Introducing the Approach S6. This GPS Watch is a slim, lightweight, feature-packed hi-resolution color touchscreen GPS golf watch with first-of-its-kind swing metrics.
Featuring SwingTempo & TempoTraining
Use the S6 to train your swing with swing metrics, featuring SwingTempo and TempoTraining. SwingTempo measures the relationship between upswing and downswing and expresses it as a ratio. In studies of successful golf swings, an ideal ratio of 3:1 has emerged, even with individual variations of speed. TempoTraining uses the 3:1 ratio and gives you audible tones to synchronize your swing mechanics and fine-tune swing tempo. Which makes S6 as valuable on the driving range as it is on the course.
Dedicated CourseView button & PinPointer Blind Shot Assistance
The Garmin Watch features full-color course views for more than 39,000 international courses and a dedicated CourseView button to get you to the second shot view quickly. Preview doglegs, traps and water hazards and pin positioning from wherever you are on the course, or clubhouse.
The PinPointer blind shot assistance feature gives you a directional arrow to the green, to know where to line up your shot, even if you are in the woods or deep in a bunker.
The Garmin GPS Watch features:
Features swing metrics: SwingTempo, TempoTraining and SwingStrength™
Dedicated CourseView button with Green View for manual pin positioning
PinPointer blind shot assistance tells you where the pin is, even if you can’t see it
Precise distances for more than 39,000 international courses; no subscriptions or fees
Handicap Scoring Options
The Approach S6 Watch has handicap scoring options for individual holes, player’s local handicap or index/slope method. Scoring options include Stroke play and Stableford, and you can save, review, share and print scorecards from your computer. Plus, when you hit a big one you can see how far it went with the Measure Shot feature.
Green View shows you the true shape and layout of the green even if you are behind it. Use the color touchscreen to manually drag-and-drop the pin to the day’s location. As you move the pin, your distance-to-the-pin numbers will change respectively. This is especially helpful on par 3’s where you’ll be able to dial in the distance you need to fire away with confidence.
Aiding you further is the use of Customisable Distances. The S6 gives you distances to the front, back and center of the green, as well as distances to doglegs. It also allows you to input and save customizable yardage points — such as water hazards or bunkers — from anywhere on the course.
Rugged & Long Lasting
The S6 GPS Watch is rugged and water rated to 5 ATM (50 meters), it displays yardages to the front, back and middle of greens on a high-resolution, glove-friendly color touchscreen. And, it lets you manually position pins, get distances to doglegs and layups, customize yardage points (mark traps and hazards) and print digital scorecards for Stroke play and Stableford. Increasing the performance of this watch is the fact that the S6 features more battery life for longer play or more rounds. Easily get in a weekend of GPS golf with up to 10 hours in full GPS and up to 20 weeks, depending on mode, before the lithium-ion battery needs to be recharged.
The S6 may be Garmins lightest, thinnest golf watch, but they've preloaded it with more than 39,000 international courses — without extra fees or paid subscriptions. In addition, you'll be able to download free course updates whenever they become available.
Garmin Connect™ Golf & Smartphone Notifications
Never miss another text, email or alert just because your smartphone is deep in your bag. S6 acts as a wireless extension of your iPad® or iPhone® 4s or later (including iPhone6 & iPhone 6+), displaying whatever your device does, right on your watch. Now you can read that email or text you’ve been waiting for, via Bluetooth®, even in the middle of the fairway.
Garmin Connect is the 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. Garmin Connect Golf can even assemble your ideal round combining your best score for each hole to get your ideal 18 for that course.
Garmin are pleased to announce that the Garmin Approach range is now officially permitted for use in competition, subject to local rule and usage code of practice set out by the recent announcement of changes to the R&A rule book.