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#1 GolfBum82

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 01:59 PM

Any reviews for the new Garmin S60?


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:59 PM

Just game out, sites say 4-6 weeks for delivery so I'm guessing we'll see some reviews in the next few weeks.  Looks like it's an improved S6 and the premium model makes it look better than the standard model but not sure it's worth an extra $100.  $500 is a lot of money for just a golf watch.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:11 PM

View Postnew2g0lf, on 11 June 2017 - 07:59 PM, said:

Just game out, sites say 4-6 weeks for delivery so I'm guessing we'll see some reviews in the next few weeks.  Looks like it's an improved S6 and the premium model makes it look better than the standard model but not sure it's worth an extra $100.  $500 is a lot of money for just a golf watch.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:04 PM

Yeah I agree, 500 for a golf watch makes me wonder why not just get an Apple Watch with a golf gps app

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:34 AM

View Postnew2g0lf, on 11 June 2017 - 07:59 PM, said:

Just game out, sites say 4-6 weeks for delivery so I'm guessing we'll see some reviews in the next few weeks.  Looks like it's an improved S6 and the premium model makes it look better than the standard model but not sure it's worth an extra $100.  $500 is a lot of money for just a golf watch.

It's not really just a golf watch though, it's a multi sport watch so you can use it for running, swimming, biking etc.
Will be compatible with heart rate straps to.

Think of it more of a cheaper Forerunner/Fenix 5 than an expensive golf watch


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:55 AM

Looks to me like the s6 with the activity and shot tracking of the s20 added.   However, at that price, I'd expect better battery life.  They have the fenix 5 up to 24 hours in gps mode yet the s60 is still at only 10 hours (which really means only about 27 holes if you are lucky).

Edited by Stuart G., 12 June 2017 - 03:57 AM.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:09 AM

View PostStuart G., on 12 June 2017 - 03:55 AM, said:

Looks to me like the s6 with the activity and shot tracking of the s20 added.   However, at that price, I'd expect better battery life.  They have the fenix 5 up to 24 hours in gps mode yet the s60 is still at only 10 hours (which really means only about 27 holes if you are lucky).
10 hours is 27 holes?  Remind me to not play at your course

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 04:27 AM

View PostJMH1220, on 12 June 2017 - 04:09 AM, said:

View PostStuart G., on 12 June 2017 - 03:55 AM, said:

Looks to me like the s6 with the activity and shot tracking of the s20 added.   However, at that price, I'd expect better battery life.  They have the fenix 5 up to 24 hours in gps mode yet the s60 is still at only 10 hours (which really means only about 27 holes if you are lucky).
10 hours is 27 holes?  Remind me to not play at your course

:-) It really means their specs on battery life are overly optimistic

Edited by Stuart G., 12 June 2017 - 04:28 AM.


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:53 AM

View PostGwrxMod, on 11 June 2017 - 08:11 PM, said:

View Postnew2g0lf, on 11 June 2017 - 07:59 PM, said:

Just game out, sites say 4-6 weeks for delivery so I'm guessing we'll see some reviews in the next few weeks.  Looks like it's an improved S6 and the premium model makes it look better than the standard model but not sure it's worth an extra $100.  $500 is a lot of money for just a golf watch.

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Select premium parts and it's $499.99

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:12 AM

It will be the same issue as the approach s6. The watch will die on you before you get 2 full rounds in. They say 10hrs buts its more like 6.5hrs max. When we do our big golf trip I always have to bring a usb charger to finish the 2nd 18.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:25 PM

I just ordered a S60, I should have it middle of the week hopefully.  I've been using Golfshot and in the distant past I used a Motorola Actv, Im looking forward to the shot tracking and having the ease of distance on my wrist.
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:01 PM

I just hope the S60 works better at showing the hole than my S6 did/does. The thing worked for about the first couple months, they wouldn't ever do anything except say to update it. I have a $400 front, middle, back watch.
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:41 AM

I wish they would make an app for the Apple watch series 2... it has native GPS now, so why not make a Garmin app for it... sell it for $XX.XX and move on... I don't care for any of the GPS golf apps that are available on the Apple watch platform, but would much rather wear it than wear my S6...

and if we could get a Garmin or Bushnell app, I wouldn't have to carry my phone to use the Apple watch.  I could just use it and wear it... i have to charge it everynight anyway, so as long as it would last the round (the activity tracker does for the most part if I take it off the charger right before I leave)  it should be perfect, otherwise, I have a $400 dollar front middle back just like the previous poster said.. and that isn't exactly Ideal...

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:45 PM

My S60 came in today. I like the look of this as an everyday watch. I've been using the Vivoactive and this is definitely a step up in looks. The face is a little thick up close but looks great on my wrist.

I'll be taking it out over the weekend for a 36 hole day. Should be able to test out the various features.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:51 AM

View PostRyan5508, on 13 June 2017 - 12:12 AM, said:

It will be the same issue as the approach s6. The watch will die on you before you get 2 full rounds in. They say 10hrs buts its more like 6.5hrs max. When we do our big golf trip I always have to bring a usb charger to finish the 2nd 18.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:04 AM

View Posthed, on 21 June 2017 - 06:45 PM, said:

My S60 came in today. I like the look of this as an everyday watch. I've been using the Vivoactive and this is definitely a step up in looks. The face is a little thick up close but looks great on my wrist.

I'll be taking it out over the weekend for a 36 hole day. Should be able to test out the various features.

If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it from?   Most places I've looked only have the premium version ready to ship.  Or did you get the premium version?

Edited by Stuart G., Yesterday, 11:09 AM.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:02 PM

View PostStuart G., on 22 June 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

View Posthed, on 21 June 2017 - 06:45 PM, said:

My S60 came in today. I like the look of this as an everyday watch. I've been using the Vivoactive and this is definitely a step up in looks. The face is a little thick up close but looks great on my wrist.

I'll be taking it out over the weekend for a 36 hole day. Should be able to test out the various features.

If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it from?   Most places I've looked only have the premium version ready to ship.  Or did you get the premium version?

I got the premium version. Not a fan of the silicone band I had on the Vivoactive.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:36 PM

View PostStuart G., on 22 June 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

View Posthed, on 21 June 2017 - 06:45 PM, said:

My S60 came in today. I like the look of this as an everyday watch. I've been using the Vivoactive and this is definitely a step up in looks. The face is a little thick up close but looks great on my wrist.

I'll be taking it out over the weekend for a 36 hole day. Should be able to test out the various features.

If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it from?   Most places I've looked only have the premium version ready to ship.  Or did you get the premium version?

http://puetzgolf.com has them now even though website states different.  Mine just arrived today, I purchased std version as its 120 degrees here and sweating in a leather band is no good.
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Posted Today, 03:30 AM

View Posthed, on 22 June 2017 - 05:02 PM, said:

I got the premium version. Not a fan of the silicone band I had on the Vivoactive.

I thought about it as well - but because I like the idea of the scratch protection of the ceramic bezel, not the band.

View PostPexeter, on 22 June 2017 - 05:36 PM, said:

http://puetzgolf.com has them now even though website states different.  Mine just arrived today, I purchased std version as its 120 degrees here and sweating in a leather band is no good.

Thanks.

Edited by Stuart G., Today, 03:34 AM.


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Posted Today, 01:27 PM

View Posthed, on 21 June 2017 - 06:45 PM, said:

My S60 came in today. I like the look of this as an everyday watch. I've been using the Vivoactive and this is definitely a step up in looks. The face is a little thick up close but looks great on my wrist.

I'll be taking it out over the weekend for a 36 hole day. Should be able to test out the various features.
Great. Looking forward to battery life


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