Sunday, March 18, 2012


Garmin Approach G5 review

Garmin Approach G5 sm

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.

Compare prices on the Garmin Approach G5

Here is a link to check out the list of pre-loaded courses, and the Garmin Approach G5 web pagewhere you can download more courses as they are added (7500+ were available in the first update!).

More Garmin Approach G5 reviews

I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…

Other Garmin Approach G5 resources

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  1. this is great post

  2. how do i update my garmin g5 approach with new golf courses?

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