OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Approach S4
GPS golf watch—a feature-packed golf watch to expand the already popular
Approach Series. The Approach S4 has a high-res touchscreen display that
is sunlight readable and offers a dedicated Green View button. It boasts
a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can last for up to 10 hours in
golf mode. The S4 comes preloaded with more than 30,000 international
courses  with free lifetime course updates, so there are
no additional fees or subscriptions. The Approach S4 also has Smart
Notification technology when paired with a compatible Apple smartphone.
This allows the watch to wirelessly receive information from the phone’s
notification center such as emails, text messages, so golfers can leave
their phones in their bags while on the course. Like other Garmin Golf
GPS devices, the S4 gives precise distances to the front, middle and
back of the green, and incorporates layup, dogleg and shot distances all
while keeping score and tracking statistics on the digital scorecard.
The Approach S4 has a fashionable and functional design that is great on
the golf course, and as a stylish everyday wristwatch.
Introducing the Garmin Approach S4: a Sleek Golf Watch with High-Res Touchscreen Display and Smart Notification Technology (Photo: Business Wire)
“The Approach S4 is the natural evolution of wearable golf technology,”
said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The hi-res
touchscreen display makes it easier than ever for golfers to stay on top
of their game, and the Smart Notification functionality allows them to
stay connected while on the course. Plus, the extended battery life
allows for a full weekend of golf on one charge. The Approach S4 will
give golfers a competitive edge on the course, but the sleek form factor
and smart watch technology makes it appropriate for everyday wear.”
The Approach S4 is a golf watch like no other. The high-res touchscreen
display is glove-friendly and easy to read, even in direct sunlight.
Weighing only 2.06 ounces, and water resistant to 10 meters, the
Approach S4 packs powerful features into a small, easy to wear package.
It boasts the longest golf mode battery life in the Approach watch
lineup with 10 hours. The Approach S4 incorporates Smart Notification
technology, which allows golfers to stay connected while on the course.
When paired with a compatible smartphone (iPhone 4s and above running
iOS7.0 and above), the S4 acts as a wireless extension of the device
through Bluetooth Low Energy so users can receive emails, text messages
and more while on the course.