Rugged and waterproof, the Approach S3 golf watch is packed with tens of thousands of international courses. It displays yardages to the front, back and middle of greens on a high-resolution, glove-friendly touchscreen. It lets you manually position pins, get distances to doglegs and layups, customize yardage points, and print digital scorecards for Stroke Play and Stableford.
Touch and Move the Pin
Green View shows you the true shape and layout of the green. Use the touchscreen to manually move the pin to the day’s location. This is especially helpful on par 3s where you’ll be able to dial in the distance you need and fire away with confidence.
Preloaded Courses and Free Updates
The S3 may be the size of a typical sports watch, but it comes with up to 38,000 courses from around the world — without extra fees or paid subscriptions. Plus, you'll be able to download free course updates whenever they become available.
S3 gives you distances to the front, back and center of the green, as well as distances to doglegs. It also allows you to input and save customizable yardage points — such as water hazards or bunkers — from anywhere on the course.
Keep Score and See How Far
S3 has digital scorecard options for individual players. Scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford, and you can save, review and print scorecards from your computer. Plus, when you hit a big one you can see how far it went with the Measure Shot feature.
An Everyday Watch with Style
The S3 functions as an everyday watch, with an odometer to see how far you walk. A round timer also is included to keep track of how long it takes you to play 18 holes. It's available in 2 sharp color combinations — white with red trim and black with gray trim.
Approach S3 shows you the true shape and layout of greens so even if you have an obstructed view, you’ll know where to aim. Plus, you can touch and drag the pin to the day's location.
Course management is key — especially if you haven’t played a course before. Layup distances shows you the distances you need with yardages to doglegs and other hazards on the course.
Once glance at your wrist from any point on the course is all it takes to get yardages to the front, back and middle of greens with clear, easy-to-read numbering.
Measure Shot Distances
When you drop the boom stick on a drive, seeing how far you hit it is a breeze. Approach S3 calculates exact yardages for shots played anywhere on the course.
No Downloads, No Setup
Say goodbye to subscriptions and fees — Approach S3 comes with up to 38,000 courses and has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage)
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
Yardage to layups/doglegs
yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer)
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference)
Approach S3 comes with up to 38,000 courses from around the world. Free course updates are available from Garmin Express and make full coverage available for all of the countries illustrated on the map in blue. However, because of memory limitations and the continuous increase of golf course coverage, the update can only be performed for 2 preloaded maps. When updating courses, Garmin Express allows for the selection of any 2 of the 3 regions to update at 1 time onto the device. Once updated, the S3 can store any 2 of the 3 regions on the device. Regions can always be changed at a later time.