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Garmin Approach G5 Touchscreen GPS

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #1 in GPS Units


Pros: Great accuracy and course coverage

Cons: I wish it was rechargeable

It works incredibly well for me and I haven't found a course in my area yet that isn't in the most recent version of the software. My only complaint is that it goes through batteries too easily and isn't rechargeable. That should be standard on a device that costs this much.


Pros: Easy to use, no after purchase costs

Cons: None so far

I replaced my 2 year old GolfLogix with the Garmin Approach G5.  The G5 gives much more information than the GolfLogix - I've yet to find it wanting in that regard.  The first thing I did when I got it home was log on to the Garmin website and update the maps and software at no charge.  The latest maps include details like the locations of significant trees, as well as all hazards and bunkers.  The G5 is accurate, the interface is easy to use.  If you want to keep score and track stats, it does that seamlessly too.  Even though it's a bit pricier than some (mine was a display model at Dick's, so I got it for a 10% discount), the ease of use, detailed hole layouts, and lack of any after purchase costs makes this GPS a real winner.


Pros: Very easy to use, distances seem very accurate, ability to pick spots you want to land to get accurate yardages.

Cons: Purchase Price of $350 seems a little stiff but then you don't have to pay monthly/yearly fees or buy courses.

Gave me everything I want in an easy to use interface. Would recomend to anyone looking for a GPS.


Pros: Pin-pointing distances, distances to hazards, bunkers, front, back, middle of greens. Pin point hole locations on greens

Cons: Pin pointing is not as smooth as I would like.

This baby rocks!


I find it to be very accurate. Don't need prisms to shoot lasers or worry about keeping a steady hand with a laser finder. You get what you pay for! No more pesky branches in your way, trees, obstructions, etc. Decent on batteries, I usually get three rounds from each set of Duracell AA's, not yet tried Lithium, expect it to last much, much longer. Great color LCD display, easy too see in sunlight.


Garmin Approach G5 Touchscreen GPS

See the courses the Approach covers! Garmin Approach G5 Touchscreen GPS Give your game a boost of confidence with Approach G5 , a rugged, waterproof, touchscreen golf GPS unit packed with thousands of preloaded US golf course maps. Approach uses a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to measure individual shot distances and show the exact yardage to fairways, hazards and greens. Approach displays and updates your exact position as you move, so you ll always know your yardage and can remove any guesswork from your game. There s no subscription or setup fees, and Approach is compliant with USGA rules. Need to measure distances for your next shot? Touch any point on the sunlight-readable display, and Approach shows the precise distance to that exact spot fairway, hazard, landing area, or the front, middle and back of the green. Getting on the green is also easy with Approach s Green View. Just tap the flag on the map to zoom in on the green then drag the flag to position it where you see it, giving you more accurate yardage. Approach can also double as a digital scorecard for your foursome and after the game, you can save and review scores on your computer at home. Features: Preloaded US and Canada course maps, including fairways, hazards and greens Waterproof 3 sunlight readable touchscreen display No annual fee

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