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Introducing the Garmin Approach S12 Golf GPS Smartwatch

An easy to use, golf specific smartwatch with ALL THE RIGHT FEATURES.

The Approach S12 is part of Garmin's 2021 lineup of new golf GPS units which also includes the Approach S42 and Approach G12.

We finally got the chance to check out the new Approach S12 – Garmin's 2021 addition to their already extensive line of the game's best golf GPS watches. The new entry level golf watch does not disappoint, offering golfers a fast, easy to navigate, and extremely accurate device that will just GET OUT OF YOUR WAY while you focus on lowering scores and enjoying your golf game.

Fun fact: The Approach S12 is essentially the Approach G12 without a watch strap. So if the features appeal to you but you'd rather wear it on your belt or bag, go with the Approach G12.

The most important factor for any entry level golf device is ease of use, and this version scores 10 out of 10 in that category.

We go over the feature upgrades below.

New Hi-Res Screen
Easy to read in direct sunlight!

Diverging from the previous Approach S10's square design, the Approach S12 features a more traditional round face with hi-res display. It is incredibly easy to read in sunny conditions and comfy to wear all day.

Extended Battery Life
Play 3 Rounds on One Charge!

Get up to 30 hours of battery life in GPS mode. Play every other day for a week (wouldn't that be the life...) and not have to recharge. Up to 15 weeks in regular watch mode.

Easy to Use, Fast, Accurate and Affordable!

We love the new rounded design and noticeably upgraded battery life. At the $199.99 price point, this is a wonderful GPS watch for the golfer who wants value but doesn't want to compromise functionality.

GARMIN APPROACH S12
GOLF GPS SMARTWATCH

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

SUNLIGHT READABLE

The new round watch design offers a high-resolution screen that’s easily readable on even the sunniest days.

42,000+ PRELOADED COURSES

Your watch comes preloaded with more than 42,000 CourseView maps of golf courses around the world. Wirelessly download updates for the course you play most often.

FRONT, MIDDLE, AND BACK OF GREEN DISTANCES

Club with confidence when you know the distance to the front, middle and back of the green.

BUILT-IN SCORECARD APP

Forget the scorecard. Keep track on your watch and upload to the Garmin Golf™ app.

ENOUGH BATTERY FOR 3 ROUNDS

Play from sunup to sundown with a battery life that lasts up to 30 hours.

KNOW WHAT TO AVOID

The course maps give distances to hazards and doglegs so you know exactly where they’re hiding no matter where you stand on the course.


Golfing Features

  • Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
  • Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
  • Yardage to layups/doglegs
  • Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)
  • Digital scorecard
  • Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
  • Auto CourseView updates
  • Green View with manual pin position
  • Hazards and course targets
  • Round timer/odometer
  • Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)

General Specs

Quick Release bands 20 MM
Strap material

silicone

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)
Display resolution 175 x 175 pixels
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective
memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight

1.20 oz (34.1 g)

Battery life

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

Water rating 5 ATM
Memory/History 125 MB
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