UPDATE: A new model, the Garmin Approach G3, brings most of the G5’s features in a smaller package and at a lower price.
UPDATE 2: Another new model, the Garmin Approach S1, has a sports watch form factor.
UPDATE 3: An even newer model, the Approach G6, is more pocketable than the G5 and adds worldwide courses.
The Garmin Approach G5 is the first golf GPS created by Garmin in-house (as opposed to the GolfLogixunit, which is built on the eTrex platform with software developed by another company). The Approach G5 is built on the new Garmin Oregon touch-screen platform.
This ruggedized waterproof unit includes thousands of preloaded U.S. golf courses, touch-targeting, manual pin positioning, course preview, digital scorecard, computer scorecard review, and a high-sensitivity receiver.
More Garmin Approach G5 reviews
- Consumer-authored Garmin Approach G5 reviews are being posted at GPS Now
- More consumer-written Garmin Approach G5 reviews have been posted at Amazon
- CriticalGolf.com has posted their own Approach G5 review
- A Garmin Approach G5 review has also been posted at About.com
- The Hacker’s Paradise has also posted a review of the Approach G5
- PCMag.com gives a 3 out of 5 star rating in their Garmin Approach G5 review
- Waggle Room compares the Approach G5 to the SkyCaddie SG5
- PocketLint reviews the Garmin G5 golf GPS
I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…
Other Garmin Approach G5 resources
- A PDF version of the Approach G5 quick start manual
- The official Garmin Approach G5 web page, where you’ll find screen shots
- A Garmin Approach mini-site with demos and a run down on features
- Garmin Approach G5 training videos
- A video demo of the Garmin Approach G5:
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