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Garmin Approach G6 Handheld Touchscreen Golf Course GPS

by Garmin
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Touch Sensitive Screen

Product Description


In golf, innovation is the name of the game. The software and design innovations packed into the Approach G6 are designed to take your game to the next level. With more than 25,000 preloaded worldwide courses (no subscriptions or fees) and an internal rechargeable battery, the Approach G6 is the ultimate instrument for the serious player.

Perfectly Sized

G6 introduces a sleek, slim design for better playability. Still featuring a glove-friendly, colorful touchscreen, Approach G6 adds 2 buttons for instant access to Green View, Shot Measure and Digital Scorecard. Plus, it’s waterproof and tough enough to take the rigors of the game.

Get More Courses

The Approach G6 rewrites the rules for golf course availability. The G6 boasts more than 25,000 preloaded courses from around the globe — all without extra fees or subscriptions.

Powered for Play

The internal rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours so you can play an entire weekend on a single charge.

More Scorecard Options

Approach G6 doubles as a digital scorecard for your foursome with scoring options for Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.

See Your Target

Colorful layup arcs at 100, 150, 200 and (when applicable) 250 yards let you know exactly how far you need to hit it when laying up. And Touch Targeting lets you touch any point on the sunlight-readable display, and Approach shows the precise distance to that exact spot – fairway, hazard, landing area, or the front, middle and back of the green.

Track Your Stats

The enhanced stat tracking feature keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Not only can you check your stats during the round, but you also can download and print them from your home computer.

Get on the Green

Approach helps you zero in on the pin with Green View. Just tap the flag on the map to zoom in on the green — then you can drag the flag to position it where you see it, giving you more accurate yardage.

What is in the Box:

  • Approach G6
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Belt clip
  • Manual

Product Details

Color: Black
For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]| User Manual [2.23mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 0.8 x 2.1 inches ; 3.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • Item model number: 010-01036-00
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (337 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,411 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
  • Date first available at January 9, 2012

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Customer Reviews

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144 of 146 people found the following review helpful By LarryMcJ on July 15, 2012
Color: Black
I don't write many reviews, and that's probably because if something works really well, I feel it should. Or if it fails my expectations, it doesn't surprise me anymore.

That said, The Garmin Approach G6 is simply one of those products that so greatly exceeds my expectations, I have to write a review on it. For several years I've primarily used a laser rangefinder, though for convenience sake I keep trying every new GPS that comes along...hoping I'll find the Holy Grail of yardages in an easy-to-use GPS product.

In the past decade I've tried every model of SkyCaddie ever manufactured, including the latest SGXw. I've tried the Golf Buddy Platinum, a Bushnell, GPS watches, but nothing holds a candle to the Garmin G6...nothing! All the others found their way to eBay or Craig's List at a great loss of money!

One of the inherent features of the G6 is its simplicity. The obvious front, middle and back yardages are always present, but if you desire a distance from you to a water hazard, or sand trap, etc., the touchscreen is so responsive and easy to use I still can't believe it. If you want layup distances, you can drag the cursor to the distance you want, or simply look at the screen and see they are also automatically displayed at 100, 150, 200 and 250 yard arcs from the center of the green.

At any time, you can press one of two buttons (more simplicity) on the G6 and see an expanded view of the green, or press it again and go back to the hole view. That might seem like a minor point, but so many of the other devices make this action more difficult.

My last point about the Garmin G6 is the most me, anyway. It is SO VISIBLE...even in bright sunlight.
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374 of 392 people found the following review helpful By D. Weingard on February 26, 2012
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My disclaimer: I am writing this review after one actual round and some playing around on Preview mode.

For the past two or so seasons, I have been a devoted user of the Callaway Upro Golf GPS product, the one that game out before the one with all the problems. I am comparing the G6 to that device. Overall, I give the Garmin G6 (which I was looking forward to greatly) 4 stars, it's a good device, but not a home run.

For starters, the G6 is incredibly small, lightweight and has a good feel to it. The top piece has a carbon-like appearance and the screen is probably about 3 inches long by about 2. The screen is definitely bright enough to read outdoors (my round was on a bright sunny day) but not too bright that it gets washed out. The device came 75% charged with was nice, and charged to 100 percent pretty darn quick. It comes with a USB cable and an electric unit with one of those slide in adapters (where you slide in the plug). I charged it off my Mac computer without incident. It came with a minimum of paper, just a short pamphlet.

The First Round: I took the unit out for a 900 tee time, and have to say that it took longer than the Callaway to acquire the GPS. I turned it on and off a few times to see if I could "jog" it into place, and just when I said screw it, I looked down one more time, it acquired. It thought I was in Kansas City for a while before figuring it out. In contrast, the Callaway UPRO acquired the sats much facter.

The look and feel of the graphics on the Garmin are far different than the Callaway. With the Callaway, it was a photo-realistic image superimposed on top of the GPS data. By contrast, the Garmin's graphics are cartoonish and not nearly as detailed.
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87 of 91 people found the following review helpful By GC on February 27, 2012
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I have had the Garmin G5 for 2 years and it works great. I got the G6 and have played 4 rounds with it and it did not disappoint at all. Great in the sun, light on your hip, battery lasted all 4 rounds and accurate. In comparison to the G5, its better than the G5 in the sun, the graphics are more detailed, & its WAY smaller.

If I had to say something I didnt like, I would say it takes some time before it finds that satellites (turn it on 10-15 minutes before your round starts) The screen can sometimes be a little sensitive...but its not the end of the world especially for what you get in return. The belt clip the GPS attaches to, doesn't come out easily at all. Which is a good thing considering you dont want the $300 you spent on the unit to fall off your hip and its so light you wouldnt feel it missing until its to late. So if you play with it on your hip rather than leaving it in the cart, you just have to pull the whole thing off your belt rather than unclipping it. But it does pull off your belt easily, so its not a big deal.

I would only suggest to get a screen protector, I put 1 on mine and it works fine. Garmin is the best when it comes to GPS and this one is no different. FREE lifetime map updates....You cant go wrong!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By MichaelP on April 24, 2012
Color: Black Verified Purchase
Just received my Garmin G6 and played one round with it. I wanted something simple and the G6 delivered. It's very easy to use, not a distraction on the course. Distance readings are very accurate. I used the function to re-position the pin on the green which worked as I expected. I used it to keep my score, putts, and fairways hit, which also worked well.

One small complaint and one suggestion: The small rubber port covers don't seat really well. I can see them becoming worn and ruined, but so far they're ok. Secondly, since it's so small, the place for the G6 is in your pocket. A lanyard is not necessary. When the G6 is in your pocket, the touch screen becomes manipulated unintentionally. I wish there was a lock switch to disable the screen so that it remains in the same configuration as before. But anyway, I can't wait to use it again.

As you've found out already, there's no course downloading, no annual fees. You select your course when your're checking in at the pro shop. Mine took about a minute or so to pick up the SATs and then it was ready. It never lost signal during my 1 round. Two of my golf partners have the SGX which they love, but mine seems to be at least as good functionally, with several advantages. Other reviews described the G5 being hard to read in the sun, but I haven't tried it. The G6 screen contrast and visibility are complaints. After 18 holes, the battery showed 3/4 remaining. The unit itself seems well put together and sturdy. I've read that this unit doubles as a $600 cycling computer.

Great job by Garmin on this rangefinder.
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