Garmin updating device software
The Bad: You don’t have the ability to select individual courses for updates, but instead must update all of them, which can take up to 20 minutes.
Details: Critical Golf Test: Garmin continues to improve the number of courses it has mapped, and the G6’s is exceptional in our course coverage test, placing among the top devices. Manufacturer’s Claims: The Garmin G6 works worldwide, and the company claims to have 26,600 courses available around the globe, which places it in the middle of the pack in our course coverage comparison test.
The G6 is the smallest GPS device with a color screen on the market as of Spring 2012.
As with the rest of the Garmin Approach line, the G6 provides preloaded courses with no additional yearly or per course fees.
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The Garmin Approach G6, Garmin’s latest in its series of golf GPS devices, shows that the old adage understates things – sometimes GREAT things come in small packages.
There are a few things we would change, the most notable being the arbitrary nature of when distances to mapped targets are displayed, the fact that the distance readings are positioned in a way that they may be blocked by your finger when you’re trying to tap a point on the touchscreen, and the inability to view your saved scores and statistics on a computer (they are only accessible on the device itself).
The Good: Both pre-mapped targets and the ability to determine the distance to any point on the course.
Users can also add their own custom points to a course.
The brightly colored maps include a high level of course image detail and are augmented with colored layup arcs that provide context on the hole’s layout.
Touch any point on the map and the G6 will tell you the distance to that point, and the distance from that point to the middle of the green.