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Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS Review

Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS

Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS

How relaxing that Saturday afternoon game of golf would be if only you could see where you were going and where you should go? That’s exactly what the Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS does for you. It gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire golf course. This extraordinary, rugged and waterproof touchscreen gizmo is stuffed with hundreds of golf course maps. The Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS uses a highly sensitive GPS receiver not only to measure the distance of individual shots but also to show, in explicit detail the yardage to fairways, hazards, and greens.

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The Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS is nothing short of a bucket full of enhancements of innovative statistic tracking software which can record everything from putts per round to fairways and even greens in regulation.

Features
  • Rugged, sturdy and waterproof unit
  • 3-inch touchscreen color display (readable in sunlight)
  • Preloaded with U.S. course maps, which include fairways, hazards, and greens
  • No annual subscription fee
  • New maps are available for download from Garmin’s website
  • Measure your shot distance with accurate readings to eliminate guesswork on your part

 

Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS

Touch the display and set your target

The Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS is touch sensitive at any point. No more do you have to mourn over a bright sunny day because the Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS is easily readable even in the brightest sunlight display. It even shows you the exact distance to the elusive point you want to get to. In addition to this the Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS helps you navigate through or around fairway, hazard, landing areas. You can effortlessly target with excellent accuracy the pin with the Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS’s Green View. All you have to do is tap the flag on the onscreen map which lets you zoom in on the green. Then, drag the flag to the position where you see it or want it to be. This gives you a much more accurate gauge as to the distance. You can even do doubles with the in built digital scorecard for a party size as large as a foursome.

But the usefulness of the Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS does not end there. With this handy device you can save and review the scores any time in the touch screen or on your computer. But what about that splendid new course just built near your neighbourhood? Never fear! Garmin constantly adds more golf courses to their already enormous database of maps, in addition to constantly updating and improving already present maps.

Display readable in sunlight

One would think that something this handy would weigh a ton and be the size of a flattened basketball, not at all! The Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS measures barely 2.3 inches in width by 4.5 inches in height by 1.4 inches thick whilst the display measures 1.53 inches by 2.55 inches and 3 inches diagonally. And what of the resolution? The display resolution is 240 x 400 pixels to give you very clear images. The display type is Transflective colour which is what allows you to use it even in direct sunlight. The Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS weights about 6.8 ounces which is just under193 grams.

Pros and Cons

Pros:

It has a very high sensitive GPS receiver which is both fast and accurate giving you precise information on shot distances and yardages to key areas of the course such as hazards and greens.

The color touch screen is very user-friendly and a pleasure to use.

The device is waterproof so when it starts raining on the golf course, you’ll have no worry about it malfunctioning.

There is no annual subscription fee and new courses are available frequently to download from Garmin’s website.

You can record scores for up to four players, which is great if you want to have a round of golf with your family or group of friends.

Cons:

If the Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS has one flaw it is that it is a bit uncomfortable to carry around because of its thickness.

The scorecard functionality leaves a lot to be desired. It doesn’t resemble a scorecard well.

The functionality to monitor stats online over time isn’t good, unlike with the SkyCaddie SGX which excels in this area.

Final Thoughts

For any golf lover who demands the best this gadget really is indispensible and any minor discomfort is not worth the extraordinary usefulness of the Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS in any golf match.

Its wide range of features, highly accurate tracking, user-friendly touch screen interface and lifetime free updates makes the Garmin Approach G5 a solid buy for those who are looking for a high-end Golf GPS unit.

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