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Garmin Approach S42 GPS Watch Review

By: Golfshake Editor | Mon 02 Aug 2021 | Comments

Garmin’s Approach S42 GPS golf smartwatch is innovative and goes well beyond the course.

While it looks stylish with its bezel design, lens artwork, colour options and bands, you are also able to track fitness activity away from golf.

The watch provides key distances that inform the golfer how far they are from intended targets - including green view and pin positioning for ultimate accuracy.

When you are not playing golf, you can rely on this watch to track fitness activities; it will count steps, record sleep, and provide additional information for other sports.

The 1.2” display is bolstered by the touchscreen interface that also benefits from high-resolution, which helps the device to be easily detectable during sunlight and increased glare situations.

The AutoShot technology will help to automatically record all shots and it will also store the data on the Garmin Connect application, enabling the user to revisit and analyse previous performances.

This feature can store scores across an array of modes, such as: stableford or handicap modes.

Another excellent feature of this watch is that information will be automatically updated on golf courses that you play frequently and when synced with Garmin Connect, it will be easier for you to choose your local golf course more efficiently.

It is also compatible with C10 sensors, which will help to track individual club performance and therefore, provide accurate information on gapping.

The user is also able to sync the watch with their smartphone, which will display notifications with vibe mode, such as incoming calls, texts, or emails.

Golfshake Equipment Expert Ryan Rastall tried the Approach S42 on the course and was impressed with its features.

“One of the great features about the Approach S42 is that it will sync with your smartphone, which will offer analysis of performance and also you’ll be able to see information in more detail. You are able to see hazards such as bunker and water locations too, which is helpful for avoiding silly mistakes.

“The watch will also show you the outline of the green and should you know the exact pin location on the day, you will actually be able to drag the pin to different locations – providing further precision.

“Having used it on the course, I particularly found it useful for lay-up shots and avoiding bunkers. Also, being able to move the position on the green is excellent. It’s a great watch and really simple to use. You can make your decisions quickly and hopefully lower your scores.”

For more information, visit https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/743387.

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