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  • 24-03-2020 5:21pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭ SouthernBelle


    I'd like to upgrade my husband's 4 year old Garmin watch for his birthday.

    Can any of you fabulous golfers give me some recommendations please? My budget would be up to €250.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,607 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    I'd like to upgrade my husband's 4 year old Garmin watch for his birthday.

    Can any of you fabulous golfers give me some recommendations please? My budget would be up to €250.

    what does he currently have?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭ SouthernBelle


    I'm looking at it here and it only says Garmin so I don't have the model.

    It's fairly basic - around 4/5 years old and only cost around €110 at the time.

    Sorry I can't be more helpful!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,607 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    I'm looking at it here and it only says Garmin so I don't have the model.

    It's fairly basic - around 4/5 years old and only cost around €110 at the time.

    Sorry I can't be more helpful!

    look on the back of it


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭ SouthernBelle


    Its very faded by looks like Approach S1


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,607 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    approach s40 is an upgrade and a golf specific garmin watch in your budget. if you want to spend a few more quid go with the S60.
    garmin do other watches which have golf features. i have a vivoactive. its more a fitness tracker with golf features.
    i recommend you get a golf watch and not one with golf features. approach series are the garmin golf watches so stick with them.
    if you want to go another brand, maybe a golf buddy wtx


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭ SouthernBelle


    Thank you so much for your help. The S40 looks great. I know he's happy with the Garmin so it's probably safer for me to stick with that.

    Much appreciated!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,607 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    think mcguirks have them for 269


  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭ Golfhead65


    Seve OB wrote: »
    think mcguirks have them for 269

    Think they might be on sale now Seve under present circumstances..lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,186 ✭✭✭ Hoboo


    I'd like to upgrade my husband's 4 year old Garmin watch for his birthday.

    Can any of you fabulous golfers give me some recommendations please? My budget would be up to €250.

    Wait until May and buy him a Shotscope V3 when it's released. Don't buy the V2 which is now on sale. Be around €250, and is a gps and performance tracker. If he's big into golf and practice he'll love it.


    Edit: If you're going for an S40, the tracking system Approach CT10 is an extra €300 in comparison. Over double and in a league below. If it's just for fashion then the S40 is grand.


  • Registered Users Posts: 256 ✭✭ norabattie


    Hoboo wrote: »
    Wait until May and buy him a Shotscope V3 when it's released. Don't buy the V2 which is now on sale. Be around €250, and is a gps and performance tracker. If he's big into golf and practice he'll love it.


    Edit: If you're going for an S40, the tracking system Approach CT10 is an extra €300 in comparison. Over double and in a league below. If it's just for fashion then the S40 is grand.

    I'm in the same position. Want to buy the hubby a new watch. His old one is the vivoactive. He's gotten great mileage out of it in fairness . Was looking at the shot scope v2 or the s60 which is about 350 at the moment.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,064 ✭✭✭ MarcusP12


    Hoboo wrote: »
    Wait until May and buy him a Shotscope V3 when it's released. Don't buy the V2 which is now on sale. Be around €250, and is a gps and performance tracker. If he's big into golf and practice he'll love it.


    Edit: If you're going for an S40, the tracking system Approach CT10 is an extra €300 in comparison. Over double and in a league below. If it's just for fashion then the S40 is grand.

    I have the s60....you don't need to buy the tracking system...the watch will ask you to confirm the club you hit after it detects you hit a shot....not a big deal during the round once you get used to it...what it won't be able to pick up though are delicate chips and putts so you can buy a 3 pack of the sensors for 80 quid, which I did.....you simply fix them to your putter and a couple of wedges and it'll automatically pick them up and record your shots around the green for stats....

    I'd recommend the s60 but I think you can't go far wrong with the s40 either....both look good on the wrist compared to other makers, e.g. shotscope, as an everyday smart watch which might be important...


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,607 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    Seve OB wrote: »
    i have a vivoactive
    norabattie wrote: »
    I'm in the same position. Want to buy the hubby a new watch. His old one is the vivoactive. He's gotten great mileage out of it in fairness . Was looking at the shot scope v2 or the s60 which is about 350 at the moment.

    hmmmm, I’m wondering if Mrs Seve OB might have a secret boards account. Don’t bother with the GPS watch love, I can’t go anywhere at the moment. One of these will do nicely though thanks :D

    https://trackmangolf.com/products/simulator


  • Registered Users Posts: 256 ✭✭ norabattie


    Seve OB wrote: »
    hmmmm, I’m wondering if Mrs Seve OB might have a secret boards account. Don’t bother with the GPS watch love, I can’t go anywhere at the moment. One of these will do nicely though thanks :D

    https://trackmangolf.com/products/simulator

    😂 No my dearest lol.
    I'm hoping hubby doesn't have a boards account 😬


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,607 ✭✭✭✭ Seve OB


    norabattie wrote: »
    �� No my dearest lol.
    I'm hoping hubby doesn't have a boards account ��

    Well it was worth a try ;)


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