The Garmin Approach S12 is supported by Garmin’s Golf App, which is an extremely powerful feature, and is just as present in this less expensive model as the Garmin Golf App. The Garmin Approach S12 may not offer smartphone notifications, but it does have CT10 Golf sensors, making it super capable of being used with other devices. The Garmin S12 easily connects, for free, with Garmin Golf, which you can keep handy on a smart phone. If you are looking for a golf GPS watch that does not strain your eyes, and that is loaded with helpful performance-tracking and fitness features, then the Garmin Approach S12 is well worth considering.
Away from the golf course, Garmin Approach S12 is just usable as a digital watch. While The Garmin S12 is without question the best entry-level watch on the market, it is also slightly pricier than some of the other entry-level watches out there, coming in at $200.
The Garmin Approach S12, if combined with a smartphone and using the Garmin Golf app, may offer insights on shot-gain analytics, engagement with the previously mentioned leaderboards and tournaments, as well as other general insights and data on your game. It is similar to the other Garmin Approach Series golf watches, but ease of reading scores is improved thanks to the much larger, 1.3-inch, sunlight-readable display.
There are plenty of golf apps for Garmin watches in some other Garmin models, but the Garmin Golf watches are those that typically include a Golf Mode function incorporated into the design. The Approach S12 comes preloaded with over 42,000 CourseView maps for golf courses worldwide. Everything about this watch is easily read, and the watches ability to deliver ideal screen resolution even under the strongest UV light is a big selling point if you are using your watch while playing.
The S12 would get 30 hours of use on GPS, which would make it a at least round trip. It is easily the best battery life we have seen from a golf watch, and the fact the screen is so energy-efficient means that it will rarely run out even if it lives in your golf bag in-between rounds.
You will be able to save scores right to the Garmin S12 as well, thanks to 128MB of built-in storage. You can also add the Club Sensor to track shots which could add great value for using this system. Your next step is pairing the watch with their Approach CT10 club sensors to give you the most accurate readings from the GPS. Pairing with a CT10 club sensor makes this slightly less hands-off, but the Approach S12 will allow you to measure distance from a prior shot, and also the one you are looking at next.
With advanced activity-tracking features, including the moving bars and vibration alerts, the Approach S12 GPS Golf Watch encourages you to keep your form in check while monitoring a broad range of fitness features throughout your time on the course.
Every golfer deserves a golfing companion from Garmin they will be pleased with. Thus in the world of Golf GPS gadgets, Garmin stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to quality, value, performance, and features. The Garmin Approach S12 is reasonably priced golf GPS watch that nevertheless packs powerful features, quick performance, and decent looks.