Garmin Approach G3 Golf GPS - A Proficient, Economical Handheld
14 June 2013
Conclusion: If you compare the Garmin G3 golf GPS feature-for-feature with its big brother, the G5 (which costs about $100 more), you'll find just a few differences. The G3 has a 2.6-inch (diagonal) touchscreen, compared with a 3-inch display on the G5. The G3 is also smaller and lighter overall (a plus for carrying).
Pros: High performance at a reasonable price., Free 18,000+ golf course database., Rugged and waterproof construction.
Cons: Screen on the small side, but still does the job., Doesn't track stats such as number of putts, fairways hit.
Excerpt: The Garmin Approach G3 golf GPS is a smaller and more affordable model in the Garmin line-up but this junior sized GPS still shares many of the desirable features found in the Garmin G5 . Here is an in-depth review of the Garmin Approach G3 that should help you determine whether it is the right golfing GPS that you need. Easy is the keyword when it comes to using this handheld device. It only takes a few minutes to master the touchscreen controls.
Excerpt: The Garmin Approach G3 is a smaller version of Garmin’s Approach G5 . The G3 GPS for golf comes with over 15,000 courses preloaded for the US and North America, and that list continues to be updated. Like the G5, it allows you to measure individual shot distances and show the exact yardage to fairways, hazards and greens.
Conclusion: Garmin Approach G3 Golf GPS The Garmin Approach G3 Golf GPS features a 2.6 sunlight-readable, touchscreen display for easy operation and keeps score for up to four players. This waterproof unit is preloaded with detailed CourseView maps, a database of more than 12,000 golf courses in the U.S and Canada. Garmin is continually adding maps to CourseView and there are no subscription fees.
Excerpt: Garmin has a reputation for solid, reliable gear because it’s never shy of spending a few bucks on R&D, which has both its up and downs– the up side being, you get a great product, the down, it comes at a price. However, the company has never apologised for going after the top end of the market, and one of its latest gadgets seems to back up this philosophy .
Pros: Rugged, accurate, easy-to-use, good information
Excerpt: Denne G3 er en håndholdt type, som indeholder de fleste baner i Europa, og skulle din ikke findes, kan den hentes på nettet. Med G3 får du så al information, så du kan se, hvordan næste bane ser ud, hvordan du bør lægge dine slag osv. Et fantastisk stykke værktøj, hvis du forstår at bruge det.
Summary: G3 minner om en vanlig håndholdt GPS. Men når du slår den på, vil den virke en del annerledes enn du kanskje er vant til. Du kan velge hvilken bane du spiller på – her er det lagt inn mange tusen golfbaner fra hele Europa. I bunn og grunn er det snakk om en enkel avstandsmåler. Og når du er ute på banen, er det lett å se hvor langt det er til det neste hullet. Det er minst like viktig at den viser alle slagene hvis det er nødvendig med flere slag.