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 40,000 international courses with free Wi-Fi updates for life, it features Smart Notification¹ and Garmins new golf community at Garmin Connect™. ²
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.
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 40,000 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