This is a listing of all the best Garmin GPS handheld golf devices and watches for 2018. These are all top choices of golfers from professional level to beginners. All of these devices are very durable, water-resistant, and accurate to give you precise distances. There are thousands of preloaded courses nationally, and international courses also to cover almost any course you play at in the world.

Each watch or handheld GPS golf device has different features to choose from, so you will just have to decide which device best suits your needs on or off the course. Here we will be reviewing three GPS golf watches, three GPS handheld golf devices, and one swing sensor that mounts on your golf clubs to provide you with information that can help to improve your game.

First lets review the GPS golf watches. All the watches have these same features in common:

  • Preloaded International Courses and Free Course Updates
  • High-resolution Display that is Sunlight-readable
  • High-accuracy GPS and AutoShot Tracking
  • Activity Tracking and Stat Tracking
  • Green View Manual Pin Positioning and Yardage to Green – Front/Back/Middle
  • Measures Shot Distances, Layups/Doglegs, Hazards/Course Targets
  • Digital Scorecard and Round Timer
  • Odometer and Alarm Clock
  • Garmin Golf App and Garmin Connect Compatibility, Smartphone Notifications
  • TruSwing Compatible

 

Product: Approach S60

Price: $399.99

Purchase at: Amazon

Guarantee: 1 year limited warranty

Rating: 3.8/5

 

Approach S60 Product Review

The Approach S60 GPS golf watch has the most features of all the golf GPS devices. These are the key features: Touch Screen, Full Color Course Viewing Map, Auto Game Tracking, Swing Training, Quick Fit Bands.

Here are some features the Approach S60 has that the other watches don’t have: Color Screen, Swing Tempo, Tempo Training, PinPointer, Handicap Scoring, Full Color Course Maps, Touch Targeting, Save Custom Locations. Battery Life of 10 hrs. for GPS operation and 2 wks. for the watch. (The TruSwing sensor is needed for some functions or features)


 

Product: Approach S20

Price: $199.99

Purchase at: Amazon

Guarantee: 1 year limited warranty

Rating: 4.4/5

Approach S20 Product Review

The Approach S20 GPS golf watch doesn’t have as many features as the Approach S60, or when paired with the TruSwing sensor, but it is still a great watch and is only half the price of the Approach S60.

Here are the key features of the Approach S20: Course View Auto Updater, AutoShot Game Tracking, TruSwing Compatible, Accurate Yardage, and Green View. The only added feature over the Approach X40 is the CourseView Auto Updater, but it doesn’t have a touchscreen like the Approach X40. Battery life of 15 hrs. for GPS operation and 8 wks. for the watch. (The TruSwing sensor is needed for some functions or features)


 

Product: Approach X40

Price: $249.99

Purchase at: Amazon

Guarantee: 1 year limited warranty

Rating: 4.1/5

Approach X40 Product Review

These are the key features of the Approach X40: AutoShot Game Tracking, Wrist-Based Heart Rate, Smart Notifications, Digital Scorecard, TruSwing Compatible. The Touchscreen and the Heart Rate monitor are the only added features over the Approach S20. Battery life of 10 hrs. for GPS operation and 5 days for the watch. (The TruSwing sensor is needed for some functions or features)


 

Now that we have reviewed all the GPS golf watches, lets review all the handheld GPS golf devices. All the handheld golf GPS devices have these features in common:

  • Preloaded for all international courses
  • Measures individual shots
  • Green View and Manual Pin Positioning
  • Stat Tracking and Garmin Connect
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Tournament Legal

 

Product: Approach G8

Price: $349.99

Purchase at: Amazon

Guarantee: 1 year limited warranty

Rating: 4.2/5

Approach G8 Product Review

The Approach G8 has the most features of all the handheld GPS golf devices. These are the key features: 3″ Multi-touch Color Display, Wi-Fi and Free Lifetime Updates, Accurate Distances for Shots and Hazards, Green View, Smart Notifications.

Here are some features the Approach G8 has over the Approach G30: Club Suggestion, Playslike Distance, Pinpointer Blind Shot Assistance, Wi-Fi. Here are some features the Approach G8 has over the Approach 10: Touch Targeting, Layup Arcs, Club Suggestion, Playslike Distance, Pinpointer, Smartphone Notification, Wi-Fi, Touchscreen, Big Numbers Mode, TruSwing Compatible, Rechargeable 15 hr. Battery Life. (TruSwing sensor needed for some functions and features)


 

Product: Approach G30

Price: $249.99

Purchase at: Amazon

Guarantee: 1 year limited warranty

Rating: 4.1/5

Approach G30 Product Review

These are the key features of the Approach G30: Accurate Distances for Shots and Hazards, Greenview, 2.3″ Touchscreen, Wireless Connectivity, Full Color Mapping and Touch Targeting, Big Numbers Mode for easy reading of distance to the front, back, and middle of green, Digital Scorecard.

Here are some features the G30 has over the G10: Touch Targeting, Layup Arcs, Smartphone Notification, Touchscreen, Big Numbers Mode, TruSwing Compatible. Up to 15 hrs. of battery life. (TruSwing sensor needed for some functions and features)


 

Product: Approach G10

Price: $129.99

Purchase at: Amazon

Guarantee: 1 year limited warranty

Rating: 4/5

Approach G10 Product Review

These are the key features of the Approach G10: Accurate Distances for Shots and Hazards, Greenview, Digital Scorecard, Odometer, Clip on design, 1.6″ Compact design, Up to 15 hrs. of battery life.


 

Product: TruSwing

Price: $149.99

Purchase at: Amazon

Guarantee: 1 year limited warranty

Rating: 3.4/5

TruSwing Product Review

The TruSwing golf swing analyzer is compatible with many of the golf GPS watches and handheld GPS devices. TruSwing works with the Garmin Connect Mobile App too. The TruSwing sensor mounts on your golf club shaft just below the grip.

These are the key analyzing metrics of the TruSwing sensor: Swing Tempo, Swing Speed, Club Path, Face to Target, Dynamic Loft, Shaft Angle, Shaft Lean.