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Garmin Golf- Approach G8 GPS

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Approach® G8

Lighter, Sleeker, Smarter

  • 3-Inch color capacitive touch display; slim and sleek design, tough and durable
  • Preloaded with more than 41,000 golf courses around the world — automatic Wi-Fi® course updates; no fees or subscriptions
  • PlaysLike Distance gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots
  • Smart Notification allows you to receive email, texts and alerts on your handheld
  • PinPointer tells you where the pin is, even if you can’t see it

The sleek, lightweight and durable Approach G8, with a 3-inch capacitive touch color display, is Garmin's most feature-packed handheld. G8 starts with precise distances for more than 41,000 golf courses around the world, with free Wi-Fi course updates for life, then adds: PlaysLike Distances, smart notification messaging, PinPointer blind shot assistance, a rechargeable 15 hour battery, and the online share-and-compare golf community within Garmin Connect™.

PlaysLike Distance

Despite its slim profile, the Approach G8 debuts a substantial range of features to help you take on any course. PlaysLike Distance gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots.

Stay Connected

Smart Notification lets you receive emails, texts and alerts right on your handheld, even if you’re in the middle of the fairway. G8 receives the wireless signal from your iPhone® 4s or later, let’s you know you have a message, and displays the full text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.

Play Smarter

Club Advice remembers how far you hit each club and makes a recommendation based on shot distance. PinPointer lets you know which way to the pin even if you are in the woods or deep in a trap.

Smarter Features

For easier viewing, Big Numbers Mode increases the font size of the front, back and center distances. And Wi-Fi lets you connect to the golf community within Garmin Connect and update courses automatically.

More Scorecard Options

Approach G8 doubles as a digital scorecard for your foursome with scoring options for Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.

See Targets and Track Stats

Colorful layup arcs at 100, 150, 200 and even 250 yards let you know exactly how far you need to hit when laying up. Touch Targeting lets you touch any point on the sunlight-readable display, and it shows the precise distance to that exact spot — fairway, hazard, landing area, or the front, middle and back of the green.

Enhanced stats keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Check your stats during the round, or download and print them from your computer afterwards.

Get on the Green

Zero in on the pin with Green View. Just tap the flag on the map to zoom in on the green — then you can drag the flag to position it where you see it, giving you more accurate yardage.

Garmin Connect Golf Community

Garmin Connect includes an online golf community that lets you play, then share and compare. Download your round and contrast it to your last round, track improvements to your handicap for every course you play. The Garmin Connect golf community can even assemble your ideal round, combining your best score for each hole to get your ideal 18 for that course.

What's In The Box:

  • Approach G8
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Belt clip
  • Manual


Physical Dimensions 2.1" x 4.4" x 0.6" (5.8 x 11.2 x 1.4 cm)
Weight 3.97 oz (112.6 g)
Battery Internal rechargeable lithium polymer
Display Type Transflective color TFT touchscreen
Display Size 1.5" x 2.6" (3.9 x 6.5 cm);
3.0" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Color Display
Battery Life Up to 15 hours
High-Sensitivity Receiver
Interface USB

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Product Reviews
4.5 Stars based on 23 reviews
By Kramer
Marlborough, CT.
April 30, 2018
Outstanding addition
I had been using the Sky Caddie Touch for years and was getting tired of paying a yearly user fee. The icing on the cake was I began to have problems with the battery. It took forever to charge and then would be just about used up after one round. Forget about trying to use it on back to back days. I researched and found a lot of good reviews about the Garmin G8 and decided to give it a try. The screen is a nice size and gives my the various yardage readings I need. The greens graphic allows you to easily move the pin placement to the right location for precise yardage. It frees me up to have the correct yardage to select the club I need to hit despite what I visually see. The total hole graphic also is helpful when playing a course for the first time for me.
Pros- battery life is good - battery recharges quickly - no yearly fees - easy to use distance measurement - once you turn it on, it doesn't take forever to locate what course you are playing.
Cons- on line manual somewhat vague, you need to play with it on course to get comfortable with all the features. - it comes with a plastic holster but I wish they made a rubber skin I could put on the unit to protect it in case it got dropped.
By Gary Allen
Oshkosh Wisconsin
April 18, 2018
seems great
Have yet been unable to get out and try due to the weather in Wisconsin, hopefully this will change. It has given me a lot of time to learn the unit and it seems to have everything that I was looking for
By Al
San Antonio, TX
December 18, 2017
Waiting for response on next day delivery. Shipping info indicated 3 day delivery???
Still waiting for a response that was is over due. Shipping
Merchant Response:Thank you for the feedback! The customer service crew has been notified of your issue and will be reaching out ASAP to help. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
By Dave
Florence, Arizona
December 13, 2017
Excellent deal with Rock Bottom
Great price for an excellent GPS.
December 7, 2017
Garmin G8
Good unit for the price. They do need better instructions for using this unit.
By Tom
October 10, 2017
garmin G8
love the garmin but came without a users guide on how to use all the functions.
ConsThank you for the feedback! The customer service crew has been notified of your issue and will be reaching out ASAP to help. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
By Skip
August 3, 2017
Every golf needs this tool
The Garmin works great
By Bob Jones
Johnson City, TN
June 20, 2017
I had a G1. Unable to read in the sun. The G8 is fantastic! Easy to read (even in sun) and the plays like yardage is a great help!
Bradenton Florida
June 1, 2017
Garmin G8
The G8's face is larger and setup was very very easy. There weren't a lot of direction, a good thing. I haven't tried to move the pin, but it is a nice feature. I haven't used it because I usually play the same course most of the time. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for GPS. I would also recommend getting it from Rock Bottom Golf, very easy transction and fast ship.
ProsEasy setup
ConsCould be brighter
Bakersfield, Ca.
April 7, 2017
Very Nice GPS
I love this thing. Seems very accurate, easy to read. Love the distance from any point. Small enough to fit in the pocket. Shot tracking and stats are cool if a little trouble some at times. Don't always remember. Dont use the scorecard pen and paper just easier.
Prosaccurate size easy to read very good battery life
Constedious to keep stats for every shot