Could the Garmin Approach S60 Improve Your Golf Game?
Have you ever been asked to play a round of golf by a friend or for a business meeting, only to find you will be playing on an unfamiliar course?
Are you trying to perfect your game on your home course?
Have you hit a plateau in your game?
Are you looking for a birthday or holiday gift for that hard to buy for golfer in your life?
If you answered yes to any of these then the Garmin Approach S60 may be the answer you have been looking for, either for that edge in unfamiliar terrain or just for improving your game.
- Access to 40,000+ pre-loaded golf courses
- Quickly locates your position using GPS to accurately show yardage to greens, hazards, and doglegs.
- A large 1.2″ sun-light readable full color touch screen display.
- Up to 10 hours of battery life in golf mode; up to 10 days battery life in watch mode only.
- Phone notifications can also be forwarded to the smart watch but silenced for uninterrupted golfing.
Ways the Garmin Approach S60 Could Improve Your Game:
With over 40,000 golf courses already loaded on this device, once charged you are ready to hit the ground running. As with previous versions, Garmin does not charge an additional fee for downloading updates to course information.
Using the GPS you can receive exact yardage to hazards, doglegs, or the green. The map feature shows an over head view with a 1.2″ full color touch screen that is sun-light readable.
Another helpful feature is the “Plays Like Distance”. This feature will adjust yardages for uphill or downhill shots for accurate club selection. Touch Targeting is yet another feature that allows you to touch any point on the map for an accurate distance to that location.
The Garmin Approach S60 also has 1GB of memory on board. This allows for a score keeping feature. This feature can be edited if need be, but it is helpful for those long holes when you may get foggy on how many shots you have actually taken.
On the score keeping function, putts are not tracked so that would need to be inputted manually. You can keep score cards to see if you are improving over time, if you play the same course a lot.
TruSwing is a valuable addition.
This feature alone, if used properly could save you the cost of the Approach S60 and the TruSwing, in training costs.
The TruSwing is a sensor that attaches to your club that allows for swing speed and club path analysis. It will show speed, tempo , and angle of swing.
The battery life is another great feature of the Garmin Approach S60. In golf mode, the battery has up to a 10 hour life-span. This should be more than enough time to finish a round of golf. If you are not on the golf course however, the battery life is much better. Garmin says that the battery could go for as long as 10 days based on usage.
In addition to all the golf features the Garmin Approach S60 has, there are numerous other features that have nothing to do with golf. If you are interested in other fitness type smart watches, then it is worth noting the Approach S60 has many of the same features as those watches. Features include:
- heart-rate monitor
- step counter
- calories burned
- distance walked
- intensity minutes
- plus many more.
With these features this isn’t just a great golf watch, but it is also a good overall fitness watch.
My final thoughts on this product is the Garmin Approach S60 is well worth the money.
If you are serious about the game and play in tournaments, travel to play new challenging courses, or just accept a friendly challenge on a beautiful summer day, this golf GPS can help improve your game.
Whether it’s hitting a ball from a blind spot to get on the green, analyze your golf swing to help you lose a hook off of your drive, or place a precision shot down the fairway knowing the ball will roll farther than expected due to a hill, the Garmin Approach S60 can completely change your game.