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Garmin Approach S2

Garmin Approach S2
alaScore 89

1217 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1217 reviews of Garmin Approach S2. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably.

usability, performance, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Approach S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Approach S2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 user reviews of Garmin Approach S2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and design. The performance and price are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, design, size

reliability

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin S2 Golf Gps WatchGarmin S2 Golf Gps Watch

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Approach S2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 638 user reviews of Garmin Approach S2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, price, size, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch with Worldwide CoursesGarmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch with Worldwide Courses

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (t3.com)

Garmin Approach S2 review: Hands-on

 

GPS golf watch that will let you focus on perfecting that smooth back swing

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Garmin Approach S2 review - Pocket-lint

 

It's golfing season and just as The Masters 2013 gets under way, Pocket-lint played a few holes with Garmin and its latest Approach S2 GPS golf watch.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Simple and Efficient

 

- Comfortable to wear for long periods - Modern and simple design - Fluid and intuitive interface - Accurate Great companion for golfing!

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

great golf gps

 

great golf GPS all the info I need to know on any round of golf long battery life and easy to read very exact distances

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Easy to set up and start using.

 

I found the S2 easy to set up and start using. It takes less than a minute to find the golf course and begin indicating distance. I've used mine at three different courses and I found the yardage display to be very accurate.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Nice golf watch

 

Not the top of the line but it works well and was a great price. I would recommend this for the casual golfer.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

love it

 

i love it, use it all the time. Would recommend this to another golfer. I used it recently in Canada.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

More understanding using score card

 

I can not figure out how to keep score with the watch.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Very helpful tool for my game!

 

Actually the 2nd Garmin Approach watch in our family! This year Garmin improved the charging connection! Works great & haven't come across a course it doesn't have!

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great product

 

I found this watch very easy to use on the golf course.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Band color:Blue, Lime
Band material:Silicone
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Green / Black, Red / Grey, White / Purple, White / Red, White / Silver
Device type:Wristband activity tracker
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Maximum strap length:7.68
Minimum strap length:5.39
Protection features:Dust resistant, Vibration proof, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Waterproof:Y
Waterproof up to:1968.5 / 393.7

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:1 / 2.6
Display Resolution:128 x 128 / 160 x 240 / 160 x 68 / 180 x 180 / 64 x 32
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1 x 1
Display Type:LCD
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: No

Energy Management

Battery life (max):15
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

GPS Type

Auto: No
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt):No / Yes
Golf: Yes
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking):No / Yes
Sport (fitness, running):No / Yes
Truck: No

GPS type

Bicycle:N

Map

Map coverage:World
Maps included: Yes

Memory

Storage media type: No

Navigation

Live service: Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Packaging Content

Chest strap:N

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Active minutes:Y
Alarm clock:Y
Built-in distance meter:N / Y
Calories burned:Y
Clock mode:24h
Distance traveled:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:N
Hours slept:Y
Pedometer:Y
Personal goals:Y
Position location:Y
Recommended activity:Golf
Stopwatch:N

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
USB connectivity:Y
Wi-Fi:N

Power

Battery Life:10 / 5 / 504 / 720 / 8
Battery life (max):15
Battery life (power save mode):3360 / 4
Battery low indication:Y
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Power source type:Battery
Rechargeable battery:Y

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Storage

ROM capacity:64

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Phone, iOS

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Black, Green / Silver
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld
USB connectivity: Yes
USB port:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.551 / 0.748
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.77 x 0.551 x 2.72 / 1.77 x 1.77 x 0.559
Height:2.72 / 3.66
Weight:1.09 / 1.64 / 1.83 / 2.06 / 3.37
Width:0.831 / 1.77 / 2.13