The Garmin family of handheld golf GPS devices golf adds another member with the Approach G7. Compact and rugged, the G7 features a rechargeable battery that...... more
The Garmin family of handheld golf GPS devices golf adds another member with the Approach G7. Compact and rugged, the G7 features a rechargeable battery that plays an entire weekend (15 hours) on a single charge. Get precise distances for over 30,000 international courses, with free updates for life and Big Numbers Mode for easier viewing. Then add all new features like Smart Notification - receive email, texts and alerts right on your device, and PlaysLike Distance - adjusts for uphill and downhill shots. Plus, a bright, sunlight-readable 2.6" touchscreen that makes colour-coded layup arcs, Touch Targeting and manual pin placement more vivid. This device offers precise distances to the front, back and middle of the greens and also layup yardages to allow you to lay up on tricky doglegs. Add to this the built in Club Suggestions (which remembers how far you hit each club) and the fantastic PlaysLike Distance functionality (which takes into account uphill or downhill shots) and you can be confident that the club in your hands will be the one for the shot. Switch the Garmin G7 to Big Numbers Mode for an easier "at a glance" viewing.
Approach S2 is a stylish and comfortable GPS golf watch with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver giving precise distances to the front, back and middle of greens....... more
Approach S2 is a stylish and comfortable GPS golf watch with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver giving precise distances to the front, back and middle of greens. The S2 has the ability to measure shot distances, and also includes a course odometer to measure your total walking distance during your round. It's similar to our popular Approach S1 model, but the S2 takes it up a notch with layup and dogleg distances and a digital scorecard.
Advantages: keeping track of things while you are running Disadvantages: The band attached to the watch seems fragile
For a while now I am busy with running and wanted to know my speed, distance and information on the time, so to have a better good schedule. After much searching on the Internet, I walked into a shop where they had a number of models to view. And I've finally went for the Garmin Forerunner 405 with GPS, something that appealed to me.
The Garmin Forerunner 405 has...
Advantages: Excellent navigation, well presented information Disadvantages: the cost
...and put in the hours training. To aid with this process and to give myself a guide, I thought it best to invest in a piece of technology to help me and to that end I went and bought a Garmin Edge 800 from Wiggle, my new favourite online store.
What Is An Edge 800
The Garmin Edge 800 is effectively a GPS device for use on your bike. It keeps a track of where you have ridden, can store directions...
Advantages: gets me where i want to be Disadvantages: a little quiet
I have the Garmin Nuvi 250, Garmin have a well established reputation for making good quality GPS receivers and many of my military and outdoor activity loving friends have them for use when hiking, boating, or even just a short ramble throug unfamiliar territory (though one friend has his soley to record the locations of his favourite pubs). So I had high hopes that my little unit would be...