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Garmin Approach G5

Garmin Approach G5
alaScore 77

355 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 reviews of Garmin Approach G5. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and screen. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

usability, performance, price, screen, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Approach G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Approach G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Garmin Approach G5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and size. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the design. Opinions are divided on the usability.

price, screen, size, performance

design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Approach G5 Europe Golf GPSGarmin Approach G5 Europe Golf GPS

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Approach G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 user reviews of Garmin Approach G5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and durability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions about the screen and size are different.

usability, performance, price, durability, reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Approach G5 GPS-Enabled Golf HandheldGarmin Approach G5 Waterproof Golf GPS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin Approach G3 G5 Cart Mount

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Garmin Approach G5

 

Garmin has a well-regarded name in automotive, aviation, marine, and sports devices, but its first golf-centric GPS device, the Approach G5 ($499.99 list), may have its work cut out for it. It's in direct competition with well-established golf...

Easy to use. Ruggedized, waterproof case. Touch screen. Preloaded with about 8,800 courses. Screen viewable in bright sunlight. Electronic score card

Expensive. No battery meter. No rechargeable batteries

The Approach G5 is a rugged, reliable, and easy-to-use golf GPS from a trusted manufacturer. And it should get even better as Garmin adds course updates for download.

Jul, 2009
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Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin Approach G5 review

 

The Garmin Approach G5 is the first golf GPS created by Garmin in-house (as opposed to the GolfLogix unit, which is built on the eTrex platform with software developed by another company). The Approach G5 is built on the new Garmin Oregon touch-screen...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: J D Crawford (pcnation.com)

Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

Very pleased with this GPS, I clip it on my belt where there is no interference with my swing and never need to guess my distances or search for markers any more.

Turn it on. push play and it takes you to the nearest course geographically from where you are

The screen could be brighter under trees or in shady areas

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Rob (pcnation.com)

Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

I love this gps! So far it's performed great for me at several of my home courss in SW lower Michigan.

Minimal Setup, lots of courses preloaded, large color touch screen, no monthly or yearly fees

No accessories included (e.g. belt clip, case, etc.)

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Ed (pcnation.com)

Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

I think I'd save my money if I had to do it over. There are enough clues for me to approximate the distance to the green. The 5 to 10 yards I'd be off is no worse than the G5.If your out of town, the course your playing may not be in the unit.

It is neat to know how far away you are from the green

There are a lot a golf courses that are not loaded into the unit. If you have big hands good luck which the touch screen

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Frank Dascenza (pcnation.com)

Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

Overall I think this is a great piece of equipment. I've only used it once but feel as if I'll like it even more as I grow accustomed to it.

No annual or downloading fees. Yardages are accurate and fast. Machine always at the ready. Whole hole look is very helpful

Touch screen is a little balky

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Ron Jacob (pcnation.com)

Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

n/a

easy to use

price

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Bernie (pcnation.com)

Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

a little slow first start up calculations

basicly good

greens as shown not like the coures

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Billy Graham (pcnation.com)

Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 
Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Bill in Allen TX (pcnation.com)

Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

Kinda wish I would have gotten the Golf Buddy

Nice feel to hold, very accurate, easy to change batteries, knows the course well

Hard to read in sun light. Not intuitive, had to play around alot to figure it out

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Give your game a boost of confidence with Garmin's Approach G5, a rugged, waterproof, touchscreen golf GPS packed with thousands of pre-loaded golf course maps. Approach uses a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to measure individual shot distances and show the exact yardage to fairways, hazards, and greens.Built for GolfersWeighing in at just 6.8 ounces with batteries and boasting a transflective color 3-inch touchscreen, the Approach is your featherweight fairway guide regardless of the lighting conditions. IPX7 waterproofing means that the device can withstand accidental immersion as well--but thankfully, you'll be avoiding water hazards, of course.Eliminate the GuessworkThe Approach displays and updates your exact position on stunningly detailed, preloaded course maps throughout the United States. Approach's highly sensitive GPS receiver pinpoints your position and removes guesswork from your game. And as you move, Approach automatically updates your position, so you'll always know your yardage. There's no subscription or setup fees, and Approach is compliant with USGA rules.Keep Score DigitallyApproach doubles as a digital scorecard for your foursome. After the game, you can save and review the scores on your computer at home.--PLUS-- Bushnell Powerview 4x30 Litevision Binoculars & Rapid AA/AAA Battery Charger