By Matt Neundorf
on 4.20.12
Photo by Garmin

The next time you find yourself 90 yards out, in the pines, with no line of sight to the green; open your club face and sneak a peek at your wrist. If you were wearing the new Garmin Approach S3 Golf Watch ($350), the fear of carpet bombing your score card would be lessened considerably.

Specifically, the handy wrist computer puts GPS information for 27,000 courses from around the world, right at your fingertips. Thanks to a new golf glove friendly touchscreen design, users can also access precise layup distance calculations and an overhead image of the green, complete with customizable pin placement to give your short game the informational edge it may need. At the tee, the S3 can pinpoint the yardage to doglegs, water, sand or other manually entered obstacles, so you can stop worrying about the course and just grip it and rip it. The S3 can naturally keep track of your score too and allows for easy upload to a computer for printed copies, suitable for framing or burning, your choice.

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