Garmin G6 Approach Reviews

“Garmin G6″

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After reading Garmin Approach G6 reviews from all over the web, we think this is likely the best full-featured golf GPS on the market. Read the pros and cons we noted that were commonly mentioned in user reviews and check out the specs and we think you’ll see what we’re talking about.

Garmin Approach G6 User Rating:
4.36 Stars 4.36 out of 5 (126 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources including Amazon, GolfSmith and TGW.

Most Mentioned Pros: (most frequently mention on top)
  • Screen brightness in sun or clouds
  • Compact size
  • Easy to use
  • Accuracy
  • Preloaded with golf courses
  • Quality
  • Battery Life (3 rounds was about average)
  • No fees
  • Quickly locked onto GPS
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive touchscreen
  • 28,000 golf courses and growing
  • Value/price
  • Touch targeting
  • Easy stat tracking
  • Easy to use scorecard
  • Green View made it easy to set pin and see approach distances
  • Ready to go out of the box – even had enough charge to play
  • GPS lock was fast and the lock was solid
  • Easy to read (as mentioned, a few users had trouble)
  • Shot measuring capability
  • Yardage layup arcs to 100, 150, 200 and 250
  • Stats and scorecard analysis on computer
  • Waterproof
  • Auto hole advance
  • Free lifetime updates
Most Mentioned Cons: (most frequently mention on top)
  • Some fonts too small
  • Some units experience shutdowns during the round (if this is yours, we suggest returning it as defective)
  • Not enough hazard information and carry yardages
  • Battery life not as long as advertised (only 3 users mentioned this)
  • A few users found pars and handicaps were wrong on their golf courses
  • Slow to acquire satellites (many more users found it to be quick)
  • Doesn’t automatically find the hole you are playing if you turn it on a hole other than #1
  • Scorecard could be better
  • Couldn’t find battery meter (FYI:Pressing the power button will display the battery meter and signal strength)
  • Some accuracy issues
  • Screen was not bright enough (many more users felt the brightness was excellent)
  • Screen scratches easily
  • Screen is too sensitive (most felt it was just right)

Garmin G6 Approach Features and Specifications
Model Garmin Approach G6
Type GPS
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Available Courses 29,500+
Battery Life up to 15 hrs.
Battery Rechargeable Li-Poly
Height 3.7 in.
Width 2.1 in.
Depth .8 in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size 2.6
Resolution 160 x 240
Display Type Transreflec ColorTFT
Weight 3.37 oz.
Rainproof IPX7
Touch Screen Yes
Touch Targeting Yes
Manual Pin Positioning Yes
Stat Tracker Yes
Digital Scorecard Yes
Computer Analysis Tools Yes
Ground Verified No
Alternate Targets Yes
Aerial Hole View Yes
Green Rotates to your shot angle Yes
Add Courses Manually N/A
Compatibility Windows/Mac
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
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Comments

  1. dave sullivan says:

    is wentworth by the sea golf course in your data bank ?

  2. tony smith says:

    is blair park golf course in high point n. c. in your data base?

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says:

      Yes Tony, the Garmin G6 does have Blair Park in High Point, NC in the database. Thanks for checking!

  3. Peter Metham says:

    I bought a G6 & now regret it as the courses are not up to date. Changes done to my course over 6 years ago are not updated. A GPS that does not give you correct yardages is in my view a useless piece of equipment.
    YES I have contacted Garmin by phone & email. No reply to date (that was 4 months ago) so the customer service stinks.

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says:

      So sorry to hear that Peter. Did you update the courses through your computer before you tried it?

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