Approach® G8

Part Number: 010-01231-01
£369.99
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Overview

Lighter, Sleeker, Smarter

  • Wide 3” colour capacitive-touch display; slim and sleek design
  • Preloaded with more than 30.000 international courses with free, automatic (WiFi) course updates
  • PlaysLike Distance gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots
  • Smart Notification¹ allows you to receive email, texts and alerts on your handheld
  • Club Advice gives a club suggestion on base of your clubs shot distances
  • PinPointer shows you the direction of the green when your view is impaired

Approach G8

On its wide 3” capacitive-touch color display the G8 gives you the full picture of the game. With new features like PlaysLike Distance that adjusts for uphill and downhill shots, PinPointer for blind shot assistance and Club Advice it is our most feature-packed handheld. G8 is preloaded with over 30,000 international courses with free Wi-Fi updates for life, it features Smart Notification¹ and Garmins new golf community at Garmin Connect™. ²

 
 

PlaysLike Distance

Despite its slim profile, the Approach G8 debuts a substantial range of features to help you take on any course. PlaysLike Distance gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots.

Play Smarter

Club Advice remembers how far you hit each club and makes a recommendation based on shot distance. PinPointer lets you know which way to the pin even if you are in the woods or deep in a trap. For easier viewing, Big Numbers Mode increases the font size of the front, back and center distances.

Stay Discretely Connected

Smart Notification lets you receive emails, texts and alerts right on your handheld, even if you’re in the middle of the fairway. G8 receives the wireless signal from your iPhone® 4s or later, let’s you know you have a message, and displays the full text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.

Keep up to Date

G8 comes preloaded with more than 30.000 international courses with Garmins free lifetime update policy. To make it even more convenient for you to keep your G8 up to date it comes with integrated Wi-Fi that connect to the golf community within Garmin Connect and update courses automatically.

 
 

Garmin Connect Golf Community ²

Garmin Connect features a new online golf community that lets you play, then share and compare with your golf buddies. Download your round and contrast it to your last rounds, track improvements to your handicap for every course you play. To keep you motivated Garmin Connect allows you to assemble your ideal round, combining your best score for each hole to get your ideal 18 for courses you play frequently.

More Scorecard Options

Approach G8 doubles as a digital scorecard for your foursome with scoring options for Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.

See Targets and Track Stats

With clearly colour coded layup arcs at 100, 150, 200 and even 250 yards you know at a glance how far you need to hit when laying up. Touch Targeting lets you touch any point on the sunlight-readable display, and it shows the precise distance to that exact spot — fairway, hazard, landing area, or the front, middle and back of the green.

Enhanced stats keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Check your stats during the round, or download and print them from your computer afterwards.

Get on the Green

Zero in on the pin with Green View. Just tap the flag on the map to zoom in on the green — then you can drag the flag to position it where you see it, giving you more accurate yardage.

 

¹ Smart Notification: Compatible with iPhone® 4S and later and OS7 or later. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

² Garmin Connect: Available April 2014 - accessible through Smartphone and Garmin Connect Mobile app for iPhone 4S and later

Features

PlaysLike Distance

PlaysLike Distance

Gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots

Big Number Mode

Big Number Mode

The new Big Numbers Mode improves readability at a glance by increasing the font size of the front, back and center distances.

Club Advice

Club Advice

Approach G8 remembers how far you hit each club then gives recommendations on which to use based on distance. Plus, you can customise the names of your clubs, from your “Driveopotamus” driver to your “Billy, Billy, Billy” putter.

Golf Community

Garmin Connect - Your Golf Community

Garmin Connect™ features a new online golf community that lets you play, then share and compare with your golf buddies. Just vist Garmin Connect™ download your round and contrast it to your last rounds, track improvements to your handicap for every course you play.

Smart Notification

Smart Notification

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your handheld. G8 receives the wireless signal from your iPhone® 4s or later, let’s you know you have a message, and displays the full text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.

PinPointer

PinPointer

Tells you the direction to the pin, even if you’re so deep in the rough you can’t see the flag.

Digital Scorecard

Digital Scorecard

Keep track of strokes for up to 4 players. Manage or review totals or an individual’s score throughout the round, or access a printable version on your computer after the match. Scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.

Maps with Layup Arcs

Maps with Layup Arcs

Large, bright, high-contrast graphics and numbering improve G8’s readability. Layup arcs drawn on the map offer at-a-glance references to 100, 150, 200 and 250 yards for layup decisions.

Customized Distances

Customised Distances

Select, label and save the distance to a particular point on the course. Mark your current GPS position, or use the touch targeting feature to select the point you’d like to save.

Track Your Stats

Track Your Stats

The enhanced stat tracking feature keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Not only can you check your stats during the round, but you also can download and print them from your computer.




iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Specs

Physical & Performance:

Physical dimensions 2.1" x 4.4" x 0.6" (5.8 x 11.2 x 1.4 cm)
Display size, WxH 1.5" x 2.6" (3.9 x 6.5 cm); 3.0" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 240 x 400 pixels
Display type transflective color TFT touchscreen
Weight 3.97 oz (112.6 g)
Battery internal rechargeable lithium polymer
Battery life up to 15 hours
Water rating IPX7 (1 meter)
GPS-enabled Yes
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Interface USB

Maps & Memory:

Preloaded course maps 38,000 (preloaded)

Features & Benefits:

Touchscreen Yes
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) Yes
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage) Yes
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview) Yes
Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance) Yes
Digital scorecard yes (score up to four players with optional adjustable handicaps; scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play)
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer) Yes (on Device or Computer)
PlaysLike distance Yes
Club suggestion Yes
Big numbers mode Yes
PinPointer Yes

In the Box

  • Approach G8
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Belt clip
  • Manual

Coverage

Coverage:

G8 comes preloaded with 38,000 International courses and includes free course updates.

Coverage Map

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