Approach S6 Light

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  • Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)

  • SwingTempo (measures backswing and downswing times as a ratio)

  • Touchscreen

  • TempoTraining (audible tones convey ideal 3:1 backswing to downswing ratio)

  • Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer)

  • Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)

  • SwingStrength (measures how hard you swing)

  • PinPointer




The Approach S6 is a slim, lightweight, feature-packed hi-resolution color touchscreen GPS golf watch with first-of-its-kind swing metrics.


Swing Metriics

Use S6 to train your swing with swing metrics, featuring SwingTempo and TempoTraining. SwingTempo measures the relationship between upswing and downswing and expresses it as a ratio. In studies of successful golf swings, an ideal ratio of 3:1 has emerged, even with individual variations of speed. TempoTraining uses the 3:1 ratio and gives you audible tones to synchronize your swing mechanics and fine-tune swing tempo. Which makes S6 as valuable on the driving range as it is on the course.


Full Color Course Maps

S6 features full-color course views for more that 40,000 golf courses around the world and a dedicated CourseView button to get you to the second shot view quickly. Preview doglegs, traps and water hazards and pin positioning from wherever you are on the course, or clubhouse.



The PinPointer blind shot assistance feature - previously only available in our top-of-the-line handhelds - gives you a directional arrow to the green. Now you can know where to line up your shot, even if you are in the woods or deep in a trap.


Touch and Move the Pin

Green View shows you the true shape and layout of the green even if you are behind it. Use the color touchscreen to manually drag-and-drop the pin to the day's location. As you move the pin, your distance-to-the-pin numbers will change respectively. This is especially helpful on par 3's where you'll be able to dial in the distance you need to fire away with confidence.


Instant, Simple and Precise

Rugged and water rated to 5 ATM (50 meters), it displays yardages to the front, back, and middle of the greens on a high-resolution, glove-friendly color touchscreen. And, it lets you manually position pins, get distances to doglegs and layups, customize yardage points (mark traps and hazards) and print digital scorecards for Stroke play and Stableford.


Smartphone Notifications

Never miss another text, email, or alert just because your smartphone is deep in your bag. S6 acts as a wireless extension on your Android smartphone, iPad or iPhone 4s or later, displaying whatever your device does, right on your watch. Now you can read that email or text you have been waiting for, via Bluetooth, even in the middle of the fairway.


Longer Life Battery

S6 features more battery life for longer play or more rounds. Easily get in a weekend of GPS golf with up to 10 hours in full GPS and up to 20 weeks, depending on mode, before the lithium-ion battery needs to be recharged.


Preloaded Courses and Free Updates

The S6 may be our lightest, thinest golf watch, but we've preloaded it with more than 40,000 golf courses around the world - without extra fees or paid subscriptions. In addition, you will be able to download free course updates whenever they become available.


Customize Distances

S6 gives you distances to the front, back, and center of the green, as well as distances to doglegs. It also allows you to input and save customizable yardage points - such as water hazards or bunkers - from anywhere on the course.


Keep Handicaps, Scores and Measure Shots

S6 has handicap scoring options for individual holes, player's local handicap or index/slope method. Scoring options include Stroke plaly and Stableford, and you can save, review, share and print scorecards from your computer. Plus when you hit a big one you can see how far it went with the Measure Shot feature.


Garmin Connect Golf

Garmin Connect is the 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. Garmin Connect Golf can even assemble your ideal round combining your best score for each hole to get your ideal 18 for that course.


An Everyday Watch With Style

By the way, the S6 even tells you the time. S6 features an odometer to see how far you walk. A round timer also is included to keep track of how long it takes you to play 18 holes.



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Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions  1.8" x 1.8" x 0.56" (4.5 cm x 4.5 cm x1.42 cm)
Display size, WxH  1.0” (2.54 cm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH  180 x 180 pixels
Display type  High-res color touchscreen
Weight  1.6 oz (46.6 g)
Battery  Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life  Up To 20 Weeks (Watch Mode); Up To 10 Hours (GPS Mode)
Water rating  5 ATM (50 meters)
GPS-enabled  Yes
High-sensitivity receiver  Yes 
Interface USB



Maps & Navigation

Preloaded course maps 38,000 (preloaded)



Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)  Yes
Swing Tempo (measures backswing and downswing times as a ratio)  Yes
Touchscreen  Yes
Dedicated Green View button  Yes
Tempo Training (audible tones convey ideal 3:1 backswing to downswing ratio  Yes
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer)  Yes
Negative mode display  NO
Smart notifications (displays email, text, and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone.)  Yes
Club suggestion  NO
Course Preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview)  NO
Play Like distance  NO
SwingStrength (measures how hard you swing)  Yes
Pin Pointer  Yes
Big Numbers Mode  NO
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference  Yes
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)  Yes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)  Yes
Yardage to layups / doglegs  Yes
Color Display  Yes
Tracks stats (putts per round & fairways hit, average distance)  Yes
Digital scorecard  Yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage)  Yes




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