Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch

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Garmin Golf - The New Approach S3 GPS Watch

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Product Details

The Approach S3 new for 2012, the touchscreen GPS golf watch packed full of surprising features.

Rugged and waterproof, the Approach S3 golf watch is another benchmark for GPS innovation within the golf market. Packed with 27,000+ worldwide courses without subscriptions or fees, S3 displays yardages to the front, back and middle of greens. The S3 also introduces a high-resolution, glove-friendly touchscreen display, Green View with manual pin positioning, distances to doglegs and layups, customisable yardage points and printable digital scorecards for Stroke play.

Package Contains:

  • Approach S3 watch
  • USB charging cable
  • AC adaptor including UK and EU plugs
  • Documentation


  • Preloaded with 27,000 courses worldwide
  • Rechargeable, lasts up to 4 weeks as a watch
  • Free course updates, no subscription necessary
  • Touchscreen control
  • Scoring capabilities include Stroke Play, Stapleford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps
  • Tracks fairways hit, Greens in Regulation, putts per round, how far you hit each club
  • Plus many more functions all in a small watch

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
Display resolution, WxH: 128 x 128 pixels
Display type: monochrome LCD
Weight: 2.06 oz (58.5 g) with batteries
Battery: 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)
Course capacity: 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
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer): yes


Sky Caddie
Golf Buddy
30,000 Maps
30,000 Maps
30,000 Maps
30,000 Maps
8 Hour Battery
9 Hour Battery 6 Hour Battery
11 Hour Battery
Not Waterproof
Not Waterproof Not Waterproof
Waterproof (10 Metres)
Not accurate around greens
Not accurate around greens Most accurate around greens
Most accurate around greens
No Future Subscriptions
No Future Subscriptions Yearly Subscriptions
No Subscriptions Ever
No Course Updates
No Course Updates Courses Foot Mapped
Courses Foot Mapped

Product Reviews (1)  4.0
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great help and really easy to use even with a glove on

Overall (4 out of 5 stars):
By from weston-s.. on

gives you all the hazards and the yardage you need easy to use and light weight i like the scorecard facility on it