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Compare Garmin Approach G80 vs. G8 vs. G10 | What's the difference?

January 22, 2019 / Team PlayBetter

Compare Garmin Approach G80 vs. G8 vs. G10 | What's the difference?

Comparing the new Garmin Approach G80 vs. G8 vs. G10 vs. G30 (Chart Below)

Garmin just released its newest product in the Approach Series, called the  Garmin Approach G80. As a combined handheld golf GPS and launch monitor unit, it's the first of its kind and has generated quite a lot of buzz around the industry. 

But with all the hype, we were interested how it compared to some of Garmin's previous best-sellers in the handheld GPS category - namely the Approach G8Approach G10 and Approach G30.

We'll go into the nitty gritty details below, but here's the short of it...

The main difference is the new integrated Launch Monitor + it's related features (virtual course play, etc)!

The Approach G80 retains most of the premium GPS features that made its predecessors so great - 41,000+ preloaded courses, no subscription fees, PlaysLike distance, PinPointer, sunlight-readable screen, etc - but adds on a powerful golf launch monitor functionality that no previous golf GPS unit has ever featured. It's important to note that the Approach G80 does not provide club recommendations for shots, like the Approach G8 did. The reason being that the recently introduced Garmin Approach CT10 Game Tracker (which integrates with the G80) can now better serve that purpose.

So without further adieu, here's our chart highlighting the differences and similarities between the Garmin Approach G80Approach G8Approach G10 and Approach G30:

Garmin Approach G80
Garmin Approach G8
Garmin Approach G30
Garmin Approach G10

Short Description 2019 Release. Premium GPS with Launch Monitor - top-of-the-line Premium golf GPS with elegant iPhone-esque design Smaller, paired down golf GPS features with full color screen Simple, compact GPS - perfect for clipping on belt/hat
Price $499.99 $349.99 $249.99 $129.99
Size 2.3" x 4.5" x 0.6" (3.5" Display) 2.1" x 4.4" x 0.6" (3.0" Display) 2.1" x 3.0" x 0.8" (2.3" Display) 1.5” x 2.0” x 0.7” (1.3" Display)
Full Color
Weight 4.1oz 3.97oz 2.5oz 1oz
Launch Monitor
PinPointer
PlaysLike Distance
Preloaded Courses 41,000+ (Free Updates) 38,000+ (Free Updates)

40,000+ (Free Updates)

40,000+ (Free Updates)

Touch Targeting

CourseView
GreenView
Club Recommendations
Club Average Distances
Smart Notifications
Battery Rechargeable lithium polymer (15 hours) Rechargeable lithium polymer (15 hours) Rechargeable lithium polymer (15 hours) Rechargeable lithium polymer (15 hours)
Garmin Golf App
UPC 753759209759 753759116248 753759172763 753759153502
MPN 010-01914-00 010-01231-00 010-01690-00 010-01959-00
Link to Buy Shop Garmin Approach G80 Shop Garmin Approach G8 Shop Garmin Approach G30 Shop Garmin Approach G10

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