Overview: The Garmin Approach G10 is a clip-on golf GPS unit with over
40,000 pre-loaded worldwide golf courses. It features a new, compact design that
weighs only 1 ounce. The Approach G10 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
G10 is compliant with USGA rules. For convenience, the unit is waterproof, and comes with an integrated belt/bag clip.
Display: The Approach G10 has a 0.9" x 0.9"
high-resolution monochrome display with a resolution of
128 x 128 pixels. The high-contrast selectable (positive or negative) display is
easily readable in bright sunlight.
Course Data: The Approach G10 has data for over 40,000
select golf courses worldwide. New golf courses, and updates to existing
courses are available through a free download of the
Approach CourseView database on the Garmin Express website. CourseView is
compatible with Windows (Vista SP2 and newer) and Mac OS X 10.8 and newer).
The currently installed software includes:
- CourseView Medium SE Americas: 4.90
- CourseView Medium SE Europe, Middle East & Africa: 4.50
- CourseView Medium SE Pacific: 4.0
Water Resistance: The G10 has an IPX7 rating, which means that the case can withstand accidental immersion in one meter of water for up to
Play Mode: As you play, the Approach G10's Hole View
automatically updates your position, giving you the exact yardage to the front,
center, and back of the green. The
Green View shows the shape of the green, and allows you to set a more accurate pin position
by manually moving the flag to its location.
Hazards, Layups, and Doglegs: The G10 lets you view hole
characteristics that affect shot selection along the fairways on Par 4 and Par 5
holes. Hazards are identified at the top of the screen (bunker, water, etc.),
and the distances to the front and back of the hazard are given. You can view a
list of layup and dogleg distances for Par 4 and 5 holes, and the distance to
reach each layup.
Measuring a Shot: The Approach G10 can measure the distance
of a particular shot. After hitting the shot, you can select "Measure Shot" in
the menu and walk to your ball to calculate the distance.
Odometer: The G10 has a built-in odometer to record the time
and distance you travel during a round. You can also carry the device at any
time you want to measure your walk.
Digital Scorecard: The Approach G10 doubles as a digital scorecard,
helping you keep your score and other statistics. When scoring is enabled, you
will be prompted to enter your score when your are on the green. If you also
enable statistics tracking, you will be prompted to enter other stats such as
number of putts, and fairways hit (or whether you missed left or right). When
your round is completed, you can upload your scorecard to Garmin Connect using
the Garmin Express application.
Garmin Connect: You can keep track of your golf game using
Garmin Connect, an online community created for users of Garmin sports devices.
You can upload all of the stats from the Approach G10 and analyze them over time.
You can share your scorecards with friends, and compare your rounds to other
people you've played against. You can also view your longest shots, average
score, average putts, average score by par, and overall fairways hit.
Power Requirements: The Approach G10 operates on a built-in
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. A fully charged battery lasts for up 8
hours (in GPS mode). The unit has four small metal contacts on the back of the
device for connecting the supplied clip-on charger/data cable. The cable can be
used to connect to your computer for
downloading course and firmware updates, uploading scorecards, and charging the