Garmin Approach G7 Review

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It’s been a couple of years since Garmin released the highly rated Approach G6, which means the improvements in Garmin’s newest models, the G7 and G8, should be noticeable and worthwhile.

Garmin Approach G7 User Rating: 4.17 Stars 4.17 out of 5 (130 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.
Here are the noteworthy new features on the Garmin G7:
  • “Plays Like” distance, that shows the distance to your target, adjusted for elevation change.
  • Club recommendation based upon how far you hit your clubs.
  • Pairs with your iPhone to show text and email messages and other notifications. Now you can keep your phone in the bag and still stay up to date.
  • Big Numbers Mode – this is great for families with multiple users with different needs. Sometimes just having the distance to the front, center and back of the green in Big Numbers is all you need!

The Garmin G7 is the exact same size and weight as G6 and it has the same buttons, which should make it very easy for current users of the G6 to step up to the G7. It has all the same features as the Garmin G6, including full hole views, touch targeting to any point, advanced scorecard and stats, shot measuring and tracking.

Garmin Approach G7 Features and Specifications
Garmin Approach G7
Course Download Fees No
Pre-loaded with Courses Yes
Full Hole Views Yes
Slope / Elevation both
Battery Life up to 15 hrs.
Battery Rechargeable Li-Poly
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 3.7 in. x 2.1 in. x .8 in.
Measure Shot Distance Yes
Screen Size 1.4 x 2.2
Resolution 160x240 px
Display Type Transreflec ColorTFT
Weight 3.37 oz.
Rainproof Yes IPX7
Touch Screen Yes
Touch Targeting Yes
Manual Pin Positioning Yes
Stat Tracker Yes
Digital Scorecard Yes
Computer Analysis Tools Yes
Ground Verified N/A
Alternate Targets Yes
Green Rotates to your shot angle Yes
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes, when Plays Like distance and Club Advice are turned off.
Notes "Plays Like" distance adjusts for elevation, recommends a club based on how far you hit the ball, displays texts, emails and notifications from your iPhone and has Big Number mode.
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User Manual for Garmin Approach G7


  1. Paul C. Allison says

    don’t like preview mode but can’t get it off

  2. James D. Shay says

    Hi: During my last move I lost the user manual for my G& range finder. Is there anyway you could send me a copy?

  3. James D. Shay says

    Thanks for the link. I also don’t like the preview mode-never use it – and don’t see the purpose of it.

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