Summary: Great accessory on the golf course. Negligible effort to handle when playing. To get distance to the front or end of the green is simple: just read this 'watch'. Display readings do not demand spectacles because the font size is large enough (+2 diopters). Finding demanded golf course is simple when golf courses are close to each other (browsing list is short, however you should remember to start S3 before you reach 1st tee:).
Excerpt: Just when I thought my Skycaddie and Upro were all I needed to play a confident round of golf, then comes Garmin's Approach S3. Who would have ever thought you could have the accuracy of a range finder right there on your wrist. I LOVE THIS THING! It's accurate, charges easily, gives me more options than I need, and it lasts for two rounds on one charge. It's so user friendly that I never opened the instruction book.
Summary: I've tried the hand held range finders and never been able to hold still well enough for them to measure where I wanted. I put this on, read the instructions and it worked fantastically the first time. After awhile, my husband (who is a great golfer) started asking me 'what does your little toy say is my yardage?'. And you can look online and see the 1000s of golf courses around the world that are in their database.
Summary: I bought this for my wifes birthday and she loves it. The only problem with it was one side of band broke. She emailed amazon and they shipped a new watch overnight with a return box to return the broken one. No problems after that amazing how it improved her short game with accurate readings to the green. She also likes the function that tells how far you walk on the course.