Garmin Approach X40 GPS Golf Band Review

Garmin Approach X40 GPS Golf Band Review
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
$$$

  • Battery Life
    Editor: 95%
  • Features
    Editor: 95%
  • Value
    Editor: 95%
  • Design
    Editor: 95%
  • Ease Of Use
    Editor: 95%

Review Summary:

The Approach X40 is your real golf partner when on the course, and this is true when playing from anywhere in the world. Its sleek and stylish design with some beautiful color combinations is the first thing that will draw your attention, but it is also rich with features.

Garmin Approach X40 GPS Golf Band Review

The Approach X40 is your real golf partner when on the course, and this is true when playing from anywhere in the world. Its sleek and stylish design with some beautiful color combinations is the first thing that will draw your attention, but it is also rich with features. It has AutoShot Tracker, Heart Rate Technology, GPS Receiver, Activity Tracking and a couple of other useful features. And so you can be sure this lightweight and comfortable GPS will serve you well.

garmin approach x40

Features and Specifications

  • Screen: The touch swipe display in this device is not only high resolution but also sunlight readable to ensure you can use it under any lighting condition.
  • Courses: You get more than 40,000 pre-loaded courses from across the world when you buy this device, and there are no download or update fees.
  • Activity Tracking: Move bar alerts will remind you to stay active even when you are not on the course.
  • Battery: The rechargeable battery will last for up to 10 hours when using the device in GPS mode and a fantastic five days in activity mode.
  • AutoShot Tracker: This device will measure the distances that your shots cover and it also has auto-recording so that you can do some post match analysis.
  • Heart Rate Technology: You can monitor your heart rate 24/7 with this device, and this is very beneficial to your health.
  • GPS Receiver: The receiver uses satellite to show distances to the greens, doglegs, and hazards. And the most impressive thing about this is that you still get the measurements even under tree cover.

Benefits

X40 is a very accurate device, and so this means that you will always get reliable information, and this is perhaps the greatest benefit that you get from using it. Apart from this it also has a heart monitor and activity tracking which are very beneficial to your health as they help to ensure that you remain active even when you are not on the course.

Pros

  • This GPS also has a Digital Scorecard.
  • The rechargeable battery lasts for many hours.
  • Waterproof design makes it possible to use it in any weather.
  • It has a stylish design and a crystal clear touch screen.
  • Gives you the opportunity to choose from four different colors.
  • WHRM (Wrist Heart Rate Monitor) is an excellent addition.
  • It also has a smart notification for calls, texts, and emails.
  • Approach X40 is lightweight, and the band is also very comfortable.

Cons

  • It is thicker than most others on the market.
  • Sometimes the notifications on the device can be overwhelming and annoying.
  • You cannot edit scores and golf shot after completing a round.
  • Sometimes it seems to struggle when switching from one hole to the next automatically.
  • Some golfers may find it a little expensive.

Conclusion

Approach X40 is one of the bestĀ golf GPS from Garmin, and it is one of those devices that every player will enjoy using regardless of whether they are newbies of professionals. It has a sleek design and a comfortable band that makes it perfect for wearing on the hand for many hours. This device also has all the essential features of a standard golf GPS and much more but it also has a few flaws according to some feedback from golfers. However, even if you consider the minor issues it is still an excellent device that will give you all the information that you need to enjoy and improve your game. And so the bottom line is that it is worth your money.

  • Updated November 2, 2016
GolfLover
 

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 Lasergolfrangefinder.com, I am willing to share experiences and tips/tricks to improve your golf game as well as provide golf equipment buying guides and reviews.

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