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The Garmin Approach S1 is a high-end watch that sports a high-sensitivity GPS receiver meant specifically to aid user in golf.

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Pros

easy to use, just a few button presses to measure a shot, intuitive design

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not too heavy around your wrist, fits comfortably

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screen can be easily viewed in the sunlight, only gets easier the brighter it gets

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numbers are large and clean, easy to read

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Cons

doesn't include distances to hazards

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poor accuracy on some golf courses

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takes some time to acquire satellites, sometimes several minutes

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The Garmin Approach S1 is a high-end watch that sports a high-sensitivity GPS receiver meant specifically to aid the user in golf. It features a monochrome LCD screen that displays time and GPS information and is rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard. Additionally, the Approach S1 sports a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and comes pre-loaded with GPS information on approximately 14,000 golf courses.

The Approach S1's high-sensitivity GPS receiver and preloaded course information allows users to better plan their approach to each individual hole at nearly every golf course in North America. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides the Approach S1 with 3 weeks of continuous watch use and about 8 hours of GPS use on a single charge. Meanwhile, the Approach S1's IPX7 waterproofing standard allows it to resist immersion in water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.

Features
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • GPS information on approximately 14,000 golf courses preloaded
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Rated to the IPX7 waterproofing standard
  • Monochrome LCD screen
  • Backlight toggle for night use
  • Integrated odometer
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