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Garmin-approach-s3.33848740
9.7 out of 10

Garmin Approach S3

Great Deal: $159.99

Reviews and Problems with Garmin Approach S3

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Overall 6
6.0

Not enough buck for the money

mikeo, Amazon
15 March 2014
  • Summary: Yard ages are way off for my course at bull creek FCC. Using a lazer shows a 15 yard difference.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty good, not perfect

ronald masterman, Amazon
13 February 2014
  • Summary: It is not as easy to use as I'd hoped. If you just use it for distances from tee to green it works well, but if you try to retrieve distances to pre-marked hazzards it becomes difficult. Courses load quickly, which is a plus.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works fine, but needs several improvements ...

Rose Carini, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • Summary: Just bought this and used it for 4 rounds with temps in the 50-60's. I wanted something that was easier and quicker to use as compared to a laser rangefinder. It appears to be very accurate, you can readily find the course you're going to play, it's easy to learn to use and logical, and it automatically advanced from hole to hole every time. It's visible in the sun, and the lettering is large enough to read without reading glasses. (I use 1.5 drug store reading glasses.
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Overall 6
6.0

Somewhat disappointed.

William W Bayliff, Amazon
3 February 2014
  • Summary: My expectations were higher. Front back middle are reasonably accurate. My disappointment is with layup. It does not give layup to hazards. All it does is math. If you are 250 out and want to layup to 100, hit it 150 yards. I can do that math myself. What I expected to see was what my layup distance is to a hazard. 190 yards to be short of, 245 to clear, etc.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin

Mike, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: It only tells me the back, middle and front of the green readings. It does not tell me the yardage on the green to the pin
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Overall 6
6.0

Very hard to set doesn't swipe to open very easy ...some times you can play 8 hole before it will open to start

Joe Pagliaro, Amazon
30 August 2013
  • Summary: Very hard to set doesn't swipe to open very easy ...some times you can play 8?
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Overall 6
6.0

Refurbished? I think not.

A. Herzog "AH", Amazon
20 August 2013
  • Summary: Sold to me as "refurbished" or "reconditioned" when I called Garmin for some help with deleting several old scorecards to technician informed me the presence of those old scorecards indicated this was a "used" device, not "reconditioned". I am not happy about it but there isn't much I can do but hope that it continues to work well. I am also beginning to question the battery life but that will emerge by week's end.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not ready for prime time

DadeCity, reviews.golfsmith.com
28 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this thinking it will be faster than using a range finder. Range Finders make it difficult to measure traps/hazards etc. Plus they are larger making a little awkward when carts paths only only or cart restricted. This watch having the touch screen where you can readjust the pin was what I believed to be the final answer to one major flaw.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does what is advertises but would not recommend white band.

JD, Amazon
4 April 2013
  • Summary: Received the watch this Christmas and have only had a chance to use about 12 times before this review. Very light weight, Give pretty good yardages but cant seem to put the range finder down for exact measurements. Long the shot distance feature and use it quite a bit. The scoring feature is VERY simple to use. The bad part is the red that is on the white band is bleeding through and turning the (used to be white) band into a cross between white and red mess.
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Overall 6
6.0

Its ok

ian conroy, Amazon
14 April 2014
  • Summary: It is ok and accurate but inconsistent. Trying to unlock the watch may be a single swipe or dozens of attempts. Also it is over sensitive and changes with the touch of a sleeve.
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