Garmin Approach G5

Garmin Approach G5 - Garmin Approach G5the best golf GPS.

This latest golf GPS from Garmin requires no annual membership fees to download golf course maps.  At the current time, there are over 10,000 courses (US only) available and more are being added. Check to see if your favorite courses are available. This link will open a new window on the Garmin website. Close the window to return back here.

There are no limits to the targets on the course since you can find the distance to anywhere by tapping the screen at the point to which you want the distance.  Garmin Approach G5 automatically updates your position as you move on the course so you know where you are and the distance to any spot on the course.

You can reposition the pin on the green by using Approach's Green View. Tap the flag on the display to zoom in on the green — then you can drag the flag to the current position.  Approach G5 then gives you the yardage to the new hole position.  You just have to drop the ball in.

The Garmin Approach G5 weighs 6.8 ounces.  It is powered by two AA batteries that last up to 15 hours.  It is waterproof so you can take it on the course and not have to pamper it.

Approach G5 also serves as a digital scorecard for your foursome. When you get home, you can save and review the scores on your computer.

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Get the complete product information and technical specs about the Approach G5.

Here is the features list for the Garmin Approach G5 from the Garmin website (best golf GPS).

List Price $ 449.99 USD
Unit dimensions, WxHxD 2.3" x 4.5" x 1.4" (5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5cm)
Display size, WxH 1.53"W x 2.55"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm), 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 240 x 400 pixels
Display type Transflective color TFT touchscreen
Weight 6.8 oz (192.7 g) with batteries
Battery 2 AA batteries (not included), NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life up to 15 hours
Waterproof yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver yes
Interface USB
Preloaded course maps yes (U.S. only)
Course capacity unlimited
Touchscreen yes
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) yes
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage) yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) yes
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview) yes
Digital scorecard (keep score for up to four players) yes
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer) yes
USGA and R&A compliant (legal under the Rules of Golf) yes

The Approach G5 is not the lowest priced golf GPS, but it has many features that are far superior to its competitors and the large selection of free golf course maps make it the best golf GPS.

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