Garmin Approach G8

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Garmin Approach G8 Golf GPS

Lighter, Sleeker, Smarter

  • 3-inch color capacitive touch display; slim and sleek design, tough and durable
  • Preloaded with more than 39,000 international courses — automatic Wi-Fi® course updates; 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

The sleek, lightweight and durable Approach G8, with a 3-inch capacitive touch color display, is our most feature-packed handheld. G8 starts with precise distances for more than 39,000 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, let’s 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. Enhanced stats keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Check your stats during the round, or download and print them from your computer afterwards.

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.

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PlaysLike Distance

PlaysLike Distance

Gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots

Smart Notification

Smart Notification

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your handheld. G8 receives the wireless signal from your iPhone® 4s or later, let’s you know you have a message, and displays the full text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.

PinPointer

PinPointer

Tells you the direction to the pin, even if you’re so deep in the rough you can’t see the flag.

Maps with Layup Arcs

Maps with Layup Arcs

Large, bright, high-contrast graphics and numbering improve G8’s readability. Layup arcs drawn on the map offer at-a-glance references to 100, 150, 200 and 250 yards for layup decisions.

Track Your Stats

Track Your Stats

The enhanced stat tracking feature keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Not only can you check your stats during the round, but you also can download and print them from your computer.

Club Advice

Club Advice

Approach G8 remembers how far you hit each club then gives recommendations on which to use based on distance. Plus, you can customize the names of your clubs, from your “Driveopotamus” driver to your “Billy, Billy, Billy” putter.

Digital Scorecard

Keep track of strokes for up to 4 players. Manage or review totals or an individual’s score throughout the round, or access a printable version on your computer after the match. Scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.

Customized Distances

Select, label and save the distance to a particular point on the course. Mark your current GPS position, or use the touch targeting feature to select the point you’d like to save.

 

In the Box

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

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 2.1" x 4.4" x 0.6" (5.8 x 11.2 x 1.4 cm)
Display size, WxH 1.5" x 2.6" (3.9 x 6.5 cm); 3.0" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 240 x 400 pixels
Display type Transflective color TFT touchscreen
Touchscreen  
Color display  
Weight 3.97 oz (112.6 g)
Battery Internal rechargeable lithium polymer
Battery life Up to 15 hours
Water rating IPX7 (1 meter)
GPS-enabled  
High-sensitivity receiver  
Interface USB
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)  

Maps & Memory

Course maps 38,000 (preloaded)
Full Color CourseView Maps  

Golfing Features

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)  
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)  
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)  
Yardage to layups/doglegs  
PlaysLike distance  
Club suggestion  
Big numbers mode  
PinPointer  
Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance)  
Digital scorecard Yes (score up to four players with optional adjustable handicaps; scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play)
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer) Yes (on Device or Computer)
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference) Yes (Displayed on course map)
SKU 010-01231-01
Barcode # 753759116255
Brand Garmin
Shipping Weight 0.3200kg
Shipping Width 0.180m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Shipping Cubic 0.001800m3

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