I have not been at all pleased with this Garmin device--- it looks fine indoors
marty rehm, Amazon
19 August 2014
Summary: I have not been at all pleased with this Garmin device--- it looks fine indoors, but it is bulky and only runs on batteries--which the battery life of mine is VERY poor. Also, very hard to see the screen outside.
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.
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.
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...
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..
Works well - for about an hour or two before batteries die
22 January 2011
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.