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Garmin Approach G3

Garmin Approach G3
alaScore 81

362 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 362 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and performance. The screen and value for money also get good reviews.

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

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Approach G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Garmin Approach G3


While the Garmin Approach G3 GPS-Enabled Golf Handheld is far from perfect, it is an excellent device for the price and does not fail to exceed expectations. Some users may have difficulty viewing the display clearly in bright sunlight, but for the...

Rugged- waterproof, ultraportable golf GPS with high sensitivityCapable- offers users intuitive Green View, as well as digital scorecardPrecise- measure distances between your next shots with superb accuracyCompetitive- offers a 12,000 course database...

If you want to keep in line with your golf game, then you definitely...

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Garmin Approach G3


The Garmin Approach G3 is a smaller version of Garmin's Approach G5 golf GPS. The G3 comes with over 15,000 courses preloaded for the US and North America, and that list continues to be updated. Like the G5, it allows you to measure individual shot...

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Amazon review summary for Garmin Approach G3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 434 user reviews of Garmin Approach G3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on

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


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Garmin Approach G3 Golf GPS Navigator


Many negative reviews were concerned with short battery life. I am using Ray O Vac Platinum rechargeable batteries and I get two full rounds. That should work for anyone.This is a great GPS that shows a bright map of the hole with accurate distances....

With the Garmin Approach3, you can change the distance to the flag by dragging the pin to the proper location. All of the main features of the hole are indicated with distance from your location. Finally, you can select your own lay up point, and the...

The display could be a little brighter, but is corrected by just turning the screen from side to side

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Garmin Approach G3 Golf GPS Navigator


I just started using it, and the rechargable batteries NiMH 2500 lasted 18 with plenty to spare. I always take more, just in case. I like it. If it makes you feel good, thats all that counts. I recomend it. Enjoy!

Small enought to carry in pocket without it being uncomftable, so were ever you go, you know. Rechargables last the entire course

So far, I'am good. Nothings ever a 10, there is always improvements. But this is close

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Garmin Approach G3 Golf GPS Navigator


Your service was excellent, as was the price!

Love the layout, ease of use and accuracy

A little bulky. Belt attachment is not friendly and the device itself sometimes becomes unattached. I have found it's easier to just keep it in my pocket, even if it does stick out a little

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Everthing I expected


The G3 is easy to use and will help with club selection even when playing a familiar course.

Compact","Easy To Read","Easy To Setup","Long Battery Life","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls","Strong Construction","Versatile

None yet

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Works Good


Lots of coarses

The unit worked just fine and I use Nihid batterys that I change after a days use. Really helps for the iron shots

Had to down load the maps to up date my coarse which I thought was already in, the screen is a little light but works fine

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This should be plenty for the average golfer. The G5 does not provide anything but a slightly larger screen for more money.

Great device and dead on accurate

Could be cheaper

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Great Golf GPS


Bought this to replace a Calloway. It didn't work that great. This one was easy to set up right from the box. Took it out to the golf course and it found the course right off. Now I use it every time I golf. Haven't found a course in my area that isn't...

Set up, good price