Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch - Black/Gray


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Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch - Black/Gray

The unparalleled Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch is another example of GPS innovation for the golf course. Packed with 27,000+ worldwide courses without subscriptions or fees.


The Garmin Approach S3 golf watch introduces a glove-friendly touchscreen display. The high-resolution screen offers Green View technology, which shows the true shape and layout of the green and allows the user to move the pin to the day's location for accurate yardages. The Garmin Approach S3 GPS Watch offers yardages to the front, back and middle of greens while displaying distances to doglegs and other hazards on the course. Rugged and waterproof, S3 allows players to input customizable yardage points anywhere on the course. Approach S3 also debuts digital scorecard options for both Stroke play and Stableford. S3 even functions as an everyday watch and includes a odometer.


Features: Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch
 • Rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours in GPS mode, and more than 4 weeks in watch mode
 • Ready-to-go out of the box – preloaded with 27,000+ worldwide courses without subscriptions or fees
 • Free Lifetime Course Updates – including new courses and course changes
 • High-sensitivity GPS receiver for stronger signal strength and improved tracking under trees
 • Green View lets you see the shape of the green and move the pin to the day's location
 • Displays player's distance to the front, back and middle of greens
 • Free Lifetime Course Updates – including new courses and course changes
 • Displays yardages to doglegs and layups
 • Quick access buttons for measure shot and score
 • Printable digital scorecard for Stroke play and Stableford
 • Free Lifetime Course Updates – including new courses and course changes
 • Create and save custom locations while on the course – bunkers, water and other hazards
 • Rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours in GPS mode, and more than 4 weeks in watch mode
 • Measures individual shots and distance walked
 • Includes a round timer – keep track of how long it takes to play each round
 • User selectable display background color – black numbers with white background or white numbers with black background
 • Functions as an everyday watch
 • Rugged and waterproof design (IPX7 rated – submersible)

Green View

Approach S3 shows you the true shape and layout of greens so even if you have an obstructed view, you’ll know where to aim. Plus, you can touch and drag the pin to the day's location.

 

 

 

Layup Distances

Course management is key — especially if you haven’t played a course before. Layup distances shows you the distances you need with yardages to doglegs and other hazards on the course.

 

 

 

Precise Yardages

Once glance at your wrist from any point on the course is all it takes to get yardages to the front, back and middle of greens with clear, easy-to-read numbering.

 

 

 

 

Measure Shot Distances

When you drop the boom stick on a drive, seeing how far you hit it is a breeze. Approach S3 calculates exact yardages for shots played anywhere on the course.

 

 

 

 

Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 1.8" x 2.7" x 0.6" (4.5 x 6.9 x 1.4 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter, 1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH: 128 x 128 pixels, 128 x 128 pixels
Display type: monochrome LCD, monochrome LCD
Weight: 2.06 oz (58.5 g) with batteries, 2.06 oz (58.5 g) with batteries
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion, rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: 4 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode)
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
GPS-enabled: yes
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Interface: USB

Maps & Memory:
Preloaded course maps: yes (worldwide), yes (worldwide)
Course capacity: unlimited, unlimited

Features & Benefits:
Touchscreen: yes
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point): no
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage): yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course): yes
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview): no
Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance): no
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference): yes
Digital scorecard: yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player), yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer): yes
What's in the Box:North America Version
  • Approach S3
  • USB/Charging cable
  • AC adapter
  • Manual
Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch - Black/Gray Reviews
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Great Device
By Papa Bear from Harbor City, Ca on 07/20/2013
Pros: golf Gps +odometer for walking
Cons: Short Battery Life
Recommended: Yes
Purchase S3 about a month ago. So far, I really like the device. I've had three other devices that I lost on the golf course. I bought this device because I can wear it like a watch. Virtually impossible to loose. I really like the multiple features of the device. Its very accurate as a golf GPS and also serves as a watch with an alarm. I do a lot of walking so the odometer is very nice to have. The only draw back is the short battery life. I have to recharge after every round of golf played. I'm really enjoying my new toy like a wide eyed kid.
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Good Product
By Gingervitis from Elizabethtown, KY on 06/20/2013
Pros: Convenient and easy to use.
Cons: Haven't found any yet.
Recommended: Yes
I've used my watch 3 times now and I love it. It has probably saved me a couple of strokes a round. To be honest I haven't really tried to find any hazard listings yet, but I will in the future. So far it has done exactly what I wanted it to.
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Great Tool
By 3Wood from Illinois on 05/14/2013
Pros: Accuracy
Cons: Battery Life
Recommended: Yes
Extremely Accurate. Great tool to find out your exact club lengths. Also I would estimate that it saves 30 minutes on your round. Would Highly recommend.
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Awesome Product
By T-Man from Mesa, AZ on 05/14/2013
Pros: Accurate distances, easy to use, great to have on the course.
Cons: None
Recommended: Yes
Excellent product! I have many Garmin devices and this one is just like all the others....GREAT !!
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Great Product
By Tjay from No. California on 03/26/2013
Pros: Distance accuracy, touch screen.
Cons: Initial start up swipe non-responsive.
Recommended: Yes
Slim and fashionable. Only objection is of the strap, hard to find the right fit and then to insert the remaining strap into the strap loop.
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