Summary: I thought the Approach G5 was going to be a step up from my Golf Buddy World. The screen on the Approach is larger and the unit is waterproof. However, the unit itself is heavier than the Golf Buddy and somewhat bulky. It does not readily provide all of the information I would like to have, for example, on my Golf Buddy World golf gps, I am able to push a key, target, and it displays the distance to bunkers or water, the distance to clear and, of course, other pertinent...
Might be "adequate" if one could see it in sunlight. But you can't!.
22 August 2011
Summary: I bought the Garmin G5 for better accuracy in determining points on & off the fairway and green. Unfortunately, the screen is too small, i.e, smaller than the Golf Caddy, and it has very poor viewing in any kind of sunlight. When you consider those faults (which I ignored in the reviews), and the short battery life (2 rounds?), you've got a device that simply isn't worth the time, effort, and money that it takes to use it. I also have a Golf Caddy, which is readable.
Summary: Because I am so fond of Garmin products I didn't want to believe some of the reviews describing the difficulty of reading the Garmin, G5 Approach display. Mostly because there seem to be an equal amount of reviews describing poor visibility and at the same time praising the device without mentioning the display.
Summary: i thought this is a much better than my golf buddy pro,, but it is not.. the pre-loaded courses on this garmin are mostly to USA and a few to canada.cannot search the closest course 5 miles radius..it tells that it is pre-loaded on some in canada,but mostly its not there.. garmin should have a better download system so you know what courses you downloaded..
Summary: Here is my opinion, straight up. The good: No additional fees for courses, solidly built, like the weatherproof feature, keeps score (if you use it but is cumbersome) and touch screen. The not so good: Most always takes 5-10 minutes to find a satellite on power up which is super frustrating and I'm located in the metro Northeast on flat terrain!
Works well - for about an hour or two before batteries die
4 September 2013
Summary: Like the product - distances accurate and easy to use. However I can't get through 6 holes on a single set of AA batteries - whether rechargeable NiMH, brand new non-reachargeable out of the package - doesn't matter. So - it's useless unless I bring along four sets of AA batteries for each round.