Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch Review

Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS WatchI’ll admit it! I was skeptical at first. I just didn’t think the Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch would cut it but it definitely has proven me wrong. The bottom line on this Garmin GPS Watch is that it’s just so easy to use, you’ll have the hang of it in the first nine holes that you play and you won’t be spending extra time digging your old GPS or rangefinder out of your bag or golf cart.

The Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch combines a highly sensitive GPS receiver with a lightweight, rugged waterproof sports watch that gives you the yardage to the front, middle and back of whatever green you are playing. And there is no need for you to download anything since this unit comes with over 18,000 U.S. and Canadian courses (as of January 2012) already preloaded.

The S1 has a screen that is viewable in direct sunlight and has larger numbering for you “more experienced” golfers out there. This watch also has the ability to measure exact yardages of the different shots you hit anywhere on the golf course. Besides being a GPS unit, it also functions as a watch with an alarm so you will never miss another tee time. Finally, it can function as an odometer, measuring how far you walk, whether you are on the golf course or not.

Maybe the only possible drawback to this unit is that it doesn’t give you distances to various hazards on the course. If you are using it on a course that you play regularly, this shouldn’t present a problem. If you are playing a course that is new to you, you will need to make some adjustments so you’re not costing yourself penalty strokes.

The Garmin Approach S1 Waterproof Golf GPS Watch is currently available from Amazon at 13% off!

Here are some great features of the Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch

This watch is constantly updating based on a golfer’s actual real-time location. The Garmin Approach S1 can also measure individual shot distances – all while functioning as Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watcha high-quality, everyday watch. Garmin Approach S1 features an easy-to-set alarm and automatic time and time zone detection, making it the perfect companion for any golf trips you have planned.

You might want to add the Vehicle Charging Clip to your order in case you forget to charge the watch the night before your round. This unit normally charges in about a half an hour and will hold that charge for close to 8 hours if used in the GPS mode. Used strictly in the  watch mode, the charge will last up to 3 weeks.

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