Garmin Gives Golfers an Edge with First Golf GPS Watch

Paul Lilly

Happy Gilmore's game wouldn't have improved any with Garmin's new Approach S1, but maybe yours can, or so Garmin hopes. As the GPS maker tells it , the Approach S1 is the world's first GPS wristwatch designed specifically for the links.

"With the Approach S1 golf GPS watch, Garmin has once again created an entirely new category for fitness and outdoor recreation," said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. "Golfers who want their data and their device as streamlined as possible will find Approach S1 to be a sleek and simple hands-free solution to taking the guesswork out of their game."

The Approach S1 comes pre-programmed with over 14,000 U.S. and Canadian golf courses. All you have to do is select "Start Round" and you're off and running with "precise yardages to the front, back, and middle of greens."

It weights just 1.8 ounces, has an ultra-thin backlit display, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery good for up to eight hours in GPS mode and up to three weeks in watch mode.

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