Garmin expands Approach series with three new golf devices

Including the Approach S42 Golf GPS smartwatch, Approach S12 Golf GPS watch and Approach G12 Golf GPS handheld.


Garmin expands Approach series with three new golf devices
Garmin expands Approach series with three new golf devices

Garmin has announced new additions to its popular Approach series of GPS golf products – the Approach S42 Golf GPS smartwatch, the Approach S12 Golf GPS watch, and the Approach G12 Golf GPS handheld – all with more than 42,000 preloaded courses worldwide, so golfers can walk onto any tee box with confidence.

Across the board, the new Approach line up offers exemplary battery life and supports connectivity with Garmin’s very own club tracking sensor and the Garmin golf app which makes it easier than ever to upload scorecards, review performance stats and much more.

- With the Approach S42, golf with style and rely on smartwatch capabilities to show their passion on and off the course.

- Golf beginners and avid players can rely on the easy-to-use Approach S12 and focus on a practical golf watch solution designed to obtain key yardages to the green, hazards, doglegs and more.

- And with the Approach G12, players can glance at golf data – like distances to the green — from a compact GPS handheld that clips on to their belt or golf bag.

“Garmin brings technology to the forefront with the new Approach product line to help golfers play their best game while staying competitive and connected within the golfing community,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “From smartwatches to GPS handheld, our latest Approach devices will also equip novice and veteran golfers alike with precision, style and attention to detail on every swing.”

Golf with style

The lightweight Approach S42 offers an easy-to-read 1.2-inch colour touchscreen display with a sleek design that easily transitions from a daily timepiece to a comprehensive golf watch. Once on the course, golfers can rely on a loaded feature set that includes the AutoShot round analyser to track and auto-record shot distances.  Golfers can wear the smartwatch in and out of the golf course and peruse smart notifications and activity-tracking features that include steps, sleep, calories, vibration alerts, move bar and built-in sport profiles. Whether golfers are looking for style points or sportiness, switching bands is easy with the Approach S42’s Quick Release bands. Enjoy more time on the links thanks to the Approach S42’s versatile battery life that lasts up to 15 hours in GPS mode, and up to 10 days in smartwatch mode.

Garmin expands Approach series with three new golf devices

Ready to tee off 

Easy-to-use and practical for beginners and seasoned players alike, the Approach S12 includes interchangeable Quick Release bands and introduces a unique round watch design with a 1.3-inch sunlight-readable high-resolution display. Thanks to the new Big Numbers display mode, Approach S12 makes it easier than ever to read yardage numbers during play. When paired with the Garmin Golf app on a compatible smartphone, the Approach S12 wirelessly updates a player’s most frequently played golf courses for up-to-date course information. Golfers can confidently play round after round thanks to up to 30 hours in GPS mode and the rechargeable battery, that lasts.  

Garmin expands Approach series with three new golf devices

Clip and play

Golfers can fine-tune their game with the Approach G12 GPS handheld featuring a thin, compact design with a 1.3-inch high-resolution sunlight readable display that lasts up to 30 hours on a single battery charge. Offering all the benefits included in the Approach S12, the versatile Approach G12 GPS handheld adds a built-in clip and a lanyard loop to securely attach the device to the belt or golf bags.

Garmin expands Approach series with three new golf devices

Available now, the Approach S42 GPS golf smartwatch has a suggested retail price of £269.99; the Approach S12 GPS golf watch has a suggested retail price of £179.99; and the Approach G12 GPS golf handheld has a suggested retail price of £129.99. To learn more about these products and Garmin’s full line of golf electronics, visit

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