Garmin Approach G10 GPS Review

The G10 GPS from Garmin is a value-for-money distance measuring device

Garmin Approach G10 GPS

The Garmin Approach G10 GPS is an affordable “smartwatch” that won’t break the bank if you are in the market for a new distance measuring device.

Boasting more than 40,000 worldwide courses, you can expect to have distances at the touch of a button wherever you tee it up. The G10 Approach comes with no strap, but is instead a clip-on device.

With many easy to use functions and an eye-catching price tag, the G10 GPS watch from Garmin is an appealing product and an ideal choice for golfers looking for their first smartwatch.

What Garmin says about the G10 GPS watch:

“For all golfers who want to improve their game and put the right shot in the right spot with far more consistency.

Garmin Approach G10 GPS

“If you don’t want to spend a fortune to get there the Approach G10 clip-on golf GPS device is probably the right solution.

“Compact, lightweight and easy to use, Approach G10 gives you the ability to accurately measure yardages for shots from anywhere on the course you’re playing.

“Whether you’re playing with friends on a course near home or teeing up for that long-awaited golf resort holiday, Approach G10 golf device knows where you are — and how far you are from the next pin.

“The device comes ready to go, right out of the box, with more than 40,000 preloaded courses.”

Garmin Approach G10 GPS

Garmin Approach G10 GPS Design

Green view, hazard displays and pin positioning are all part of the accurate detail that is provided for over 40,000 courses on the Approach G10.

At just 28.2g in weight, the Garmin G10 fits comfortably and weightlessly wherever you prefer to store it. That’s because the G10 has a clip rather than a traditional watch strap, so it will lock on to a belt or golf bag with ease.

Features include distances to hazards, distances to front, middle and rear of the green, round times and oedometer functions for play speed and step count whilst on the course.

Three display functions (sunlight-readable, high-resolution and monochrome) allow players to decide how to view the screen dependant on weather conditions.

Garmin Approach G10 GPS

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery will last for 15 hours in GPS mode and takes just one hour until full charge.

Free lifetime course updates are available from Garmin with the purchase of the G10. They are automatically are added to the watch approximately four times a year.

Garmin Approach G10 Verdict

The Approach G10 is incredible value-for-money with this model being the cheapest of any Garmin product. With no strap, it won’t be for everyone but that is what gives the G10 flexibility.

The G10 provides the basic details of many worldwide golf courses, including the measurements to the pins and hazards. It is functional rather than spectacular in the capabilities.

Despite the low price of the G10, it is one of the better watches on the market and seriously good value.

Garmin Approach G10 GPS

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How many courses are available on the Garmin G10 GPS?

There are more than 40,000 courses available using the G10 GPS. All 40,000 courses are pre-downloaded so the information on each hole is already available.

How do you use the Garmin G10 GPS?

To navigate the different functions, use the buttons located on either side of the watch to show different holes, distances, pin placement and hazards. You can also access the odometer and clock settings.

Is the G10 GPS compatible with the Garmin Connect app?

Yes, the G10 can be used with the Garmin Connect app.

How much does the Garmin Approach G10 GPS cost?

Retail prices for the G10 are around $132/£99, making it one of the cheapest GPS devices available.