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Garmin S1 Golf GPS Watch (Black)
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Garmin Approach S1 GPS Golf Watch - The No.1 Worldwide Best Selling Golf GPS Device!

Unlike any other golf GPS device, the Garmin Approach S1 gives ultra accurate GPS yardages on any of the preloaded 7000 golf courses, all wrapped up in a normal sports watch for extra convenience. Read full description

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Garmin S1 Golf GPS Watch (Black)

  • Unlike any other, the Garmin Approach S1 combines a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with a lightweight, flexible sport watch, to give you distance information to the front, back and middle of the greens for over 7,000 preloaded European courses.
  • You can measure individual shot distances, track how far you walk on the course and then use the alarm to get you up in the morning ready for your tee time. The Garmin Approach S1 is golf's first full-featured sports watch and golf GPS in one.
  • Unlike many golf GPS devices on the market, S1 comes preloaded with over 7,000 European courses - and more are being added all the time.
  • To view a list of all courses currently mapped by Garmin click here. New courses are always being added and you can update the Garmin S1 GPS using the supplied data lead (although you will find most of them already on there.)
  • There's no need for subscriptions, downloads or additional set up - S1 is ready to tee off out of the box and your Garmin S1 Golf GPS is preloaded with maps.
  • The S1's cool look belies its tough, rugged, waterproof design. Fitted for course playability, S1 also functions as an everyday watch. There's an alarm, rechargeable lithium-ion battery and S1 sets its time and time zone automatically, so you're ready to go wherever you're playing across Europe.
  • Fitted with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which lasts 3 weeks in watch mode and 8 hours in GPS mode.
  • Included in every box with your Garmin Approach S1 GPS watch, is a charging/data clip, mains charging adapter and owners manual. Recharging your Garmin Approach S1 GPS is easy, just recharge the S1 via the supplied adaptor or even from your computer using the supplied lead.
  • The Garmin Approach S1 compliant with R&A rules. Permitted when Local Rule is in effect (see R&A Decision 14-3/0.5).

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GarminApproach S1 Golf GPS Watch
 
4.5

(based on 173 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (53)
  • One hand control (40)
  • Quick navigation (39)
  • Reliable reception (39)
  • Quick signal (37)

Cons

  • Short battery life (16)

Best Uses

  • Golf (18)
  • Jogging (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (38), Casual user (11)
    • How are you with directions:
    • Great w/directions (45), Bad w/directions (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy way to save shots.

Superb product. I've had lessons and forever buying new clubs, but knowing your exact yardages has saved me more shots than anything. Very simple to use. Just turn it on when you get ...Read complete review

Superb product. I've had lessons and forever buying new clubs, but knowing your exact yardages has saved me more shots than anything. Very simple to use. Just turn it on when you get to the course and the Garmin will load the course you are at and is ready to go. Battery life is the only very minor bugbear, (i've had 36 holes out of it so not a problem as long as you remember to charge fully prior to a round.)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Condensation

Great size and accuracy, absolutely convenient, especially 150 yard in but battery is really only 18 holes and the charging method is silly.
I had a second hand one but that suffered from condens...Read complete review

Great size and accuracy, absolutely convenient, especially 150 yard in but battery is really only 18 holes and the charging method is silly.
I had a second hand one but that suffered from condensation (it was just out of guarantee grrrr....) and it became unusable. I liked it though & purchased a brand new one, but on its first outing that did exactly the same - really irritating...so I wouldn't recommend one I'm afraid. Google it, a common fault with these.

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4.0

Everyone should have one!

By Steve

from Stratford-upon-Avon

About Me Casual User

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Large Screen
  • Quick Navigation
  • Quick Signal
  • Reliable Reception

Cons

  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Cycling
  • Jogging

Comments about Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch:

This equipment is brilliant, accurate measurements, quick and easy to use. Great for golf, jogging, cycling or walking. The only negatives are battery life and condensation on those wet golf days! Well worth the money.

  • How are you with directions:
  • Great w/Directions
 
4.0

The Best for Many Reasons

By Colonel

from Alsager Golf & Country Club

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

  • Extensive Base Map
  • Intuitive Menu
  • Large Screen
  • One Hand Control
  • Quick Navigation
  • Quick Signal
  • Reliable Reception

Cons

  • Accuracy

Best Uses

  • Golf

Comments about Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch:

I believe it's the best Golf GPS on the market.
All the Pro's that everyone else mentions.
I have never known it to "steam up" and i've used it in all weathers (300+ rounds).
However, I do have issues with it's "100% accuracy" (I can stand on, say, the 150 yard marker one day and it indicate 150yds, then the next day it can be 154yds. which slightly affects your confidence, but are we THAT good for that to matter THAT much?

  • How are you with directions:
  • Bad w/Directions

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Received as a leaving Gift.

By John G

from Northampton

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Intuitive Menu
  • Large Screen
  • One Hand Control
  • Quick Navigation

Cons

  • Satellite Detection Occas

Best Uses

  • Golf
  • Jogging

Comments about Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch:

So, so simple to use. Turn it on and it finds satellite then the Course that you are at, just select and away you go. Front , middle or back of each green.
Gives yardages even if on adjacent fairways, just ensure hole number is correct or use up or down for hole selection. Can also switch to check the time and then straight back to the hole you are on. Awesome. Battery does 36 holes .

  • How are you with directions:
  • Great w/Directions
 
3.0

I would not buy this product again

By Batchworth Del

from London

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Extensive Base Map
  • Intuitive Menu

Cons

  • Unreliable

Best Uses

    Comments about Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch:

    Worked very well and I was pleased with it till one of the control buttons fell off, our course it was just out of guarantee and Garmin require £61 pound to replace, £61 pound for 13 months use is not good value

     
    4.0

    Simple to use and ultra convenient

    By El Erizo Grande

    from MK

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Convenient To Use
    • Extensive Base Map
    • One Hand Control
    • Quick Navigation
    • Quick Signal
    • Reliable Reception

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Golf

    Comments about Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch:

    Easy to use and always there when you need it as it's strapped to your wrist. If you stray onto an adjacent fairway, the device will assume that you are playing that hole and show distances for that hole. Contrary to what a previous reviewer claimed, you do not have to close down the GPS functionality and fire it up again when this happens, you just press the "up" or "down" button to reset it to the correct hole. It is rather bulky but I only notice this when looking at it, never when playing a shot. It needs recharging after every round and takes about 100 minutes to do so. I have never had any condensation problems with my device.

    • How are you with directions:
    • Great w/Directions

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredibly useful and discrete

    By golfmad

    from Exeter

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Extensive Base Map
    • Intuitive Menu
    • Large Screen
    • One Hand Control
    • Quick Navigation
    • Quick Signal
    • Reliable Reception

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch:

        Incredibly useful and simple to use. I'm an ok golfer playing off 11 and this helps with club selection and confidence. Does it all by itself, discretely with no stopping to press buttons or looking through a lense, but can easily move forward and back between holes manually if required - so can even measure 'cross-country' distances. Also like being able to measure shot length when you've hit that Sunday best drive.

        • How are you with directions:
        • Great w/Directions
         
        1.0

        Cheap and poor build quality

        By Sanchez27

        from Scotland

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • One Hand Control
        • Quick Navigation

        Cons

        • Build Quality
        • Faulty
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch:

          Less than 2 weeks after purchase, the watch is broken: it won't switch on or charge. I used it once, and didn't even get a chance to use it on a golf course. Garmin talk a good talk, but their build quality and reliability leave a lot to be desired. My friends experienced similar issues, but I decided to give it a go - more the fool me. My advice, stick to a Bushnell or Skycaddie.

          • How are you with directions:
          • Great w/Directions

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good product but has drawbacks

          By Wriggaa

          from Southport

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • One Hand Control
          • Quick Navigation
          • Reliable Reception

          Cons

          • Condensation On Screen

          Best Uses

          • Golf

          Comments about Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch:

          A really good product [...], however, the screen steams up very easily and this makes it difficult to read.The watch style design makes it really easy to use and on the whole, the product does exactly what it says on the box, however, Garmin need to sort out the recognised issue of the steaming up.

          • How are you with directions:
          • Great w/Directions

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Condensation

          By Dave

          from Suffolk

          About Me Casual User

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • One Hand Control
          • Reliable Reception

          Cons

          • Condensation
          • Short Battery Life
          • Silly Charger

          Best Uses

          • Golf

          Comments about Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch:

          Great size and accuracy, absolutely convenient, especially 150 yard in but battery is really only 18 holes and the charging method is silly.
          I had a second hand one but that suffered from condensation (it was just out of guarantee grrrr....) and it became unusable. I liked it though & purchased a brand new one, but on its first outing that did exactly the same - really irritating...so I wouldn't recommend one I'm afraid. Google it, a common fault with these.

          • How are you with directions:
          • Great w/Directions

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy way to save shots.

          By Mark

          from Suffolk

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Extensive Base Map
          • Intuitive Menu
          • One Hand Control
          • Quick Navigation
          • Quick Signal
          • Reliable Reception

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Golf

          Comments about Garmin Approach S1 Golf GPS Watch:

          Superb product. I've had lessons and forever buying new clubs, but knowing your exact yardages has saved me more shots than anything. Very simple to use. Just turn it on when you get to the course and the Garmin will load the course you are at and is ready to go. Battery life is the only very minor bugbear, (i've had 36 holes out of it so not a problem as long as you remember to charge fully prior to a round.)

          • How are you with directions:
          • Great w/Directions

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