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But the Garmin Approach G5 utilizes its touchscreen brilliantly to make navigating among the device’s features simple and intuitive. The recently released Stat Tracking software augments the feature set, enabling users to track the number of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts in a round, and the average distance hit with each club.
Yes, its comes at a premium price point, but this is offset in part by the quality of the device and the fact that there are no fees for access to the course database.
The additional functionality offered by the S3, along with the easy-to-use interface and sleek good looks, lift it even higher on our list. Well, when we mentioned that you can add your own custom hazards and targets, you may have noticed that we didn’t reference any pre-mapped hazards and targets…because there are none.
Bummer, because the high cost of Titleist Pro V1s would seem to prescribe some contemplation of whether you can actually clear that creek that cuts through the middle of the fairway.
The Approach S1 was the first golf GPS watch we reviewed, and we quickly became big fans of the form factor.
Having distances readily available on your wrist keeps things moving – no more digging around in pockets or unclipping a GPS from your belt.
Take the 20 minutes of setup time you just saved and go work on your short game. None – there isn’t anything that the user needs to do.
No, you should not just go to the range and let the big dog eat… Garmin’s web site provides a free application (the Web Updater) that can be downloaded to the user’s computer – once the Garmin Approach G5 is connected to the computer with a USB cable, Web Updater should automatically find the latest software and sync it to the device.
It still suffers from one of the problems inherent with touchscreens, which is that it can be difficult to accurately select targets.
The Garmin Approach G5 is Garmin’s first branded golf GPS device (Garmin collaborated on the Golf Logix GPS-8 that was branded by Golf Logix, but “powered” by Garmin), and is an incredibly solid unit that offers touchscreen navigation.
The Garmin Approach G5 ties the Golf Buddy Tour with a perfect 100 for setup – all the user does is install a pair of AA batteries (not included) and turn on the device.