Technology is helping to make golf more enjoyable than ever before. Novice and amateur players are now able to up their game and lower their scores with the help of smart technology, specifically engineered with the golfer in mind.
At the forefront of the movement you’ll find Garmin
, a brand leader in GPS navigation and wearable technology. Read on to find out more about their new and innovative products, expertly created for the golf course and beyond.
Garmin Approach G80 GPS with Launch Monitor
You might say this little handheld is the key to your golfing dreams. Last week the guys at GolfMagic
called it “easily the best Garmin device we have ever tested and possibly the best GPS device as well.”
Combining a premium golf GPS with a handy (and crucially accurate) launch monitor, the Approach G80 offers you the opportunity to examine your swing tempo, ball speed, club head speed, smash factor, swing tempo and more. Preloaded with more than 41,000 courses worldwide, the device’s detailed and colour golf maps will help ensure you have all the info needed when stepping up to the tee.
Garmin Approach CT10 Automatic Tracking System
Seamlessly track your every shot on the course and collect the data that matters most to your game. These lightweight sensor tags are easy to install and easy to pair with the Garmin Approach S20 and S60 Watches. Analyse your results after a round using the Garmin App to further improve your scores. By using a tracking system, you are able to swiftly identify changes in your game, giving you real time feedback and helping you to quickly adapt your shot-taking choices.
Garmin TruSwing Golf Club Sensor
Allow the TruSwing to help identify the areas of your game that need the most work. Simply attach to any of your clubs, connect and swing. The sensor records all the info you’ll need – the good, the bad and the downright ugly. It will then show you what needs to be done to correct it. This small, lightweight design easily mounts to your club and can help you to improve trajectory, face control, shot shape, spin rates and distance control.
GPS AND LASER RANGEFINDERS
Garmin Approach Z80 GPS Laser Range Finder
Wanting a super sleek design that fits in the palm of your hand? Well look no further than the Z80. This incredible device not only looks good, in our opinion, it performs better than anything else on the market. CourseView sets this Range Finder apart from the rest. Displaying a full-colour 2-D view of the hole and green on over 41,000 courses worldwide, this is the brand’s first-ever golf laser range finder to also incorporate GPS.
Featuring Garmin’s incredible PlaysLike Distance technology, the Z80 offers golfers the ultimate performance by adjusting distances based on uphill or downhill slope. This technology can also be easily switched off to make the device tournament legal.
Last year YouTube golf sensation Rick Shiels stated, “For me, Garmin’s products are second to none. The first time I looked through the Approach Z80, I was blown away by the features and functions of the device. It’s a fantastic product and I love using it on the golf course.”
Garmin Approach G30 Golf GPS
This GPS is compact but fits in a load of tech to help you shave strokes off your score. Featuring a super cool responsive colour touchscreen, the G30 is perfect for displaying all the key stats you’re after. Get precise yardages, identify hazards, use the digital scorecard and more. The G30 also uses Garmin Connect to automatically sync with your smartphone, saving your stats to the free Garmin Connect online community.
Garmin Approach G10 GPS
For the golfer looking for a no frills device that still performs amazingly on the course, check out the G10. This compact device easily clips on to your belt, hat, bag, etc for simple use. Preloaded with more than 40,000 courses worldwide, you can use it straight out of the box to get distances to the front, back and middle of the green, plus hazards. A digital scorecard allows you to easily keep track of your score, and you can also connect to Garmin Connect for post-round analysis.
GARMIN GOLF WATCHES
Garmin Approach S10 Golf Watch
This lightweight and super sleek golf watch has been specifically designed to offer a comfortable wear that doesn’t look out of place off the golf course. Not only does this golf watch give you distances to the front, middle and back of the green, it also allows you to keep your score and provides a handy end-of-round summary.
Garmin Approach S20 GPS Golf Watch
Boasting a high-resolution interface, the S20 is extremely visible in all light conditions and features a slim appearance to enhance wearing comfort. Available in four smart colour options, this watch can be worn on or off the golf course. A super sophisticated receiver lets you know where you’re playing as soon as the watch is turned up and the satellite is picked up. Featuring AutoShot and Green View, the CourseView feature will automatically update frequently played courses for free!
Garmin Approach S40 GPS Golf Watch
The new S40 GPS Golf Watch is style meets function personified. This sleek watch will look great on the golf course and beyond, offering wearers the perfect balance of time piece and activity tracker. Lightweight and stylish, the S40 features a 1.2” colour touchscreen display, as well as quick release bands for an easy to change strap.
In terms of tech, AutoShot game tracker1 will measure and auto-record shot locations and distances, posting them to the Garmin Golf app for post-round analysis. For even more feedback, pair the S40 with the Approach CT10 Automatic Tracking System. The Garmin Approach S40 GPS Golf Premium Watch
features all the same innovations in a black stainless steel or light gold version.
Garmin Approach S60 GPS Watch
The S60 was Garmin’s first GPS watch to feature PlaysLike Distance technology, adjusting yardages to account for downhill and uphill shots. A functional colour touchscreen allows players to manoeuvre the pin to an exact spot, garnering a more precise distance to your target. When not in GPS mode, the battery on the S60 can last up to 10 days. A convenient activity function means you are also able to keep track of any swimming, cycling or running.
The Garmin Approach S60 Premium GPS Watch
offers mostly the same tech as the standard model, with a scratch-resistant face and premium watch strap.
Garmin Approach X40 GPS Golf Band
For those who struggle with the idea of wearing a bulky watch on the course, why not try the X40? Its super slimline design makes it the perfect option for the golfer looking for a small GPS device. Lightweight and stylish, this golf band features the incredible Elevate technology to provide you with accurate distances to the front, middle and back of the green, plus any hazards.
This compact yet super functional piece keeps time and will also track steps taken, distance covered, calories burned, heart rate and activity intensity. Pair it with your smartphone to receive incoming calls, texts and other alerts.