The Golf Monthly team brings you its Garmin Approach S4 review, revealing all you need to know about this golf GPS device
Key technology: Garmin Approach S4 review
Preloaded with 38,000 golf courses around the world, the S4 is a touchscreen watch design. The extra-long battery life lasts 25% longer than previous versions with up to 10 hours in GPS mode and six weeks in watch mode. The device gives distances to the front, middle and back of greens as well as lay-up and dogleg distances. It can receive information from a smartphone, including emails and text messages.
This is by no means a cheap GPS watch, particularly compared to some of the stripped-back models currently available, but there are plenty of added extras. These include stat collection and the ability to receive information from a smartphone. You need to think about whether you will get the most out of these extras in order to work out whether the device is value for money. If you use them the watch is well made and easy to use once you have worked out what all of the buttons do. The yardages on offer were consistently accurate.