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Your Easy Guide to E6 Connect and the Garmin Approach R10

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Everything You Need to Know About E6 Connect with the Approach R10 Launch Monitor and Simulator

Since the release of the Garmin Approach R10 golf launch monitor and simulator, we've been getting a lot of questions about E6 subscription availability and pricing, so we created this quick and easy guide to E6 Connect and the Approach R10. Because they make simulator software for many different simulators, devices, and systems, it's hard to tell what the E6 Connect subscription options are for the Garmin Approach R10 and how much they cost, without talking to a sales representative at TruGolf. And because this may be a deciding factor for many in purchasing an Approach R10, we're laying it out for you in this article in the very next section. In the meantime, there are two things you need to know right away about how E6 Connect works with the Garmin Approach R10 launch monitor and simulator:

  1. E6 Connect is only available for the Approach R10 through the Garmin Golf app. You can download this app for free and have the option to purchase premium golf content for your R10—including Home Tee Hero—which has a free 30-day trial membership and then cost $9.99/mo. or $99.99/year.
  2. Currently, E6 Connect for the Approach R10 is available through an iOS mobile device (no Android) or PC (no Mac computers). According to TruGolf, they are working to make E6 Connect available on these other platforms. We will keep you informed. See the third section of this article for easy instructions on how to connect to E6 Connect through your iOS mobile or Windows 10 PC.

E6 Connect Subscription Pricing for the Garmin Approach R10 

The Garmin Approach R10 on a table in front of the SkyTrak+, FlightScope Mevo+, Rapsodo MLM2PRO, Swing Caddie SC4 and Bushnell Launch Pro

***5 Free E6 Connect Courses (iOS only) Come with Your Approach R10 Purchase***

As with the SkyTrak and the Mevo+ PLUS launch monitors/simulators, you have options for integrating E6 Connect software with your Garmin Approach R10, which are as follows: 

You can purchase the full E6 Connect license:

The standard PC license cost is $2500 USD. That includes 27 courses, 17 practice areas, player profiles, Clubhouse feature and modes of play. This license is a one-time cost and does not expire.

The Standard iOS License cost is $1500 USD. That includes 15 courses, 17 practice areas, player profiles and modes of play. This license is a one-time cost and does not expire.


You can purchase a subscription:

The subscription is simply an annual charge of $300 USD/yr or $600 USD/yr.

The basic subscription ($300 USD) access 27 courses, 12 pieces of rotating content, practice areas, player profiles, modes of play, peer-to-peer play and online event access.

The expanded subscription ($600 USD) access to 96 courses, practice areas, player profiles, modes of play, plus peer-to-peer play and online event access. 

A dessert golf course on the E6 Connect golf simulator software

Premium and additional courses:

The PBR Pack pricing is $700 USD for three courses—Spyglass Hill, Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach resort.

Or you can purchase the premium courses individually for $300 USD each:

  • Pebble Beach Resort
  • Spyglass Hill
  • Spanish Bay
  • Oakmont

This is a one-time cost—these courses do not expire.

You can purchase subscriptions for PC here or purchase subscriptions for iOS within your game.

About TruGolf E6 Connect Simulation Software

The E6 Connect library of content is available to you via the Garmin Approach R10. Easily play their photorealistic courses whenever you want. E6 Connect works with iOS and PC. Get started with 5 free courses on the iOS version.

Join the growing network of connected golfers and gain access to new Courses, Mini Games, Skills Combines, Training Aids, and more with your E6 CONNECT subscription through the Garmin Golf app and your Approach R10. This advanced software and proprietary gaming engine has been built to scale and offers cross-platform virtual golf competition. 

The E6 Connect software is available for both PC and iOS users, making it easier than ever to teach, train, play and compete! The software comes standard with professional tools and the most realistic course play available.

A golf course on the E6 Connect golf simulation software

This state-of-the-art software is 4K compatible and has been rebuilt with a user-friendly interface. In addition to its superior usability, E6 CONNECT has a number of customizable features allowing golfers full control of in-game settings. This software is a great way to work on your game. 


  • Real Time Peer-to-Peer
  • Local Multiplayer
  • iOS Compatibility
  • Live Statistic Tracking
  • 4K Compatible Graphics and New Ocean Animation
  • Enhanced Physics
  • Authentic Stimp Rating


E6 CONNECT has been delivered with additional web features that greatly enhance the player experience. Now, users can track every shot taken while playing under their profile, transforming how instructors can use E6. Users can sort shot history by date, round, or club and track every shot taken inside the software.

How to Connect the Garmin Golf App to E6 Connect

Connecting the Device to the E6 Connect Mobile App

You can connect the device to the E6 Connect mobile app on your compatible iOS® device.

  1. In the Garmin Golf™ app, select Golf Sim > TruGolf E6 Connect > Play on iOS.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Connecting Your Device to the E6 Connect Desktop Application

  1. In the Garmin Golf™ app, select Golf Sim > TruGolf E6 Connect > Play on PC.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

How to Connect Garmin Golf App to E6 Connect

These steps will take you through connecting the Garmin Golf App to E6 Connect through to a Windows 10 PC. E6 Connect is not available for Mac computers.

To begin the process, select Virtual Play in the Garmin Golf App. 

  1. On your computer, right-click This PC  (NOTE: If you cannot locate This PC, type "This PC" in the Type here to search field)
  2. Select Properties
  3. Make note of the computer name
  4. In the Garmin Golf App, enter the computer name
  5. Touch Test Connection  (NOTE: Add ".local" to the end of the computer name if the connection fails, then touch Test Connection again)

Alternative Steps

The computer's IPv4 address can be used in place of the computer name.

To begin the process, select Virtual Play in the Garmin Golf App. 

  1. On your computer, locate Settings (NOTE:If you cannot locate Settings, type "Settings" in the Type here to search field)
  2. SelectNetwork & Internet
  3. Select the connection type (Wi-Fi, Ethernet, etc.) and
  4. Click Hardware Properties
  5. In the Garmin Golf App, enter the IPv4 address
  6. Touch Test Connection

The Garmin R10 next to it's case with a stack of golf balls

E6 Connect to Do More with Your Approach R10

Should you get E6 Connect via your Approach R10? It depends on what you want out of this Garmin launch monitor and simulator. If you are purchasing the R10 for the simulator side of it, E6 Connect definitely adds benefits like tools, competition, and entertainment. If you are into photorealistic gaming and want to use the tools to improve, it's a no-brainer. Should you buy the one-time license to E6 Connect or do a yearly subscription? That will depend on if you are using an iOS device or a PC, and if you think you will continue to use this software for years to come. E6 Connect offers a lot of high-quality simulation and seems to be enthusiastic about upgrades, so either way, if you're going to spend a lot of time with this software, it seems like a pretty smart purchase!

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