On its wide 3” capacitive-touch color display the G8 gives you the full picture of the game. With new features like PlaysLike Distance that adjusts for uphill and downhill shots, PinPointer for blind shot assistance and Club Advice it is our most feature-packed handheld. G8 is preloaded with over 30,000 international courses with free Wi-Fi updates for life, it features Smart Notification¹ and Garmins new golf community at Garmin Connect.
Despite its slim profile, the Approach G8 debuts a substantial range of features to help you take on any course. PlaysLike Distance gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots.
Club Advice remembers how far you hit each club and makes a recommendation based on shot distance. PinPointer lets you know which way to the pin even if you are in the woods or deep in a trap. For easier viewing, Big Numbers Mode increases the font size of the front, back and center distances.
Stay Discretely Connected
Smart Notification lets you receive emails, texts and alerts right on your handheld, even if you’re in the middle of the fairway. G8 receives the wireless signal from your iPhone® 4s or later, let’s you know you have a message, and displays the full text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.
Keep up to Date
G8 comes preloaded with more than 30.000 international courses with Garmins free lifetime update policy. To make it even more convenient for you to keep your G8 up to date it comes with integrated Wi-Fi that connect to the golf community within Garmin Connect and update courses automatically.
Garmin Connect Golf Community
Garmin Connect features a new online golf community that lets you play, then share and compare with your golf buddies. Download your round and contrast it to your last rounds, track improvements to your handicap for every course you play. To keep you motivated Garmin Connect allows you to assemble your ideal round, combining your best score for each hole to get your ideal 18 for courses you play frequently.
More Scorecard Options
Approach G8 doubles as a digital scorecard for your foursome with scoring options for Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.
See Targets and Track Stats
With clearly colour coded layup arcs at 100, 150, 200 and even 250 yards you know at a glance how far you need to hit when laying up. Touch Targeting lets you touch any point on the sunlight-readable display, and it shows the precise distance to that exact spot — fairway, hazard, landing area, or the front, middle and back of the green.
Enhanced stats keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Check your stats during the round, or download and print them from your computer afterwards.
Get on the Green
Zero in on the pin with Green View. Just tap the flag on the map to zoom in on the green — then you can drag the flag to position it where you see it, giving you more accurate yardage.
Smart Notification: Compatible with iPhone® 4S and later and OS7 or later. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Add another level of fun and competition to your game by downloading the free Garmin Golf app to your phone. Each round can take on a tournament feel on any of over 40,000 courses worldwide. Players can compete in weekly leaderboards, set up tournament events, live chat, post results and more.
Weekly Leaderboards - Compete against your friends and fellow golfers on the same course, plus view other players rank, score, handicap and more.
Create Tournaments - Set up your own tournament event and invite multiple friends to compete.
Live Chat - During a tournament event, players can make comments or live chat with each other while on the course.
Scorecards - Keep score using the app and easily share with others
View Upcoming Events - Stay up-to-date by viewing upcoming events
Course Coverage - Use the Garmin Golf app on over 40,000 golf courses around the world; each course contains its own weekly leader board that anyone can participate in.
Garmin Golf app is available for anyone to use — simply download the free app to your phone to start using on the golf course.
Golf Wearables: Approach® S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S20, X40, S60
Golf Handhelds: Approach G6, G7, G8, G10, G30.
If you have a compatible Garmin device, your scorecard will upload when you sync to the app through Garmin Connect™ or Garmin Express™. If you do not have a compatible Garmin device, you will need to enter your score manually.
Please note: The following compatible devices must use Garmin Express to sync to app: Approach S2, S3, G6, and G10; all other compatible devices can use Garmin Connect.
Get live scoring when using the new Approach S60 golf watch! View live scoring on the weekly leaderboard throughout the entire round.