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Garmin Approach G10 Golf GPS Review

Garmin Approach G10 Golf GPS Review

Several things may define a best golf GPS, but the ease of use and accuracy are what most golfers look for in a good one. And this is what the compact and lightweight Approach G10 from Garmin will offer you. It has all the basic golf GPS features including Green View, a Digital Scorecard, and an Odometer. Apart from this it also has a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts for 15 hours on a single charge and a bright LCD to ensure that you see the data without straining your eyes.


Features and Specifications

  • Courses: It comes preloaded with over 40,000 courses from across the world, and you will not have to pay any download or update fees.
  • Green View: This GPS has Green View with and a manual placement of the pin that allows you to see distances from your point of view.
  • Distances: The small and compact GPS will give you accurate distances to the front, center, and back of the green and also to layups, hazards, and doglegs.
  • Odometer: A built-in odometer in this golf GPS depicts the total number of steps that you take during a round.
  • Battery: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery is one of the things that make this device stand out and it can last up to 15 hours on a single charge.
  • Digital Scorecard: The digital scorecard will allow you to track your performance and also help you review your scores later on the app.
  • Display: Contrasting mono LCD (black/white) makes it easy to use because you can see the data clearly under any lighting condition.
  • Design: It has a compact and sleek pocket-size design that you can clip on your back or belt conveniently.


It is hard to believe that a small device like this one could have such a long battery life. The recharge lithium ion battery will take you for up to 15 hours if you fully charge it and this is one of the greatest benefits of the Approach G10 from Garmin. Other benefits that you get from this amazing device are the fact that it is not only very accurate but it is also easy to use, and it also has an auto hole/course recognition feature that speeds up play.


  • It is a very compact GPS and also easy to use.
  • Very easy to read the data.
  • This GPS is lightweight.
  • There is also a digital scorecard that you can sync with an app.
  • You will not have to pay annual update or download fees.
  • Battery life is quite impressive.
  • Approach G10 has all the basic GPS features.


  • Lacks a smart notification feature.
  • There is no touch targeting.
  • It could perform better with activity tracking feature.
  • Sometimes it will not get a satellite signal, and this is more so when in a rural area.
  • Only suitable for use in golf.


Garmin Approach G10 is a small and very compact GPS device, but its size should not mislead you into thinking that it is not rich in features. It has all the features that you can expect to find in a standard golf GPS, and it also has a bright screen that makes it easy to read the data. There are several other advantages that you get from using the G10 such as the long battery life that makes it possible to use it for up to 15 hours. However, there are also a few minor flaws with the device that you should also consider. But, the bottom line is that it is a top notch device that will give your reliable information, and you do not have to spend a lot of money to acquire it.

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