For avid golf fans, a wristwatch which provides vital information about the game is the ideal companion on the course. Garmin has released Approach S1, a rechargeable device which not only tells the time but also displays yardages to the front, back, and middle of a golf course depending on the specific location and angle of the golfer. Designed with satellite navigation, users can set their watch to golf mode and select the golf course they are on. While teeing off, they can glance at their watch to know the exact hole number and par, the distance of their last shot, or the ground covered during their last round. This hands-free gadget will definitely give the golfer an edge as well as a boost in confidence and style.
Weighing only 1.8 ounces, Approach S1 is water-resistant and durable. Featuring a backlit display and a rechargeable lithium battery, the device can last up to 8 hours on golf mode and about 3 weeks on watch mode. Users are not required to subscribe or download anything for Approach S1 is preloaded with data of more than 14,000 greens in the USA and Canada; users simply need to select ‘Start Round’ and choose the particular course they would like to play. The watch also features automatic time and time zone detection. A wristwatch with a difference, Approach S1 can be the ideal Christmas gift if one’s partner spends a lot of time on the greens.