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Garmin Approach is one of the top names in golf known for their cutting edge technology and stellar design. You may know them for their stylish and feature-rich GPS golf watches. But did you know they also create golf GPS handhelds, golf laser rangefinders, and even a portable launch monitor and simulator now? With a mission to help everyone from amateurs to pro golfers pursue their passions and next-level swing and game, these high-quality golf gadgets are engineered to be both highly useful and available at price points for every budget. In this PlayBetter FAQ, we're filling you in on all things Garmin Approach, including:

Get to know these amazing golf devices and find the one that will help your improve you game—and have fun and look good doing it!


Garmin Approach GPS Golf Watches | Approach S12, S42, & S62 FAQs

What are the Garmin Approach golf watches?

The Garmin Approach GPS golf watch lineup had something for every golfer and every budget, which consists of:

    • the Approach S12 — a basic GPS golf watch for the lowest cost
    • the Approach S42 — a stylish golf watch with high-end features for a mid-range cost
    • the Approach S62 — the ultimate golf watch with a larger display, rich with features with the highest price tag in this lineup—and worth every bit!

What are the differences between these 3 Garmin Approach GPS golf watches?

Shared features between the Garmin Approach S12, S42, and S62:

    • 5 ATM water rating
    • GPS sensor
    • Smart features: Bluetooth Smart connectivity, smartphone compatibility, and pairs with Garmin Golf app
    • Golfing features: Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide, accurate Back, Middle, Front yardages, distances to layups/doglegs, scorekeeping on Garmin Golf, measure shot distances, stat tracking, auto Courseview updates, Green View with manual pin position, hazards and course targets, round timer/odometer, compatible club tracking (requires accessory), tournament legal, 1-year Garmin warranty

Shared features between the Garmin Approach S42 and S62 GPS golf watches:

    • touchscreen (S12 does not have)
    • color display (S12 is not)
    • Health monitoring: sleep, hydration, women's health
    • Additional sensors: gyroscope, accelerometer
    • Additional smart features: smart notifications, calendar, weather, Find My Phone, pairs with Garmin Connect Mobile
    • Activity tracking features: step counter, move bar, auto goal, TrueUp™ (allows you to wear and sync data collected from multiple activity trackers)
    • Other training/sport features: GPS speed and distance, Auto Pause®, Auto Lap®, touch and/or button lock, running/indoor running profiles, GPS-based distance/time/pace for running, biking/indoor cycling profiles
    • Additional golfing features: custom targets, Garmin AutoShot, handicap scoring, TrueSwing™ compatible

Garmin Approach S62 golf watch only features:

    • Additional health monitoring: wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second), daily resting heart rate, abnormal heart rate alerts, Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation, Body Battery™ energy monitor, all-day stress, relaxation reminders, relaxation breathing timer
    • Additional sensors: Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor, compass, Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation monitor
    • Additional smart features: ANT+® connectivity, Connect IQ™ downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps, text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only), controls smartphone music, Find My Watch, Garmin Pay™
    • Safety and Tracking: LiveTrack (a Garmin safety and connectivity feature that creates a real-time view of your location during an activity, so friends and family can follow along)
    • Activity tracking features: calories burned, distance traveled, intensity minutes, Garmin Connect challenges app
    • Other training/sport features: strength, cardio, treadmill and elliptical training, stair stepping, indoor rowing and walking, and yoga profiles; foot pod compatible for running; alerts and speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) for running; swimming features: pool swimming profile, pool swim metrics, pool swim basic rest timer; skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand up paddleboarding, and rowing outdoor profiles; heart rate zones, alerts, calories, %HR max, %HRR, HR broadcast; customizable data pages; manual lap; custom alerts; auto scroll; activity history on watch
    • Additional golfing features: full vector map, PinPointer, PlaysLike distance (slope), touch-targeting, swing tempo, tempo training, wind speed and direction (with Garmin Golf app connection), Virtual Caddie

Each of these Garmin Approach golf watches has its own materials, colors options, battery life, and display size. You can find these in the FAQs below.

What are the materials used in each of these GPS golf watches? 

The Garmin Approach S12

Strap material: silicone

The Garmin Approach S42

Strap material: silicone
Lens: chemically strengthened glass
Bezel: metal

The Garmin Approach S62

Strap material: silicone
Lens: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Bezel: ceramic

What sizes are the Garmin Approach golf watches?

The Garmin Approach S12

Physical size: 43.7 x 43.7 x 11.5 mm; Fits wrists with a circumference of 125-202 mm
Display size: 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)

The Garmin Approach S42

Physical size: 43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm; Small/Medium version fits wrists with a circumference of 106-176 mm (Silver/White and Rose Gold/Light Sand versions); One Size versions fit wrists with a circumference of 125-202 mm (Black/Gunmetal only)
Display size: 1.2 in (30.4mm) diameter

The Garmin Approach S62

Physical size:  47 x 47 x 14.8 mm; Fits wrists with a circumference of 125-208 mm
Display size: 1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter

Do the Garmin Approach golf GPS S12, S42, and S62 watches have touchscreens?

The Approach S42 and S62 have touchscreens. The S12 does not.

What kind of displays does the Garmin Approach lineup offer?

The Garmin Approach S12

    • 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
    • sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
    • 176 x 176 pixels
    • not color
    • no touchscreen

The Garmin Approach S42

    • 1.2 in (30.4mm) diameter
    • sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
    • 240 x 240 pixels
    • color display
    • touchscreen

The Garmin Approach S62

    • 1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter
    • sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
    • 260 x 260 pixels
    • color display
    • touchscreen

What golfing features does each Garmin Approach offer?

The Garmin Approach S12 Golf Features

    • Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
    • accurate Back, Middle, Front yardages
    • distances to layups/doglegs
    • scorekeeping on Garmin Golf
    • measure shot distances
    • stat tracking
    • auto Courseview updates
    • Green View with manual pin position
    • hazards and course targets
    • round timer/odometer
    • compatible club tracking (requires accessory)
    • tournament legal

The Garmin Approach S42 Golf Features

    • Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
    • accurate Back, Middle, Front yardages
    • distances to layups/doglegs
    • scorekeeping on Garmin Golf
    • measure shot distances
    • stat tracking
    • auto Courseview updates
    • Green View with manual pin position
    • hazards and course targets
    • round timer/odometer
    • compatible club tracking (requires accessory)
    • tournament legal
    • custom targets
    • Garmin AutoShot
    • handicap scoring
    • TrueSwing™ compatible

The Garmin Approach S62 Golf Features

    • Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
    • accurate Back, Middle, Front yardages
    • distances to layups/doglegs
    • scorekeeping on Garmin Golf
    • measure shot distances
    • stat tracking
    • auto Courseview updates
    • Green View with manual pin position
    • hazards and course targets
    • round timer/odometer
    • compatible club tracking (requires accessory)
    • tournament legal
    • custom targets
    • Garmin AutoShot
    • handicap scoring
    • TrueSwing™ compatible
    • full vector map
    • PinPointer
    • PlaysLike distance (slope)
    • touch-targeting
    • swing tempo
    • tempo training
    • wind speed and direction (with Garmin Golf app connection)
    • Virtual Caddie

What smart features do these GPS watches for golf offer?

The Garmin Approach S12 Smart Features

    • Bluetooth Smart connectivity
    • smartphone compatibility
    • pairs with Garmin Golf app

The Garmin Approach S42 Smart Features

    • Bluetooth Smart connectivity
    • smartphone compatibility
    • pairs with Garmin Golf app
    • smart notifications
    • calendar, weather
    • Find My Phone
    • pairs with Garmin Connect Mobile

The Garmin Approach S62 Smart Features

    • Bluetooth Smart and ANT+® connectivity
    • smartphone compatibility
    • pairs with Garmin Golf app
    • smart notifications
    • calendar, weather
    • Find My Phone
    • pairs with Garmin Connect Mobile
    • Connect IQ™ downloadable watch faces data fields widgets, and apps
    • text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
    • controls smartphone music
    • Find My Watch
    • Garmin Pay™

What color schemes do the Approach GPS golf watches come in?

The Garmin Approach S12 Color Options

    • Black
    • Granite Blue
    • White

The Garmin Approach S42 Color Options

    • Gunmetal with Black Band
    • Polished Silver with White Band
    • Rose Gold with Light Sand Band

The Garmin Approach S62 Color Options

    • Black Ceramic Bezel with Black Silicone Band
    • Black Ceramic Bezel with White Silicone Band

What kind of sensors do these Garmin watches have?

The Garmin Approach S12

    • GPS sensor

The Garmin Approach S42

    • GPS sensor
    • gyroscope
    • accelerometer

The Garmin Approach S62

    • GPS sensor
    • gyroscope
    • accelerometer
    • Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor
    • compass
    • Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation monitor

Do any of these Garmin Approach golf watches have health monitoring?

Yes! The Garmin Approach S42 and S62 GPS golf smartwatches have health monitoring features.

The Garmin Approach S42

    • sleep
    • hydration
    • women's health

The Garmin Approach S62

    • wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
    • daily resting heart rate
    • abnormal heart rate alerts
    • Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation
    • Body Battery™ energy monitor
    • all-day stress
    • relaxation reminders
    • relaxation breathing timer
    • sleep
    • hydration
    • women's health

Does the S12, S42, or S62 offer any workout or other sport/training features?

Yes! The Garmin Approach S42 and S62 offer sports and training features.

The Garmin Approach S42

    • GPS speed and distance
    • Auto Pause®
    • Auto Lap®
    • touch and/or button lock
    • running/indoor running profiles
    • GPS-based distance/time/pace for running
    • biking/indoor cycling profiles

The Garmin Approach S62

    • GPS speed and distance
    • Auto Pause®
    • Auto Lap®
    • touch and/or button lock
    • running/indoor running profiles
    • GPS-based distance/time/pace for running
    • biking/indoor cycling profiles
    • strength, cardio, treadmill and elliptical training, stair stepping, indoor rowing and walking, and yoga profiles
    • foot pod compatible for running
    • alerts and speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) for running
    • swimming features: pool swimming profile, pool swim metrics, pool swim basic rest timer
    • skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand up paddleboarding, and rowing outdoor profiles
    • heart rate zones, alerts, calories, %HR max, %HRR, HR broadcast
    • customizable data pages
    • manual lap
    • custom alerts
    • auto scroll
    • activity history on watch

How much battery life do the Approach S12, S42, and S62 have?

The Garmin Approach S12

Watch mode: Up to 10 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 30 hours

The Garmin Approach S42

Smartwatch mode: Up to 10 days
GPS mode: Up to 15 hours

The Garmin Approach S62

Smartwatch mode: up to 14 days
GPS mode: up to 20 hours

How much are these Garmin Approach GPS watches for golf?

The Garmin Approach S12 price: $199.99

The Garmin Approach S42 price: $299.99

The Garmin Approach S62 price: $499.99

Does PlayBetter sell any used, open box, or refurbished Garmin golf watches on their RePlay Warehouse?

Yes! You can check the PlayBetter RePlay Golf Warehouse or Garmin Outlet for any used, open box, or certified refurbished Garmin Approach golf products. Certified Products come in original packaging with all accessories and documentation and are eligible for FREE 2-day delivery and FREE 60-day returns!

Does PlayBetter offer any bundles with these watches?

Yes! You can order New Approach S12, S42, and S62 golf watches in the following ways on PlayBetter:

Approach S12 Watch Only

  • Approach S12 GPS Golf Smartwatch
  • Charging/Data Cable
  • Documentation

Model: 010-02472-00

Approach S12 Power Bundle

  • Approach S12 GPS Golf Smartwatch
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • PlayBetter HD Screen Protector Film (4-Pack)
  • Charging/Data Cable
  • Documentation

Approach S12 Gift Box Bundle

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • Approach S12 Golf GPS Smartwatch
  • PlayBetter HD Screen Protector Film (4-Pack)
  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case
  • Charging/Data Cable
  • Documentation

Approach S42 Watch Only

  • Approach S42 GPS Golf Smartwatch
  • Charging/Data Cable
  • Documentation

Model: 010-02572-10

Approach S42 Power Bundle

  • Approach S42 GPS Golf Smartwatch
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • PlayBetter HD Screen Protector Film (4-Pack)
  • Charging/Data Cable
  • Documentation

Approach S42 Gift Box Bundle

*Packed in our PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • Approach S42 Golf GPS Smartwatch
  • PlayBetter HD Screen Protector Film (4-Pack)
  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case
  • Charging/Data Cable
  • Documentation

Approach S62 Watch Only

  • Approach S62 Golf GPS Smartwatch
    • 3 x Approach CT10 Sensors (For Black with CT10 Model Only)
  • Charging/Data Cable
  • Documentation

Model: 010-02200-00

Approach S62 Power Bundle also includes

  • PlayBetter HD Screen Protector Film (4-Pack)
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger

Approach S62 Gift Box Bundle also includes

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • PlayBetter HD Screen Protector Film (4-Pack)
  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case

Do these Garmin Approach golf watches pair with the Garmin Golf app?

Yes! The entire Garmin Approach lineup pairs with the Garmin Golf app!

Can I get club tracking with the Garmin Approach GPS watches for golf?

Yes! All the Garmin Approach GPS watches pair with the full set of Approach® CT10 club tracking sensors for more tracking capabilities (sold separately).

Is this Garmin Approach water resistant?

The Garmin Approach lineup of GPS golf watches have a water rating of 5 ATM, which means they withstand pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters and can handle splashes, rain or snow, showering, swimming, diving into water, and snorkeling

Has PlayBetter's partner, Gabe at Let's Play Thru!, done any video reviews of this Garmin Approach?


Garmin Approach Golf GPS Handhelds | Approach G12 & G80 FAQs

What kind of GPS golf handhelds does Garmin Approach offer?

Garmin Approach has 2 GPS golf handhelds available:

  • The Garmin Approach G12 golf GPS handheld
  • The Garmin Approach G80 GPS handheld with integrated golf launch monitor

What are the golfing features of the Garmin Approach G12 GPS golf handheld?

The Approach G12 golf GPS handheld provides the following golf features:

      • Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
      • accurate Back, Middle, Front yardages
      • distances to layups/doglegs
      • scorekeeping on Garmin Golf
      • measure shot distances
      • stat tracking
      • auto Courseview updates
      • Green View with manual pin position
      • hazards and course targets
      • round timer/odometer
      • compatible club tracking (requires accessory)
      • tournament legal

How big is the G12?

The Garmin Approach G12 has the following measurements:

Physical dimensions: 1.8" x 2.0" x 0.5" (45.8 x 51.3 x 12.4 mm)

Display size: 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)

Weight: 0.9 oz (25.1 g)

What is the battery life of the Garmin Approach G12?

The Approach G12 has an internal rechargeable lithium-ion with up to 30 hours (GPS mode).

Is this Garmin Approach water resistant?

Yes! It has a water rating of IPX7, which means it withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes and can handle splashes, rain or snow, showering.

Does the G12 golf GPS handheld have smart features?

Yes! The G12 has the following smart features:

    • Bluetooth Smart connectivity
    • Smartphone compatibility
    • Pairs with Garmin Golf app

Does the Garmin Approach G12 pair with the Garmin Golf app?

Yes! The Approach G12 GPS golf handheld pairs with the Garmin Golf app.

Can I get club tracking with the Garmin Approach G12 GPS handheld?

Yes! The Garmin Approach G12 pairs with the full set of Approach® CT10 club tracking sensors for more tracking capabilities (sold separately).

Does the Garmin Approach G12 have a touchscreen?

No, the G12 does not have a touchscreen.

What kind of golfing device is the Garmin Approach G80 golf GPS handheld and launch monitor?

The Garmin Approach G80 is an advanced GPS golf handheld with integrated launch monitor technology.

What kind of GPS golfing features do I get with the Approach G80?

The Garmin Approach G80 golf GPS handheld and launch monitor provides the following golfing features:

    • Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
    • accurate Back, Middle, Front yardages
    • distances to layups/doglegs
    • scorekeeping on Garmin Golf
    • measure shot distances
    • stat tracking
    • auto Courseview updates
    • Green View with manual pin position
    • hazards and course targets
    • round timer/odometer
    • compatible club tracking (requires accessory)
    • tournament legal
    • custom targets
    • Garmin AutoShot
    • handicap scoring
    • TrueSwing™ compatible
    • full vector map
    • PinPointer
    • PlaysLike distance (slope)
    • touch-targeting
    • swing tempo
    • tempo training
    • wind speed and direction (with Garmin Golf app connection)
    • Virtual Caddie

What kind of launch monitor features do I get with the Approach G80?

Radar Metrics of the Garmin Approach G80:

    • Club head speed
    • Ball speed
    • Smash factor
    • Estimated distance

Radar Accuracy of the Garmin Approach G80:

    • Club head speed accuracy: +/- 5 mph
    • Ball speed accuracy: +/- 2 mph
    • Swing tempo accuracy: +/- 0.3
    • Carry distance accuracy: +/- 5 yards

Radar Features of the Garmin Approach G80:

    • Warm-up mode
    • Virtual round
    • Target practice
    • Practice and game modes (includes warm-up, virtual round, target practice, and tempo training)

Does the Approach G80 integrated launch monitor use radar or camera technology?

The Garmin Approach G80 uses radar technology for the launch monitor side.

How do I use the G80 launch monitor?

Playing Golf with the Garmin Approach G80

  1. Select Start New Round.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Select a tee box.

Using the Radar Features of the Approach G80

  1. Select an option:
    • From the home screen, select a practice mode or game.

    • Press the radar button.

    The radar turns on.

  2. Place the device on the ground within 0.3 m (1 ft.) of the ball, in line with and on the same level as you and the ball.
    TIP: For a better screen viewing angle, you can rest the device on a golf ball using the divot in the rear case.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Press the radar button to turn off the radar.

    This helps conserve battery life.

How big is the Approach G80 golf GPS and launch monitor handheld?

Physical dimensions:  2.3" x 4.5" x 0.6" (58.7 x 114.2 x 16.1 mm)

Display size: 1.8" x 3.0" (45.7 x 76.1 mm); 3.5" diagonal (88.9 mm)

Weight: 4.2 oz (119 g)

Does the G80 have a touchscreen?

Yes! The Garmin Approach G80 GPS and launch monitor handheld has a touchscreen.

What is the battery life of the Garmin Approach G80?

The Approach G80 has an internal rechargeable lithium polymer with up to 15 hours (GPS mode) of battery life.

Is this Garmin Approach water resistant?

Yes! It has a water rating of IPX7, which means it withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes and can handle splashes, rain or snow, showering.

Does the G80 have an easy-to-read screen?

Yes! A large 3.5” sunlight-readable touchscreen on the Approach G80 combines with a slim design and easy button access to get to the radar.

What smart features does the Garmin Approach G80 offer?

The G80 has the following smart features:

    • Bluetooth Smart connectivity
    • Smart notifications
    • Smartphone compatibility
    • Pairs with Garmin Golf app

How accurate is the Approach G80 golf GPS handheld launch monitor?

Radar Accuracy of the Garmin Approach G80:

    • Club head speed accuracy: +/- 5 mph
    • Ball speed accuracy: +/- 2 mph
    • Swing tempo accuracy: +/- 0.3
    • Carry distance accuracy: +/- 5 yards

What kind of display does the G80 have?

The Approach G80 has a transflective color TFT touchscreen, with 282 x 470 pixels resolution, and a 3.5" diagonal (88.9 mm) screen.

Does the Garmin Approach G80 pair with the Garmin Golf app?

Yes! The Approach G80 GPS golf handheld and launch monitor pairs with the Garmin Golf app.

How much are these Garmin Approach GPS handhelds?

The Garmin Approach G12: $149.99

The Garmin Approach G80: $499.99

Does PlayBetter sell any used/open box Garmin Approach G12s or G80s on their RePlay Golf Warehouse?

Yes! You can check the PlayBetter RePlay Golf Warehouse or Garmin Outlet for any used, open box, or certified refurbished Garmin Approach golf products. Certified Products come in original packaging with all accessories and documentation and are eligible for FREE 2-day delivery and FREE 60-day returns!

Does PlayBetter offer any bundles with the G12 or G80?

Yes! You can order your new Garmin Approach GPS handheld in the following ways on PlayBetter:

Approach G12 GPS Only

  • Approach G12 Golf GPS
  • Charging/Data Clip
  • Documentation

Model: 010-02555-00

Approach G12 Charger Bundle

  • Approach G12 Golf GPS
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • Charging/Data Clip
  • Documentation

Approach G12 Charger & Carabiner Bundle

  • Approach G12 Golf GPS
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • Garmin Lanyard Carabiner
  • Charging/Data Clip
  • Documentation

Approach G12 Gift Box Bundle

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • Approach G12 Golf GPS
  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case
  • Charging/Data Clip
  • Documentation

Approach G80 Handheld Only

  • Approach G80 Handheld Golf GPS with Launch Monitor
  • Trolley/Cart Mount
  • Lanyard Carabiner
  • USB Cable
  • Documentation

Model: 010-01914-00

Approach G80 Portable Charger Bundle

  • Approach G80 Handheld Golf GPS with Launch Monitor
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • Trolley/Cart Mount
  • Lanyard Carabiner
  • USB Cable
  • Documentation

Approach G80 Portable Charger & GPS Hard Case Bundle

  • Approach G80 Handheld Golf GPS with Launch Monitor
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case
  • Trolley/Cart Mount
  • Lanyard Carabiner
  • USB Cable
  • Documentation

Approach G80 Gift Box Bundle

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • Approach G80 Handheld Golf GPS with Launch Monitor
  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case
  • Trolley/Cart Mount
  • Lanyard Carabiner
  • USB Cable
  • Documentation

Has PlayBetter's partner, Gabe at Let's Play Thru!, done any video reviews of this Garmin Approach

Yes! Gabe at Let's Play Thru! has this awesome video available. Click on it and give it a view!


Garmin Approach Golf GPS Laser Rangefinder | Approach Z82

What kind of device is the Garmin Approach Z82 GPS laser rangefinder?

The Garmin Approach Z82 is a hybrid GPS-golf laser rangefinder. It gives you the pinpoint accuracy of a rangefinder down to the yard, complemented by Garmin GPS golf features, and when you look in the viewfinder, the display gives you a sharp and bright GPS map flyover with all the necessary yardages to the left of the laser readings.

What kind of GPS golfing features does the Approach Z82 have?

The Garmin Approach Z82 GPS golf laser rangefinder provides the following golfing features:

    • Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
    • accurate Back, Middle, Front yardages
    • distances to layups/doglegs
    • scorekeeping on Garmin Golf
    • measure shot distances
    • stat tracking
    • auto Courseview updates
    • Green View with manual pin position
    • hazards and course targets
    • round timer/odometer
    • compatible club tracking (requires accessory)
    • tournament legal
    • custom targets
    • Garmin AutoShot
    • handicap scoring
    • TrueSwing™ compatible
    • full vector map
    • PinPointer
    • PlaysLike distance (slope)
    • wind speed and direction (with Garmin Golf app connection)
    • tournament mode indicator light
    • tournament legal
    • Find My Garmin

What kind of laser rangefinder features does the Z82 have?

The Garmin Approach Z82 GPS golf laser rangefinder provides the following laser rangefinder features:

    • Laser range to flag: 450 yards/411 meters
    • Laser accuracy: +/- 10" (25 cm)
    • Magnification: 6x
    • Flag finder: yes (visual confirmation and vibrational feedback)
    • Image stabilization
    • 2D course maps overlaid
    • Laser range arc

How big is the Garmin Approach Z82 golf GPS laser rangefinder?

Physical dimensions:  4.8" x 3.1" x 1.7" (122.9 x 80.0 x 42.1 mm)

Weight:  8.2 oz (232 g)

What kind of display does the Garmin Approach Z82 have?

The Approach Z82 has a full color OLED display.

What is the battery life of the Approach Z82 GPS rangefinder?

The Z82 has an internal rechargeable lithium-ion with up to 15 hours (GPS mode) of battery life.

Does the Z82 offer any smart features?

Yes! The Z82 has the following smart features:

    • Bluetooth Smart connectivity
    • Smartphone compatibility
    • Pairs with Garmin Golf app

Is this Garmin Approach water resistant?

Yes! It has a water rating of IPX7, which means it withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes and can handle splashes, rain or snow, showering.

How much does the Garmin Approach Z82 golf GPS laser rangefinder cost?

The Garmin Approach Z82 GPS laser rangefinder: $599.99

Does the Garmin Approach Z82 pair with the Garmin Golf app?

Yes! The Approach Z82 pairs with the Garmin Golf app.

Can I find a used or open box Approach Z82 rangefinders on PlayBetter's RePlay Golf Warehouse?

Yes! You can check the PlayBetter RePlay Golf Warehouse or Garmin Outlet for any used, open box, or certified refurbished Garmin Approach golf products. Certified Products come in original packaging with all accessories and documentation and are eligible for FREE 2-day delivery and FREE 60-day returns!

Does PlayBetter offer any bundles with the Garmin Approach Z82?

Yes! You can order your new Garmin Approach Z82 GPS laser rangefinder in the following ways on PlayBetter:

Approach Z82 Rangefinder Only

  • Approach Z82 Golf Laser Rangefinder
  • Carry Case with Carabiner
  • microUSB Cable
  • Documentation

Model: 010-02260-00

Approach Z82 Charger & Towel Bundle also includes

  • PlayBetter Microfiber Cleaning Towel (Black)
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger

Approach Z82 Players Bundle also includes

  • PlayBetter Pitchfix Divot Tool with Magnetic Garmin Golf Ball Marker
  • PlayBetter Microfiber Cleaning Towel (Black)
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger

Approach Z82 Gift Box Bundle also includes

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case
 

Has PlayBetter's partner, Gabe at Let's Play Thru!, done any video reviews of this Garmin Approach?

Yes! Gabe at Let's Play Thru! has this awesome video available of the Approach Z82 unboxing and on the course. Click on it and give it a view!


Garmin Approach Golf Launch Monitor and Indoor Simulator | Approach R10

What's in the Approach R10 box?

Approach R10 Launch Monitor Only

  • Approach R10 Launch Monitor
  • Tripod Stand
  • Phone Mount
  • Carry Case
  • microUSB Cable
  • Documentation

Model: 010-02356-00

ONLY IN PLAYBETTER BUNDLES!

Approach R10 Portable Charger & Large Case Bundle also includes

  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger
  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters

Approach R10 Gift Box Bundle also includes

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter 5000mAh Portable Charger

How big is the R10 device?

3.5" x 2.8" x 1" (88.5 x 70.25 x 25 mm) without tripod—about the size of a deck of cards.

How difficult is the Approach R10 to set up?

It's 3 super easy steps!

  1. Ensure the tripod mount is free of any debris.
  2. Insert the top of the tripod mount into the back of the device. The tripod mount is magnetic and holds the device in place. NOTE: The tripod mount can only be installed one way. If it is not fully seated in the back of the device, you have installed it using the wrong orientation.
  3. Open the tripod legs so they are fully extended.

Do I need a mobile device to use the Garmin Approach R10?

Yes, you need a mobile device to use the Approach R10. You will need to download the Garmin Golf App from either the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

How do I pair my smartphone with the R10 launch monitor?

To use this device, you must pair it with the Garmin Golf app.

  1. From the app store on your smartphone, install and open the Garmin Golf app.
  2. Bring your smartphone near your device.
  3. Press the button to turn on your device.

    The first time you turn on the device, it automatically enters pairing mode, and the status LED is solid blue.

    TIP: You can hold the button while the device is off until the status LED turns solid blue to manually enter pairing mode.
  4. From the menu in the app, select Garmin Devices > Add Device, and follow the on-screen instructions.

How much space is required to use the Approach R10 indoors & outdoors?

You'll need to place the unit 6-8' behind you and allow for 8'+ of space in front for ball flight measurements. NOTE: If you are using a golf mat, make sure the bottom edge of the device sits above the mat.

How does the Garmin Approach R10 connect to my device?

The Approach R10 golf launch monitor uses Bluetooth to connect.

How do I know how much battery power I have?

You can view the remaining battery power of the device when it is connected to the Garmin Golf app.

How much battery life does the Approach R10 provide?

The R10 golf launch monitor and simulator has 10 hours of battery runtime.

Can the R10 be connected to a flat screen TV?

Yes, you could screen mirror from your device to your smart TV. And with E6 Connect you'll be able to project.

Does putting work when using the R10 in a course simulation?

No. Once you hit the green, there's no putting out and you move on to the next hole.

How accurate is the Approach R10?

The Approach R10 is accurate to +/- 5 yards. We'll have more comparison data vs SkyTrak, Flightscope Mevo, Swing Caddie SC300i and more from Lets Play Thru soon!

What kind of technology does the Approach R10 use to measure shots?

The Approach R10 uses 3-Receiver Doppler Radar Technology.

Does the R10 give voice feedback on the range? How quickly does it give audible feedback?

Yes! The Approach R10 provides voice feedback and it happens within about 1 second of the shot.

What simulator software is compatible with the Approach R10?

  • Garmin Golf App (native)
  • TruGolf E6

Does PlayBetter have a more extensive FAQ all about the Approach R10 golf launch monitor and indoor simulator?

Yes! Feel free to bounce over to our Garmin Approach R10 FAQs | Golf Launch Monitor and Simulator Answers! article for more details about the R10 launch monitor, simulation, and the Garmin Golf app!


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