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Garmin Approach G3 Golf GPS

Mark Peters
CES report
Thursday 14th, January 2010
Posted by: Mark Peters

CES 2010 news - Garmin announces its new golf specific GPS handheld, the touchscreen Garmin Approach G3. Smaller, lighter and at a lower cost than similar models, Garmin Approach G3 was announced in conjunction with the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Weighing just 5.25 ounces, Garmin Approach G3 gets up to 15 hours of battery life from two AA batteries (NiMH or lithium are recommended). Preloaded with a database of more than 12,000 course maps (and growing), and powered by two AA batteries, the Garmin Approach G3 golf GPS is ready for a round just minutes after being taken out of the box. There are no subscriptions or annual fees that are common in golf technology.

Garmin Approach

Garmin Approach G3
“The easy-to-use Approach G3 from Garmin proves you can have a less expensive GPS device with a more expansive database of preloaded golf courses,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of Garmin sales. “Thanks to detailed color maps, an intuitive interface and precise measurements to key features, Garmin Approach G3 lets golfers focus on fun and fundamentals with added confidence in their game.”

Garmin Approach GPS handheld
Once powered on, two simple options appear on the glove-friendly 2.6” color display: Play and Preview. While playing, golfers will see detailed course maps with precise distance information from their current location to fairways, hazards and greens. As you move about the course, the waterproof Approach G3 uses its high-sensitivity GPS receiver to continuously update your position and distances to each target.

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Garmin Approach

Garmin Golf GPS
During the course of play, the touchscreen interface helps you decide the best tactic in many situations. Worried about that fairway bunker? A single tap on the map will show you how much club you need to carry it - or how little if you decide to play it safe. Perfected your 90-yard wedge shot? By dragging your finger on the map, you can find the precise distance needed to lay up for your perfect shot into the green. Is the pin placed in the back today? By simply touching the corner of the screen, you can zoom in on the green and reposition the flag to correspond with that day’s placement of the pin.

Garmin Approach

Garmin Approach Golf GPS
Whether you’re tracking your improvement or simply want bragging rights, Garmin Approach G3 Golf GPS makes it easy to measure the distance of your last shot. Also, you can easily keep the scores for your entire foursome using the intuitive touchscreen digital scorecard, which can be viewed later by connecting Approach to your computer via USB. Even when you can’t make it to the course - or want to follow along during televised coverage - you can use the Garmin Approach G3 GPS handheld to preview any of the more than 12,000 preloaded courses in the United States and Canada, complete with detailed vector mapping unlike anything used before on a golf course.

Garmin Approach

Garmin Approach G3 review availability
As soon as we receive a Garmin Approach test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extended Garmin Approach G3 review.

Garmin Approach

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