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

Garmin Edge series comoarison
Garmin Edge series comoarison
approach s10
Garmin Approach S6
Garmin approach s60
Garmin approach s60
garmin approach x10
Garmin approach x40
Garmin Approach G8
Garmin approach g10
garmin approach g30
approach g80
General
                   
General
Lens Material
N/A
chemically strengthened glass
chemically strengthened glass
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Lens Material
Bezel Material
N/A
N/A
metal
polymer or ceramic
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bezel Material
QuickFit™ watch band compatible
N/A
N/A
N/A
included (22 mm)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
QuickFit™ watch band compatible
Quick Release Bands
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Quick Release Bands
Strap material
silicone
silicone
silicone
silicone or leather
TPU
silicone
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Strap material
Physical size
35.5 x 40.7 x 11.3 mm
37.4 x 47.6 x 11.3 mm
43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm
Small/Medium version fits wrists with a circumference of 106-176 mm (Light Gold with White band only)
One Size versions fit wrists with a circumference of 125-202 mm (Black and Gray versions)
Width: 0.85” (21.5 mm)
Small/medium: 5.2”-7.7” (132-195 mm) circumference
Large: 6.4"-8.9" (162-225 mm) circumference
Width: 0.83” (21.1 mm)
Regular: 5.4”-7.7” (137-195 mm) circumference
X-large: 6.4"-8.9" (162-225 mm) circumference
1.1 oz (31 g)
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)
2.3” x 4.5” x 0.6” (58.7 x 114.2 x 16.1 mm)
Physical size

Touchscreen

x
x
x

Touchscreen

Display size
0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
1.2 in (30.4mm) diameter
1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
1.00 x 0.42" (25.4 x 10.7mm)
1.00 x 0.42" (25.4 x 10.7mm)
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)
1.8” x 3.0” (45.7 x 76.1 mm); 3.5” diag (88.9 mm)
Display size
Display resolution
128 x 128 pixels
128 x 128 pixels
240 x 240 pixels
240 x 240 pixels
160 x 68 pixels
160 x 68 pixels
240 x 400 pixels
128 x 128 pixels
200 x 265 pixels
282 x 470 pixels
Display resolution
Display type
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
LCD
LCD
Transflective color TFT touchscreen
sunlight-readable, high-resolution, monochrome
Transflective color TFT touchscreen
Transflective color TFT touchscreen
Display type
Weight
1.2 oz (35.0 g)
1.5 oz (42.2 g)
1.5 oz (43 g)
standard: 1.8 oz  (52 g)
premium: 2.2 oz (61 g)
1.1 oz (31 g)
1.1 oz (31 g)
3.97 oz (112.6 g)
1 oz (28.2 g)
2.5 oz (70.9 g)
4.2 oz (119 g)
Weight
Battery life
Watch mode: Up to 14 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 12 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 8 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 15 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 10 days
GPS mode: Up to 15 hours
standard: 1.8 oz  (52 g)
premium: 2.2 oz (61 g)
Watch: Up to 23 days; GPS mode: Up to 12 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 5 days
GPS/HR mode: 10 hours
Up to 15 hours
up to 15 hours (GPS mode)
Up to 15 hours
Up to 15 hours
Battery life
5 ATM 
5 ATM
5 ATM
5 ATM
5 ATM
5 ATM
IPX7
IPX7
IPX7
IPX7
Color display
x
x
x
x
x
Color display
Memory/History
64 MB
64 MB
64 MB
1 GB
x
x
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Memory/History
Negative mode display
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
N/A
Negative mode display
Clock features
Time/Date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Sunrise/sunset times
Time/Date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Alarm clock, Sunrise/sunset times
Time/Date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset times
Time/Date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Alarm clock, Timer, Stopwatch
Time/Date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Sunrise/sunset times
Time/Date, GPS Time Sync, Automatic daylight saving time, Alarm clock, Sunrise/sunset times
N/A
Time/Date, Odometer
N/A
N/A
Clock features
   
Sensors
                   
Sensors
GPS
GPS
Radar
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Radar
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Compass
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Compass
Gyroscope
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
x
x
x
x
x
Accelerometer
Daily Smart Features
             
Daily Smart Features
Connectivity
x
Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+®
Bluetooth® Smart
Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+®
x
Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®
x
x
x
Bluetooth® Smart
Connectivity
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Smart notifications
x
x
x
x
x
(iPhone only)
Smart notifications
Calendar
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Calendar
Weather
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Weather
Controls smartphone music
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Controls smartphone music
Find My Phone
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Find My Phone
VIRB® Camera Remote
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
VIRB® Camera Remote
Smartphone compatibility
x
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
x
iPhone®, Android™
x
x
x
Smartphone compatibility
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
x
x
x
x
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
LiveTrack
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
LiveTrack
Activity Tracking Features
             
Activity Tracking Features
Step counter
x
x
x
x
x
x
Step counter
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
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
Calories burned
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Calories burned
Distance traveled
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Intensity minutes
TrueUp™
x
x
x
x
x
x
TrueUp™
Available gym activity profiles
x
x
x
Indoor Rowing
x
x
x
x
x
x
Available gym activity profiles
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
             
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distance
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Customizable data pages
Auto Pause®
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Auto Pause®
Auto Lap®
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Auto Lap®
Customizable alerts
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Customizable alerts
Touch and/or button lock
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Touch and/or button lock
Auto scroll
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Activity history on watch
Heart Rate Features
                    Heart Rate Features
HR zones
x
x
x
(with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
x
x
x
HR zones
HR alerts
x
x
x
(with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
x
x
x
HR alerts
% HR max
x
x
x
(with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
x
x
x
% HR max
% HRR
x
x
x
(with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
x
x
x
% HRR
Running Features
                   
Running Features
Available run profiles
x
x
Running, Indoor Running
Running, Indoor Running
x
Running
x
x
x
x
Available run profiles
GPS-based distance, time and pace
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
GPS-based distance, time and pace
Foot pod capable
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Foot pod capable
   
Golfing Features
                   
Golfing Features
Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwide
Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwide
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview)
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)
Automatic
Automatic
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)
Big numbers mode
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Big numbers mode
Digital scorecard
(score up to four players with optional adjustable handicaps; scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play)
(scoring options include Stroke Play for a single player)
(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
x
x
x
x
x
(on Device or Computer)
(on Device or Computer)
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer)
Custom targets
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Custom targets
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
x
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
Garmin AutoShot™
x
x
x
x
x
x
Garmin AutoShot™
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
(displayed on course map)
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference)
Full vector map
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Full vector map
Auto CourseView updates
x
x
x
x
x
x
Auto CourseView updates
Green View with manual pin position
x
Green View with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
x
Hazards and course targets
PinPointer
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
PinPointer
PlaysLike distance
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
PlaysLike distance
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)
x
x
x
x
x
x
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)
Handicap scoring
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Handicap scoring
SwingTempo
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
SwingTempo
Tempo Training
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Tempo Training
TruSwing™ compatible
x
x
x
TruSwing™ compatible
Round timer/odometer
x
Round timer/odometer
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)
Radar Features
                   
Radar Features
Integrated launch monitor tracks club head speed, ball speed, smash factor, swing tempo, estimated distance
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Integrated launch monitor tracks club head speed, ball speed, smash factor, swing tempo, estimated distance
Club head speed accuracy
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
+/- 5 mph
Club head speed accuracy
Ball speed accuracy
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
+/- 2 mph
Ball speed accuracy
Swing tempo accuracy
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
+/- 0.3
Swing tempo accuracy
Carry distance accuracy
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
+/- 5 yards
Carry distance accuracy
Practice and game modes include warm-up, virtual round, target practice, tempo training
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Practice and game modes include warm-up, virtual round, target practice, tempo training
Can be used indoors and outdoors
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Can be used indoors and outdoors
Outdoor Recreation Features
                   
Outdoor Recreation Features
Available outdoor recreation profiles
x
x
x
Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
x
x
x
x
x
x
Available outdoor recreation profiles
Cycling Features
                   
Cycling Features
Available cycling profiles
x
x
Biking, Indoor Biking
Biking, Indoor Biking
x
x
x
x
x
x
Available cycling profiles
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)
Swimming Features
                   
Swimming Features
Available swim profiles
x
x
x
Pool Swimming
x
x
x
x
x
x
Available swim profiles
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
Swim efficiency (SWOLF)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Swim efficiency (SWOLF)
   

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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