Product Review: Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch
Price Range: $240 – $250
Who Would Buy the Garmin Approach S2: Those looking for a stylish “approach” to GPS on the golf course.
Garmin Approach – Improve Your Game
The purpose of the Garmin GPS Golf Watch is to give you an accurate distance to the pin from anywhere on the golf course. Additional features on the S2 are the layup and dogleg distances, and the digital scorecard.
The Garmin Approach S2 is well made and has a breathable band that’s very comfortable. I still can’t get over how convenient it is to have so much information available to me on a wristwatch. It comes pre-loaded with over 30,000 golf courses worldwide and comes with a lifetime of updates. But I have to say that the highlight of my day at the course was using the dogleg feature. If a hole had a dogleg, it was displayed accurately and the distance was spot on. Gotta love it.
Like the S1 model, the S2 gives precise distances to the front, back and middle of the greens. But one noticeable enhancement that impressed me was the new layup feature. I could easily see how far I needed to hit by scrolling through the different yardage points, 100yds, 150yds, 200yds, etc.
The battery life is great so far. I charged it overnight when I first got it and it lasted the whole day. I’m not sure just how much longer it would have lasted, because as soon as I got home, I plugged it into my laptop to download my scorecard for the day. Although I’ve only used the scorecard feature once so far, it makes sense that tracking my overall progress on a consistent basis will most certainly improve my game.
None so far – Will keep you posted
One Year Consumer Limited Warranty
Value for the money?
The new Garmin Approach S2 takes an already exceptional GPS Golf Watch in the Approach S1, and makes it even better. It’s accurate, stylish and a phenomenal tool for improving club selection as well as your overall game. I continue to recommend this GPS watch because I think every golfer should own one. Given how much it’s transformed my golf game, this is definitely one of the best investments I’ve made all year.
Where to buy:
Amazon.com is the best place to buy the Garmin Approach S2 Golf Watch. They have the best price and their customer service is second to none.