Garmin ups the ante in 2014 with their new top-of-the-line Garmin Approach G8. The G8 retains the sleek design of the old Garmin G6, provides distances to front/center/back and doglegs, and the ability to pinpoint any target on the course via touchscreen. The Approach G8 has a 3″ display, offers slope-adjusted distances (though cool, remember this is a no-no for tournament play), club recommendations (based on tracking of prior shot distances), and the ability to receive email, text and call alerts (we’ll pass – we are at out of the office for a reason). And that’s not all, if you have a blind shot and left your compass at home, the G8 can point you in the right direction. The Garmin Approach G8 also stands out with Wi-Fi functionality so you can download course updates without plugging in. No annual fees and an online portal to upload scores and track progress over time are a plus. Check out more in advance of our Garmin G8 review.
Retail price: $399.99
Three-year total cost: $399.99
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