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
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
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
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
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
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