Garmin Approach G6 Handheld Touchscreen Golf Course GPS
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- Water resistant golf GPS with 2.6-inch transflective color TFT touchscreen
- Preloaded with over 27,000 worldwide courses
- Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview)
- Stat tracking keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round
- Touch-targeting to see distance to any point
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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 SizedG6 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 CoursesThe 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 PlayThe internal rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours so you can play an entire weekend on a single charge.
More Scorecard OptionsApproach 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 TargetColorful 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 StatsThe 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 GreenApproach 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
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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 important...to me, anyway. It is SO VISIBLE...even in bright sunlight. In fact, because of how the screen is made, it's even more visible in the sunlight. I had mine set for the backlight to go off after 15 seconds, yet every time I looked at it on the course, the screen was very bright and readable. I thought there was something wrong with it and the backlight was staying on, but in fact, the backlight was actually going off as it should, but having it on simply made no difference. The display was as easy to read with the backlight on or off. On a cloudy or overcast day, the backlight does come into play and makes a marked difference.
If you're on the fence about a GPS unit, please do yourself a favor and give the Garmin G6 a try. If you don't like it you can always return it, but I'm betting that will not happen. And don't forget, it has over 27,000 courses pre-loaded and there are no fees at all. You can also update the courses easily online with it hooked up to your computer (Mac or Windows).
One more thing: a couple of reviews I've read said the Garmin G6 was slow acquiring courses before you started play. I have not found that to be true at all. In all cases my unit acquires the satellite in less than a minute or two.
About me: retired, five rounds per week, 7-handicap, 66 years old.
1) It comes with all courses preloaded
2) It has rechargeable battery
3) Very fast loading maps and location
4) Locks on GPS instantly
I used the Skycaddie SG 3.5 prior to this unit and I found myself paying for maps every year.
After a while (6 years of use), I felt like I bought the GPS 3 times over with all the fees.
Additionally, the battery needed to be replaced after 2 rounds hence increasing the ongoing cost.
The maps will take time to load while moving around the course and sometimes will not lock on the GPS right away.
However, the G6 has its cons...
1) It lacks the ability to log my distance as a stat
2) While I love the touch screen, it's very sensitive and I inadvertently move the flag around in the green
3) the belt clip could be better
4) very basic stat keeper, I wish they would be more options for stats
This is where the Skycaddie shines. With SkyGolf360, your stats are tailored to your needs.
You can track the distance of your shots, hole by hole.
The garmin provides tracking of your distance but this is computed as an average and you never get to see
your drive distance per hole.
The newer Skycaddie is also touch screen so the Garmin doesn't lose points here, I guess that's where the future is.
The belt clip on my old Skycaddie was a lot sturdier.
You can't go wrong with the G6. I subtracted one star due to the lack of stat keeping.
But you can manually track this information with plenty of free phone apps.
Changing rating from 4 to 5 stars
- After playing around with the sub-menus, I found where you can save your shots.
- By saving the shots, it will track your longest drive of the round and also the distance from each hole