Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch - White/Red


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Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch - White/Red

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.


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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 - White/Red Reviews
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Super gps
By Jk from Ontario on 03/02/2013
Pros: Accurate, convenient. Instant info
Cons: None
Recommended: Yes
Just what I was looking for. No fishing out of a pocket or dropping it etc.
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nice device
By tb from wisconsin on 08/04/2012
Pros: convenience
Cons: hard to figure out
Recommended: Yes
Awesome device, works well. The onlly bad thing is that it is a little hard to learn to navigate through the options. I have used it twice and I still can't figure out how to find the distance to doglegs, sandtraps, etc.
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Great Price by a great company
By maxpower from Wisconsin on 07/15/2012
Pros: Great Golf GPS
Recommended: Yes
Excellent New Gadget. I had problem setting up the language to English. Garmin Customer Service Rep helped me set it up in no time. Yes, it takes time to learn it but boy, it really is convenient.
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Nice Watch but not sure if worth the upgrade
By Almost pro from Kingwood on 06/23/2012
Pros: new green screen and lay up yardage
Cons: cost and touch screen
Recommended: Yes
not sure if is worth the extra $ over the S1, I own both and thought the S3 would automatically pull up the green view but you have to play with it before you understand its functionality but is more of a hassle than making it easier to get the information you need
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