Garmin Approach S62 Golf Gps Watch Review 

 March 4, 2020

By  Golf Rangers

The market has already welcomed a fresh incarnation of the old version of Garmin’s Golf Watch. For the last two years, the market has dealt with the Garmin Approach S60 Golf GPS watch. However, Garmin has now updated its previous S60 version with the latest Approach S62. This new GPS golf watch comes with a much longer battery life and several extra features like Virtual Caddie, Contactless Payments and Heart rate Monitoring, which outperform the S60 version in every way through style and performance. Also, the features found in the earlier version that exists in this edition has significantly improved.

Besides, Approach S62 comes with a large and easy-to-read 1.3-inch sunlight-readable full-color touchscreen display along with standard Gorilla glass, which is 17% larger than S60 – and used scratch-resistant ceramic bezel. So, reading all the information like Virtual Caddie, PlaysLike Distance, Layup Targeting, and Hazard View now much easier than before. It also comes with over 41,000 full-color CourseView maps preloaded around the world.

Garmin Approach S62 Golf GPS Watch

Key Features

4 / 5

Bigger screen: Easy to read 1.3” color touchscreen display

Display resolution: 260 x 260 pixels

Display type: sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)

Lens Material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Preloaded golf courses: Over 41,000 full-color CourseView maps preloaded worldwide

Customizable watch faces: Custom watch faces are available to download from Connect IQ™ Store.

QuickFit bands: Changing watch bands is now as easy as changing the course.

Strap Material: silicone

Smart notifications: Can receive emails, texts, and alerts on your watch by pairing with a compatible smartphone.

Connectivity: Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+®

Garmin Pay: Contactless payment solution by participating providers.

Water-resistance capacity: 5 ATM

Memory: 1GB

Garmin Approach S62 Features Explained

The Garmin Approach S62 comes with many additional features that make golfing easier and streamlined. Here we explain some features that will contribute to the overall performance of the golfers who would opt for this watch.


One of the best features that S62 will have to its credit is Pin Pointer. It’s an integral feature of Garmin’s all-in-one premium GPS golf handheld device G80, and now it’s available with S62 as well. Blind shots are common to golfers. For an approach shot aimed at an elevated green, you no longer have to depend on your speculations. The PinPointer will help you decide the exact direction in which you should hit.

PlaysLike Distance

Estimating distance is another important part of playing golf. When you’re preparing to take uphill and downhill shots, PlaysLike Distance function will adjust the yardages to compensate for uphill and downhill shots that help you get perfect shots.

Hazard View

Hazard View is another great feature that comes along with Approach S62 watch. This feature allows golfers to quickly scroll through each hazard on the map to obtain critical distance information and helps them know what to avoid exactly.

Green View

This view refers to almost the entire green areas of the golf course. However, it does no matter where you are on the course, the Green View feature will show you each green’s true shape, and this will also allow you to drag and drop the pin to get more accuracy if you require.

Virtual Caddie

Virtual caddie is an excellent and brand new feature that Garmin added to its Approach S62 Golf GPS watch. So, you can now get caddie support right on your wrist. With this feature, the S62 will analyze the critical factors such as wind speed and direction, course layout, and your past swings, and will suggest the most suited golf club for each shot. Also, it won’t be a problem even if you can’t see the green. This watch will consistently show you the distance and direction to the green through its compass feature.

Data Handling

As an avid golf player, you now have access to the new golf Performance Widget to get more golfing insights by pairing your device with the Garmin golf app. The app will calculate your stats and send them to your watch. So, you can analyze your handicap index, fairway and shot hit/miss percentage, and green in regulation percentage.

Additionally, the app also provides you the analysis for strokes gained and permits you to take part in leaderboards and tournaments with players around the globe.

Heart Rate Monitoring

Garmin Approach S62 GPS watch is more than just a golf watch. It comes with several features and functionalities that can be helpful beyond the boundaries of the golf courses as well. It comes with advanced wrist-based heart rate monitoring that helps to measure the intensity of your fitness and outdoor activities. Also, this watch is equipped with a pulse ox sensor to measure blood oxygen satu