Improving Your Golf Game with Garmin

Not sure which Garmin Approach is the right one for you? This comparison chart can help you identify which features each Approach model has.

Garmin Approach Series ComparisonApproach
Lens Materialchemically strengthened glassCorning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Bezel materialmetalceramic
QuickFit watch band compatible✅ (22 mm)
Quick release bands
Strap materialSiliconeSiliconeSilicone
Physical size43.7 x 43.7 x 11.5 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 125-202 mm
43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm
Small/Medium version fits wrists with a circumference of 106-176 mm (Silver/White and Rose Gold/Light Sand versions)
One Size versions fit wrists with a circumference of 125-202 mm (Black/Gunmetal only)
47 x 47 x 14.8 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 125-208 mm
1.8″ x 2.0″ x 0.5″ (45.8 x 51.3 x 12.4 mm)2.1″ x 3.0″ x 0.8″ (53.0 x 75.0 x 21.0 mm)2.3” x 4.5” x 0.6” (58.7 x 114.2 x 16.1 mm)4.8″ x 3.1″ x 1.7″ (122.9 x 80.0 x 42.1 mm)
Color display
Display size0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)1.2 in (30.4mm) diameter1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)2.3″ diag (58.4 mm)1.8” x 3.0” (45.7 x 76.1 mm); 3.5” diag (88.9 mm
Display resolution175 x 175 pixels240 x 240 pixels260 x 260 pixels175 x 175 pixels200 x 265 pixels282 x 470 pixels
Display typesunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)sunlight-readable, high-resolution, monochromeTransflective color TFT touchscreenTransflective color TFT touchscreenfull color OLED display
Weight1.20 oz (34.1 g)1.5 oz (43 g)2.2 oz (61 g)0.9 oz (25.1 g)2.5 oz (70.9 g)4.2 oz (119 g)8.2 oz (232 g)
Battery LifeWatch mode: Up to 10 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 30 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 10 days
GPS mode: Up to 15 hours
Smartwatch mode: up to 14 days
GPS mode: up to 20 hours
up to 30 hours (GPS mode)Up to 15 hoursUp to 15 hoursup to 15 hours (GPS mode)
Water rating5 ATM 5 ATM 5 ATM IPX7IPX7IPX7IPX7
Memory/History125 MB64 MB1 GB
Clock featuresTime/Date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Sunrise/sunset timesTime/Date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset timesTime/Date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch,Sunrise/sunset timesTime/Date, Odometer
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor
Daily Smart Features
ConnectivityBluetooth® SmartBluetooth® SmartBluetooth® Smart and ANT+®Bluetooth® SmartBluetooth® SmartBluetooth® Smart
Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Pairs with Garmin Golf app
Smart notifications✅ (iPhone only)
Text responce/ reject phone calls with text (only on Android)
Controls smartphone music
Find my Phone
Find my Watch
Smartphone compatibilityiPhone®, Android™iPhone®, Android™iPhone®, Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile
Garmin Pay
Live Track
Golfing Features
Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview)
Yardage to F/M/B(distance to front, middle and back of green)
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Measure shot distance (calculations exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)ManualAutomaticAutomatic
Big numbers mode
Digital scorecard✅ (score up to four players with optional adjustable handicaps; scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play)
Computer scorecard review (dave and review scores on computer)✅ (on device or computer)
Custom targets
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairway hit)
Garmin Autoshot
Save Locations (mark course points of interest for future reference)✅ (displayed on course map)
Full vector map
Auto CourseView updates
Green View✅ (automatic when laser ranging the flag)
Manual pin positions
Hazards and course targets
PlaysLike distance
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)
Handicap scoring
Tempo Training
TrueSwing compatible
Round timer/odometer
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires connect to the golf app)
Wind speed and direction (requires connection to the golf app)
Virtual caddie
Tournament legal✅(with tournament mode enabled)✅ (with setting)✅ (with setting)
Green Contours (with Garmin Golf membership)
Tournament mode indicator light
Find My Garmin (helps locate lost device)
Laser Range Finder Features
Laser range to flag450 yards/411 meters
Laser accuracy+/- 10″ (25 cm)
Flag finderyes (visual confirmation and vibrational feedback)
Image stabilization
2D course maps overlaid
Laser Range Arc
Radar Features
Integrated launch monitor tracks club head speed, ball speed, smash factor, swing tempo, estimated distance
Club head speed accuracy+/- 5 mph
Ball speed accuracy+/- 2 mph
Swing tempo accuracy+/- 0.3
Carry distance accuracy+/- 5 mph
Practice and game modes include warm-up, Virtual round, target practice, tempo training
Can be used indoors and outdoors
Activity Tracking Features
Step counter
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minuets to reset it)
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Calories burned
Distance traveled
Intensity minuets
Available gym activity profilesStrength, Cardio, Treadmill and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing and Walking, Yoga
Health Monitoring
Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
Daily resting heart rate
Abnormal heart rate alerts
Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation monitor✅ (spot-check and optionally in sleep)
Body Battery energy monitor
Relaxation reminders
Relaxation breathing timer
Sleep✅ (Advanced)
Hydration✅ (in Garmin Connect)✅ (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
Women’s health✅ (in Garmin Connect)✅ (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Auto Pause
Auto lap
Manual Lap
Customisable alerts
Touch and/or button lock
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch
Physio TrueUp
Heart Rate Features
HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
HR Broadcast (broadcast HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)
Running Features
Available run profilesRunning, Indoor RunningRunning, Indoor Track Running
GPS-based distance time and pace
Foot pod capable
Outdoor Recreation Features
Available outdoor recreation profilesSkiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
Cycling Features
Available cycling profilesBiking, Indoor BikingBiking, Indoor Biking
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach your goal)
Speed and cadence sensors support (with sensors)
Swimming Features
Available swim profilesPool Swimming
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace stroke count, swim efficiency, calories)
Basic rest timer (up from 0)(pool swim only)