscriptions

Unlike many other golf GPS devices on the market, S1 comes preloaded with almost 5,000 European courses – and more are being added all the time. There’s no need for subscriptions, downloads or additional set up – S1 is ready to tee off out of the box with unlimited space to add new courses for free, as and when they’re available. When you’re ready for your round, simply select the ‘golf’ mode and you’re all set to tee off.

S1’s cool look belies its tough, rugged, waterproof design. Fitted for course playability, weighing just 52 grams and with an ultra-thin backlit display, S1 also functions as a high-performance everyday watch. There’s an alarm, it runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (battery life 3 weeks in watch mode and 8 hours in GPS mode) and it sets the time and time zone automatically, so you’re ready to go wherever you’re teeing off across Europe.

Sleek Everyday Watch

S1’s cool look belies its tough, rugged, waterproof design. Fitted for course playability, weighing just 52 grams and with an ultra-thin backlit display, S1 also functions as a high-performance everyday watch. There’s an alarm, it runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (battery life 3 weeks in watch mode and 8 hours in GPS mode) and it sets the time and time zone automatically, so you’re ready to go wherever you’re teeing off across Europe.

Your Perfect Round Accessory

Garmin’s Approach S1 GPS Watch has a range of compatible accessories including a replacement charging/data clip – ideal when travelling or for sharing the golf watch between users, and a handy in-car 12-volt power cable, for charging up the watch on your way to the course ready for your round.

User reviews for Garmin Approach S1

By Aidan Killian Amazon review

This Garmin could not be easier to use. Switch it on when you arrive at the golf club (it takes less than a minute to find satellites), it prompts you with the course name (your club may have multiple courses), click select on the course, walk onto the tee (front or back 9; doesn’t matter; it figures it out), off you go, while standing at my ball, a quick glance at my wrist helps my shot/club selection (its as easy as checking the time) Unlike my shotsaver, I can read it without glasses. as you walk from a green to the next tee it switches automatically to the appropriate hole. Unlike my shotsaver, I don’t have to explicitly ‘finish hole’ and confirm the next hole. I can forget about it for a few holes and not have get out my glasses and ‘finish’ multiple holes to get to where I am. Its strictly ‘distance to green (front, middle, back)’; nothing about bunkers and other hazards. Very accurate, to the yard. I already trust it more than my course’s 150yd and 100yd markers. It measures around dog legs (not as the crow, and occasionally the ball, flies). Oh, you do have to ‘end round’ as you finish your round, or the battery will discharge too quickly (I didn’t try leaving it on). ‘Measure shot’ worked as expected. ‘Odometer’ worked fine too. Highly recommended.

P. Harris  Amazon review

Incredibly impressed with this device. I have a golf gps on my phone which is very good, but this takes the idea to a new level. The whole point is that the information is so close by, I look at it before every shot because it’s so much easier than getting the phone out of my bag to check yardages, the simplicity of use means you actually use it. What has surprised me is how much it has helped with the shorter approach shots, before I would rarely think about actual distance, now I check everything over 50 or so yards. This has saved me shots, as I find it much easier to judge the weight of shot when I know the precise distance. Before looking at the watch I will guess what I think it will say, and I am surprised how easy it is to be 10 or 20 yards out. I am find my guesses are getting closer each round, which suggests my judgement is improving as a result. You do need to charge the watch after each round as the battery life with GPS running is 8 hours, but I don’t find this a hardship. I have a USB adapter in the car, so if necessary I can just leave the watch on charge there. Otherwise it lives next to my PC connected via USB so it is always ready to go. I haven’t yet had a need to update the courses as the ones I play have all been there and accurately represented, including what has to be one of the more obscure 9 hole seaside courses in the country, and perhaps more surprisingly the 9 hole par 3 that’s attached to my own club. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is seriously looking to improve their golf.