Garmin Approach S2 Review – Golf GPS Watch In-Depth Look


Garmin Approach S2 review

Over the years I have used a lot of golf GPS watches, and had my fair share of good and bad ones. One of the things I should highlight, is that I am very much strict about the gps watch features. Before making my buying decision, I take some time to first research about the features of the product and real customer reviews to confirm the device’s quality. Luckily, in this post we will be doing just that. In this Garmin Approach S2 review we are going to take a closer look at some of the unique features of this watch, including its preloaded courses and high battery life.


At a Glance
  • Preloaded with over 30,000 golf courses worldwide
  • Battery lasts up to 8 hours in GPS mode and 3 weeks in watch mode.
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • Water Resistant
  • Accurate distances to front, middle, and back of green
  • Measures individual shot distances
  • Rechargeable Battery



Garmin Approach S2 Review Features


Preloaded Courses

This device comes pre-loaded with 30,000+ courses from around the world. That means you can discover the courses whether at home or in a resort during your holiday. You will also get lifetime updates at no additional costs which is great. There are no fees you have to pay or membership subscriptions to get the updates.


Digital Scorecard

This watch can easily track all of your scores. No need to worry about the record. After playing you can also download the data from the watch to your computer through the USB cable. Then you can print the data and can easily keep track of your progress.



The Garmin Approach S2 has a long-lasting rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Batteries last up to 3 weeks in watch mode and up to 8 hours in GPS mode.


Design and Dimension

The Approach S2 is flexible, lightweight and comfortable enough for everyday wear. Additionally the watch is completely water resistant for up to 10 meters. It also comes in the following colors: Black/Red, Purple/White, and White/Grey.


  • Dimensions: 1.8″ x 2.7″ x 0.6″ (4.5 x 6.9 x 1.4 cm)
  • Weight: 1.8 oz (52 g) with batteries


  • Easy to use.
  • No annual fees or subscriptions
  • Accurate reading
  • Water resistant (up to 10 m).
  • More expensive than similar models
  • Poor battery life capacity



Whom is this product for

It’s a very stylish watch, and can be for everyday use as well. Its the prefect fit for those looking for a simple and essential golf gps watch with not too many features. Its a great upgrade to the previous Approach S1 model, and an overall great device for the average golfer. Simple and easy to read odometer, while also including automatic time and dates, and an alarm just like a normal watch. So if you love to play with style, this device for you.



Frequently Asked Questions

Is the battery of this device rechargeable?
Yes, this gps watch is rechargeable. It has a USB male connector which can be plugged to a computer or wall outlet.

How long does the battery last?
The Approach S2 can last up to 3 weeks in watch mode and up to 8 hours in GPS mode.

Does the watch come with a charger?
Yes, it comes with a USB charger.

Can I use this as a regular watch?
It can easily be used as an everyday watch. It can also keep track of walking distances.


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