Garmin Aproach S6 Watch review
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Garmin Approach S6 watch Review

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Over the years I have personally used these watches not only as a player but as a caddy. These watches are a game changer to the golfing experience. Allowing you to now view the entire hole via aerial view. This is very beneficial for the play to know where to place the ball and to get precise distances. When I first purchased the watch it was so simple to use and comfortable.

Over the years Garmin has been improving every year with a new watch. I have purchased just about every one of these watches and nothing compares to S6. There is so much technology in this new watch, I am surprised next year when Garmin unveils its latest technology. Hopefully it would allow me to control my golf ball so I could get more birdies!

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Garmin S6 Approach is easy and fun to use

 

 

Screen:

The screen is great!  No, the pictures don’t show EXACTLY what you get, but neither do other GPS screens look EXACTLY like their ads. The truth is the screen shots are a VERY GOOD representation of what you actually get. The screen is plenty bright and clear, in sunlight or shadow. If the screen appears washed out when you first look at it, simply rotate your wrist a little until the glare goes away. When you do this the image becomes crystal clear. These are slight movements I’m talking about. One thing I did, based on a suggestion in the manual, was reverse the screen color to black background, white characters. I’m VERY happy with the screen.What more could you want??

Touchscreen:

Again, this is a relatively small screen. It’s not a big smart phone! I do not have problems selecting what I need, however I did notice that fingerprints are easily left on the screen and can interfere with the visibility of it. I hate fingerprints on touch screens.

Wearability:

At least one person said they have trouble with accidentally hitting the scorecard button during their swing. I am a single digit player and have NO issues with the watch affecting  my swing. Admittedly, I do not wear a golf glove and I suspect part of the problem could be due to the glove’s heel making contact during the backswing. If that’s the case, I would suggest not wearing a golf, or putting the watch on your bag and not on your wrist.

Battery life:
I have only had the watch a week, using it for three rounds. I charge the watch after every round. After each round I still have 75% or more charge. I’ll continue to monitor this and will report back in a few weeks. If this performance continues, I’ll be very satisfied. As one person pointed out, make sure your computer doesn’t shut off the charging power if it goes to sleep. Mine does not. Garmin sells a charging base if you don’t want to mess with the computer part.

My Impressions:

This Garmin Approach S6 watch is great! I was a little concerned about the  feel to wear it while playing golf. I don’t even notice when I swing! It’s very lightweight and comfortable. It is not bulky at all and the screen is a perfect size.

The packaging was very good. Set up was a breeze. The manual that comes in the box is good, but go online and download that version. It’s more complete without being laborious.

I have not used the strength meter yet but I have used the tempo training. It’s a great feature and one of the main reasons I bought the watch. I am satisfied that the 3.0 ratio is indeed the optimum rhythm. (Not to be too technical, but it’s actually training your rhythm more so than tempo).  I can’t take away any stars because of this as the unit as a whole is wonderful!

 

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Garmin Approach S6 GPS Golf Watch

This Garmin Approach S6 watch is great! I was a little concerned about the feel to wear it while playing golf. I don't even notice when I swing! It's very lightweight and comfortable. It is not bulky at all and the screen is a perfect size. The packaging was very good. Set up was a breeze. The manual that comes in the box is good, but go online and download that version. It's more complete without being laborious.

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This Garmin Approach S6 watch is great! I was a little concerned about the feel to wear it while playing golf. I don't even notice when I swing! It's very lightweight and comfortable. It is not bulky at all and the screen is a perfect size. The packaging was very good. Set up was a breeze. The manual that comes in the box is good, but go online and download that version. It's more complete without being laborious.

PROS
  • HI-RES COLOR TOUCHSCREEN -
  • Battery life up to 20 weeks (watch mode) and up to 10 hours (GPS mode)
  • Accurate distances
  • water resistant
CONS
  • Might have too much many functions (Can be confusing)
  • You have to scroll up every time you are on a new hole
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