Garmin Approach G80
If you want a measuring device that does everything that you want it to do, then the Garmin Approach S80 is the device for you. It doesn't just measure distances on the course, it can also be used as a game improvement tool when you are practising. It has a built-in launch monitor mode which allows you to find out your clubhead speed, ball speed, swing distance and estimated distance. It can also measure your swing tempo to ensure that you are swinging the club at the optimum pace for you. The device has four practice/game modes that help you to groove your swing. You are also to play against other golfing friends with that competitive edge being honed.
The S80 comes with over 41,000 courses worldwide preloaded with each of the courses showing the most up to update detail. You are able to play any of those courses in the 'game' mode should you choose to. The device display is in colour on the 3.5-inch screen. It can be easily viewed even in bright sunlight. It has a battery life of up to 15 hours so will easily last 36 holes before the need to recharge. The S80 also gives you the option of finding a precise distance to any point on a particular hole by touching the screen. The distance to that point will be displayed, whether it be a bunker, water or front of the green. Bluetooth connectivity is offered to connect on to the Garmin golf app, which is free to use with an S80 purchase. This allows you to post results and any data obtained during your round or practice sessions.
As with other measuring devices, distances to the front, middle and back of the green are displayed on the screen with the size of the lettering being able to be made larger if required. The device also features a 'plays like' mode which gives you distances that have been adjusted to take into account ground layout such as uphill or downhill shots. The pinpointer option shows you the location of the green on blind shots. The device also has the ability to zoom into the green to get a more accurate distance for the location of the pin.
This is a fantastic device that will serve all of your golfing needs and will allow you to monitor your game.
- Over 41,000 pre loaded course that are automatically updated
- Distances to front/middle/back of the green
- Yardages to hazards/doglegs etc
- Digital scorecard
- Free access to Garmin golf app
- Touch target distance display
- Course preview.