Garmin G5 Handheld Golf GPS Offers A Bright Waterproof Touchscreen

Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Cassie Lyons

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There are few things in life that are better than a new toy that is not only fun to use, but also useful. Ask any golfer and they’ll tell you that they play the game because it’s a great way to relax; yet all the cursing and broken club heads you find on courses across the country tell a different story. Take the stress out of the game and add a little more fun with the Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS. The handheld golf GPS from Garmin features a rugged, waterproof design with a 3-inch touchscreen display that be read even in direct sunlight. Garmin’s GPS unit comes preloaded with U.S. golf courses including fairways, greens, and hazards.


In addition to mapping out courses for you, the Garmin helps golfers map the distance to the green to eliminate guesswork from their shots and also keeps score for up to four players. A good deal of golf gps devices are available on the market, so deciding the right device for each individual will depend on the number of features included on each model. This particular Garmin model is among the more expensive, costing over $300.

While the vast majority of online reviewers had nothing but positive remarks about the Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS, several reviewers were less than impressed. The biggest complaint from many reviewers was that despite claims that the Garmin golf gps unit could be read in direct sunlight, it was actually very difficult to view outdoors.

Waterproof golf GPS unit with 3-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen display. Preloaded U.S. course maps, including fairways, hazards, and greens. No annual fee plus new maps available for download from Measure shot distance with highly sensitive readings to eliminate guesswork. Digital scorecard for up to four players and save the scores on your computer.

Complaints that the Garmin GPS was difficult to read in direct sunlight. One reviewer complained that the battery life for the GPS golf unit was too short.

A golf GPS unit like Garmin’s Golf G5 can be a very handy addition to any golfer’s bag. While purists may complain it takes away from the spirit of the game, many would enjoy it as simply a tool for enhancing the game’s enjoyment.

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2 Responses

  1. Product Scoop says:

    Please share with us any of your questions or comments concerning this Handheld Golf GPS review! Here’s the manufacturer link for the Garmin Approach G5 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS.

  2. jimm says:

    Looks cool. The G5 definitely offers an advantage over other golfers without it.

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