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Garmin Golf- Approach S20 GPS Watch **REFURBISHED**

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Approach® S20

Style on the Wrist, Performance on the Course

  • Combines elegant watchband design with high-resolution display and activity tracking
  • AutoShot round analyzer measures and auto-records shot distances
  • Pairs with Garmin TruSwing™ sensor for metrics to improve your swing consistency
  • CourseView feature automatically updates frequently played courses for free
  • Receive smart notifications for incoming calls, texts and other alerts
  • Battery life: up to 15 hours in GPS mode; up to 8 weeks in activity tracking mode

Approach S20 GPS golf watch is the ideal golfing partner that doubles as your everyday watch. Stylish, convenient and lightweight, Approach S20 comes preloaded with more than 41,000 courses around the world — plus automatic map updates, daily activity tracking and smart notifications to keep you connected on the go.

See Before You Swing

Whether you’re leisurely playing with friends on your favorite local course or teeing up on that amazing resort course you’ve always wanted to play, Approach S20 knows where you are — and how far you are from the next pin. The watch’s high-sensitivity GPS receiver gives you the distance data you need to fire away with confidence. On the high-resolution display, you’ll see distances to the front, back and middle of the green, as well as hazards, doglegs and layups. You can also measure yardages for shots played from anywhere on the course.

AutoShot Round Analyzer

On the course, the Approach S20’s AutoShot round analyzer tracks shots3, measures distance and records shot locations for post-round analysis on Garmin Connect™.


Garmin Connect Golf Community

Garmin Connect is the 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 game 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.

Garmin Connect

Green View Display

The Green View feature on your Approach S20 shows you the true shape and layout of the green, even if you’re behind it. You can manually reposition the pin to today’s location for accurate shot selection.

Green View

Keep a Digital Scorecard

Approach S20 golf watch easily keeps track of your score throughout your round. When you’re done, you can save, review and even use the Garmin Connect™ Mobile fitness app with your smartphone to upload and share that great round with your golfing buddies online.


Smartphone Notifications

Never miss another important text, email or alert just because your smartphone is tucked away somewhere in your bag. Approach S20 acts as a wireless extension of your compatible smart device, displaying smart notifications, right on your watch. Now, via Bluetooth® technology, you can read that email or text you’ve been waiting for — even in the middle of the fairway.


Extra-long Battery Life

Your Approach S20 features a long-running lithium-ion battery to carry you through long rounds or those extra holes. You can easily get in a whole weekend of golf with up to 15 hours in full GPS mode before the battery needs to be recharged. For daily use in activity tracking mode, you can expect the battery to go up to 8 weeks between recharges.

It’s All the Watch You Need

As a bonus, the handsomely styled Approach S20 golf watch even tells you the time, so you can wear it as your everyday watch. Durable and water-rated to 5 ATM (50 meters), Approach S20 also features a built-in activity tracker with prompts to help keep you moving toward a healthier lifestyle. And for those who like to walk, there’s a built-in odometer to help keep track of how much ground you’ve covered.

What's In The Box:

  • Approach S20 watch
  • Charging/data clip
  • Manual

Water Rating

Garmin rigorously tests their devices to make sure they’ll survive the activities for which they were designed. You should note that even if a device is above a depth it is rated for, it might still suffer water ingression if it is subjected to an activity that creates pressure on it that exceeds that depth rating.

5 ATM Water Rating: Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters.


  • Splashes
  • Rain or snow
  • Showering
  • Swimming
  • Diving into water
  • Snorkeling


  • Scuba Diving
  • High-speed watersports


Lens Material Chemically strengthened glass
Strap Material Silicone
Physical Size 37.4 x 47.6 x 11.3 mm
Weight 1.5 oz (42.2 g)
Water Rating 5 ATM
Display Type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display Size 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
Display Resolution 128 x 128 pixels
Battery Life Smartwatch mode: Up to 8 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 15 hours
Memory/History 64 MB

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Open Box:
S20 Approach GPS Watch
Used: Refurbished
GPS Watch & Charging Cable
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Product Reviews
By Eric Duncan
December 12, 2018
Excellent Visibility!
So far, this has proven to be an excellent purchase. Great size, easy to operate, and nearly perfect visibility!

Pros1. Visibility 2. Size/Weight 3. Ease of use
ConsNone yet!
By Don
August 29, 2018
Great product, great service
The watch arrived early and looked brand new. Couldn't tell it eas refurbished. I have used it numerous times and it is easy to use and accurate! Good battery life. The only issue I have is that the step counter is not as accurate as my Fitbit. The Garmin 'cheats' me out of steps.
By Ron
The Villages, FL
August 27, 2018
Excellent Product — Like New
Product is as advertised— like new. I have played 3 rounds and love the watch. Easy to use features, distances and scores accurate, and holds charge. Highly recommend.
July 21, 2018
cool and amazingly accurate watch
great watch go get em!
By Pierce
July 18, 2018
Great watch
So far the watch has been working great!
By Keith Tuck
Chicago, IL
July 10, 2018
Excellent Watch for the Price
The watch performs as expected. It arrived in excellent condition and was seamless to set-up. Looks great and holds a charge...Great product for the price!!
ProsLong-Lasting Battery Supports all the golfers needs Lightweight
By Laurent
July 7, 2018
Does what it needs to do
Watch is lightweight and comfortable. Display good clear visibility, also in full sunlight.
Shows back middle and front of green. Distances update fast ans accurate. Also it has a few "smart watch" features, like it can show you received messages and you phone.
ProsGreat battery life
ConsDid show hazzards, but not all like trees on fairway that other brands did show Wristband looks a bit fragile, time will tell if it will hold up.
By Robert
July 6, 2018
questionable quality?
After receiving the Garmin Approach S20 GPS watch, I was excited to use it as it appeared to be easy to use and provided enough information on the golf course that it surely would improve my game. However, after only wearing it for 2 9 hole rounds of golf, the strap broke (actually the rubber strap that holds the main strap in place after it is placed through the buckle). While I can still use the watch, I have to carry it in my pocket and have great concerns about the durability of this watch. I gave it two stars because I think in general, the watch itself is a good idea, but practically, the quality of workmanship doesn't hold up at all.
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.
ProsFairly easy and intuitive to use easy to read screen
Consquality of device
By Ronald
July 5, 2018
Great GPS
Played several rounds with the Garmin S20 and it was very accurate and easy
to use. After two 18 hole rounds the gps says I still have 50% battery life left.
By Daryl
Houston, Texas
July 5, 2018
Great Lightweight Golf Watch
I had an older Bushnell watch that I got good service from but it had two shortcomings: 1) the charging clip was inconsistent in making a good connection and 2) the update software could not be used on my iMac desktop computer. I have two other Garmin products: a Nuvi car map GPS and an Approach handheld Golf GPS. They both use the same very simple to use update software so I only considered Garmin when shopping for a new golf watch. I ordered my watch and received it quickly. I plugged the supplied cable to my charger and clipped the charging cable to my watch. Much to my relief it was a very simple fitting and the terminals made a good connection that has been repeated many times. No more fighting the terminal to get a connection-although the manual warns that cleaning the contacts by wiping them with a damp cloth is a must. I used the cable to connect my iMac desktop to the watch and it used the same software I already used for my Nuvi and Approach to update the watch. So my two major concerns were addressed. The watch will do a number of things that I dont use: keep score, interface with my smart phone, count steps, keep mileage, etc. I only use it for golf yardage and it is consistent with my laser, which means it is accurate. It shows the front, back, and middle of the green and has a feature for you to move the hole on your display for more accurate yardage. The watch is much thinner and lighter than my old watch. It comes in black which makes the dirt less visible. As a watch it keeps the time and knows what time zone youre in. Im not sure how long the charge will last, but it is certainly long enough that it hasnt been an issue for me. I recommend this product - especially if you have other Garmin devices.
ProsUses the same Garmin update software as other Garmin devices. The charging cable makes a good hard connection with watch terminal every time. Accurate
ConsNone that I see.