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Garmin Golf- Approach G8 GPS

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 26 reviews
By Tim
Hampstead, NC
December 8, 2018
Really like this Garmin
While this Garmin is smaller than I would like, (use to a Skycaddie) I find the additional capabilities far outweigh it's size. The ability to go back and forth from airial view to straight F-C-B distances with just a touch of the screen is nice. I also like the club suggestion feature. I have only used twice but am impressed with it so far.
ProsMany nfew features and long battery life.
ConsSize is smaller than my hand which makes it hard to find in my bag sometimes.
By Putt 2 Win
October 18, 2018
Top Notch GPS
I have used this 4 times now and appears to work just as well as my old G6 that I lost. It is slightly larger than the G6 but is much easier to see. I have not read the manual I downloaded yet so have not used a lot of the newer features but I would say the battery life is not quite as good as the G6. It looks like you could maybe get 45 holes out of though so plenty for me. (my G6 would go for 54 holes easy) I highly recommend it due to the ability to pick any spot on the hole and get the distance to it. It is also accurate to the yard if you have enough satellites connected. The worst day for reception and it was still within a couple yards.
ProsEase of use and functionality. Like having your own professional caddy with you.
ConsGarmin still doesn't have their handhelds go into "sleep" mode where the screen is not active which makes it tough to put in your pocket without it being "touched" and on some other function when you pull it out. This is the only gripe I have about the Garmin handhelds. Still by far the best ones you can buy.
By Larry
West Virginia
October 10, 2018
Needs better instructions
Not a bad unit, you just have to test it out on the course to figure out all the features.
ProsA lot of great features.
ConsNeeds a better user manual.
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