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Garmin Approach G8 Golf GPS Details

The sleek, lightweight and durable Approach G8, with a 3" multi-touch color display, is our most feature-packed handheld. G8 starts with precise distances for more than 30,000 international courses, with free Wi-Fi® course updates for life, then adds: PlaysLike Distances, Smart Notification messaging, PinPointer blind shot assistance, a rechargeable 15 hour battery, and the online share-and-compare golf community within Garmin Connect™.

PlaysLike Distance
Despite its slim profile, the Approach G8 debuts a substantial range of features to help you take on any course. PlaysLike Distance gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots.

Stay Connected
Smart Notification lets you receive emails, texts and alerts right on your handheld, even if you're in the middle of the fairway. G8 receives the wireless signal from your iPhone® 4s or later, lets you know you have a message, and displays the full text on its own screen whenever you're ready to read it.

Play Smarter
Club Advice remembers how far you hit each club and makes a recommendation based on shot distance. PinPointer lets you know which way to the pin even if you are in the woods or deep in a trap.

Smarter Features
For easier viewing, Big Numbers Mode increases the font size of the front, back and center distances. And Wi-Fi lets you connect to the golf community within Garmin Connect and update courses automatically.

More Scorecard Options
Approach G8 doubles as a digital scorecard for your foursome with scoring options for Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.

See Targets and Track Stats
Colorful layup arcs at 100, 150, 200 and even 250 yards let you know exactly how far you need to hit when laying up. Touch Targeting lets you touch any point on the sunlight-readable display, and it shows the precise distance to that exact spot - fairway, hazard, landing area, or the front, middle and back of the green.

Get on the Green
Zero in on the pin with Green View. Just tap the flag on the map to zoom in on the green - then you can drag the flag to position it where you see it, giving you more accurate yardage.

Garmin Connect Golf Community
Garmin Connect includes an 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. The Garmin Connect golf community can even assemble your ideal round, combining your best score for each hole to get your ideal 18 for that course.

  • 3" color multi-touch display; slim and sleek design, tough and durable
  • Preloaded with more than 30,000 international courses and free lifetime course updates with no fees or subscriptions
  • PlaysLike Distance gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots
  • Smart Notification allows you to receive email, texts and alerts on your handheld
  • PinPointer tells you where the pin is, even if you can't see it
  • Automatic Wi-Fi® course updates; no fees or subscriptions
  • Online golf community lets you play, then share and compare your round
  • Remembers how far you hit each club, and provides recommendations on which club to use based on your shot distances
  • For easy viewing on your screen, increase the font size for distances to the front, back and middle of the greens
  • Provides blind shot assistance by pointing you in the right direction when you are unable to see the pin
  • Enhanced stats keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round
  • Save, review and share scores for up to four players; includes Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps
  • Access a printable version of your scorecard on your computer
  • Touch any point on the display to show the precise distance to that exact spot, such as the fairway, hazard or the green
  • Zero in on the pin and manually move the pin to the day's location, giving you more accurate yardage
  • Tough, durable, compact and water-resistant (IPX7*) design

*An IPX7 designation means the device will withstand incidental exposure to water of up to one meter of depth for 30 minutes.

Garmin Approach G8 Golf GPS Specifications

Garmin Approach G7 GPS
Unit Dimensions (WxHxD): 2.1"x4.4"x0.6" (5.8x11.2x1.4 cm)
Display Size: 1.5"x2.6" (3.9x6.5 cm); 3.0" diag (7.6 cm)
Display Resolution: 240x400 pixels
Display Type: Transflective Color TFT Touchscreen
Weight: 3.97 oz (112.6 g)
Battery Type: Internal Rechargeable Lithium Polymer
Battery Life: Up to 15 hours (in typical use)
Water-resistant: Yes (IPX7)
GPS-enabled, high-sensitivity receiver: Yes
Interface: USB
Preloaded Course Maps: Yes (30,000 International)
Touchscreen: Yes

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Product Q & A

Does this device come with a warranty?
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 11:29 AM
Answer by a Discount Golf World Expert
Since Discount Golf World is an authorized Garmin dealer, your device is covered by Garmin's 1-year limited warranty. DGW thanks you for your question.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 08:47 AM
Is there an option ( for the G7 or the G8) to disable the club recommendation, particularly for uphill or down hill lies? This might make the unit legal for tournament play.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 02:52 PM
Answer by a Discount Golf World Expert
Thank you for your inquiry to DGW, and yes, there is an option. In the settings, there is a "Play Like Distance" feature that can be turned on or off. When set to off, the G8 will not recommend you a club and is therefore legal for tournament play.
Monday, June 30, 2014 08:29 AM

Garmin Approach G8 Golf GPS Contents

  • Approach G8
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Carabiner clip
  • Manual

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