Excerpt: The Garmin Approach S1 has a very solid design that resembles a sports watch. It is completely digital and its rugged exterior makes it waterproof. Made exclusively for golfers, the S1 stays comfortable and flexible so you will not feel restricted while golfing or doing other activities outside of the golf course. It is also lightweight weighing just 1.8 ounces. The screen is also sunlight viewable so you won't have problems playing under direct sunlight.
Conclusion: Garmin Approach S1 Wrist Watch The Garmin Approach S1 Wrist Watch is is an innovative GPS golf watch that gives the player precise distances to the front, middle, and back of the greens. The Approach S1 also measures individual shot distances while functioning as a high quality, everday watch. It has an odometer to tell you how far you traveled- on or off the course- as well as an alarm. The Approach S1 comes preloaded with 14,000 - plus U.S.
Excerpt: For those in need of navigational help on the golfing green, the Garmin Approach S1 is a GPS wristwatch especially designed for golfers. It comes pre-loaded with information on over 14,000 U.S and Canadian and 5,000 European courses.
Conclusion: Three likely lads teeing off on the first at Newbold Comyn Golf Club. Wending my way to the tee, the approach S1, once dialled in, displays five nuggets of information. The central portion highlights the line-of-sight distance to the back, centre and front of the green, given here in yards but user-configurable for metres. The hole number is displayed on the left-hand side and, just below, a line of pips denote the par rating: four for this hole.
Excerpt: The Garmin Approach S1 is a sportswatch style GPS for golf , giving you basic stats such as precise yardages to the front, back and middle of greens. It comes with over 15,000 preloaded courses for the US and Canada.
Conclusion: Garmin has long been the leader in GPS watches for runners and other athletes, and the company shows its knack for innovation and line expansion by introducing the Approach S1 golf GPS watch. Unlike the many-featured, color-screen golf GPS handhelds on the market (Garmin makes those too), the Approach S1 keeps things simple.
Pros: Convenient - distance information always with you on your wrist., Reasonable cost ($249 - $255), Free (with product lifetime updates) 16,500+ U.S. and Canadian golf course database., Also serves as a normal watch (shows time and date).
Cons: Some golfers prefer not to wear a watch while they play., Doesn't show hole overviews or distances to hazards.
Der Garmin Approach S1: Ein Golf-GPS-Gerät fürs Handgelenk
16 August 2011
Conclusion: Auf den ersten Blick wirkt der Garmin Approach S1 wie eine gewöhnliche Quarz-Digitaluhr, die Uhrzeit und Datum mittels Flüssigkeitskristallen anzeigt. Doch der Schein trügt. In Wahrheit handelt es sich um die erste GPS-fähige Golfuhr, die dem Spieler die genaue Entfernungsangabe Ende, Mitte und Anfang Grün für etwa 5000 europäische Golf-Plätze mitteilt und das ist bislang einzigartig.