Garmin Approach S62 Review

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  • RRP £479.99

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The Garmin Approach S62 won't be the golf watch for everyone, purely due to the price. But, if you can afford it, The Garmin Approach S62 is quite simply the best golf watch money can buy. 

For starters, the Garmin Approach S62 is probably the most stylish golf watch available. It looks good enough to wear all the time, not just on the golf course. And you can do that, as the Garmin Approach S62 battery life will last up to a fortnight when you're just using it as a normal watch. In golf mode, the Garmin S62 battery life is up to 20 hours, which is a lot longer than most golf GPS watches.

The Garmin Approach S62 has a full-colour display on a 1.3" screen, which is 17 per cent larger than the Garmin Approach S60 and readable even in bright sunlight.  

The Garmin Approach S62's larger display comes in particularly handy when using the 'Green View' feature, which shows the true shape of the green and lets you zoom in and drag-and-drop the pin for greater accuracy. 

If you've carved a shot way off into the woods and don't even know where the green is anymore, or if you're just playing a blind approach shot, the Garmin S62's 'PinPointer' will act like a compass to point you directly towards the hole. 

The 'Hazard View' lets you quickly scroll through each hazard and get a yardage to the front and back, helping you decide whether to lay up or take on the carry distance. 

The Garmin Approach S62 also collects stats. Pair it with the Garmin Golf app to get strokes gained information and lots more. 

It can use this information to act as a caddie on your wrist, factoring in wind speed and direction to suggest a club based on the distance you typically hit with each of the clubs in your bag. 

Even if you prefer to pick clubs for yourself, the Approach S62 makes that easier, offering adjusted distances to allow for uphill and downhill shots, and for wind speed and direction. 

It is so helpful it almost feels like cheating. And, in a way, it is, as some of those features wouldn't be allowed in any normal golf competition. But you can turn them off and use the Garmin Approach S62 as a normal golf watch, which most amateur competitions will allow.

The Garmin Apprach S62 is a lot more than just a fantastic golf watch. It monitors your heart rate and can even estimate blood oxygen levels. It can receive emails and texts. And it can also be used for running, cycling and swimming, as well as golf. You can even use it to make contactless payments via Garmin Pay.

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