Rugged and waterproof, the Approach S3 golf watch is another benchmark for GPS innovation within the golf market. Packed with 40,000 International golf courses without subscriptions or fees, S3 displays yardages to the front, back and middle of greens. The S3 also introduces a high-resolution, glove-friendly touchscreen display, Green View with manual pin positioning, distances to doglegs and layups, customisable yardage points and printable digital scorecards for Stroke play.
Touch & 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.
Play Preloaded Courses for Free
No larger than a typical sports watch, the comfortable S3 is filled with 40,000 preloaded courses from around the globe – all without extra fees or subscriptions. Plus, whenever we release more courses, you can download them for free.
Customise the Distances You Need
Approach S3 gives you distances to the front, back and centre of the green, and you can see distances to doglegs. S3 also allows players to input and save customizable yardage points – like water hazards or bunkers – from anywhere on the course.
Keep Score and See How Far You Hit It
Approach S3 debuts digital scorecard options for individual players. You can save, review and print scorecards from your home computer. Plus, when you hit a big one you can see how far it went with the Measure Shot feature.
Choose Your Style
The S3 is available in 2 sharp colour combinations – white with red trim and black with grey trim.
Wear it Everyday
The S3 functions as an everyday watch, and it has a odometer so you can see how far you walk each day, or every round you play. A round timer is also included so you can keep track of how long it took you to play 18.
Approach is compliant with R&A rules. Permitted when Local Rule is in effect (see R&A Decision 14-3/0.5).
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 adios to subscriptions and fees – Approach S3 comes preloaded with 40,000 International Golf courses and sports a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Physical & Performance
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
2.06 oz (58.5 g) with batteries
up to 4 weeks (watch mode); up to 8 hours (GPS mode)
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
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer)
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference)
This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.
In the Box
What's in the box:
Approach S3 comes preloaded with 3 regions containing more than 40,000 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.