GARMIN International have announced a new addition to their Approach series of GPS golf products – the Approach S12 watch, which comes with more than 42,000 preloaded courses.
The easy-to-use Approach S12 focuses on practical solutions designed to obtain key yardages to the green, hazards, doglegs and more.
“Garmin takes technology to the forefront with the new Approach product line to help golfers play their best while staying competitive and connected within the golfing community,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice-president of global consumer sales.
“From smartwatches to GPS rangefinders, our latest Approach devices also equip novice and veteran golfers alike with precision, style and attention to detail on every swing.”
The Approach S12 offers a host of features to benefit golfers of every skill level, including a link with the Garmin Golf app to participate in weekly leaderboards, tournaments, review live scoring, strokes gained analysis and automatic scorecard uploads.
Coupled with the optional Approach CT10 club sensors for automatic club tracking, it can determine how far players hit each club. They can also gain yardages to the front, middle and back of the green, hazards, doglegs, layups and more, thanks to a built-in GPS that zeroes in on a player’s location.
The Green View features each green’s shape and the pin for better yardage accuracy, regardless of where a golfer is on the course.
Easy to use and practical for beginners and seasoned players alike, the Approach S12 includes inter-changeable quick release bands and has introduced a unique round watch design with a 1.3-inch sunlight-readable high-resolution display.
With the new Big Numbers display mode, the Approach S12 makes it easier to read yardage numbers during a round. When paired with the Garmin Golf app on a compatible smartphone, the Approach S12 wirelessly updates a player’s most frequently played golf courses for up-to-date course information.
The Approach S12’s internal, rechargeable battery lasts up to 30 hours in GPS mode.
The Approach S12 GPS golf watch is now available via MST Golf and carries a suggested retail price tag of RM930.