Have you ever walked up to a sprinkler head and it is not marked with yardage? Can you really tell how far away you are from that 150 yard post? The Garmin Approach S3 takes all of that out of play and puts your distance to the front, middle and back of the green right on your wrist. The Approach S3 is convenient if you’re walking the course or riding on a cart, it can even keep up with the distance you have walked. The S3 will run in GPS mode for up to 8 hours and 4 weeks in watch mode. Right out ot the box the S3 includes over 27,000 golf courses worldwide, updates and additions are always free of charge. The included USB/charging cable lets you recharge your battery, update your courses as well as download and print your scorecard.
The Approach S3 features a touch screen that is glove friendly and is easy to see. With Green View you get a picture that shows the shape of the green and lets you move the pin location to get an accurate distance to any portion of the green. The Approach will even provide distances to doglegs and layups, you can even create and save custom points on the hole for bunkers, water or other hazards.
Other features include distance measure, to let you know just how far you hit that drive. Round timer to keep track of how long your round took. You also have a user selectable background color with white letters on black background or vice versa. It is also rugged and waterproof to IPX7 standards .