Best Golf Watch [2019]

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Best Overall: Garmin Approach S20
When you want functionality, features, and a price that is easy to take, you want the S20 by Garmin. It’s packed with features that will elevate your golf game without having to mortgage your home.

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Garmin Approach S20

  • AutoShot Analyzes Your Shot And Provides Feedback
  • Monitors Swing Speed, Stroke, Tempo, And More
  • Keeps Tabs On Your Scoring And Accuracy

Premium Pick: Garmin Approach S60
Not only does it look good, but it also works great! It’s time to advance your game with the S60 from Garmin. With so many features built-in, there’s nothing you won’t be able to do when it comes to improving your golf game. And, the S60 can sync up with your smartphone so you don’t miss any important phone calls or messages too. Go ahead, spoil yourself!


Garmin Approach S60

  • 1.2” Inch Full-Color, Sunlight-Readable Front Display
  • Quick-Fit Bands To Match Decor / Venue
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

Budget Pick: CANMORE TW-353
For those looking to improve their game without breaking the bank, this sub-$100 golf watch is perfect. With plenty of information for someone starting out, they’ll easily see a score improvement in just a few visits to their local course.

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CANMORE TW-353

  • New Courses Are Downloadable Using USB
  • GPS Automatically Detects The Course You Are On
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty From TrueToSource

How We Picked

Golf is a game a precision – everything can affect where your ball lands. The wind, the elevation, where your ball is, your club choice, the humidity in the air; it’s a game of skill. Without all of that information, it’s a guessing game. What separates the pros from “average joes” is their knowledge – what they know that you don’t.

But now you can be just like them!

Golf watches have advanced well beyond basic watches with a few nifty features. Now, they are full-fledged caddies on your wrist. They can give you information about the exact course you are on, what to expect, slope elevation, distance to the pin, hazards to watch out for, club suggestions, swing analysis, and so much more. It’s amazing what they can do now that they weren’t able to in the past.

But, how do you know which one to buy?

That’s what we are going to help you with. There are plenty of choices to ponder (hundreds), but we’re going to limit your search to just ten. From this list, you should easily be able to find the perfect golf watch for you. We’ve included a buyer’s guide to help you see what we use for evaluation purposes and a frequently asked questions section in case you have some questions yourself.

#1 Garmin Approach S60

Garmin Approach S60

Specs:

  • Courses Preloaded: 40,000 (Worldwide)
  • Battery Life (GPS Mode): 10 Hours
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Max Wrist Circumference: 10”

Get ready to spoil yourself with the Garmin Approach S60. This is definitely one of the more expensive golf watches on the market right now, but it’s a proven winner. Garmin is one of the best GPS innovators in the world and they’ve built a watch that showcases their skills like no other.

Garmin Approach S60 front

Starting out, this is a beautiful watch. It looks very much like a standard watch with a circular face and high-contrast bezel (white band/black bezel). It comes in two color options (three configuration options in total): black leather band, black silicone band, white silicone band. In our opinion, the white looks the best of them all. The screen is a full-color display that can be controlled via a touchscreen. You can still use the buttons on the side to move through the different functions/select choices, but you’ll love the touchscreen more than any other part.

Garmin Approach S60 on golf course

As for features, you’ll be able to get yard measurements to the front/middle/back of the green, see the green with pin positioning, look at full-color course maps, access to auto-measuring shots, activity monitoring, touch targeting, and other sports apps too.

Garmin Approach S60 on wrist

The battery will last up to 10 hours on a single while in GPS mode and up to 10 days when on standby mode. While this is a little low, you get a full-featured, full-color display that is touchscreen receptive. Others can get away with longer battery life simply because they don’t have a touchscreen and/or color display.

What We Like

When you want all the features without looking like you are carrying an oversized calculator, you chose this watch. It’s a sleek masterpiece with tons of function. The full-color display can easily be seen even in the brightest of days while still giving you up to 10 full hours of gameplay on a single charge.