Garmin Approach S40 GPS Golf Watch Review

The S40 is an impressive GPS watch from Garmin

Garmin Approach S40

The Garmin Approach S40 golf watch is an impressive GPS device offering extensive data and style on and off the course. How does it rate versus other Garmin devices?

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Pre-loaded with more than 41,000 worldwide golf courses, the S40 provides distances to front, middle and back of greens, to pin positions you can set and to hazards on each hole.

One of the best golf GPS watches Garmin have come up with, the S40 also has the latest advances in technology with auto shot tracking and auto measure among the features.

What Garmin say about the S40 Approach…

“The Approach S40 GPS golf smartwatch with colour touchscreen looks great on your wrist and on the course.

Garmin Approach S40

“It shows distances to the front, middle and back of the green as well as hazards, and automatically records the location and distance of each detected shot.

“It also lets you manually adjust to today’s pin position for accurate approach shots.

“With the additional smartwatch features, you can wear it all day, and it can track your activities.”

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Garmin Approach S40 Design & Features

The S40 is both stylish off the course and practical on it, and a real game changer from Garmin.

The Approach S40 comes with more than 41,000 golf course worldwide pre-loaded, and has a colour touchscreen that displays distances to the front, centre and back of each green.

Garmin Approach S40

Significantly, it also displays a map image of the green shape as well as the distances to hazards and bunkers, layups and doglegs on the course.

In this model, you can adjust the location of the pin to get incredible accuracy. Tap on the image of the green and move the pin to get specific distances without the need for a rangefinder.

You also get plenty of feedback from the S40 too as it has the capabilities of detecting shot distances and providing data to help you keep track of your game.

Garmin Approach S40

Other features include do not disturb to avoid messages or calls coming through to the smartwatch, calendars, updated weather forecasts, a daily activity tracker and a GPS exercise device too.

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Verdict: Is the Garmin Approach S40 any good?

The Garmin S40 watch is a golfers dream with all the helpful data and information you need while on the catch to make informed club choices.

While the S40 does not boast as many features as the Garmin S60, it is slightly more advanced than the Garmin S20 and an ideal option if you are thinking of upgrading.

The Garmin Approach S40 is not the cheapest watch on the market, but you get plenty for your money and should come under serious consideration if you are looking for a new GPS watch for golf.