Garmin Approach S2 Review

Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding

Review Summary:

Over the years, I have bought many golf equipment and wearables and the most important thing that I always look for in anything that I buy is the features that the device has to offer. Am so strict and keen with what I buy that some of my friends find it difficult to recommend anything for me. However during a game weekend a couple of months ago I came across the Garmin Approach S2 that changed my approach to buying golf wearables totally.


  1. The Garmin Approach S2 is very easy to setup and use. To begin using this device all you need to do is to make sure that it is fully charged. Since the courses are pre-loaded, you will not need to do anything else, and you can start using it immediately.
  2. Due to the excellent course coverage you will always find your course no matter where you are playing from.
  3. It has a stylish appearance that makes it look very modern and good on your wrist.
  4. The S2 is very comfortable on your hand due to the material used to make the strap, its design, and lightweight.


  1. There is no online portal for the watch where customers can get additional information about the watch.
  2. The watch is quite expensive compared to other similar devices. However, compared to the value and features it offers then the price is very affordable.

Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch


Besides from being packed with very many features, the Garmin Approach S2 made me realize that a golf GPS watch can still look fashionable and stylish. When I first saw this GPS golf watch on my friends wrist, I was convinced that it was simply a designer watch from one of those top brands. It was only after we started the game that I realized it was a golf GPS Watch. I was so impressed with this watch that the following weekend I had one on my wrist for our next game.

Features and Specifications of Garmin Approach S2

  • Digital Scorecard: With this GPS watch you never have to worry about keeping track of your score during your round as it does this for you. After the game, you simply need to connect the S2 to your computer using a USB cable download, store and print your game scores.
  • Yardage: The S2 measures precise yardage for any shots played anywhere in the course and it also comes with an odometer to measure the distance you have covered.
  • Pre-loaded Courses: The Garmin Approach has been pre-loaded with more than 39,000 courses from different parts of the world. It also has a feature that updates the courses without the need for additional support.
Garmin Approach S2 GPS Golf Watch


Benefits of Using the S2

  • It will help you improve your game since you will be able to measure and analyze your scores more accurately to determine the areas you need to improve on.
  • You can use this device from any part of the world whether it is from your neighborhood golf course or a course at a holiday resort of your choice.
  • With the S2, you will be able to track your progress better and with little effort.


If you are looking for a stylish, comfortable and functional GPS watch, then the Garmin Approach S2 is the watch for you. With this watch, you will be assured of a user-friendly device that will make information available on your wrist anytime you need it. Having used this GPS watch for some time now, I would highly recommend it to any golfer.

  • Updated August 30, 2017

I am Brian Jame, a property dealer. I love playing golf and have over 15 years for this game. As a member of GolfLover and, I am willing to share experiences and tips/tricks to improve your golf game as well as provide golf equipment buying guides and reviews.