Garmin Approach® G10
Handheld golf GPS covers over 40,000 courses worldwide
Our take on the Garmin Approach® G10 by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
A portable caddy that fits on your belt
Garmin's compact Approach G10 golf GPS can go with you nearly anywhere, so you can feel confident when stepping on to any of its over 40,000 preloaded courses. It shows you yardages to the back, front, and middle of the green, as well as hazards on each hole. And you won't have to pay anything extra to keep its course data up to date.
One cool clip-on
The Approach G10 boasts a waterpoof housing that'll protect it from the elements, while the 1.3" square display offers a bright, clear view of important course views and stats. It shows you everything in monochrome, and you can switch to a negative display if that suits your fancy. And the rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time on a single charge. The built-in clip lets you pack it on your belt, or you can keep it in your pocket if you choose.
Designed to help
The Approach G10 offers convenient buttons for selecting menu items. The Green View display shows you the true shape and layout of the green, even if you're behind it. You can manually reposition the pin to today's location to enhance your shot's accuracy.
Paper scorecards are inconvenient and wasteful. The Approach G10 counts your strokes and tracks 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 G10 also packs a round timer and odometer.
Connect with your community
Garmin Connect lets you upload scorecards and club data to a personalized account online for comprehensive analysis and sharing with friends. You can view your overall stats, stats from one round, or stats on one course. Your friends with Garmin Connect accounts can check out your scores and you can track their progress as well.
- handheld golf GPS assistant
- charging/data clip included
- 1.3" monochrome (128 x 128 pixels) display with negative display mode
- preloaded with over 40,000 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
- Green View shows true shape and layout of green
- odometer, digital scorecard, stat tracker, and round timer
- compatible with Garmin Connect for tracking scores online
- dimensions: 1-1/2"W x 2"H x 3/4"D
- weight: 1.0 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Clip-on golf GPS device
- USB charging/data clip and 24" cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Important Safety and Product Information
Great item and small enough to fit in your pocket. A lot of features that make it a easy choice.
Frank, Jamestown, NC
Garmin Approach® G10 Reviews
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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 30 minutes.
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 battery.
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Have a Garmin watch, however i do not like wearing a watch when I play. I tried a Bushnell Neo but it has to many problems and their service is awfull and I just gave up with them. Back to Garmin with great reviews. [ Richard May 08, 2017 ]