Garmin Approach S6 might cut strokes off your golf game

Garmin Approach S6 might cut strokes off your golf game
Do you play golf? Want to improve your game? By slipping the Garmin Approach S6 on your wrist, you will have the equivalent of a golf coach on your wrist. Previous versions of the wearable helped you find your way around a golf course and also acted as a virtual personal assistant. Now, with the use of motion sensors and the accelerometer on the device, the Approach S6 can analyze your game, measuring the speed and power of your swing.

Over 30,000 courses can be called up for display on the watch's full color touchscreen, and with the use of GPS, your current location can be tracked. The "PinPointer" feature will help align you with the hole. And the Garmin Approach S6 can tell you how close you are to a sand trap, or water hazard. Since the device can sync via Bluetooth with an Apple iPad and an Apple iPhone 4s (or later), you can read emails and text messages without having to pull your phone or tablet out of your pocket or golf bag. The watch also keeps score of your current round and can even tell you how long your last drive went.

The timepiece is waterproof to 164 feet and can be ordered directly from Garmin fore for $399.99. For those serious about golf, that might seem like a small price to pay.

source: Garmin via Wired



1. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

This is nice, but as an alternative to save money, you can download an app (free) just like this and strap the phone to your arm (they sell these straps at GolfSmith and Sports Authority).

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

So the world suffered pollution and destruction in the form the industrial revolution... just to set the stage for "the age of the gadget"? Seems so shallow and pathetic.

3. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

You cannot use this is golf competitions; it is not compliant with USGA and R&A rules, as it can show the direction of the pin so it must have a compass. This page lists their only compliant devices sorry cannot post link. Go to garmin site, support then search all for USGA.

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