Maroochydore, Queensland Australia (PressExposure) February 17, 2012 -- Approach G6 available for pre order.
Garmin announces the issue of its new golf gps. The Garmin Approach G6 is the next generation following on from the successful approach G5.
2 Buttons to give instant access to green view, shot measure and digital score card combined with touch screen controls improve this device.
With no set up fees or twelve-monthly subscription and more than 25000 courses preloaded this value for money package is similar in size to the garmin g3
95.6 grams make the new Garmin approach G6 almost one-half the weight of the preceding model the approach G5.
At 9.3 cm's high 5.4 cm's wide and 1.9 cm's deep it ships with a USB interface and is waterproof to IXP7.
Under the brightest of weather it is still possible to see clearly the 2.2 inch by 1.4 inch screen with its 240 by 160 pixel resolution.
A few of the features incorporated in the approach G5 have been added to in the approach G6 with a sprinkling of changes. Having a rechargeable battery as part of the unit is one of these improvements. Recharging the battery should not be necessary for 36 holes but using a lot of features can abbreviate battery life.
Touch targeting has been improved by the addition of lay up arc's at 100,150,200 and 250 if needed. You can still touch any position on the screen and get a yardage to it but the arcs are a quick and easy reference to speed up play.
Course preview allows you to see the course before arriving at it which may help you to work out a bit of course management.
Putts per round and greens and fairways hit in regulation are a feature of the stats tracking.
As you are playing you can review your round that day giving the number of putts, yardages of clubs hit, fairways hit or missed and whether they are missed to the right or left. How much distance you have travelled and what time has elapsed or greens hit in regulation.
Your group of four's scores can be kept with handicap adjustments for stroke stableford, match play and skins and also reviewed later for bragging rights.
By using Green view to move the pin on the screen to where you can see it on the green gives a more accurate position for yardage. A close up view of the green is needed and by tapping on the monitor flag it gives that close up screenshot.