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Garmin Approach S1 GPS Golf Watch - Black

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  • Lightweight, full featured flexible sportswatch fitted for course playability with high sensitivity GPS receiver.
  • Contains more than 8000 European golf courses with free golf course updates.
  • Gives distance information to the front, back and middle of the greens.
  • Measure precise yardages for shots anywhere on the course and track how far you walk.
  • Bright, sunlight viewable screen with large numbering for at a glance visibility.

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Colour Name: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 13.5 x 6.6 cm ; 181 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 010-00932-10
  • ASIN: B004AP9YWQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 Oct 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (442 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Approach S1
Approach S1 - Exact Yardage

Approach S1 is unlike any other golf GPS. Combining a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with a lightweight and full-featured flexible sport watch, S1 gives you distance information to the front, back and middle of the greens for almost 5,000 preloaded 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. Approach S1 is 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 track, with yardages to the front, back and middle of the green. The bright, sunlight-viewable screen features large numbering for at-a-glance visibility. 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
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 your destination. The watch swiftly 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
Approach S1 - On the Green

No Downloads, No Subscriptions

Unlike many golf GPS devices on the market, S1 comes preloaded with almost 5,000 European courses – and we’re adding more 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 tracks 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

Approach S1 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.

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Screen size (diagonal) 1" 1" 1" 2.6" 2.6"
Battery Life 3 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode) 3 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode) 4 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode) Up to 15 hours Up to 15 hours
Touchscreen
Display resolution 64 x 32 64 x 32 128 x 128 240 x 160 240 x 160
Preloaded Golf Courses Europe, Middle and East Africa (9,000+) International (38,000+) International (38,000+) Europe, Middle and East Africa (9,000+) International (38,000+)
Distance to Front/Middle/Back of the Green
Distance to Layups and Doglegs yes
Visualisation of Layup Arcs
Touch targeting
Shot measurement
GreenView with pin move
Automatic hole transitioning yes
Digital scorecard (upload to Garmin Connect for golf) yes (scoring options include Stroke Play for a single player) yes (scoring options include Stroke Play for a single player) ✔ (keep score for up to four players) ✔ (keep score for up to four players)
Score calculation (Stroke Play, Stableford and Match Play) ✔, Stroke Play ✔, Stroke Play ✔, Stroke Play ✔, Stroke Play, Stableford and Match Play.
Handicap scoring
Stat tracking
Connection to Garmin Connect for golf

Manufacturer's Description

Approach S1
Approach S1 - Exact Yardage

Approach S1 is unlike any other golf GPS. Combining a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with a lightweight and full-featured flexible sport watch, S1 gives you distance information to the front, back and middle of the greens for almost 5,000 preloaded 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. Approach S1 is 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 track, with yardages to the front, back and middle of the green. The bright, sunlight-viewable screen features large numbering for at-a-glance visibility. 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
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 your destination. The watch swiftly 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
Approach S1 - On the Green

No Downloads, No Subscriptions

Unlike many golf GPS devices on the market, S1 comes preloaded with almost 5,000 European courses – and we’re adding more 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 tracks 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

Approach S1 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.

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Screen size (diagonal) 1" 1" 1" 2.6" 2.6"
Battery Life 3 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode) 3 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode) 4 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode) Up to 15 hours Up to 15 hours
Touchscreen
Display resolution 64 x 32 64 x 32 128 x 128 240 x 160 240 x 160
Preloaded Golf Courses Europe, Middle and East Africa (9,000+) International (38,000+) International (38,000+) Europe, Middle and East Africa (9,000+) International (38,000+)
Distance to Front/Middle/Back of the Green
Distance to Layups and Doglegs yes
Visualisation of Layup Arcs
Touch targeting
Shot measurement
GreenView with pin move
Automatic hole transitioning yes
Digital scorecard (upload to Garmin Connect for golf) yes (scoring options include Stroke Play for a single player) yes (scoring options include Stroke Play for a single player) ✔ (keep score for up to four players) ✔ (keep score for up to four players)
Score calculation (Stroke Play, Stableford and Match Play) ✔, Stroke Play ✔, Stroke Play ✔, Stroke Play ✔, Stroke Play, Stableford and Match Play.
Handicap scoring
Stat tracking
Connection to Garmin Connect for golf

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

258 of 261 people found the following review helpful By Aidan Killian on 17 April 2011
Colour Name: Black
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.
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125 of 129 people found the following review helpful By P. Harris on 23 Feb 2011
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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.
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99 of 103 people found the following review helpful By donni on 30 Aug 2011
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If you are buying this product, either for yourself, or as a gift, you MUST make sure that the course you want to play is featured on Garmin's database, or you are going to be very disappointed.One 5 star reviewer has suggested that if your course is not available, all you have to do is tell Garmin and it will be downloaded. That may be true, but you may have to wait several months. Garmin will not tell you what courses will be in the next update. If you live in Scotland, you won't find Blairgowrie,Castle Stuart, Aboyne, Banchory,Boat of Garten,Luffness, Archerfield, Renaissance, for example on the current list. Garmin concede that this device is "still relatively new,and as such still being developed, along with the course list. Whilst we will aim to add as many courses as quickly as possible, it is not possible for every course to be added in one go, as there is a lot of work in creating the course information, taking the measurements and applying it to the device."Hmmm
I have found the charging clip-on connecter to be a bit fiddly too, and you must wait to see the battery symbol light up to ensure that it is charging.
Having said all the above, I still think it is a great gadget and would recommend it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Golfnut on 30 Sep 2011
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The Approach S1 is everything I hoped it would be. It has completely removed any guesswork involved in approach shots to the green.On my own course I have found the 150yd markers to be as much as 16yds out, although whether this is the fault of a land survey measurement, or the satellite's measurement of what constitutes the centre of an irregularly-shaped green I do not know, but my approach club selection has been revolutionised. Better golfers have said the S1 is not necessary - maybe not for them (?) - but one such quietly requested his distance to the green from me yesterday!
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By P. Mcdowell on 16 Feb 2011
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Having recently purchased the Garmin GPS Watch for my father, I decided to roadtest it for myself.
Its very comfortable on the wrist, you only press a button twice and you are up and running. Once to select course
and one time to start, its as easy as that. I did let my father use it once and he was delighted with it , however, I took it back and love it. Beware of buying this as a gift for someone ! You may not want to part with it like me !!!
Its also a very nice watch.
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