Garmin is offering a GPS device tailored to golfers looking to master the range with the Approach series.
The golfing companion comes in two versions with more than 600 Australian golf course maps preloaded. It allows users to either search for a golf course or turn the device on when on the course to get an instant map.
The Approach G3 is a small, handheld device with a 2.6 inch touch screen that is designed to stave off sunlight glare. The unit is weather resistant to keep it running in sand traps and on rainy days.
Customised for golfers over drivers, the map indicates fairways, hazards and greens, and lets users tap points on the screen to find landing distances and set the hole/flag icon position.
There’s no rechargeable battery installed, though two AA batteries have a 16 hour battery life.
The Approach G3 is now out for $399
The S1 is the cheaper, more mobile option, built as a watch rather than a handheld.
It holds the same map data, though has a numerical interface that is a far cry from the typical GPS unit.
It’s light weight and durable for use against the elements, designed to not be noticeable during gameplay.
The S1 comes in at $299.