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Garmin Approach G5
6.8 out of 10

Garmin Approach G5

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Approach G5

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Overall 6
6.0

Battery hog

Richard C Gillette, Amazon
2 May 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for Seniors

didi1888, Amazon
22 February 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dissapointed

Ndr, Amazon
18 September 2010
  • Summary: I ordered this based on the 5 star reviews and took it to cranwell resort in Lenox, MA .. One of the top golf courses rated in Golf Digest. The couse wasn't listed on the course roster provided so it was useless.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's not what it appears to be

Vintage Bob, Amazon
12 September 2010
  • Summary: Initally I was very excited to finally be able to really track what I was doing on course. Upon receiving the unit I read and practised using all the functions until I was comfortable with them. From that stand point it is everything they claim it to be. On the course it's a different story.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expected More

Card Fan, Amazon
18 August 2010
  • Summary: The device works fine, but I expected more for $300. Screen - Many complaints have been written about the screen. While it's not the best I've seen, it does the job. Yes, sometimes I had to move it slightly because of the sun, but no big deal.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great if you walk

Michael D. Miller "Circpro", Amazon
15 July 2010
  • Summary: As some of the other reviews have stated, this unit is very visible if held in direct sun light. Mounted to a cart it is very difficult to read, especially if wearing sunglasses. I've owned a sky caddies for 4 years, and the features of the this unit are far superior, namely keeping stats.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good device...if it worked.

Robert Arthur Zimmerman Jr., Amazon
28 April 2010
  • Summary: I bought the G5 about a month ago as a substitute for my Bushnell range finder. For the first 3 rounds it worked like a charm. I really liked the shot measuring feature as well as the overall ease of use for the device.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin G5 vs Callaway uPro vs SkyCaddie SG3

Tech Whisperer, Amazon
5 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

GPS vs. Rangefinder vs. iPhone app

Neil, Amazon
15 August 2009
  • 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.
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