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Garmin Approach® S1 North America
Golf GPS watch — covers over 18,000 courses in the U.S. and Canada (White)
Item # 150S1W | MFR # 010-00932-01
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Our take on the Garmin Approach® S1 North America by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
Garmin's Approach S1 golf GPS watch gives you a simple, stylish way to keep track of the action on the course. It combines GPS technology with an expansive database of over 18,000 courses in the U.S. and Canada to give you precise distances to the front, back, and middle of greens at your favorite spots. You can improve your handicap without carrying an additional piece of hardware, so you can keep your head in the game.
Easy to read and use
The watch features a clear display that's viewable in sunlight, with large numbers so you won't have to squint. It's lightweight and waterproof, so you can wear it for any number of activities. With the built-in rechargeable battery, you can enjoy weeks of normal use or an entire day of GPS help out on the links. And the alarm clock feature can help ensure you never miss an early tee time.
A miniature caddy on your wrist
The Approach S1 will show you precise yardages from anywhere on the course, in case you hit a bogey. And you can use the built-in odometer to find out how far you've walked, on or off the course.
Ready to go out of the box
Garmin's extensive course database is preloaded into the Approach S1, so you won't need any subscriptions or additional downloads to enjoy it. Simply charge it up, throw on your plaid pants, and hit the course with the power of GPS on your wrist. The Approach S1 complies with USGA rules and you can obtain new course update downloads directly from Garmin's website.
Can't ask for more. Unmarked yardage on a course & cart path only rules don't come into play with this on your wrist & eliminates the need to carry your hand-held unit.
What's in the Box:
- Golf GPS watch (white)
- AC adapter (DC output: 5V/1A) with USB Type A port
- Slide-in US power plug
- 3.5' Power cord (with Type A USB plug on one end and a spring-loaded charging clip on the other end)
- Owner's Manual (English)
- Owner's Manual (French)
- Important Safety and Product Information
- golf GPS watch
- charging clip and adapter included
- 1" monochrome (64 x 32 pixel) LCD screen
- preloaded with over 18,000 courses across the U.S. and Canada
- allows free course updates from Garmin website
- automatically sets time and time zone
- IPX7 waterproof design (can withstand immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes)
- built-in rechargeable battery allows up to 3 weeks of use in watch mode and 8 hours in GPS mode
- 1-13/16"W x 9/16"H x 9-5/8"D
- weight: 1.8 oz. (with batteries)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Garmin Approach® S1 North America Reviews
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Overview: The Garmin Approach S1W is a wrist-worn golf GPS unit combined with a lightweight sports watch. Its memory contains distance information for more than 17,000 pre-loaded golf courses. The Approach S1W uses a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to measure individual shot distances and track how far you walk on the course. No subscriptions or setup fees are required. Approach S1W is compliant with USGA rules. For convenience, the Approach S1W has an alarm to wake you up in the morning.
Display: The Approach S1W has a 1" x 1" monochrome LCD with a resolution of 64 x 32 pixels. The display's Hole View indicates the number of the hole being played, the distance to the back, center, and front of the green, and the par for the hole. On-screen icons display a low battery warning, GPS use, and alarm active indication.
Included Maps: The Approach S1W has the CourseView Lite map data loaded in its built-in flash memory. The data contains distance information to the front, back, and center of the greens for more than 17,500 golf courses in the U.S. and Canada. A free map update is available from the Garmin website, and can be downloaded from your PC to the Approach S1W using the supplied USB/charging clip cable.
Functionality: As you play, the Approach S1W automatically updates your position, giving you the exact yardage to the front, center, and back of the green. Because pin placement varies, distance to the actual pin location is not calculated. You can also measure the distance of a particular shot.
Controls: The unit has four buttons around the face, each with multiple functions. The button functions include:
- Light/Power: for turning on the backlight, and for turning the device on or off
- Up: for scrolling up through menus, holes, and settings
- Down: for scrolling down through menus, holes, and settings
- OK/Menu: for selecting menu options, or to open the menu
Watch: In addition to its GPS functions, the Approach S1W is a digital watch. By default, the watch time is set automatically when the device acquires satellite signals. You can also set the time manually. The watch also has an alarm.
Odometer: The Approach S1W has a built-in odometer to measure your total walking distance as you play the round. You can turn the odometer off if you desire.
Power Requirements: The Approach S1W operates on a 200 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion, coin cell battery. In the GPS mode, a fully charged battery should give you up to 8 hours of continuous use. The Power Save mode turns off the GPS receiver after a period of inactivity, and displays only the time and date. If you are using the unit in the Power Save mode continuously, a fully charged battery should provide up to 3 weeks of battery life.
Battery Charging: The unit comes with an AC adapter with a slide-in type U.S. power plug and a Type A USB port. Using the supplied USB cable and charging clip, you can charge the battery using ordinary household current.
Waterproof: The Approach S1W is waterproof to IED Standard 60529 IPX7, which means that it can withstand immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
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