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Garmin Approach® S60 GPS Watch


Garmin Approach® S60 GPS Watch

$ 399.99

Look good on and off the course. The Approach® S60 golf watch gives you the critical information you need for your round — displayed on a large, 1.2-inch sunlight readable color touchscreen — so you can master your game. And with convenient QuickFit™ bands, you can change your style without tools to match your activity, so you’re always in fashion.

Keep Track. And Keep Score

With more sensors to improve detection accuracy, AutoShot game tracking automatically detects¹ along the fairway and records distances for post-game analysis on Garmin Connect™.

Keep Track

Know Your Course

Approach S60 comes preloaded with maps for more than 40,000 golf courses around the world, and it offers automatic downloads1 of updates for those you play the most often when synced with Garmin Connect.

Get precise distances to each location on the course, as well as PlaysLike Distance, which adjusts yardages to account for uphill and downhill shots so you can select the best club for the situation. And with Touch Targeting, you can touch any point on the map for precise measurement to that exact spot — including fairway, sand traps, water hazards and more.

Know Your Course

Reach the Pin

Green View gives you each green’s true shape from wherever you are on the course, and it allows you to manually drag-and-drop the pin into the correct location for the day for greater accuracy. PinPointer even tells you the direction to the pin when you have a blind shot.

Reach the Pin

Know Your Swing

Pair your Approach S60 with the Garmin TruSwing™ golf swing analyzer to get swing training, including swing speed and club path angles. By understanding what your swing is doing and how it impacts ball flight, you can improve the consistency of each swing.

Know Your Swing

Personal Timepiece, Personal Touches

Sync the Approach S60 to your compatible smartphone³ to get smart notifications for incoming calls, texts, emails and other alerts. Connect in more ways, too, including the Garmin Golf app, which allows you to compete on leaderboards on any one of our 40,000 courses with friends. Download custom watch faces, apps and widgets from the Connect IQ™ store. And customize your watch face with any photo from your mobile device with the Face It™ app.

Personal Timepiece

Play Longer

With up to 10 hours of battery life while golfing — or up to 10 days in watch mode — your Approach S60 is sure to keep up with you. In fact, use for more than just golfing with preloaded activity profiles for running, cycling, swimming and more. And with activity-tracking features, including the move bar, vibration alerts, calories and steps, the Approach S60 will help you stay fit, day in and day out.

¹Lie and ball contact may affect shot tracking. Putts are not tracked. Some shots, particularly chip shots around the green, may not be tracked.
²Garmin Connect™ Mobile app required
³When paired with a compatible smartphone

Physical & Performance

Display size 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
Battery type rechargeable lithium-ion
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels

standard: 1.8 oz  (52 g)
premium: 2.2 oz (61 g)

Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life Smart: Up to 10 days
GPS mode: Up to 10 hours
High-sensitivity receiver No

Maps & Navigation

Memory/history 1 GB
Basemap No


3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
Touch and/or button lock Yes
GPS coordinates No
Audio prompts No
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation No
Auto CourseView updates Yes
Downloadable training plans No
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Yes
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) No
SwingTempo Yes
Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes) No
Pool swim workouts No
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) No
Vibration alerts Yes
Virtual Racer™ No
Hot keys No
Activity history on watch Yes
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) No
Auto max HR No
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) No
Foot pod capable Yes
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) No
HR alerts yes (with compatible accessory)
Training Effect (anaerobic) No
Vertical speed No
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview) No
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) No
Heart rate monitor No
Customizable data pages Yes
Race an activity No
Finish time No
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) No
Configurable lap alerts No
Elevation profile No
PlaysLike distance Yes
Custom maps compatible No
Virtual Partner No
V02 max No
Customizable alerts Yes
Back to start No
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) No
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) No
Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
Physical size

46 x 46 x 14.5 mm

Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™ No
Chronograph No
Face It™ watch face creator Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Bezel Material

polymer or ceramic

Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) Yes
Hazards and course targets Yes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) No
TruSwing™ compatible Yes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) Yes
Calendar Yes
Barometric altimeter No
Weather Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Sunrise/sunset times No
VMG (velocity made good) — the speed vector that is actually in the direction of the destination No
Floors climbed No
% HR max yes (with compatible accessory)
% HRR yes (with compatible accessory)
Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles

Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Indoor Rowing

Water rating 5 ATM
TracBack® No
Storm alert No
Advanced Vector support No
Audible alerts No
Handicap scoring Yes
Autopilot remote control No
Color display Yes
Multiple bike profiles No
Rest timers No
HR zones yes (with compatible accessory)
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit and average shot distance) Yes
Connectivity Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+®
Find my Phone feature Yes
Stride length (real time) No
Custom targets Yes
Downloadable cartography support No
Swim efficiency (SWOLF) Yes
Preloaded run profiles

Running, Indoor Running

Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) No
Run workouts No
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) No
Stopwatch Yes
Training Effect (aerobic) No
Worldwide airport database(s) No
GPS speed and distance Yes
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) No
Tide tables No
Area calculation No
Find My Watch feature No
Advanced workouts No
Strava features (Beacon, live segments) No
VIRB® remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™, Windows®
Dual grid coordinates No
TrueUp™ Yes
Timer Yes
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
Swim alerts (time/distance) No
Courses (compete against previous activities) No
Compatible with Varia™ lights No
Thermometer No
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
Alarm clock Yes
Group LiveTrack No
Intensity minutes Yes
Interval training No
Gyroscope Yes
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal) Yes
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Virtual starting line No
Preloaded topographical maps No
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)


Sun and moon information No
Night vision mode No
Preloaded swim profiles

Pool Swimming

Tempo Training Yes
Move IQ™ No
Negative mode display No
Advanced swim features (time/distance alerts, countdown start, advanced rest timers) No
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor No
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) No
Smart notifications Yes
Sight 'N Go No
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Projected waypoint No
Bread crumb trail in real time No
Time/date yes
Rewards (coins) No
Calories burned Yes
Customizable activity profiles No
Segments (Live, Garmin) No
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) No
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) No
HR strap compatible yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) No
Music controls Yes
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters) No
Total ascent/descent No
SwingStrength™ (measures how hard you swing) No
Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) No
PinPointer Yes
Step counter Yes
60-minute play goal No
Trail run auto climb No
Chores No
Physiological measurements No
Barometric trend indicator No
Recovery advisor No
LiveTrack Yes
Point-to-point navigation No
HR calories No
Yardage to layups/doglegs Yes
Auto Pause® Yes
Running dynamics No
Full vector map Yes
Tack assist mode No
Preloaded cycling profiles

Biking, Indoor Biking

Future elevation plot No
QuickFit™ watch bands

yes (22 mm)

Accelerometer Yes
Recovery time No
Around Me mode No
Hunt/fish calendar No
Drill logging No
Course guidance No
Strap material


Auto scroll Yes
Countdown timer No
GPS Time Sync Yes
Analog hands No
Round timer/odometer Yes
Compass Yes
Digital scorecard yes
Lens Material


Shock Resistant No
Green View with manual pin position Yes
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) No
Distance to destination No
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) No
Manual lap No
Distance traveled Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) Yes
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
Garmin AutoShot™ Yes
Unit-to-unit route/location sharing No
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) No
Built-in barometer and tide tables No
Race predictor No

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