GARMIN has introduced the new and versatile Approach S40 – a GPS smartwatch specifically designed for golf, and which doubles up as a nice timepiece.
This lightweight watch features a 1.2-inch colour touchscreen display that is sunlight-readable for everyday use and comes with a metal bezel to bolster its design.
Additionally, the smartwatch is fitted with adjustable, quick release bands – available in different colours – to easily tailor the watch to a golfer’s personal style.
The Approach S40 integrates AutoShot Game Tracking to measure and record a golfer’s shot distance for a more focused experience, and thanks to its highly responsive GPS receiver, this stylish watch conveniently locks in on one’s location and displays precise yardages to the front, middle and back of the green, hazards, doglegs and more.
Golfers will also have access to over 41,000 pre-installed courses around the world.
The new Approach S40 comes with high-quality functionality on and off the golf course. Indeed, the Approach S40 not only serves as a golf GPS and smartwatch but also look good as a timepiece on its own.
In addition to the style and smartwatch capabilities of the Approach S40, golfers now have the opportunity to explore in-depth features from their wrist. Veterans or novices, players can strategically use the Green View feature to help enhance their accuracy by manually dragging-and-dropping the day’s pin location on the display to gain precise yardages.
Players are also be able to use the watch to record digital scorecards with Stableford scoring and automatically upload these scorecards to the free Garmin Golf app. Once the app is downloaded, golfers can take advantage of automatic course updates and even review stats in real time during play or after a round with a compatible smartphone.
The Approach S40 features a rechargeable battery that is reportedly capable of lasting 15 hours and up to 10 days in smartwatch mode.
By easily removing the watch band with a quick slide of the bar, one can always fit new bands in place to keep their style fresh.
Once synced with a compatible smartphone, one can receive smart notifications for incoming calls, texts, e-mails and additional alerts that can be displayed on the wrist.
The Approach S40 also provides resourceful activity tracking features such as steps, sleep and built-in multi-sport profiles for fitness initiatives.
The Approach S40 is available in three colours – black stainless steel with black band, stainless steel with powder grey band and light gold with white band.
It comes with a suggested retail price of RM1,499.
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