All golf watches provide GPS for on the green, helping avoid traps and get around doglegs, but the new Garmin Approach S6 Golf Watch strives to go even further. With innovative technology, the Approach S6 Golf Watch will measure your swing metrics and provide valuable training aids for getting it just right with SwingTempo, designed to help with backswing and downswings, SwingStrength, so you know how hard you hit the ball, and TempoTrainer to help golfers synchronize their swing mechanics and fine-tune their tempo. read more
Garmin announced their latest cycling GPS this morning, the Edge 1000. New features include a larger 3″ and higher resolution screen, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and text and call notifications (iPhone 4S+ only for now; Android reportedly coming at a later date). read more
Hands on with the Garmin 64s
When the Garmin GPSMAP64s was announced this winter, I was pretty excited. The older 62s is my go-to handheld, and I was psyched to see new features like GLONASS, smart notifications and preloaded geocaches. So let’s take a closer look at them… read more
Garmin is updating their fenix backcountry sportswatch with the fenix 2. This new model adds multi-sport training capabilities, advanced running dynamics, smart notifications and dedicated training modes for skiing and swimming. read more
If there’s anything to get a discussion going amongst Geocachers it’s the subject of GPS units. With so much choice out there, knowing which one to buy can be difficult. And geocachers have a very narrow focus. We don’t care about all the added features, we just want to be able to navigate to geocaches. And so with that in mind a few geocachers and I had an idea to have a field test and crown one of them the best for geocaching. read more
The Garmin Edge Touring Plus is the latest model in the company’s line of GPS cycling devices. I’ve shied away from reviewing most Edge products, which have been designed to appeal more to fitness buffs and road cyclists than mountain bikers. But when I learned that the new Edge series focused on navigation, had a mountain bike routing mode and offered round-trip routing choices, well, my curiosity got the best of me. read more
UPDATE: Here’s my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMAP 64s.
I couldn’t resist posting this photo of my Garmin GPSMAP 62s and the new 64s side by side, showing the difference GLONASS makes in reported accuracy. read more
In case you missed it, Garmin’s news release this morning for their new golf units included this tidbit…
The Approach G7 and G8 also have the new Smart Notification functionality, so users can pair a compatible iPhone 4S or later and receive emails, texts and call alerts right on the device. Android compatibility expected Q2 2014.
Garmin has announced two new touchscreen high-end golf units, the Approach G7 and G8. These new models include Smart Notifications and other new features like WiFi, PlaysLike Distance, Club Advice and PinPointer. read more