Approach® G80

Part Number: 010-01914-01
Recommended Retail Price: R 9 599.00
ICASA Certification: TA-2018/5169


Approach® G80 Features:

Take your game from the range to the course

- Integrated launch monitor tracks club head speed, ball speed, smash factor, swing tempo and
  estimated distance
- Includes four practice and game modes that help you work to improve your shot consistency
- Features 3.5", sunlight-readable, colour, touchscreen display and slim design with quick button access to radar
- Preloaded with more than 41,000 detailed, colour golf course maps worldwide
- Rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours with GPS

Why buy a golf handheld and a golf radar separately when it’s so easy to get both in a single, convenient unit? Approach G80 is the first all-in-one premium GPS golf handheld with integrated launch monitor. Garmin radar technology makes it easy to track club head speed, ball speed, smash factor, swing tempo and estimated distance to help you improve your shot consistency and play a better tactical game.

Use it on the range

Approach G80 is equipped with multiple practice and game modes. It offers the ability to play virtual rounds on any of the more than 41,000 preloaded courses worldwide with full-colour CourseView mapping.

Warmup mode provides simple feedback such as ball speed, club head speed, tempo, smash factor and estimated distance. Tempo training helps you evaluate which backswing and downswing timings are best for you, and it provides instant feedback. You can compete against a friend on the driving range, play in a tournament against other users around the world or try beating your personal best. To develop accuracy and shot consistency, target practice helps you focus on drives, short game or your all-round game.

Use it during your rounds

On the course, the launch monitor measures shot distance. For easy access during play, simply press the quick access radar button to open launch monitor functionality. In addition, you get the convenience of Touch Targeting on full-colour course maps. Touch any point on the sunlight-readable display and it shows the precise distance to that spot — fairway, hazard, landing area or the front, middle and back of the green. It also doubles as a digital scorecard with scoring options for Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps. Periodic course map updates are automatically sent to your device.

PlaysLike Distance gives you distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots. It is easily turned off for tournament play. PinPointer shows you the green’s location on blind shots. Green View allows you to zoom in on the green to get more accurate yardage to today’s pin location. Big Numbers Mode increases the type, making it easier to read yardage numbers to the front, back and middle of the green.

Compatible with the Garmin Golf™ app

Approach G80 works with the free Garmin Golf app¹, which lets you compete, compare and connect with fellow golfers playing on more than 41,000 courses worldwide. Players can post their results and compare data, rankings and stats in the app.

¹See for compatibility


Technical Specifications


    - Physical dimensions: 58.7 x 114.2 x 16.1 mm
    - Display size: 45.7 x 76.1 mm; 3.5" diag (88.9 mm)
    - Display type: Transflective colour TFT touchscreen
    - Display resolution: 282 x 470 pixels
    - Weight: 119 g
    - Battery: Internal rechargeable lithium polymer
    - Battery life: Up to 15 hours
    - Interface: USB


    - Radar
    - GPS
    - Compass
    - Accelerometer

    Golfing features

    - Preloaded with more than 41,000 courses worldwide
    - Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview)
    - Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
    - Yardage to layups/doglegs
    - Automatically measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)
    - Big Numbers mode (easier to read)
    - Digital scorecard (score up to four players with optional adjustable handicaps; scoring options include
      Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play)
    - Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
    - Green View with manual pin position (improves accuracy)
    - PinPointer (helps determine where to aim on blind shots)
    - PlaysLike Distance (takes into account elevation changes to calculate how far it plays like)
    - Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)
    - Full vector maps
    - Custom targets (save locations you want to know the distance to next time you play that course)
    - Auto CourseView updates (keeps the courses you play most frequently up to date)
    - Round timer/odometer

    Radar features

    - Integrated launch monitor tracks club head speed, ball speed, smash factor, swing tempo,
      estimated distance
    - Club head speed accuracy: +/- 5mph
    - Ball speed accuracy: +/- 2mph
    - Swing tempo accuracy: +/- 0.3
    - Carry distance accuracy: +/- 5 yards
    - Practice and game modes include warm-up, virtual round, target practice, tempo training
    - Can be used indoors and outdoors


    - Bluetooth Smart
    - Works with iPhone, Android
    - Smart Notifications (iPhone only)
    - Compatible with Garmin Golf app
    - TruSwing compatible

Technical Specifications


What's in the Box:

    - Approach® G80
    - Trolley/cart mount
    - Lanyard carabiner
    - Charging/data cable
    - Manuals

Accessories for the Approach® G80

High-speed Multi-charger
Part No: 010-10723-17

Quarter-turn Bike Mount
Part No: 010-11430-00

microUSB Cable
Part No: 010-11478-01