When it comes to golfing accessories that might help you improve your game and swing, Garmin is a bit of a heavyweight in the industry. The manufacturer of wearable technology has now made public the latest accessory that will be joining its collection of products: the GPS-enabled Approach S60 golf watch.
The slick-looking wearable device can be thought of in the same vein as a scaled-down version of the Fenix 5 super-watch. It features a sunlight-readable color touchscreen display that is 1.2 inches in size and comes with multiple watchbands. Additionally, it comes preloaded with more than 40,000 different courses from all over the world.
You’ll be able to examine a map of the course right on your wrist, and you’ll also have access to information like the distance from hazards and doglegs to the green. The Garmin S60, just like other Garmin models, is compatible with the Garmin Golf app. This app includes a wide variety of social features and enables users to compete against other Garmin users on leaderboards.
“The Approach S60 is as functional as a golf watch as it is a handsome timepiece,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide consumer sales for Garmin. “The Approach S60 is as functional as a golf watch as it is a stylish timepiece.”
“It’s packed with industry-leading features golfers have come to appreciate and rely on with our Approach series, such as advanced AutoShot, SwingTempo, touch targeting, and more — yet it’s the most stylish golf watch we’ve offered, so it can easily be worn 24/7,” says Garmin. “It’s packed with industry-leading features golfers have come to appreciate and rely on with our Approach series.”
The AutoShot game tracking technology is a useful feature of the Approach S60, which also has other advantages. Because of this, it is able to automatically record the location and distance of each shot by picking up where you are taking your swings and using that information. The Swing Pace tool analyzes how your upswing and downswing relate to one another, and the TempoTraining feature that is related to it can assist you in refining your swing tempo.
As was previously noted, the golf watch is capable of measuring not only the distance to the front, back, and center of the putting surface but also the distance to course targets such as sand traps, water hazards, layups, and doglegs. All of this will be modified to account for slope. With the Green View function, you can view the contour of the green on each hole, and you can even manually position the pin for more accurate measurements.
Because the S60 also functions as an activity tracker for you to wear at all times, you can keep it on your wrist even when you aren’t using it to play golf. It will keep track of your steps, calories, distance traveled, and sleep, and it will notify you of opportunities to begin moving throughout the day. The only item that appears to be lacking from it is a sensor for measuring heart rate. Additionally, you are able to receive information from your smartphone on it, including weather forecasts for those who may be concerned about the possibility of a washout.
The battery life can last for up to ten hours when the watch is set to golf mode, but it can last for up to ten days when the watch is set to activity tracker mode. You can be certain that the watch will be able to withstand even the most severe conditions because it has an ATM certification of 5, which indicates that it is water resistant down to 50 meters.
It is anticipated that the chic and practical Approach S60 will go on sale sometime in the month of July. You will have the option of purchasing either the ordinary version for $399 or the more expensive variant for $499. The latter comes with a ceramic bezel that is resistant to scratches and elegant leather bands.
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