Garmin introduces the Approach S60 - the new premium golf watch with unrivaled style and extensive wave functions. The Approach S60 golf watch gives you relevant information and full-color maps on the 1.2-inch color touch screen for a perfect and fast round. The display can be read in sunlight and the watch is also very stylish outside of the track. The watch shows distances and the PlaysLike distance, so you can choose the best clubs for uphill and downhill play on more than 40,000 courses worldwide. The AutoShot gametracker measures the shot distances and automatically saves detected shots for the analysis after the round has been played. You receive smartphone notifications and have activity tracking functions, which are displayed on the clearly readable display. Plus, you can download watch faces and apps in the Connect IQ ™ store and quickly change styles with the unique QuickFit ™ wristbands. It is both an extensive wave smartwatch and a stylish accessory around the wrist. With this watch you show the true passion for the game.
Garmin AutoShot ™ function
The Approach S60 is equipped with the Garmin AutoShot function 1 , which automatically registers the distance of each stroke, so you know exactly how far you are going with which golf club. In addition, the location of each shot is also recorded and uploaded to the Garmin Connect ™ account of the user. This way golfers can visualize their game and see every round played on a card. The function allows the Approach S60 user to collect interesting data such as the average distance per golf club, the longest drive per round and more. If you play more often on the same course, you can see all the passes for that course on one card. This allows you to discover which play habits you have developed, so that you can adjust it for a next time.
Know the job
The Approach S60 comes with pre-loaded maps of more than 40,000 golf courses worldwide. He not only gives you the distances to the beginning, middle and end of the green, bunkers, water hazards, layups and doglegs. Touch Targeting allows you to touch any location on the map for precise distance measurement to any location.
Golfers can use the GreenView function to see the shape of each green and manually position the pin to determine the exact distance to the flag. The PinPointer indicates the direction to the pin if you can not see the flag directly.
Thanks to the display of the PlaysLike distance, where the distance is adjusted for uphill or downhill shots, you can choose the best club for every situation.
In addition to all the different golf functions, the Approach S60 is equipped with activity tracking 2 that not only counts your daily steps, but also tracks the distance traveled, calories burned and your sleep rhythm. If you sit still for too long, the Approach S60 will give you a signal. So you stay active all day and you are motivated to move! Whether you are on the golf course or outside.
Are you afraid of missing something? You stay informed throughout the day thanks to smartphone notifications 3 for incoming calls, text messages, emails and social media messages.
When the Approach S60 is paired with the app, it will keep you informed of the weather forecasts. Very handy!
Analyze your swing
With the SwingTempo and TempoTraining functions you will learn more about your swing qualities. When connected with the Garmin TruSwing ™ sensor you will learn more about the swing speed, club path angles, etc.
New golf app
To add more fun and challenge to the game, you can link the Approach S60, just like many other Garmin golf watches, to the new Garmin golf app. This allows you to enter into the weekly competitive battle with other players, where it does not matter when everyone runs his round of golf. Users of the app can play against each other, see each other position in the ranking, just like the scores, handicap and more. You can also start your own tournament and invite players to participate. Send messages to each other and share your results with others. When the app is paired with the Approach S60 your scores will be put live in the rankings while you are playing.
Stay active on and off the track
The Approach S60 has a battery life of up to 10 hours during golfing and up to 10 days in watch mode with activity tracking. In addition to golf, this sporty and stylish smartwatch can also be used while running, cycling, swimming and more thanks to preloaded activity profiles. It is water resistant to 50 meters, so that rain or perspiration is no problem at all.
The Approach S60 is available at the beginning of June in a version with a black or white silicone wristband for a suggested retail price of € 449.99. The premium version with a ceramic rim and a black leather wristband has a suggested retail price of € 549.99. Go to www.garmin.com/golf for more information.
1 The location of the ball and the contact with the ball influence the recording of your shot. Putts are not recorded. Some shots, especially chipshots around the green, may not be recorded.
2 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy for more information
3 Check Garmin.com/ble for an overview of compatible smartphones