Garmin Approach S6 GPS golf watch is also your swing coach
Garmin’s latest Approach S6 Golf Watch is the first device of its kind that includes full GPS functionality and also full swing analysis to improve your game.
The device is slim and light and has onboard swing metrics and training tools that can examine your swing tempo and swing strength.
And because it’s worn on your wrist, the Garmin Approach S6 is in the ideal position to measure your swing’s variations.
SwingTempo measures your backswing and downswing and helps you get in the zone while TempoTrainer provides audible tones to help players fine-tune their tempo.
The device can also look at SwingStrength and provide feedback on how hard you hit each club.
All of these features offer useful ways to improve your swing mechanics and, in turn, your overall game.
And when you’re back out there playing a round, the Approach S6 has full colour course views and more than 30,000 international golf courses in its memory.
Players can see hole details and precise distances to the hole and other hazards and features of the hole.
You’ll also know how far it is to the front and back of the green while GreenView will show the layout of the green and nearby bunkers.
The Garmin Approach G6 will also keep track of your score and take note of fairways hit and how many greens you reached in regulation plus shot distance and number of putts for a true match analysis.
And it’s also a smartwatch and can relay notifications like text messages, emails and missed calls if it’s connected to an iPhone 4S or later.
It is expected to be compatible with Android devices later in 2014.
The Garmin Approach S6 GPS Golf Watch can be used on and off the course and has a battery that will run for 10 hours in GPS mode or 14 weeks in watch mode.
The Approach S6 will be available in July and will be priced at $499.
Stay tuned for a full review on Tech Guide when we take the device for a test round in the coming weeks.