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Garmin launches wearable and handheld golf tech

This is definitely not Garmin’s first incursion to the Android world, nor to that of wearable tech where TomTom seems to lead – but it could be one of the most successful yet. The US navigation company today officially introduced the Approach handheld and watch range in South Africa which consists of the Approach S2 and S3 wrist worn devices and the handheld G6. Starting with the G6, basic specs are in line with what you’d expect from a handheld golfing GPD with a few tweaks like its high-resolution glove friendly colour touchscreen with 2 buttons placed on the bottom. The G6 also comes with an internal chargeable battery that can last up to 15  hours , is waterproof and keep digital scorecards on the go.

The S2 and S3 (not to be confused with Samsung’s offerings) have an internal batterly that can last up to 8 hours, both devices are able to calculate the exact distance for shots played anywhere and also boasts of digital scorecards. The more advanced shows you true shape and layout of greens making it easy for every golfer to know where to aim in the case of an obstructed view.

The Approach S2 retails for R3349, Approach S3 for R4099 and the G6 for R4499. The Approach range of devices is now available from The Pro Shop and The Golfers Club.

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.