Garmin Approach S62 Watch Review

Garmin Approach S62 Watch Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Never before has finding the right yardage been so easy when you’re out on the golf course. If you really think about it, there’s really never an excuse for having the wrong yardage. 

That’s due in large part to technology and the widespread use of GPS watches, like the Garmin Approach S62.

It’s no secret that Garmin has led the way for a long time when it comes to GPS watches, but the Approach S62 takes things to a whole other level.

Key Features

More than 41,000 preloaded courses.

Extended battery life lasts up to 20 hours in GPS Mode and 14 days in smartwatch mode.

Virtual caddie feature makes club recommendations and even measures wind direction and speed.

Design and Technology

Ease of use is the first thing that stands out to me when it comes to the Garmin Approach S62. Unlike a lot of other GPS watches that ask you to download a course every time you play someplace new, this watch comes with more than 41,000 courses preloaded. Just turn it on when you get to the course and you’re ready to go.

The screen is another noticeable improvement from older models. It measures 1.3 inches wide and is incredibly easy to read in any kind of light. 

Quickfit watch bands are another added feature that make it easy to customize your watch to whatever you’re wearing so you’ll always look your sharpest. 

The real difference lies in the virtual caddie that gives you club recommendations, and even accounts for wind direction and speed to help you pick the perfect club every time. 

The Playslike distance feature also accounts for uphill and downhill slopes and gives you adjusted distances accordingly. 

And when you get to the green, green view shows you exactly what the green looks like and allows you to move the hole location with your finger for even more precise yardages. Coupled with green contour data and you’ll never be guessing on the greens again.

When you pair the Approach S62 with the Garmin Golf app, you’ll have access to even more advanced stats and features. You’ll even have the ability to compete in tournaments against other Garmin users.

And when you’re not at the course, the Approach S62 will still be working. It pairs easily with any smartphone, and even comes with programs to track your physical activity, sleep, and overall health. 

Suffice it to say there isn’t much the Garmin Approach S62 watch can’t do.


PROS

  • More than 41,000 courses mean you’ll never be lost no matter where you play.
  • Virtual caddie feature customizes club advice based on your yardages with each individual club.
  • Extended battery life means you can literally play all day.

CONS

  • More than 41,000 courses mean you’ll never be lost no matter where you play.
  • Virtual caddie feature customizes club advice based on your yardages with each individual club.
  • Extended battery life means you can literally play all day.

Our Experience

As someone that’s tried more GPS golf watches than I care to admit, I have to say the Garmin Approach S62 is arguably the most technologically advanced I’ve seen. 

The number of functions this watch has is truly remarkable.

Whether I’m out for nine holes after work with the boys, trying to find directions, or working out, this watch never lets me down. 

Even though the initial setup took some time, I couldn’t be happier with its performance since.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Garmin Approach S62 Golf Watch Be Used for Other Sports Besides Golf?

Yes, the Garmin Approach S62 golf watch can be used for other sports besides golf. It has fitness tracking features, making it suitable for activities like running, cycling, and swimming.

Does the Garmin Approach S62 Golf Watch Have a Feature to Track Fitness Data Such as Steps, Calories Burned, and Heart Rate?

Yes, the Garmin Approach S62 golf watch has fitness tracking features that include step counting, calories burned, and heart rate monitoring. In addition, it offers exceptional GPS accuracy for precise distance measurements on the course.

Is the Garmin Approach S62 Golf Watch Compatible With Both Android and Ios Devices?

Yes, the Garmin Approach S62 golf watch is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Unlike other golf watches, its compatibility with wearables makes it a versatile choice for golfers using a wide range of devices.

How Long Does It Take to Fully Charge the Garmin Approach S62 Golf Watch, and How Long Does the Battery Last on a Single Charge?

It takes about 2 hours to fully charge the Garmin Approach S62 golf watch, and the battery lasts up to 20 hours on a single charge. The watch is water-resistant and features a large 1.3” color touchscreen display.

Can the Garmin Approach S62 Golf Watch Be Used Without a Smartphone on the Golf Course?

Yes, I can use the Garmin Approach S62 golf watch without a smartphone on the golf course. The battery life of the watch is great, providing ample usage time even without a smartphone connection.

Conclusion

Garmin continues to lead the way when it comes to GPS golf watches and the Approach S62 is certainly no exception. More than any other watch they’ve ever conjured up, the Approach S62 is loaded with advanced features that are sure to not only help you play your best golf, but simplify life off the course too.

If you’re fan of using the latest and greatest tech to get the most out of your golf, check out the Garmin Approach S62 GPS watch. My guess is you’ll be blown away.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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