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

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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S20 Approach GPS Watch
Used: Refurbished
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Product Reviews
By Inda W.
Largo, Florida
I was LOST until...
December 18, 2019
I compared the distances between the Garmin S20 and my Golf Buddy hand-held and both were the same. It�€™s exactly what the description says. Lightweight on your wrist. Easy to read screen in the bright sun. I recommend this. You would never think it was refurbished.
ProsPlenty of information on one little device. Read the manual to get the most from the S20.
By Bill
Mid Missouri
Great new distance tool
December 10, 2019
Received my Garmin Golf- Approach S20 GPS Watch and was a little skeptical because I had not had good luck with refurbished items in the past. As far as mine goes, I would like to set your fears at ease. After an overnight charging, the watch functions flawlessly! I have played three rounds with it now and not a problem at all. I also played all three rounds on one charge. It has way more functions than I need (or use), but I am very happy with this purchase.
By Scott
Don't Fear the Refurb
December 5, 2019
I received the Approach S20 in a box covered with the word refurbished. The watch was in the same condition as a new one with a full charge already & sticker to protect the glass face of the watch. The box also contained a user manual and USB charging cable.
Settting up the watch was simple for a person with what I consider above avg. but not expert technology skills. Buttons are intuitive. The setup is easier when you have a smart phone and are prepared to connect with Bluetooth and download the Garmin Connect and Garmin Golf apps. It took maybe 15 mins to get everything programed and ready to use. I suggest initial setup be completed with reasonable access to skies for satellites. I was close to a southern facing window.
I couldn't be happier so far, though I have yet to play golf or use the shot tracking option to review my game, but hope to update this review after my first round with the watch. The watch appears functioning perfectly for activity tracking and I have no reason to believe it will not be perfect for golf. It already shows my nearby courses. Bottomline, don't fear the refurb. I'm clever, huh?
ProsEasy set up. Refurbished item in new condition. Easy menu navigation with buttons. Highly adjustable band for tight fit while swinging. Good app. interface & software. Price from Rock Bottom on refurb. unit.
ConsI question long term band durability but have no problems with new unit.
By Richard D.
Worked great until software update and "golf maps missing
November 25, 2019
I am not sure how to handle this review. The battery life is good, the gps works well and everything was fine. I connected to my laptop and there was a software update, completed that. There were map areas to load, so I downloaded them. Not enough memory, so I reloaded the North and South America maps. Started getting maps missing and cannot unlock maps on watch. I had to uninstall and reinstall the Garmin Express to get it to allow me to reinstall again. Same result. I have reloaded several times and was still unable to get it to work at the golf course. Finally this week, it was saying golf maps missing, I started round a couple times and it found the course and worked. I put it back on the charger(laptop) and we will see if it continues to have "golf maps missing" an course issues. When is works, it is accurate and easy though the buttons aren't that easy to manipulate.
Prosaccurate, easy to see. Initially easy to update. good battery life
Conssoftware and golf map issues
By Ron P.
Kansas City
Refurbished is Good
November 20, 2019
Used my Garmin today and was well worth the money. Didn't miss a beat. Don't be afraid of Refurbished. Garmin is a good product.
ProsPrice and function
By Mark Z.
Great Purchase
October 15, 2019
I was disappointed the first night I set-up this watch in my basement office. The satellite search function did not work. Then I drove down the parkway and it beeped several times - found dozens of courses, many I never even heard of! This is all that you need; it works great, its incredibly convenient and not even noticeable after two swings. And I never wear a watch when I play. You just go to your course and start. The actual buttons are preferable to a touch screen; especially with a gloved or sweaty un-gloved hand. The screen is just large enough to see what you need, but not too large that its a nuisance. The square shape is preferable, I would imagine the round metal styles would dig into your wrist while swinging. Buy it!
ProsPerfect size and shape
ConsLimited integration to the Garmin app. Would like to see my location on the course on my smart phone kept in the cart.
By JB O.
Roanoke, VA
Very Impressed
August 16, 2019
I was skeptical of buying a refurbished device, but it has been nothing short of amazing. The GPS is spot on and the battery life is great!
By Cody
July 11, 2019
This works fantastically. The watch came with a certified Garmin refurbished certificate and a 1-year warranty. Would recommend for anyone!
ProsLong battery Easy to navigate Tracks GPS and Clubs
ConsProprietary charging cable
By Joseph
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Garmin is the best
April 26, 2019
Wife needed a new GPS, as my old S1 she was using, was finally starting to show it's age. Being an activity tracker she no longer has to wear her vivoactive any more as the S20 takes care of it all. Don't know if she will use all the features, but it will do what she needs it to do.
ProsIt's a Garmin Thinner style is a plus
By Bob
Columbia, MD
Love it!!
April 24, 2019
I'm a high handicap golfer, but this is still very useful to me. Picks up the satellites quickly, and seems very accurate. Highly recommend.