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GARMIN Approach Series GPS Comparison
Here's how the models are different

Garmin Edge series comoarison
Discontinued
Discontinued
Discontinued
Discontinued
Discontinued
Discontinued
Discontinued
Discontinued
Discontinued
Discontinued
Garmin Edge series comoarison
Garmin Approach S1
Garmin Approach s2
Garmin Approach s3
Garmin Approach S4
Garmin Approach s5
Garmin Approach S6
Garmin Approach S6
Garmin approach s60
Garmin approach x40
Garmin Approach g3
Garmin Approach g5
Garmin Approach g6
Garmin Approach G7
Garmin Approach G8
Garmin approach g10
garmin approach g30
Unit dimensions:
1.8" x 2.7" x 0.6"
(4.5 x 6.9 x 1.4 cm)
1.8" x 2.7" x 0.6"
(4.5 x 6.9 x 1.4 cm)
1.8" x 2.7" x 0.6"
(4.5 x 6.9 x 1.4 cm)
0.58" x 2.41" x 1.83" (1.48 x 6.13 x 4.6 cm)
1.8" x 1.8" x 0.56" x (4.5 cm x 4.5 x 1.42 cm)
1.8" x 1.8" x 0.56" x (4.5 cm x 4.5 x 1.42 cm)
1.5” x 1.9” x 0.4”
(37.4 x 47.6 x 11.3 mm)
46 x 46 x 14.5 mm
Width: 0.83” (21.1 mm); circumference: 5.4”-7.6” (136-192mm), regular, 7.1"-8.8" (180-224 mm), x-large
2.2" x 3.9" x 1.3"
(5.5 x 10.0 x 3.3 cm)
2.3" x 4.5" x 1.4"
(5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm)
2.1" x 3.7" x 0.8"
(5.4 x 9.3 x 1.9 cm)
2.1" x 3.7" x 0.8"
(5.4 x 9.3 x 1.9 cm)
2.1" x 4.4" x 0.6"
(5.8 x 11.2 x 1.4 cm)
1.5” x 2.0” x 0.7” (37.8 x 50.6 x 17.1 mm)
2.1" x 3.0" x 0.8" (53.0 x 75.0 x 21.0 mm)
Unit dimensions:
Display size:
1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
0.9” x 0.9”
(23 x 23 mm)
1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
1.00” x 0.42” (25.4 x 10.7 mm)
1.4" x 2.2" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
1.5"W x 2.6"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
1.4" x 2.2" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
1.4" x 2.2" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
1.5" x 2.6" (3.9 x 6.5 cm); 3.0" diag (7.6 cm)
0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
2.3" diag (58.4 mm)
Display size:
Display resolution:
64 x 32 pixels
64 x 32 pixels
128 x 128 pixels
128 x 128 pixels
180 x 180 pixels
180 x 180 pixels
128 x 128 pixels
240 x 240 pixels
160 x 68 pixels
160 x 240 pixels
240 x 400 pixels
160 x 240 pixels
160 x 240 pixels
240 x 400 pixels
128 x 128 pixels
200 x 265 pixels
Display resolution:
Display type:
monochrome LCD
monochrome LCD
monochrome LCD
high-res touchscreen
high-res color touchscreen
high-res color touchscreen
sunlight-readable, high-resolution, monochrome
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-readable, high-resolution, touchscreen, monochrome
transflective color TFT touchscreen
transflective color TFT touchscreen
transflective color TFT touchscreen
transflective color TFT touchscreen
transflective color TFT touchscreen
sunlight-readable, high-resolution, monochrome
Transflective color TFT touchscreen
Display type:
Touchscreen:
x
x
x
x
Touchscreen:
Weight:
1.8 oz (52 g)
1.8 oz (52 g)
2.06 oz (58.5 g)
2.06 oz (58.5 g)
1.6 oz (46.6 g)
1.6 oz (46.6 g)
1.5 oz (42.2 g)
standard: 1.8 oz  (52 g)
premium: 2.2 oz (61 g)
1.1 oz (31 g)
5.3 oz (148.8 g) with batteries
6.8 oz (192.7 g) with batteries
3.37 oz (95.6 g)
3.37 oz (95.6 g)
3.97 oz (112.6 g)
1 oz (28.2 g)
2.5 oz (70.9 g)
Weight:

Battery:

rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
rechargeable lithium-ion
Rechargeable lithium-ion; non-replaceable
2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
internal rechargeable lithium polymer
internal rechargeable lithium polymer
internal rechargeable lithium polymer
Rechargeable lithium-ion
Internal rechargeable lithium ion

Battery:

Battery life:
3 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode)
3 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode)
4 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode)
6 weeks (watch mode); 10 hours (GPS mode)
20 weeks (watch mode);
10 hours (GPS mode)
20 weeks (watch mode);
10 hours (GPS mode)
up to 8 weeks (activity mode); up to 15 hours (GPS mode)
Smart: Up to 10 days
GPS mode: Up to 10 hours
up to 5 days (activity mode); up to 10 hours (GPS mode)
up to 15 hours (using NiMH or Lithium batteries)
up to 15 hours (using NiMH or Lithium batteries)
up to 15 hours
up to 15 hours
up to 15 hours
up to 15 hours (GPS mode)
up to 15 hours
Battery life:
Waterproof:
yes (IPX7)
yes (10 m)
yes (IPX7)
yes (10 m)
yes (50 m)
yes (50 m)
yes (50 m)
yes (50 m)
yes (50 m)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
yes (IPX7)
Waterproof:
High-sensitivity receiver:
High-sensitivity receiver:
Reverse background color:
x
x
(white/black)
(white/black)
(white/black/custom)
(white/black/custom)
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Reverse background color:
   
Tournament Use1
x
N/A
N/A
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Tournament Use1
Preloaded course maps:
yes (U.S. or Canada)
yes  (over 30,000)
yes  (over 38,000)
yes  (over 30,000)
yes  (over 40,000)
yes  (over 40,000)
yes  (over 40,000)
yes (North and Latin America)
yes (North and Latin America)
yes (worldwide)
yes  (over 30,000)
yes  (over 30,000)
yes  (over 40,000)
yes  (over 40,000)
Preloaded course maps:
Course capacity:
18,000 courses
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
unlimited
Course capacity:
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point):
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point):
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage):
x
x
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage):
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course):
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course):
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview):
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview):
Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance):
x
x
x
x
x
Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance):
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference):
x
x
x
yes (Displayed on course map)
yes (Displayed on course map)
yes (Displayed on course map)
x
x
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference):
Digital scorecard:
x
yes (scoring options include Stroke Play for a single player)
yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)
yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)
yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)
yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)
yes (scoring options include Stroke Play for a single player)
yes (scoring options include Stroke Play for a single player)
yes (keep score for up to four players)
yes (keep score for up to four players)
yes (score up to four players with optional adjustable handicaps; scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play)
yes (score up to four players with optional adjustable handicaps; scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play)
yes (score up to four players with optional adjustable handicaps; scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play)
yes (scoring options include Stroke Play for a single player)
yes (score up to four players with optional adjustable handicaps; scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play)
Digital scorecard:
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer):
x
yes (on Device or Computer)
yes (on Device or Computer)
yes (on Device or Computer)
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer):
Maps with Layup and Arcs:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Maps with Layup and Arcs:
Smart Notification (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone):
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Smart Notification (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone):
Round timer:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Round timer:
Odometer & Alarm clock:
(odomoter)
(odomoter)
x
x
x
x
x
(odomoter)
(odomoter)
Odometer & Alarm clock:
PlaysLike distance:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
PlaysLike distance:
Club suggestion:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Club suggestion:
Big numbers mode:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Big numbers mode:
PinPointer:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
PinPointer:
Automatic Course update via WiFi :
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Automatic Course update via WiFi :
Dedicated GreenView button: 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Dedicated GreenView button: 
SwingStrength™:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
SwingStrength™:
SwingTempo:
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
SwingTempo:
TempoTraining: 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
TempoTraining: 
TruSwing compatible: 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
TruSwing compatible: 
Hazards/course targets: 
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Hazards/course targets: 
Step counter
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Step counter
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
AutoShot2 round analyzer: automatically tracks shots along the fairway for post-round analysis with Garmin Connect™ online golf community
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
AutoShot2 round analyzer: automatically tracks shots along the fairway for post-round analysis with Garmin Connect™ online golf community
Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology: monitor your heart rate all day and night
- no additional strap required
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology: monitor your heart rate all day and night
- no additional strap required
   

Tournament Use1: Adheres to the United States Golf Association (USGA) and R&A Rules Limited (The R&A) regulations for tournament play. Certified by The R&A but not the USGA. Local rules may differ.
2Lie and ball contact may affect shot tracking. Putts are not tracked. Some shots, particularly chip shots around the green may not be tracked


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