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Garmin Launch New Approach Z30 Range Finder

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 04 Jul 2024

TECHNOLOGY has changed the way we play the game of golf. Almost every club golfer now carries or wears some form of device that will tell them how far they are from the hole. And one of the leading companies in this field is Garmin, who produce many of the best laser ranger finders on the market.

The latest is the Approach Z30 laser range finder, designed to help golfers see the course in new ways. It offers excellent ranging performance and introduces the Range Relay feature, which sends ranged distances to a compatible Garmin smartwatch or the Garmin Golf smartphone app. Once the target has been locked in by the Approach Z30, the ranged distance and a laser range arc will display on the paired Garmin device to give players a visual indication of the pin position and everything in play around it.

Garmin Approach Z30

Designed to provide golfers with even more situational awareness on the course, the Approach Z30 delivers fast and precise distance readings1 up to 400 yards away, gives players six times magnification through the viewfinder and vibrates once it locks in on the pin.

Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales, said: “Golfers will love using the Approach Z30, which seamlessly integrates with many other products in Garmin’s ecosystem. You’ll never have to guess your distance to the pin as the Z30 provides quick and accurate measurements and displays them on your compatible smartwatch or smartphone. It’s also an excellent standalone device with its speed and accuracy, making it an exceptional addition for any golfer.”

Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy the on-course features to help them find more precise distances and have confidence that they’re selecting the correct club.

Key Features

  • Key information: View distance from the pin and to the front and back of the green to help gauge how to play a shot2.
  • PlaysLike distance: See how far each shot should actually play with yardage adjusted for elevation changes. For an even greater level of accuracy, pair with a compatible device to receive PlaysLike distance that factors in air density, which affects how far a ball will travel.
  • Garmin golf ecosystem: Make the most of the Range Relay feature by pairing the Approach Z30 with the Garmin Golf App, or popular smartwatches including Approach S70, Approach S62, Approach S42, f?nix® 7 series, epix™ (Gen 2) series, MARQ® (Gen 2) collection and more.
  • Tournament mode: An external indicator light lets competitors know that the device is only providing data within the rules.
  • Magnetic mount: Conveniently store the range finder with an included magnetic mount when riding in a golf cart. It also comes with a handy carrying case with a carabiner, allowing it to hang from a golf bag if walking the course or after a round.
  • Find My Garmin: If the Approach Z30 is ever misplaced, players can utilize a feature through the Garmin Golf app to see its last known location.

Garmin Z30 Approach

Designed with all types of golf weather in mind, Approach Z30 is built with an IPX7 water rating, allowing it to withstand light to steady rain, wind and sunlight. The range finder also features a replaceable battery with exceptional life, providing players with up to a full year of use.

Not only does the Garmin Golf app provide players with premium features on the Approach Z30, but a Garmin Golf membership (£8.99/month or £89.99/year) also gives users access to Green Contour Data, allowing them to see the slope direction of the green on certain courses from their phone or Garmin device. Using the slope information, golfers can figure out how much the ball will release after pitching, know which side of the pin is better to putt from and know the best miss for worst-case scenarios.

The Approach Z30 laser range finder has a suggested retail price of £389.

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To learn more, visit garmin.com/golf.

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