Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin Approach S3

Garmin Approach S3 reviewThe Garmin Approach S3 is wristwatch form-factor GPS for golf that improves upon the first-generation S1 with a touchscreen display and 28,000 worldwide preloaded courses (the s1 only has North American courses).

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Garmin Approach G6

Garmin Approach G6 reviewThe Garmin Approach G6 is Garmin’s top of the line golf unit. Their smallest and lightest handheld (as opposed to wrist-top models like the S1), the G6 sports a bright color touchscreen and weighs in at only 3.37 ounces. And with its small size (2.1″ x 3.7″ x 0.8″), it will easily fit into your shirt pocket.
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Garmin Approach S3 for the jet set golfer

UPDATE: I’ve posted a Garmin Approach S3 review and resource page.

Okay, it’s not as stylish as a Rolex, but if you like to hit the links on those frequent overseas jaunts, the new Garmin Approach S3 may be for you. With 27,000 preloaded courses around the world, the S3 has its eyes on a more mobile crowd than the S1, which limits you to a paltry 17,500 courses in the US and Canada. read more

MOTOACTV Golf edition hits the links

Looks like Motorola is going after Garmin’s sports market pretty aggressively. After successfully launching the MOTOACTV Fitness tracker and music player, they are now announcing the MOTOACTV Golf Edition. While they say that 20,000 courses are available, there’s no word as to whether those are preloaded or require some sort of subscription. What we do know is that the product carries a $299.99 MSRP and should be available April 1st.

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Garmin Approach G6

Garmin Approach G6

UPDATE: I’ve added a link to the Garmin Approach G6 product page.

UPDATE 2: I’ve added an image gallery.

UPDATE 3: Read my Garmin Approach G6 review and resource page.

Garmin has announced their lightest handheld golf GPS yet, the Approach G6, coming in at just over three ounces. The G6 has an internal rechargeable battery and comes pre-loaded with over 25,000 worldwide courses.

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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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