Garmin Approach S1
When looking for a GPS watch for golf, Garmin is undoubtedly one of the first names you look to. The Garmin Approach S1 is a solid choice, and worth consideration for anyone looking for a comfortable, and powerful GPS aid around the fairways and greens.
The Approach S1 comes preloaded with thousands of courses from around the US and Canada. Many of the features built-in make it desirable as well. The comfortable fit is nice, but when you consider key features such as the sunlight-viewable screen, the fact that you don’t require a subscription, and just the darn fact that it looks mighty nice on the wrist make it a go-to choice.
Features built-in to the Approach S1 are powerful. You can use it to get yardages to the front, back and middle of the green. It’ll also measure precise yardages for shots played anywhere on the course. Just mark your position, hit your shot… and when you arrive at the location where your ball landed, mark the spot again for your total yardage.
On top of all that, for those that enjoy the exercise, the Approach S1 can be used for alternate purposes. There’s an odometer built right in, so you can measure how far you’ve travelled, on or off the course. And when you aren’t around the course, the S1 also functions very well as an everyday watch. Use it to tell the time, or set an alarm to wake yourself up in the morning. It also sets the time zone automatically, so if you’re travelling there’s no need to worry about adjusting the time based on your time zone.
The Approach S1 is available in three different colors, and is ready to go out of the box. Just pop it out, strap it on, and tee it up.