The Garmin Approach S6 is developed to not just globally meet the demands of the most professional golfers, but to exceed their expectations.
Its features include CourseView color charts, swing functions, a glove-friendly color touchscreen with high resolution and easily readable in sunlight, and Garmin Connect for Golf.
Expanding on the many features, the watch offers everything a golfer desires, such as automatic golf course detection and a smooth transition from hole to hole. On the course, the touchscreen displays the correct distances to the front, the middle and the back of the greens, and you can see the distances to lay-ups and doglegs and even mark specific points. You can train your swing using the featured swing metrics, TempoTraining, SwingTempo and Swingstrength.
The S6 comes with CourseView color charts for more than 40.000 international golf courses and a special CourseView button that allows you to quickly see an overview of the course. You are able to download new course updates when these become available. And all of this free of charge – no fees or subscriptions.
GreenView displays the green’s true shape and layout, and using the color touchscreen, you can move the pin to the location of that day, with your distances to the pin automatically being adjusted when moving it.
PinPointer is a feature that uses an arrow to show you the direction to the green. Now you know in which direction you need to hit, even when your view is obscured by hills or bushes.
You will never have to miss a text, email or warning, even when your smartphone is safely stored in your bag. The watch functions as an extension of your iPhone 4s or higher, meaning everything your iPhone does is directly displayed on your S6. The watch always keeps you up to date wherever you are on the course.
Garmin Connect gives you access to an online golf community that allows you to share and compare your stats and results. You can replay, analyze, share and compare your golf game per round.
The watch’s longer battery life means longer playtime. You can play a whole weekend of golf with GPS, because the lithium-ion battery only needs to be recharged after about 10 hours of full GPS usage or 20 weeks of regular usage. Not to mention the S6’s sustainable quality allows you to play in heavy rainfall and harsh weather without worries. The watch is waterproof up to 50 meters.
Of course, as amazing the S6’s golf related features are, let’s not forget it also displays the time, has an odometer to keep track of your walking distance, as well as a round-timer to see how long your 18 holes took to finish.
As a testament to its superb quality, the slender, light weight golf watch, with its high resolution color touchscreen and unique swing metrics, was awarded the prestigious Reddot Industrial Design Award in 2014 for its excellent industrial design.
If you are looking for ultimate GPS golf watch, look no further than the Garmin Approach S6, the most advanced, lightweight GPS golf watch out there that will help you deliver optimum results.
For more information, check out this in-depth Garmin S6 review.