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Lighter, Sleeker, Smarter: Introducing the Garmin Approach G8

The sleek, lightweight and durable usability of the Garmin Approach G8 makes it the most feature-packed handheld device ever devised, and it’s coming to american golf.

With a multi-touch colour display, precise distances for more than 30,000 international golf courses, free Wi-Fi® course updates for life, plus excellent technology features such as PlaysLike Distances, Smart Notification messaging and PinPointer blind shot assistance, there’s so much to enjoy with the Garmin G8 this season.

Hot New Features

PlaysLike Distance

The Garmin Approach G8 debuts a substantial range of excellent features to help players deliver better performances on the greens. Headlining that list is PlaysLike Distances, which gives golfers accurate distance to the target and can be easily adjusted for uphill or downhill shots.

Smart Notifications

Receive emails, texts and alerts right to your handheld. The Garmin G8 receives the wireless signal from your iPhone® 4s or later, letting you to know when you have received a message, while it can also display the full text on its own screen ready for when you are ready to read it.


The PinPointer gives direction to the pin even if players are so deep in the rough they cannot see the flag.

Maps with Layup Arcs

Have trouble seeing text on a screen? Large, bright, high-contrast graphics and numbering improves the Garmin G8’s readability, making text bolder and simpler to see. Layup arcs drawn on the map offer at-a-glance references to 100, 150, 200 and 250 yards for layup decisions.

Digital Scorecard

Keep excellent track of strokes for up to 4 players at any one time, and manage or review totals or an individual’s score throughout the round. Access a printable version from a home computer after the match to keep a record. Scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skin and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.

Track Stats

The enhanced stat tracking feature keeps track of fairways hit, green in regulation and putter made per round. It is also possible to download and print them from a computer.

The Garmin Approach G8 is a game-changing device that offers players distances, advice and plenty of team play. Pre-order now at american golf ready for launch on 21st March 2014.