Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch 
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Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch Details

The Approach S3 Golf Watch may be the size of a typical sports watch but its packed with more than 27,000 golf courses from around the world - without the subscription or extra fees. You are free to download additional course updates whenever they become available. The S3 is rugged, waterproof and features a high-resolution, glove-friendly touchscreen. To show the true shape of the green , select Green View, so you'll know where to aim even if you have an obstructed view. The face allows you to manually move the pin on the green to the day's location and really dial into the precise distance needed to fire your golf ball with confidence. You can customize your yardage points from anywhere on the course, get distances to doglegs and layups - even water hazards or bunkers - and keep digital scorecards of each individual player. The scoring options include Stroke play and Stableford and afterwards you can save, review and print scoring from your computer.

The S3 provides easy-to-read distances to the front, back and center of the green with clear numbering and the Measure Shot feature tells you exactly how far you hit it. In addition, an odometer lets you see how far you've walked the course and the timer keeps track how long it took to play 18 holes. Last but not least, recall there is no setup required, the S3 has rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

  • Rugged GPS wristwatch
  • Waterproof design
  • Glove-friendly touchscreen
  • Green View - shape and layout of the green
  • Measure & customize distances
  • More than 27,000 courses preloaded - from around the world
  • Free updates
  • Odometer
  • Timer
  • Scoring options: Stroke play and Stableford
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • No downloads
  • No setup

Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch Specifications

Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 1.8" x 2.7" x 0.6" (4.5 x 6.9 x 1.4 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH: 128 x 128 pixels
Display type: monochrome LCD
Weight: 2.06 oz (58.5 g) with batteries
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: 4 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode)
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
GPS-enabled: yes
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Interface: USB

Maps & Memory:

Preloaded course maps: yes (worldwide)
Course capacity: unlimited

Features & Benefits:

Touchscreen: yes
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point): no
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage): yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course): yes
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview): no
Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance): no
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference): yes
Digital scorecard: yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player), yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer): yes

Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch Reviews

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  Great Range Finder/Watch
6/15/2012 - Posted By Chickthau from Tacoma
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Large Display
  • Hot Looking Watch
Product Review: I've waited to get a range finder till the right one came out. Well, the Garmin S3 is that one. This watch looks great and feels great. Very easy to use. The green view with ability to move the pin in very nice, also the ability to add five locations per hole is a great feature. I played my first round yesterday, a guy in the other group I was playing with had a laser finder, our yardages were always the same. One exception to that was when he said he had 185 to the hole, I said I had 163. He re shot the pin and had it at 163 also, he hit a tree behind it the first time. Well done garmin, GREAT WATCH! Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No
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Product Q & A

Is the S3 new in a box or refurbished
Monday, July 14, 2014 08:41 PM
Answer by a Your Electronic Warehouse Expert
All items sold by Discount Golf World, including the Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch, are new and in original packaging. We are a Garmin authorized dealer. DGW thanks you for your question.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 08:04 AM
Can I buy just the manual, USB charging cable and owner's manual. Have an S3, but need the other pieces. How much is the cost?
Sunday, December 29, 2013 05:24 AM
Answer by a Your Electronic Warehouse Expert
Unfortunately we cannot sell those to you. You would need to contact customer service at Garmin for those items. Thanks for the inquiry.
Monday, January 06, 2014 10:00 AM
Is there an annual fee
Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:43 AM
Answer by a Your Electronic Warehouse Expert
No, there are no fees with the Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch. Thank you for your inquiry.
Monday, December 16, 2013 08:23 AM
Where can I find a list of pre-loaded courses?
Sunday, May 05, 2013 11:22 AM
Answer by a Your Electronic Warehouse Expert
You can find any course available on the Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch through this link at Thank you for your inquiry to DGW. We hope this information proves useful.
Monday, May 06, 2013 08:16 AM
Will it also tell time?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 09:30 AM
Answer by a Your Electronic Warehouse Expert
The Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf watch does, in fact, tell time. Thank you for your inquiry to DGW. We hope this information is useful to you. Enoy your next round!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:43 AM
do you have the map or courses in the philippines?
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 04:28 AM
Answer by a Your Electronic Warehouse Expert
Golf Course Listings
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 09:20 AM

Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch Contents

North American Version

  • Approach S3
  • USB/Charging cable
  • AC adapter
  • Owner's manual
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