Garmin announces the Approach G30

Garmin has announced the Approach G30 golf GPS device. The Approach G30 has a 2.3-inch colour touchscreen with full course mapping to more than 40,000 courses around the world plus free map updates. Green View and Touch Targeting give accurate yardage info, and players can track their stats and performance over each round and over time.

The Approach G30 features a built-in high-sensitivity GPS, so users will get accurate distances to greens, hazards and doglegs, even if they’re under heavy tree cover. The Approach G30 also has a dedicated Green View, which shows the shape of the green, and allows users to manually position the pin to get the most accurate distance information.

The Approach G30 is compatible with the Garmin TruSwing analyser, so when paired together, users will have access to data like swing speed and club path angles, which can be used to improve swing consistency. In addition to TruSwing compatibility, the Approach G30 boasts a variety of other connected features. Users can get smart notifications for incoming calls, texts and more plus automatic uploads to the Garmin Connect Mobile app to save all of the users’ golf data like scorecards in one place.

​The Approach G30 can keep track of scores for up to four players, and can track more in-depth stats like fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Plus, with the Garmin Connect Mobile app, users can track their overall scores, and see how they play on each course and even each hole. Users can also go back and see their average and best score for every course played with the device.

With up to 15 hours of battery life between charges, the Approach G30 is ready for a few rounds. It’s designed to withstand the elements, and has a water rating of IPX7. The Approach G30 will be available from February with a recommended retail price of AU$369. To learn more, visit

The Approach G30 is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to or

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