Garmin Malaysia has released the premium Approach S62, a sleek GPS-enabled watch designed for golf. It integrates critical course information and full-colour mapping of 41,000 courses worldwide, as well as performance-enhancing features like PlaysLike Distance, Hazard View and Virtual Caddie to analyse critical factors.
Golfers will appreciate the watch’s precise ability to strategise and finetune their game. When a golfer is caught in a blind spot and unable to see the pin, the Approach S62’s PinPointer option can show the exact direction of the pin. The watch uses the PlaysLike Distance option to adjust yardages to compensate for uphill and downhill shots.
In addition, Hazard View helps golfers to quickly scroll through each hazard on the map to acquire critical distance information and know exactly what to avoid during play.
With the Green View feature, the watch will display each green’s true shape no matter where the player is on the course. The golfer can drag-and-drop the pin for better yardage accuracy.
That aside, the watch utilises an Autoshot round analyser to measure and record detected shot distances. Golfers can boost game tracking details further by pairing the feature with optional Approach CT10 club tracking sensors.]
To make sense of all the data, golfers can obtain insight into their game by pairing the Approach S62 with the Garmin Golf app. Stats are calculated and shown in the app then sent to the watch so users can review their handicap index, fairway and approach shot hit/miss percentage, and green in regulation percentage. Plus, the app provides analysis for strokes gained and allows users to participate in leaderboards and tournaments with other players around the world.
Signature health and fitness
Garmin’s deeply-rooted expertise in health and fitness tracking hardly takes a backseat on the Approach S62. Complementing the powerful golf features are Garmin’s signature health and fitness features such as heart rate monitoring, Pulse Ox sensor, activity tracking, preloaded activity profiles for running, cycling, and swimming, as well as smartwatch features such as smart notifications for emails and texts, and alerts.
In terms of hardware, the Approach S62 boasts up to 20 hours of battery life with GPS or up to 14 days in smartwatch mode.
Garmin’s Quickfit bands enable easily personalisation with various leather, silicone, nylon, or titanium band options. For further customisation, users can head to the ConnectIQ Store to download custom watch faces, apps, and widgets.
Pricing and availability
The Approach S62 is available now at a retail price of MYR2,399 from Garmin Brand Stores and MST Golf stores. Head over to garmin.com.my/golf.
Pre-order books are open exclusively through MST Golf nationwide until 30 April 2020. Orders can also be placed through email firstname.lastname@example.org/
Post-MCO, purchases can be made at any MST Golf stores here. Each pre-order comes with a complimentary set of Garmin golf merchandise worth MYR259 (while stocks last).