Summary: Great Golf GPS. I had a Callaway uPro that I dropped and broke. Callaway has gotten out of the golf GPS business so I had to find something else. I thought about the wrist watch type of GPS but I don't like wearing a watch when I golf. The Garmin G6 does everything I need and the battery life is outstanding. I have played two rounds (over two days) on one charge and it still had over 50% of the battery life left. The uPro could only do one round.
Garmin Approach G8 Golf GPS is helpful for distance to greens and to view the layout of unfamiliar courses
Karen N., Amazon
12 June 2014
Summary: Background: I am 67; recently retired; getting back to golf after 30 years; little experience with tech products – no iPhone or iPad; no available knowledgeable help; seeking the “silver bullet” to lower my golf score (22 index). Research: Of the various distance devices used by the ladies with lower indexes who I golf with, the 76-year-old lady with a Garmin Approach G6 was most satisfied: her children set it up for her.
Easy to use and helpful in determining distance to greens.
21 May 2014
Summary: Screen size is a little small. Should come with bag clip. Easy to use in determining distance to greens. Definitely takes away guessing game on distance and which club to use based on your game.
Summary: I like the product very much, but it seems to have many features that I don't use nor need. Sometimes these features pop up and I have to play around to get back to the basic GPS positioning system that I want.
Summary: I previously had a U-pro Callaway GPS. I had nothing but problems! When I switched to the Garmin, I couldn't believe how the rest of the golfers lived! WOW! This GPS is reliable, finds the course immediately, and is accurate compared to rangefinders. The cursor moves easily to the actual hole position. The measure your shot feature is neat, but a little depressing at times (if you know what I mean) for a 60's plus player. I can get 2 rounds of golf with it.
Summary: First of all let me say that I had a great experience buying the product and then subsequently returning it. The product itself however, leaves a lot to be desired. It is very basic and does not come close to my $30 iPhone app for ease of use and clarity of the screen. I used it twice, then returned it (thank goodness for that "60 day" policy). Pros: small, rugged and comfortable to carry/wear, accuracy was also very good. Cons: not great clarity on the screen, esp.
Summary: Saw some complaints versus the G6 but think G7 is worth the extra $50: better styling (like the white) and you can turn off/don't use the iron selection and actual play distance features if you're in a tournament. If not in a tourney, great to see actual play-like distance along with measured distance. I took a look at the G6 in stores and G7 seemed to have better graphics and better fit in hand.