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Garmin Approach S1W

Garmin Approach S1W
alaScore 83

533 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 533 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and price, but views are divided on the design.

usability, price, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Approach S1W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 507 user reviews of Garmin Approach S1W from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS Watches on

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

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Approach S1W GPS Golf Watch (Preloaded with Canada Courses)

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Great GPS watch


This is a great GPS watch at a good price. You never need to pay for a membership.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Simple controls, Easy to readAbout me... casual user

Easy to use at a good price

Battery life could be better

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Very Happy


This GPS Golf watch met the exact needs I was looking for.If you want to have a good idea of your distance to the green and not worry about carrying your phone or another device with you, this is the watch for you.If you need additional features, like...

easy to setup, easy to use

a little large


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Excellent range & shot perception device!


Opened the night b4 going out for 2 rounds of golf so it was well charged and ready for the day. Got to the course, activated it and it immediately located my course. from the 1st tee to the last it never let me down and I shot my best score EVER. Why...

Easy to use & conveniently locate on your wrist

Nothing bad to say about it---Love It

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Great golf aid


Works great. Very accurate. Only downside is battery life when using the gps, but that is to be expected. Highly recommendThis product has... Short battery life, Simple controls, Easy to readAbout me... Frequent traveler, Use for long distance sports...

Accurate distance, easy to use

Battery dies fast when gps is on

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Love the GPS watch.


I've only been using a few times now but really seem to like it. Even finds information on small Missouri courses that I only occasionally play at.This product has... Simple controls, Easy to readAbout me... casual user

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Love it!


All my friends have those radio type gadgets and have to read off yardages to each other. My watch hangs on my bag at the back of the cart so we both can see it and not interrupt one's concentration. Lightweight if it's cartpath only. So very easy to...

So easy to use

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Gives accurate distances


The course we play in league every week has GPS on the carts and the Garmin unit distances are always within a yard of them. Can't wait to use it on a course with no GPS.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Short battery life, Simple controls,...

light wieght and accurate

Have to remember to charge it fully before round

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No real set up needed, easily updated


Took it out of the box, connected to my computer to update it. This was very easy to do. No hassles in updating. Went outside, picked up signal, located all the courses inn my area. DId=stances match up with the courses. Price was right, purchased as a...

All my local courses are available. Price was right

Nothing as oyf yet

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Great Golf GPS


This is a great golf GPS for the price. It is easy to use and boots up quickly when starting a round. It is easy to charge and seems to be very accurate as well. I have another GPS and both are within a few yards of each other.This product has......

It is very accurate and easy to use

I could not find any negatives

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excellent golf gps


I have used the garmin approach s1 several times and the distances are very accurate, the battery life is good and it seems to be durable and is easy to use.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Simple controls, Easy to read, life time updates

accuracy of distance great price