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​Six Reasons to Check Out the Garmin Approach S6 Golf GPS Watch

September 11, 2014 / Olivia Witherite

​Six Reasons to Check Out the Garmin Approach S6 Golf GPS Watch

Recently, we got in our first few shipments of the new Garmin Approach S6 Golf GPS Watch. We love Garmin products because we know that we’ll be able to provide golfers with reliable, accurate and top-of-the-line golf training aids.

And the Garmin S6 is no different. Coming in a sleek new package, we were excited to take out the new Garmin watch to test-drive.

More than 38,000 courses from around the world are available without any additional fees or downloads on this watch. And, like all Garmin GPS devices, the S6 will greatly improve golfers’ games. While it stands alone as an awesome golf gadget, it also syncs with Garmin Connect, a comprehensive app and online resource that allows you to keep your scores, track improvements, compare yourself to other golfers and much more.

Here are six reasons why you’ll love having a S6 wrapped around your wrist.

1. Accuracy

Like its predecessors, the S6 provides precise distances to the front, back and middle of the green. In addition to showing the distances from where you’re standing, it will show you the distances to doglegs and layups. You can also create your own yardage points and position pins.

2. Battery life

Out golfing, the last thing that you want to have to do is worry about recharging your watch battery. We know how frustrating it is to have a GPS unit die on you in the middle of an outing.

Well, the S6 can keep up with you for a full weekend of golf. It can be used for up to 10 hours on full GPS mode and up to 20 weeks as a regular watch!

3. Touch screen

We can’t say enough about the next touch screen from the S6.

The full color is crisp, especially when under the bright sun. The CourseView button lets you view the entire layout of the hole – including the teebox, fairway and green – all in full color. Don’t believe us? Check out the screen in the short video below.

4. Swing metrics and blind shot assistance

This watch will up your golf game. Enough said. But let’s elaborate.

The swing metrics feature on the S6 offers both SwingTempo and TempoTraining. As you swing, the watch will measure the relationship between your up- and downswing. Then, the TempoTraining will help improve your technique as it helps you develop your perfect golf swing ratio. Develop more consistency with the S6.

The watch also comes with blind shot assistance. Is there an obstacle hindering your view, or are you in a trap? No problem! The GPS watch gives you an arrow that points you in the right direction of the hole.

5. Sleek design

The new watch comes in two different color option – light and dark. Compared to past models, the S6 sits flatter against your wrist. It won’t feel bulky on your wrist, but you’ll have so many great features to improve your game.

6. Everyday watch

With its nice design and long battery life, this GPS watch can transition off the links to an everyday watch. It tells time, but also has a timer and odometer – both helpful tools for on and off the course!