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Rangefinder in a wristwatch, now in white

October 04, 2011

The acclaimed Garmin Approach S1, a rangefinder in wristwatch form, has been introduced in white, the company announced.

"As fashion continues to be in the forefront of our lives, we see golfers personalizing their attire and bringing new style to the course every day," Bryan Yalowitz, director outdoor sales and marketing for Garmin, said in a news release, explaining the new color offering.

The Garmin Approach S1, previously available only in black, earned a silver in Golf Digest's rangefinder Hot List recently. Ashley Mayo of Golf Digest wrote this about it: "The watch is surprisingly unobtrusive, and being able to glance at your wrist to know how far you are from the hole is beyond convenient."

It was also featured in this blog in January, beneath the headline, "A wristwatch that provides yardages, too." The Garmin Approach S1 does indeed tell time, as well as providing yardages to the front, center and back of greens at nearly 17,000 North American courses that are pre-loaded in the device.

-- John Strege