Garmin Approach S6 Orange Unisex GPS Golf Watch, model APPROACHS6BKOR
The Approach S6 is a slim, lightweight, feature-packed hi-resolution color
touchscreen GPS golf watch with first-of-its-kind swing metrics.
- Features swing metrics: SwingTempo, TempoTraining and SwingStrength™
- Dedicated CourseView button with Green View for manual pin positioning
- PinPointer blind shot assistance tells you where the pin is, even if you
can't see it
- Touchscreen, high-resolution, glove-friendly
- Precise distances for more than 30,000 international courses; no subscriptions
- Swing Metrics
Use S6 to train your swing with swing metrics, featuring SwingTempo and TempoTraining.
SwingTempo measures the relationship between upswing and downswing and expresses
it as a ratio. In studies of successful golf swings, an ideal ratio of 3:1
has emerged, even with individual variations of speed. TempoTraining uses
the 3:1 ratio and gives you audible tones to synchronize your swing mechanics
and fine-tune swing tempo. Which makes S6 as valuable on the driving range
as it is on the course.
- CourseView Full Color Maps
S6 features full-color course views for more than 30,000 international courses
and a dedicated CourseView button to get you to the second shot view quickly.
Preview doglegs, traps and water hazards and pin positioning from wherever
you are on the course, or clubhouse.
The PinPointer blind shot assistance feature — previously only available
in our top-of-the-line handhelds — gives you a directional arrow to the
green. Now you can know where to line up your shot, even if you are in the
woods or deep in a trap.
- Touch and Move the Pin
Green View shows you the true shape and layout of the green even if you are
behind it. Use the color touchscreen to manually drag-and-drop the pin to
the day's location. As you move the pin, your distance-to-the-pin numbers
will change respectively. This is especially helpful on par 3's where
you'll be able to dial in the distance you need to fire away with confidence.
- Instant, Simple and Precise
Rugged and water rated to 5 ATM (50 meters), it displays yardages to the front,
back and middle of greens on a high-resolution, glove-friendly color touchscreen.
And, it lets you manually position pins, get distances to doglegs and layups,
customize yardage points (mark traps and hazards) and print digital scorecards
for Stroke play and Stableford.
- Smartphone Notifications
Never miss another text, email or alert just because your smartphone is deep
in your bag. S6 acts as a wireless extension of your iPad® or iPhone®
4s or later, displaying whatever your device does, right on your watch. Now
you can read that email or text you've been waiting for, via Bluetooth®,
even in the middle of the fairway.
- Longer Life Battery
S6 features more battery life for longer play or more rounds. Easily get in
a weekend of GPS golf with up to 10 hours in full GPS and up to 20 weeks,
depending on mode, before the lithium-ion battery needs to be recharged.
- Preloaded Courses and Free Updates
The S6 may be our lightest, thinnest golf watch, but we've preloaded it with
more than 30,000 international courses — without extra fees or paid subscriptions.
In addition, you'll be able to download free course updates whenever they
- Customize Distances
S6 gives you distances to the front, back and center of the green, as well
as distances to doglegs. It also allows you to input and save customizable
yardage points — such as water hazards or bunkers — from anywhere
on the course.
- Keep Handicaps, Scores and Measure Shots
S6 has handicap scoring options for individual holes, player's local
handicap or index/slope method. Scoring options include Stroke play and Stableford,
and you can save, review, share and print scorecards from your computer. Plus,
when you hit a big one you can see how far it went with the Measure Shot feature.
- Garmin Connect™ Golf
Garmin Connect is the online golf community that lets you play, then share
and compare. Download your round and contrast it to your last round, track
improvements to your handicap for every course you play. Garmin Connect Golf
can even assemble your ideal round combining your best score for each hole
to get your ideal 18 for that course.
An Everyday Watch With Style
By the way, the S6 even tells you the time. S6 features an odometer to see
how far you walk. A round timer also is included to keep track of how long
it takes you to play 18 holes.
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The Approach S6 measures your backswing and downswing times and expresses
this in a ratio. According to studies of successful golf swings this ratio
should be 3:1 – your personal swing tempo shows you where you stand compared
to the "optimal ratio."
TempoTraining conveys the ideal 3:1 upswing to downswing times with audible
tones to which you can synchronize your swing. Re-synch your tempo on the
driving range and even on the tee box.
SwingStrength allows you to compare how hard you swing with your normal full
swing. This can be used on the driving range to practice consistency or on
the course if you're preparing to take a little off your shot..
Get full-color hole-by-hole details for more than 30,000 international courses,
even before you play them. Preview doglegs, hazards and green shapes from
wherever you are on the course, or even from home.
- Precise Yardages
One glance at your wrist from any point on the course is all it takes to get
yardages to the front, back and middle of greens with clear, easy-to-read
- Layup Distances
Course management is key – especially if you haven't played a course
before. Layup distance shows you yardages to doglegs and other hazards on
- Smartphone Notifications
Receive emails, texts, alerts and more right on your watch. S6 displays whatever
your iPad® or iPhone® (4s or later) can display wirelessly via Bluetooth®.
- Stat Tracking
Input strokes, putts per round, GIR and fairways hit while it's still
fresh on your mind. Then later, when you access your printable scorecard,
you can view the information there.
Physical & Performance:
- Display size, WxH: 1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
- Display resolution, WxH: 180 x 180 pixels
- Display type: high-res color touchscreen
- Battery rechargeable: lithium-ion
- Battery life: 20 weeks (watch mode); 10 hours (GPS mode)
- Water rating: 5 ATM (50 meters)
- GPS-enabled: Yes
- High-sensitivity receiver: Yes
- Interface: USB
Maps & Memory:
- Preloaded course maps: yes (over 30,000)
Features & Benefits:
- Touchscreen: Yes
- Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point):
- Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage):
- Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance):
- Digital scorecard: Yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford
for a single player)
- Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer): Yes
- PinPointer Yes
- Dedicated GreenView button
What's In The Box:
- Approach S6
- Charging/data clip
- Owner's manual
- Depth: 0.56"
- Height: 1.8"
- Width: 1.8"
- Display size: 1.0" x 1.0" diameter
- Unit: 1.6 oz
- Shipping: 1 lbs