Garmin Approach S2 Review

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'Garmin Approach S2'

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Our Garmin Approach S2 Review will be available as soon as we get some customer feedback on the latest golf watch from Garmin. If the success of the previous two offerings from Garmin are any indication, the Approach S2 is likely to be found on or near the top of our ratings leaderboard in no time.

Garmin Approach S2 User Rating: 4.41 Stars 4.41 out of 5 (924 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

The Garmin Approach S2 should hit the sweet spot with both price and features for many users. Like the Garmin S3, the S2 will have distances to doglegs and layups, as well as the digital scorecard. It does not include the touchscreen or manual pin positioning, but the price difference will make that an easy choice for many golfers.

Garmin Approach S2 Features and Specifications
Garmin Approach S2
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Full Hole Views Yes
Slope / Elevation N/A
Battery Life 8 hrs / 3 wks
Battery rechargeable Li-ion
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 2.7 in. x 1.8 in. x .6 in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size 1"
Resolution 64 x 32
Display Type monochrome LCD
Weight 1.8 oz.
Rainproof waterproof to 10 meter
Touch Screen No
Touch Targeting No
Manual Pin Positioning No
Stat Tracker No
Digital Scorecard Yes
Computer Analysis Tools No*
Ground Verified No
Alternate Targets Yes
Green Rotates to your shot angle N/A
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
Notes Available in several colors. Clock and alarm, plus odometer when in GPS mode.
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  1. george schnurr says:

    I have two garmins, the s2 battery died in less than a year,is this normal? I can’t find out what the battery no. Is or where to buy one. Help

  2. Carol Boswell says:

    How is the time changed on a Garmin s2?

  3. Golf Rangefinder Shop says:

    Here is the page on the Garmin website:

    • Hold the icon with three Horizontal lines. Select “Setup” > “Time” > “Manual”.
    • Use the up and down arrows to set the hours and minutes.
    • Select AM or PM

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