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Garmin Approach® G6

Handheld golf GPS — covers over 30,000 courses worldwide

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Whether you golf to relax or because you live for bragging rights in the clubhouse, the Garmin Approach G6 handheld GPS golf assistant can help improve your game. It uses precise satellite technology to locate you on the course so you'll know exact distances and much more. And you can take it on excursions just about anywhere — this pocket-sized companion gives you instant access to over 30,000 courses worldwide, without any added fees or subscription costs for updates.

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Ready for the links

The Approach G6 offers a colorful 2.6" touchscreen display in a compact, waterproof housing. A pair of buttons let you quickly access Green View, Shot Measure, and Digital Scorecard. A built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 15 hours of playing time, so you can enjoy a whole weekend of play.

Garmin Approach G6 handheld GPS golf assistant

Accuracy when it counts

Touch-targeting lets you quickly determine how far it is to any point on the green. Getting ready for a layup? You'll see distance arcs on the G6's screen at 50-yard increments to help you decide your next shot. Green View lets you target the pin more accurately and gives you exact measurements when you're ready to putt.

Track your progress

Forget those old-fashioned scorecards — the Approach G6 not only keeps track of strokes for up to four golfers, it offers several scoring options and adjustable handicaps. It'll even track your personal stats per round so you can get an overview of your game, including how far you hit with each club. Most scoring features are also printable from your home computer.

The Approach G6 requires no subscription or setup fees. New golf course updates are available for free directly from Garmin's website.

Product Highlights:

  • handheld golf GPS assistant
  • USB cable, AC adapter, and belt clip included
  • 2.6" color (160 x 240 pixel) TFT touchscreen display
  • preloaded with over 30,000 courses worldwide
  • allows free course updates from Garmin website
  • USB input
  • IPX7 waterproof design (can withstand immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes)
  • built-in rechargeable battery allows up to 15 hours of use
  • 2-1/8"W x 3-3/4"H x 13/16"D
  • weight: 3.4 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Garmin Approach® G6 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

8 Reviews

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Written by: Andy from Chesapeake, Va on May 23, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good equipment, +-1 give or take. Similar yardage to bushnell rangefinder

Pros: Easy to use and long battery life

Cons: None right now

Garmin Approach G6

Written by: GregL. from Gambrills, Md on February 28, 2014

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Have used it a number of rounds since I got it in Dec '13 while in Myrtle Beach. It worked as advertised and expected and easy to use right out of the box.

Pros: Battery life is great! Can get at least 2 rounds out of one charge. Nice to be able to measure distance to lay-up points w/o doing math.

Cons: For something that sits either in a golfers pocket or in a golf cart getting jostled around, the screen face should be less prone to getting scratches as easy as it does - Garmin needs a more scratch resistant face.

garmin approach g6

Written by: barry from hanover, md on January 10, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've only had an opportunity to use the g6 twice so far due to inclement weather but I am very satisfied. The distances are right on the display is easy to read, however in direct sunlight you may have to move it around a bit to get the best view. I was very impressed with the delivery time from placing my order to the actual receipt. I received my item the day after I placed my order and shipping was free.



The best!

Written by: Art W from Whittier, CA on December 22, 2013

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I'm extremely happy not only with my Garmin approach G6 but with my shopping experience at Crutchfield website. I definitely recommend it to any golfer regardless of their golfing level!

Pros: Ease of use, accurate and helpful gps tool! Huge data base of gulf curses.

Cons: Non so far

Garmin Approach G6

Written by: TomCap from Huntersville, NC on June 29, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use right out of the box. Went to 2 different courses with it and it was useful at both. Excellent product to let me know how far to the pin from anywhere on the course.

Pros: Accurate and easy to use

Cons: Need to put my glasses on to read it if sunny out.

Garmin Approach G6

Written by: Golfing Randy from Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii on May 28, 2013

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Used Garmin last week for the first time. It does so many things, its awesome! I walk 18 holes when I play and I was amazed that it keep track of total time played, and also distance walked. It measures individual golfs shots and adds the distance for each club you use. I still have more to learn, but I LOVE

The G6 can do so many things for you, its actually amazing. I walk 18 holes when I play, and it keeps track of how long it took to play as well as miles walked. It keeps avg. distances for each club, fairways hit, as well as number of putts. I still have a lot to get used to, but I sure LOVE it!

Pros: All above mentioned items plus so much more!

Cons: Can't find any!

Gift for my hubby

Written by: Dawn b from Illinois on March 24, 2013

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My husband had researched all golf GPS devices and he had decided on this specific model. He was extremely happy with his choice and all the perks this model has.




Written by: BuckeyeGolfer from Ohio on July 22, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great GPS! This is my first golf GPS, and I made a great choice. Easy to use, and very accurate. Crutchfield had a good price and great shipping options.

Pros: Lightweight Accurate No fees, courses preloaded Easy to use Great scoring features including club tracking.

Cons: No manual zoom except to green view. No aerial images.

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What's in the box?

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  • Approach G6 golf GPS receiver
  • Belt clip
  • 20" USB cable (with Type A USB on one end and Mini B USB 2.0 connector on the other end)
  • Switching Power Supply (DC output: 5V/1A)
  • US power plug adapter
  • Owner's Manual (English)
  • Owner's Manual (French)
  • Important Safety and Product Information
  • Getting Your Manuals from the Device
  • Power Adapter Assembling Instruction

Product Research


Overview: The Garmin Approach G6 is a lightweight (3.37 ounces), handheld golf GPS unit with over 30,000 pre-loaded worldwide golf course maps. The Approach G6 uses a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to measure individual shot distances and show the exact yardage to fairways, hazards, and greens. No subscriptions or setup fees are required. Approach G6 is compliant with USGA rules. For convenience, the unit is waterproof, and comes with a belt clip.

Display: The Approach G6 has a 2.6" (diagonally measured) transflective color TFT touchscreen display with a resolution of 160 x 240 pixels.

Included Maps: The Approach G6 has maps of over 30,000 select golf courses worldwide. Maps of new golf courses, and updates to existing courses are available through a free download of the Approach CourseView database on the Garmin website (Windows and Mac compatible).

Water Resistance: The G6 has an IPX7 rating, which means that the case can withstand accidental immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

Play Mode: As you play, the Approach G6 automatically updates your position, giving you the exact yardage to the center of the green, or to any point on the map that you touch. You can use Touch Targeting to measure the distance to a point in the fairway, such as a landing zone, and the distance from that point to the green. The Green View is a detailed view of the green that allows you to set a more accurate pin position.

Preview Mode: You can use the Approach G6 to preview a golf course before you play. You can search for courses near your current GPS location, or start a search using the course name or the city where the course is located. Once you have located the desired course, the Approach G6 provides you with a hole-by-hole overview. During a preview, you can utilize Touch Targeting as well as Green View.

Map Features: While in play or preview mode, the map screen shows the hole number, par for the hole (indicated in dots below the hole number), distance to the middle of the green (from your current position), and layup arcs showing 250, 200, 150, and 100 yards to the pin.

Two Buttons: The G6 has two buttons located just below the display. The Score/Measure button has two functions--entering your score for the hole, and to measure your shot. The Green button gives you a close-up view of the green with the distance measurements for the front and rear of the green, and the pin location. If the pin is located in a different spot than as indicated, you can touch the flag icon and drag it to the actual pin location. The distance to the pin is recalculated based on the new position.

Measuring a Shot: The Approach G6 can measure the distance of a particular shot. After marking the spot where the shot originated and the spot where the ball ended up, the distance between the spots is calculated. This distance can be saved to a particular club to determine a club distance average. Club averages can be viewed after you have measured and stored the shots for each club.

Digital Scorecard: The Approach G6 doubles as a digital scorecard for up to four players. You can set the scorecard for normal stroke play, Stableford, Match Play, or Skins Game. Every scorecard recorded on the Approach can be viewed on your computer (connected via the supplied USB cable), and printed, if desired. The default hole handicap is displayed, if available. If you want to change it, or if it is incorrect, you can set the hole handicap manually.

Handicap Scoring: You can set a handicap for the hole and for each player. You can select from two options for setting a player's handicap: Local Handicap (enter the number of strokes that will be subtracted from the player's total score) or Index/Slope Rating (enter the player's handicap and the course slope rating) to calculate a course handicap for the player.

Tracking Statistics: The Approach G6 has an enhanced stat tracking feature that keeps up with important stats, such as number of fairways hit, greens in regulation, and putts per round. When reviewing your round, you can see the number of putts per hole, the clubs used, distances hit, fairways hit and missed to the left or right, time of play, and distance traveled.

Power Requirements: The Approach G6 operates on a built-in Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery. A fully charged battery lasts for up 15 hours. The unit has a Mini USB 2.0 port for connecting to the supplied AC adapter to charge the battery. You can also connect to your computer for downloading course and firmware updates, uploading scorecards, and charging the battery.

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Fabulous GPS! Works great and cannot say enough about this either. [ MARGERY  Dec 07, 2015 ]

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