Skip to content

First Look – 2023 Garmin Approach S70 with AMOLED Screen

New premium Garmin Golf Watch brilliantly brings 43,000+ maps and a deep feature set to life on your wrist—on and off the course!
Bright AMOLED Screen

Amazingly crisp & sharp display.

Available in Two Sizes

Larger 47 mm & smaller 42 mm.

Improved Golf Features

Fine tune your strategy on the course.

Your Watch Beyond the Course

Elegant design with a deep feature set.

Garmin Approach S70 Golf GPS Watch Review by Our Partner Lets Play Thru

Best and Brightest Golf Watch of 2023 — Garmin Approach S70

Female golfer wearing a 42 mm Garmin Approach S70 golf watch glowing on her wrist at her side on a golf course at dusk

The best GPS watch in golf just got better—and much brighter!

Recently, Garmin has been upgrading many of their popular GPS watches with a vibrant AMOLED display.

And a brighter screen makes no greater sense than on a golf watch. That's why we're excited to introduce the Garmin Approach S70.

All the best features in golf will now pop off your wrist through this stunning color touchscreen.

Additionally, this top-shelf Garmin golf watch now comes in two sizes:

  • 42 mm with 1.2" display, available in white and gray with black ceramic bezels
  • 47 mm with 1.4" display, available in black with black ceramic bezel

Even with the addition of a brighter screen, the 2023 Approach S70 battery life is still the best in golf!

You get 20 hours in GPS mode and 16 days in smartwatch mode with the larger model.

And 15 hours in GPS mode and 10 days in smartwatch mode with the smaller size.

We can't wait for you to see all the outstanding features this watch will bring to life on your wrist!

Shop Garmin Approach S70

My, How Bright Your Garmin Golf Watch Is!

A man wearing a Garmin Approach S70 golf watch as he grabs an iron from his golf bag while on the course

The better to see your enhanced golf features with!

Not only did Garmin give you an eye-catching AMOLED display on the Approach S70, they leveled up some of their proprietary course management tools.

  • Virtual Caddie shows your shot dispersion data and suggests a club based on a variety of factors, from your historical swing data to wind speed and more.
  • PlaysLike Distance gives you slope-compensated distances PLUS now factors in wind, temperature, and air pressure with a built-in barometer—for more accurate plays like distances.
  • Maps — This Garmin golf watch brings more than 43,000 preloaded full-color CourseView maps to life on your wrist (on a stunning color touchscreen!).
  • Green Contours Data (with app premium membership—$9.99 per month or $99.99 per year) puts beautiful visual slope direction of the green directly onto your Approach S70.

Other strategy-honing golf features you get on your wrist:

  • Green View shows the shape and layout of the green and allows you to manually place the pin in today’s position for even more precise targeting and more accurate performance stats.
  • Hazard View allows you to quickly scroll through each hazard on the map and get critical distance information so you know what to avoid.
  • AutoShot automatically records detected shots, excluding putt and chip shots. It measures just how far you hit the ball and uploads your stats to the Garmin Golf™ app for post-round performance analysis.

Compare Garmin Approach Golf Watches Here.

Garmin Approach S70

"Six out of five stars! The screen alone might push you over the top, it's that good. But the feature set and the new improvements—that does it for me."

—Gabe at Let's Play Thru!

The Garmin Golf Watch with a Fitness Smartwatch in It

A woman in the gym adjusting her wireless ear buds while wearing a 42 mm Garmin Approach S70 golf watch with the Spotify app on the display

The Approach S70 for beyond the clubhouse.

Work, play, and manage your day beyond the golf course. And stay ready for you next round of golf.

The Approach S70's AMOLED display and elegant design rises to any occasion—with 24/7 style and features to enhance your active lifestyle, including:

Health & wellness at your fingertips:

  • The best wrist-based heart rate monitor
  • Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation
  • Body Battery energy monitor
  • All-day stress and relaxation reminders
  • Advanced sleep monitoring
  • Hydration tracking
  • Women's health tracking

Sports & activity tracking

  • Step counter, calories burned, and distance traveled
  • Activity profiles for loads of sports like Running, Yoga, Strength, and much more
  • Basic training analysis and outdoor profiles

Smart features

  • Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity
  • Smart notifications to your wrist
  • Download music for phone-free listening
  • Garmin Pay contactless payments
  • Calendar and weather

You love doing it ALL on a gorgeous AMOLED touchscreen!

Shop Garmin Approach S70

Compare, Compete, & Connect with the Garmin Golf App

A female golfer wearing a 42 mm Garmin Approach S70 golf watch with Green Contours on the display

A must for avid golfers with the Approach S70 on-wrist.

The Garmin Golf app allows you to compete, compare, and connect with friends and fellow golfers and is free to use for most features, including:

  • Your Clubs Stats, including what you usually hit and the max you’ve ever hit.
  • Course Stats.
  • Device Sync with compatible Garmin devices.
  • Leaderboards and tournaments.
  • Performance Stats for additional analysis of your shots.
  • Scorecard history.
  • Strokes gained. 

Now, with a very reasonable Garmin Golf Membership ($9.99 per month or $99.99 per year), you can get Green Contours right on your Approach S70 golf GPS watch.

This feature provides you with rich, visual data (see image) that allows you to plan your best approach shot and sink your putt. You can see the slope direction of the green (on select courses), and really strategize where you want you ball to land.

And this is just one of the many golf features brought to life by the AMOLED display.

Garmin Approach S70

Shop PlayBetter for All Your Golf Tech & Gear