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Garmin Approach G30 GPS

The Technology You Need To Conquer Any Course

The Garmin Approach G30 Golf GPS has all the technology and information you need to know the course inside and out. The compact handheld Approach G30 features full color maps and touch targeting so you can get a better view and instant distance to whatever target you choose. It's sleek design fits in your pocket for instant access to more than 40,000 worldwide golf courses. An included belt clip lets you attach the unit to your belt, cart or bag so the information you need the beat the course is always at hand.

Garmin Approach G30 GPS from the 2017 PGA Show

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Garmin Approach G30 GPS features:

  • Sleek, compact design with 2.3" color touch screen and weighs just 2.5 ounces
  • High sensitivity GPS quickly acquires signal to show distances to greens, hazards and doglegs even under tree cover
  • Preloaded with more than 40,000 golf courses worldwide so you're ready to play out of the box
  • Full color course maps with touch targeting to distances to any target
  • Green View lets you place the pin in the proper location for improved accuracy
  • Big Numbers Mode is even easier to read
  • Digital scorecard tracks scores for up to 4 players and syncs with the Garmin Connect Mobile app
  • Compatible with the TruSwing sensor to measure swing metrics and improve your game
  • Receives notifications for calls, texts, emails and more when paired via Bluetooth
  • Mounting options for pocket, belt, pull cart and golf bag
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery lasts up to 15 hours on one charge
  • Dimensions: 2.1" x 3.0" x 0.8"
  • Water Rating: IPX7 - suitable for splashes, rain, snow, showering and accidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
  • What's In The Box
    • Garmin Approach G30 GPS unit
    • USB charging cable
    • Belt clip
    • User manual
Garmin Approach G30 GPS is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from promising... as a long time skycaddie user, it was tough for me to switch to something else but skygolf customer service finally got me to switch to Garmin. Largely on the on line recommendation from Golfspy, I purchased the G30 unit. Screen is much smaller than the sgx 5 so initially that was troubling. The unit boots up extremely quick and course is loaded in seconds. Accuracy is quite good, hits same yardage as my buddies laser. The relatively small screen size is offset by big numbers mode and the ability to zoom in on the course. A few times the touch screen was unresponsive which was frustrating. Long battery life, big plus. I am sure as I get better acquainted with the unit my satisfaction will increase.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Follow up review This is a follow up to my review written on this device 4/3/17. I played another round with this device on 4/3/17, the device again failed to connect with the satellite on it's first attempt, after it did connect, it worked reasonably well for nearly 6 holes. Tried to enter my score after the 6th hole and it would not allow me to do so, I also couldn't back out of the scorecard feature using the touch screen, I had to press the power button, which locks the unit, then press it again to unlock the unit to display the next hole with distances. The remainder of the round, I could not enter scores, could not get the big numbers mode and it was an over disaster. I will be contacting Garmin Support this morning, 4/4/17, if they cannot resolve the issues remotely, I will be sending back this unit. To say I'm disappointed would be an understatement.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall device Played my first round with the Approach G30 on 4/1/17. It started quickly and immediately recognized the course I was playing, but took 2-3 attempts to achieve a connection with the satellite, possibly due to the overcast and misty conditions. Took a few holes to become accustomed to how to properly navigate through all the options for scoring, putts, fairways hit and then advancing to the next hole. People with larger fingers will likely have a difficult time navigating through this device due to it's size, which is even smaller than I anticipated. My previous device was a SkyCaddie SGXw, which is noticeably larger than the G30 and a bit easier to navigate in my opinion. I decided to get rid of the SkyCaddie because of battery issues and the fact that it cost $50 per year to register to be able to use. The G30 has no yearly fees for usage and states it's pre-loaded with over 40,000 courses. Played 18 holes in approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes and still had 80% battery life remaining. The yardages appeared to be accurate, within 1-3 yards of my friends laser. Here are a list of the pros and cons. Pros: Starts quickly, noticed the course I was on quickly, yardages and hazards appeared to accurate, big numbers mode makes it easy to see distances for those of us with less then sterling eyesight, able to keep my score after a bit of trial and error, takes awhile to get used to it's smaller size, easy to view your stats via Garmin Connect, charges quickly, battery life appears to be excellent. Appears as though you could likely squeeze in 3 full rounds of use out of this device, if you're rounds don't take 5 hours each. Cons: Depending on the size of your hand and fingers, the small size could be an issue with being able to properly navigate the device, takes quite a few holes to feel your way through the device. Using the touch screen took quite awhile to adjust to, hitting the function you wanted didn't always work the first few times you attempted to use them. Overall I really enjoyed my first venture with the G30, my only wish is that this device be a bit larger in order to promote easier usage. I would recommend this device to most who enjoy a good golf GPS device, that's fairly easy to use and give you all the info and options for scoring stats, distances and hazards that you desire.
Date published: 2017-04-02
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