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Garmin Approach G5 - GPS receiver - Golf

Garmin Approach G5 - GPS receiver - Golf
alaScore 75

336 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 336 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and performance are overall positive. The value for money and screen are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Approach G5 - GPS receiver - Golf is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Approach G5 - GPS receiver - Golf

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Garmin Approach G5 - GPS receiver - Golf from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, screen, size, performance

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Approach G5 - GPS receiver - Golf

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 289 user reviews of Garmin Approach G5 - GPS receiver - Golf from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, screen, value for money, performance, build quality

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Golf GPS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin Approach G3 G5 Cart MountGarmin Approach G5 Carabiner

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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.

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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...

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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

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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.)

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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

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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

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Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

n/a

easy to use

price

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Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

a little slow first start up calculations

basicly good

greens as shown not like the coures

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Garmin Approach G5 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

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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

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
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