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Approach® S62
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You live for golf. This advanced GPS smartwatch gives you an edge with the latest shot tracking and detailed mapping.

You’re looking for a smartwatch that helps you tee off with confidence. Something that can be worn on and off the course. Here it is.

Maps & Memory

Lens Material

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

chemically strengthened glass

Bezel Material



QuickFit™ watch band compatible

yes (22 mm)

Quick Release bands
Strap material



Physical size

47 x 47 x 14.8 mm

Fits wrists with a circumference of 125-208 mm

43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm

Small/Medium version fits wrists with a circumference of 106-176 mm (Silver/White and Rose Gold/Light Sand versions)

One Size versions fit wrists with a circumference of 125-202 mm (Black/Gunmetal only)

Color display
Display size 1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter 1.2 in (30.4mm) diameter
Display resolution 260 x 260 pixels 240 x 240 pixels
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)

2.2 oz (61 g)

1.5 oz (43 g)

Battery life

Smartwatch mode: up to 14 days
GPS mode: up to 20 hours

Smartwatch mode: Up to 10 days
GPS mode: Up to 15 hours
Water rating 5 ATM 5 ATM
Memory/History 1 GB 64 MB

Clock Features

GPS Time Sync
Automatic daylight saving time
Alarm clock
Sunrise/sunset times

Health Monitoring

Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second)
Daily Resting Heart Rate
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation yes (spot-check and optionally in sleep)
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor
All-day Stress
Relaxation reminders
Relaxation breathing timer
Sleep yes (Advanced) yes (Advanced)
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget) yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Women's Health yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget) yes (in Garmin Connect™)


Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+® Bluetooth® Smart
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Smart Notifications
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
Controls smartphone music
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™ iPhone®, Android™
Pairs with Garmin Golf app
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
Garmin Pay™

Safety and Tracking Features


Activity Tracking Features

Step counter
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Calories burned
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app)

Gym & Fitness Equipment

Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio, Treadmill and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing and Walking, Yoga

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Auto Pause®
Auto Lap®
Manual lap
Custom alerts
Touch and/or button lock
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch
Physio TrueUp

Running Features

Available run profiles

Running, Indoor Track Running

Running, Indoor Running

GPS-based distance, time and pace
Foot pod capable

Golfing Features

Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic Automatic
Digital scorecard
Custom targets
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
Garmin AutoShot™
Full vector map
Auto CourseView updates
Green View with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
PlaysLike distance
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)
Handicap scoring
Swing Tempo
Tempo Training
TruSwing™ compatible
Round timer/odometer
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)
Wind speed and direction (requires connection to Garmin Golf app)
Virtual caddie
Tournament legal yes (with Tournament Mode enabled)

Outdoor Recreation

Available outdoor recreation profiles

Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing

Cycling Features

Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
Available cycling profiles

Biking, Indoor Biking

Biking, Indoor Biking

Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor)

Swimming Features

Available swim profiles

Pool Swimming

Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)

Kid Activity Tracking Features

Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app)