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Garmin Approach G8

The sleek, lightweight and durable Approach G8 has a 3” multi-touch color display and is preloaded with 30,000 courses.

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$399.99.

Lighter, Sleeker, Smarter

  • 3-inch color capacitive touch display; slim and sleek design, tough and durable
  • Preloaded with 38,000 international courses — automatic Wi-Fi® course updates; no fees or subscriptions
  • PlaysLike Distance gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots
  • Smart Notification allows you to receive email, texts and alerts on your handheld
  • PinPointer tells you where the pin is, even if you can’t see it

The sleek, lightweight and durable Approach G8, with a 3-inch capacitive touch color display, is our most feature-packed handheld. G8 starts with precise distances for 38,000 international courses, with free Wi-Fi course updates for life, then adds: PlaysLike Distances, Smart Notification messaging, PinPointer blind shot assistance, a rechargeable 15 hour battery, and the online share-and-compare golf community within Garmin Connect™.

PlaysLike Distance

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.

Stay 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.

Play Smarter

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.

Smarter Features

For easier viewing, Big Numbers Mode increases the font size of the front, back and center distances. And Wi-Fi lets you connect to the golf community within Garmin Connect and update courses automatically.

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

Colorful layup arcs at 100, 150, 200 and even 250 yards let you know exactly 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.

Garmin Connect Golf Community

Garmin Connect includes an online golf community that lets you play, then share and compare. Download your round and contrast it to your last round, track improvements to your handicap for every course you play. The Garmin Connect golf community can even assemble your ideal round, combining your best score for each hole to get your ideal 18 for that course.


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Playslike distance

PlaysLike Distance

Gives golfers distances to the target, adjusted for uphill or downhill shots

Smart notification

Smart Notification

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your handheld. 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.

Pin pointer

PinPointer

Tells you the direction to the pin, even if you’re so deep in the rough you can’t see the flag.

Place holder

Digital Scorecard

Keep track of strokes for up to 4 players. Manage or review totals or an individual’s score throughout the round, or access a printable version on your computer after the match. Scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play with adjustable handicaps.

Layup arcs

Maps with Layup Arcs

Large, bright, high-contrast graphics and numbering improve G8’s readability. Layup arcs drawn on the map offer at-a-glance references to 100, 150, 200 and 250 yards for layup decisions.

Track stats

Track Your Stats

The enhanced stat tracking feature keeps track of fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Not only can you check your stats during the round, but you also can download and print them from your computer.

Club advice

Club Advice

Approach G8 remembers how far you hit each club then gives recommendations on which to use based on distance. Plus, you can customize the names of your clubs, from your “Driveopotamus” driver to your “Billy, Billy, Billy” putter.

Place holder

Customized Distances

Select, label and save the distance to a particular point on the course. Mark your current GPS position, or use the touch targeting feature to select the point you’d like to save.

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Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions 2.1" × 4.4" × 0.6" (5.8 × 11.2 × 1.4 cm)
Display size, W×H 1.5" × 2.6" (3.9 × 6.5 cm); 3.0" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, W×H 240 × 400 pixels
Display type Transflective color TFT touchscreen
Touchscreen Yes
Color display Yes
Weight 3.97 oz (112.6 g)
Battery Internal rechargeable lithium polymer
Battery life Up to 15 hours
Water rating IPX7 (1 meter)
GPS-enabled Yes
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Interface USB
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone) Yes
Maps & Memory
Course maps 38,000 (preloaded)
Full Color CourseView Maps Yes
Golfing Features
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) Yes
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage) Yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Yes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegs Yes
PlaysLike distance Yes
Club suggestion Yes
Big numbers mode Yes
PinPointer Yes
Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance) Yes
Digital scorecard Yes (score up to four players with optional adjustable handicaps; scoring options include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play)
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer) Yes (on Device or Computer)
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference) Yes (Displayed on course map)
  • Approach G8
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Belt clip
  • Manual

These accessories are available for Garmin Approach G8. Click a button to add that item to your shopping cart.

$19.99 – AC charger.

$89.99 – External battery pack.

$14.99 – USB cable.

$25.99 – High-speed multi charger.

$28.00 – Vehicle power cable.

$36.00 – USB power cable.

$17.99 – Belt clip.

$19.99 – Carabiner mount.

$19.99 – Universal mount.