The light, sleek and durable Approach G8, with a 3” multi-touch colour display is Garmin’s most feature-packed handheld GPS golf device yet. G8 starts with precise distances for over 39,000 courses internationally, with free updates. And adds features like: PlaysLike Distance – adjusts for uphill and downhill shots; Smart Notification – receive emails, texts and alerts right on your device; PinPointer – know where the green is even if you can’t see it; Club Advice – remembers how far you can hit each club. G8 also features: touch targeting, manual pin placement, colour-coded layup arcs, a 15 hour battery life, and Wi-Fi for automatic course updates and connecting to Garmin Connect Golf to share and compare stats.
Garmin Approach G8 GPS Technology
This Garmin G8 offers precise distances to the front, back and middle of the greens and offers layup yardages allowing you to lay up short of trouble. Unique to the Garmin G8 is PinPointer Technology. This fantastic application shows you the direction of the green, even if you cannot see it! Built in Club Suggestions (which remembers how far you hit each club), the fantastic PlaysLike Distance functionality (which takes into account uphill or downhill shots) and the PinPointer functionality allow you to be confident that the club in your hands will be the correct one for the shot. Switch the Garmin G8 to Big Numbers Mode for an easier "at a glance" viewing.
Garmin Approach G8 GPS Features:
Smart Notification, get email, texts and alerts on your handheld device
PlaysLike Distance, distances adjusted for uphill or downhill shots
Precise distance to the front, back, and middle of the green, plus layups and doglegs
3” colour multi-touch display, slim and sleek design, tough and durable
Garmin Approach G8 GPS Extras
Also built into this device is a Handicap Scoring options for Stableford, Skins and Matchplay (as well as adjustable handicaps) and the G8 also hosts a digital scorecard for up to 4 players – calculating everyone’s scores has never been so easy! At the end of a round, you can sit down in the clubhouse, link Garmin G8 to the clubhouse wifi for automatic course updates and share and compare stats with your fellow golfers.
Garmin Approach G8 GPS Garmin Connect Compatible
The Garmin Approach G8 is compatible with Garmin Connect to give you the ability to review rounds and see performance statistics before and after play, as well as the ability to share scores with your fellow golfers. Garmin Connect shows hole by hole details for your favourite courses so you can see where to improve your game and view your Dream Score on each course. Dream Score is what you would score if you hit your best score from each individual hole all in one round. The Scorecard feature allows you to view and share your scorecards and keep track who you’ve played with. You can also see the number of fairways hit, greens in regulation and number of putts for that round. Garmin Connect also keeps track of your stats and track of your progress over time. Track your longest shots, view your average score by par, overall fairways hit percentage, overall greens in regulation percentage and average putts. Garmin Connect will take your golf to the next level.
Garmin is pleased to announce that as of 1st January 2016, the full range of Garmin Approach distance measuring devices are permitted for use in golfing competition. This is subject to local rule and usage code of practice set out by the recent announcement of changes to the R&A rule book.