Garmin Approach S60 GPS Watch review

Best golf GPS watches 2018: "Probably the best golf GPS watch we've ever tested."

Our score:
Overall: 
5
Garmin Approach S60 GPS Watch review
"Probably the best golf GPS watch we've ever tested"

Need To Know

Packed full of features; easy to operate and setup; looks and feels great; will definitely contribute to lower scores
Not the cheapest on the market
PRICE: £349.00 YEAR: from 2018
Category: 
Current
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Editor's pick: 
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Performance: 
5
Quality: 
5
Value: 
4.5

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Garmin Approach S60 GPS Watch review
Submitted by Sam Mellor on Wed, 05 Sep 2018

 

When it comes to golf GPS watches, you can be assured Garmin won't let you down - especially if you splash the cash on the brand's new Approach S60, which features all the bells and whistles a golf watch lover could possibly require.

Check out our in-depth video review below, and read below to check out more images and key features...

 

KEY FEATURES OF THE GARMIN APPROACH S60...

> CourseView mapping and PlaysLike Distance for uphill and downhill shots across more than 40,000 golf courses worldwide

> Upgraded AutoShot game tracking by measuring your shot distances and automatically updating to Garmin Connect for post match analysis

> Keep track on and off the course with smart notifications and everyday tracking activity

> You can personalise the face to suit a style that you like, along with apps from the Connect IQ store, or change the unique QuickFit bands easily for great style that goes beyond the course

> New improved touch-screen display

Garmin Approach S60 GPS Watch review

New For Approach S60

The improved display is large (1.2") and benefits from sunlight-readable colour touchscreen display with higher-resolution and enhanced touch. An all new interface streamlined to present all relevant information right when you need it. You can record all of your shots thanks to the enhanced AutoShot game tracking. This automatically records each shot along the fairway and records distances for post game analysis on Garmin Connect. The watch also has the capability to Auto Measure your shots. Another new feature is that this watch will automatically update golf courses that you play often when synced with Garmin Connect.

This watch will also provide 'Playslike' distances for uphill and downhill shots. Big number mode shows the distances to the front middle and back in a large font so you are clear on the distances. An Activity Tracking feature reminds you to stay active on and off the golf course, while also displaying steps, calories burned, distance and time of day plus monitors hours of sleep. Another new feature is Connect IQ so you can customise the watch and download custom watch faces and apps. It can also be used for other sports, as you can download apps for running, cycling, swimming and more.

Classic Features

The full-coloured screen displays detailed maps of the course, while 'Touch Targeting' lets you touch the screen at any point on the map for precise yardages to that exact spot. This lets you know distances for layups, to hazards and more. The swing metrics (SwingTempo) measures the relationship between the back swing and the downswing to help you improve your consistency. PinPointer lets you know exactly the direction to the green when you are at a blind spot, taking the guess work out of your game. Green View lets you see the shape of the green and allows you to add in a pin placement for improves distance accuracy. The watch is also compatible with TruSwing (Sold Separately) which offers all sorts of data on your swing to help you improve your game.

Smart Connected. Sync this watch to your smartphone to get notifications, such as incoming calls, texts, emails etc. It also automatically updates data and stats to Garmin Connect. The rechargeable battery can last up to 10 hours in golfing mode and up to 10 days in watch mode.

Compatible With:

This watch works with the app Garmin Golf. On this app you can compete against your friends, with weekly a leaderboard, create tournaments and upload scorecards to Garmin Connect

Garmin Approach S60 GPS Watch review

GOLFMAGIC VERDICT

Probably one of the best golf GPS watches we've ever used. 

Not the cheapest but packed full of features so all in all it does represent good value for money - and let's be honest, can you really put a price on lower scores?! Much of that likely depends on how seriously you take your golf. 

Available in different straps to fit preferences. Looks fantastic and feels great on the wrist - there is no restriction whatsoever during the swing. 

Well worth a look if you're in the market for a premium golf GPS watch.

 

Rating
Performance
100
Quality
100
Value
90
Overall
100
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