Summary: I've used this for a year and a half. The accuracy is good. It lacks specific course info (trees, some bunkers etc...) that some of the other units offer and, if you've got large fingers like I do, the screen can be difficult to navigate.
Hardware Great, Software OK, Product Support WEAK!
R. Kenney, Amazon
6 January 2013
Summary: I'll try not to repeat past reviews. HARDWARE: BATTERIES: Use rechargeable batteries but do not buy the battery recharging accessories. I plugged in the 120 volt recharger to my G-5 and after 14 hours the batteries were not recharged.
Summary: I've had the Approach 5 GPS device for a full season now. The device works great. The problem is if there is an error on a course map, it's impossible to get someone to change it. There is a system in place to make a change on the website.
Summary: I bought this Garmin G5 on line based on very good reviews without ever having seen it. It is basically a good product as reviewed except that nobody ever mentionned that it is very small and therefore hard to read. I am senior and need reading glasses to see the numbers on the display.
Summary: I received the Garmin Approach about 2 weeks ago & have now had the opportunity to use it a few times. It basically seems to work well. However, I was quite suprised by how bulky & heavy it is when compared to other such devices. I feel like I'm carrying a laptop (exaggeration) around in my pocket.
Summary: The GPS works well, and having this product helps determine golf shot distance. But the instructions are incomplete, and there is no additional information on the web site. In particular two AA alkaline batteries only last a few rounds and then need to be replaced.
Summary: I own several other Garmin products, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 1350 and Garmin 305 so I expected more from this product. I saw the other reviewers comments about the screen being dim and hard to read, but figured it can't be that bad, but it is.
Summary: I didn't plan this comparison, just turned out that way. After reading a lot of reviews here and elsewhere, I decided on the Garmin Approach as the best Golf GPS device but I also wanted to try a rangefinder and picked up the Leupold GX-II, based on similar reviews.
Summary: I've owned a SkyCaddie SG3 for some time and, weary of its annual fees, glacial operating speed, and pedestrian display, I decided to go color. I purchased the Garmin Approach G5, but its display is very difficult to see in normal outdoor conditions. So I also purchased the Callaway uPro.
ADEQUATELY FUNCTIONAL,EASILY USED, BUT ENERGY EATER
FREQUENT USER, Amazon
5 October 2010
Summary: As I related in my critique title, the G3 is useful for this "hacker" (20 hdcp). I use it primarily to ascertain distances to the green and disasters (i.e. creeks, trees, OB's, etc.), and for that use it is excellent especially when playing new courses without course knowledge.