Garmin Approach S6
First-of-its Kind GPS Technology in Our Slimmest, Lightest Golf Watch
- Features swing metrics: SwingTempo, TempoTraining and SwingStrength™
- Dedicated CourseView button with Green View for manual pin positioning
- PinPointer blind shot assistance tells you where the pin is, even if you can’t see it
- Touchscreen, high-resolution, glove-friendly
- Precise distances for 38,000 international courses; no subscriptions or fees
The Approach S6 is a slim, lightweight, feature-packed hi-resolution color touchscreen GPS golf watch with first-of-its-kind swing metrics.
Use S6 to train your swing with swing metrics, featuring SwingTempo and TempoTraining. SwingTempo measures the relationship between upswing and downswing and expresses it as a ratio. In studies of successful golf swings, an ideal ratio of 3:1 has emerged, even with individual variations of speed. TempoTraining uses the 3:1 ratio and gives you audible tones to synchronize your swing mechanics and fine-tune swing tempo. Which makes S6 as valuable on the driving range as it is on the course.
CourseView Full Color Maps
S6 features full-color course views for 38,000 international courses and a dedicated CourseView button to get you to the second shot view quickly. Preview doglegs, traps and water hazards and pin positioning from wherever you are on the course, or clubhouse.
The PinPointer blind shot assistance feature — previously only available in our top-of-the-line handhelds — gives you a directional arrow to the green. Now you can know where to line up your shot, even if you are in the woods or deep in a trap.
Touch and Move the Pin
Green View shows you the true shape and layout of the green even if you are behind it. Use the color touchscreen to manually drag-and-drop the pin to the day’s location. As you move the pin, your distance-to-the-pin numbers will change respectively. This is especially helpful on par 3’s where you’ll be able to dial in the distance you need to fire away with confidence.
Instant, Simple and Precise
Rugged and water rated to 5 ATM (50 meters), it displays yardages to the front, back and middle of greens on a high-resolution, glove-friendly color touchscreen. And, it lets you manually position pins, get distances to doglegs and layups, customize yardage points (mark traps and hazards) and print digital scorecards for Stroke play and Stableford.
Never miss another text, email or alert just because your smartphone is deep in your bag. S6 acts as a wireless extension of your Android™ smartphone, iPad® or iPhone® 4s or later, displaying whatever your device does, right on your watch. Now you can read that email or text you’ve been waiting for, via Bluetooth®, even in the middle of the fairway.
Longer Life Battery
S6 features more battery life for longer play or more rounds. Easily get in a weekend of GPS golf with up to 10 hours in full GPS and up to 20 weeks, depending on mode, before the lithium-ion battery needs to be recharged.
Preloaded Courses and Free Updates
The S6 may be our lightest, thinnest golf watch, but we've preloaded it with 38,000 international courses — without extra fees or paid subscriptions. In addition, you'll be able to download free course updates whenever they become available.
S6 gives you distances to the front, back and center of the green, as well as distances to doglegs. It also allows you to input and save customizable yardage points — such as water hazards or bunkers — from anywhere on the course.
Keep Handicaps, Scores and Measure Shots
S6 has handicap scoring options for individual holes, player’s local handicap or index/slope method. Scoring options include Stroke play and Stableford, and you can save, review, share and print scorecards from your computer. Plus, when you hit a big one you can see how far it went with the Measure Shot feature.
Garmin Connect™ Golf
Garmin Connect is the online golf community that lets you play, then share and compare. Download your round and contrast it to your last round, track improvements to your handicap for every course you play. Garmin Connect Golf can even assemble your ideal round combining your best score for each hole to get your ideal 18 for that course.
An Everyday Watch With Style
By the way, the S6 even tells you the time. S6 features an odometer to see how far you walk. A round timer also is included to keep track of how long it takes you to play 18 holes.
The Approach S6 measures your backswing and downswing times and expresses this in a ratio. According to studies of successful golf swings this ratio should be 3:1 – your personal swing tempo shows you where you stand compared to the "optimal ratio."
TempoTraining conveys the ideal 3:1 upswing to downswing times with audible tones to which you can synchronize your swing. Re-synch your tempo on the driving range and even on the tee box.
SwingStrength allows you to compare how hard you swing with your normal full swing. This can be used on the driving range to practice consistency or on the course if you’re preparing to take a little off your shot.
Get full-color hole-by-hole details for 38,000 international courses, even before you play them. Preview doglegs, hazards and green shapes from wherever you are on the course, or even from home.
One glance at your wrist from any point on the course is all it takes to get yardages to the front, back and middle of greens with clear, easy-to-read numbering.
Course management is key – especially if you haven’t played a course before. Layup distance shows you yardages to doglegs and other hazards on the course.
Receive emails, texts, alerts and more right on your watch. S6 displays whatever your iPad® or iPhone® (4s or later) can display wirelessly via Bluetooth®.
Input strokes, putts per round, GIR and fairways hit while it’s still fresh on your mind. Then later, when you access your printable scorecard, you can view the information there.
|Physical & Performance|
|Physical dimensions||1.8" x 1.8" x 0.56" x (4.5 cm x 4.5 x 1.42 cm)|
|Display size, WxH||1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter|
|Display resolution, WxH||180 x 180 pixels|
|Display type||High-res color touchscreen|
|Weight||1.6 oz (46.6 g)|
|Battery life||20 weeks (watch mode); 10 hours (GPS mode)|
|Water rating||5 ATM (50 meters)|
|Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)||✅|
|Maps & Memory|
|Course maps||38,000 (preloaded)|
|Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)||✅|
|Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage)||✅|
|Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)||✅|
|Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)||✅|
|Yardage to layups/doglegs||✅|
|SwingTempo (measures backswing and downswing times as a ratio)||✅|
|TempoTraining (audible tones convey ideal 3:1 backswing to downswing ratio)||✅|
|SwingStrength™ (measures how hard you swing)||✅|
|Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance)||✅|
|Digital scorecard||✅ (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)|
|Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer)||✅|
|Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference)||✅|
|Dedicated GreenView button||✅|