Garmin Approach S20

The golf watch that keeps pace with your game

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The Approach S20 is a stylish, lightweight GPS golf watch by Garmin. It comes with 40,000 preloaded golf courses, indicates distances and obstacles, offers a view of the greens and the new Garmin Auto Shot ™ for a detailed analysis of golf with Garmin Connect®. This golf watch is also a Fitness Tracker * and displays Smart Notifications **, so you can keep up with your active lifestyle step.


  • All the information needed for the next golf shot on an intuitive user interface
  • The AutoShot ™ automatically saves a record of golf shots *** on the fairway
  • Better guidance on approach shots with distances to obstacles, doglegs and layups
  • Course View for automatic and free updates on frequently played golf courses
  • Sporty design, Fitness Tracker Features and Smart Notifications¹
  • Up to 15 hours battery life in GPS mode

What you always wanted to know about your golf game

  • The AutoShot ™ automatically saves records of your golf shots *** on the fairway and measures the gap distance for the analysis after the game at Garmin Connect.

Easy to Use

  • Displays all information needed for the next blow on a graphical user interface to


  • Automatic detection of the striking distance and tracking of impact positions

Lightweight Design

  • The thin, lightweight and modern watch design ensures high wearing comfort, on or off the course

Automatic Updates

  • With the Course View Auto Updater you can easily update the golf courses on the move


  • The obstacle view shows the location and the distance to bunkers and water hazards along the fairway

View the Green

  • Display view of the green with an option to manually move the flags

Truswing ™ Compatible

  • When paired with the Garmin TruSwing golf swing sensor, you get a detailed analysis of the entire golf swing

Garmin Connect

  • The free online platform and app for analyzing statistics and track their own development

Activity Tracker

  • Vibration settings remind you to stay active off of the golf course. Keep track of steps, calories burned, distance, time of day, sleep schedule or the number of hours slept *

Smartphone Notifications

  • Smartphone alerts such as calls, text messages and emails are transferred directly to the watch

High Resolution Display

  • 1.3 inches, easy to read even in sunlight, high-resolution display

Layups AND doglegs

  • Plan the perfect hit with the display of distances to layups and doglegs

Distance to the Green

  • Distance to the beginning, middle and end of the green with a graphical preview of the greens

Digital Score Card

  • Easy tracking of results during the rounds of golf

Golf Course Maps

  • More than 40,000 preloaded golf courses and free lifetime golf course updates

Better Battery Life

  • Rechargeable Battery / Battery life: 8 weeks in activity mode, 15 hours ago in GPS mode


  • Rugged and waterproof (5 ATM test pressure corresponds to 50 m water depth) ***

Interchangeable Watch Bands

  • Interchangeable Watch Bands (optional accessory)

* Accuracy of activity
** When coupled with a compatible smartphone
*** Lie and ball contact may affect the golf swing recording. Putts will not be saved. Some strokes, especially chip hits may not be registered.

Manufacturer: Garmin
Dietary supplements are not a substitute for a varied and balanced diet. Keep away from children.
The recommended daily dosage should not be exceeded.
Additional Information

Dimensions, weight and power

Dimensions 37.4 x 47.6 x 11.3 mm
Display Size, WxH 23 x 23 mm
Display Resolution, W x H 128 x 128 pixels
Display Type When sunlight readable, high-resolution, monochrome
Touchscreen No
Color Display No
Negative LCD Yes
Weight 42.2 g
Battery Lithium-ion battery
Battery life Up to 8 weeks (activity mode); up to 15 hours (GPS mode)
Water Resistance 5 ATM (corresponds to test pressure in 50 meters water depth)
GPS Capability Yes
High-Sensitivity Receiver Yes
PC Interface USB
Smart Notifications (shows when connected to your compatible phone email, SMS and other alarms) Yes
Watch Functions Odometer, Clock

Cards and Memory

Golf course map More than 40,000 (pre-installed)
Course view cards in color No

Golf features

Touch-target selection (tap the screen to a target to obtain distance to a point) No
Shot Distance Measurement (calculates the exact distance for play on the square punches) Yes
Distance to the front, middle and back of the green Yes
Distance to layups / doglegs Yes
Play Like-distance No
Bat proposals No
Mode for large numbers No
Pinpointer No
Swing Tempo (measures the ratio between the time for the backswing and follow through) No
Swing Training (audio signals convey the ideal ratio of 3: 1 between the backswing and follow through) No
Swing Strength ™ (measures the power of your golf swing) No
Statistics storage (putts per round, GIR, fairway hits, average shot distance) Yes
Digital Scorecard Yes
(Save scores on the computer and display) scorecard displayed on the computer Yes
Store positions (marked golf course POIs for later use) No

Activity Features

Pedometer Yes
Automatic target (learn how active the user and has a daily target steps) Yes
Inactivity bar (appears on the device after a period of inactivity; walk around a few minutes to reset the display) Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep time and hours of motion or quiet sleep) Yes


  • Garmin AutoShot™: yes
  • TruSwing compatible: yes (see features below)
  • GreenView with manual pin positioning: yes
  • Hazards/course targets: yes
  • TruSwing Features
  • Swing Tempo
  • Swing Speed
  • Face to Target
  • Dynamic Loft
  • Shaft Angle
  • Club Path
  • Club Path Coordinates
  • Shaft Lean


  • Approach S20-AM
  • Data / charging clip
  • Manual
Product videos:

Garmin Approach S20 – GPS-Golfuhr mit Fitness-Tracker-Funktionen und Smart Notifications (German)

Garmin Approach S20 Tutorial – Spielen Sie eine Runde Golf (German)

English reviews written for Garmin Approach S20

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