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Garmin Approach G8 Touchscreen GPS
Garmin Approach G8 Touchscreen Golf GPS
Precise distances for more than 30,000 international courses with free lifetime
The sleek, lightweight and durable Garmin Approach G8 Touchscreen GPS, with
a 3 multi-touch color display, is Garmin's most feature-packed handheld.
G8 starts with precise distances for more than 30,000 international courses,
with free Wi-Fi® course updates for life, then adds: PlaysLike Distances,
Smart Notification messaging, PinPointer blind shot assistance, a rechargeable
15 hour battery, and the online share-and-compare golf community within Garmin
Garmin Approach G8 Touchscreen GPS features:
PinPointer tells you the direction to the pin, even if youre so deep
in the rough you cant see the flag.
Automatic Course Update updates courses with a Wi-Fi connection for no
PlaysLike Distance gives you distances to the target, adjusted for uphill
or downhill shots.
Precise distance to the front, back and middle of the green, plus layups
With Smart Notification receive emails, texts and alerts right on your
Keep track of strokes for up to 4 players.
Manage or review totals or an individuals score throughout the round,
or access a printable version on your computer.
Scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play
with adjustable handicaps.
Large, bright, high-contrast graphics and numbering improve G8s readability.
Layup arcs drawn on the map offer at-a-glance references to 100, 150,
200 and 250 yards for layup decisions.
Enhanced stat tracking feature keeps track of fairways hit, greens in
regulation and putts per round.
Not only can you check your stats during the round, but you also can download
and print them from your computer.
Approach G8 remembers how far you hit each club then gives recommendations
on which to use based on distance.
Customize the names of your clubs, from your Driveopotamus driver to
your Billy, Billy, Billy putter.
Select, label and save the distance to a particular point on the course.
Mark your current GPS position, or use the touch targeting feature to
select the point youd like to save.
Garmin Connect includes an online golf community that lets you play, then
share and compare.
Download your round and contrast it to your last round, track improvements
to your handicap for every course you play.
Assemble your ideal round, combining your best score for each hole to
get your ideal 18 for that course.
Internal rechargeable lithium polymer battery with up to 15 hours battery
3 color multi-touch display; slim and sleek design, tough and durable.
Over 30,000 preloaded course maps.
Unit dimensions: 2.1" x 4.4" x 0.6".
Weight: 3.97 oz.
What's in the Box: Approach G8 USB cable AC adapter
Carabiner clip Manual
Approach G8... Expanded Range Of Features Helps You Take On Any Course!
Garmin Approach G8 Touchscreen GPS
Did not work out of the box
Opened the box and the farming did not work. Very frustrated with tgw very slow on handling the return. Not sure if will buy more there again
July 11, 2014
Just one Drawback...
Bought this thing because it was small and light enough for a pocket. There is a design flaw, in my view at least. Unlike a cell phone, there is no sleep or lock button, so the device is still active in your pocket, and can be in a different place when you pull it out, requiring extra keystrokes to get it back to where it should be. The golf equivalent of butt dialing or pocket dialing, if you will.
Other than that, and the high price, it works great. Love the scoring stats - best & average score on each hole over time for each course and the dream score (tallies your best score on each individual hole to calculate your dream round).
May 14, 2014
Good GPS if you have the money.
I've played 3 rounds at my local course and it has matched the same distances as my previous GPS, a Skycaddie GS5, and my Bushnell laser range finder. It's pretty quick to pick up signal and list the course to start play. The slope and club selection features can be turned off. I have not used the club selection feature yet but the slope feature works maybe 3/4s of the time. (I play a course that is hilly on the front nine and flat on the back nine.) There is enough battery power to play 3 rounds easily. I like the hole by hole graphics better than the SG5.
Linking up to wifi is easy for downloading updates but I could not get it to link via the USB cord to my computer running Windows 7 and the Garmin Express program.
I haven't tried linking it to my mobile phone via bluetooth yet.
For general use I think I like it better than my old SG5. Price-wise I like it much better than the SG5 due to paying Skycaddie's yearly fees. That alone could make up for the high price over 3-4 years of use.
April 21, 2014
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