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Garmin S60 Watch reviews?


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#1 Norboo

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

I am currently using S20 and I like it a lot.  If Garmin S60 is just as good with better and more features, I might upgrade.

Edited by Norboo, 12 November 2017 - 02:25 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:34 AM

View PostNorboo, on 12 November 2017 - 02:25 PM, said:

I am currently using S20 and I like it a lot.  If Garmin S60 is just as good with better and more features, I might upgrade.

I was interested in either the S20 or the S60 but when I checked the reviews on Amazon (which were so-so at best for the S60) I'm probably going to go with the S20 since the price is now $130 vs $400 for the S60.  However, since the season is over where I live I'll probably wait till the spring since the price drop on the S20 may mean it will be replaced soon.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 07:36 AM

I have been using the s60 since it was released and have been very happy with it. Have used many others in the past and don't have any real complaints.  Battery life is excellent (2 rounds) and it has all the features i want.  I would definitely recommend it.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

With the Shot Scope failure I was just reading up a bit on the S60. Does it actually track shots with any accuracy or is that not really something it does that well? And I assume you have to go in and edit what clubs were used?

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:26 AM

View PostKmac™, on 27 November 2017 - 09:52 AM, said:

With the Shot Scope failure I was just reading up a bit on the S60. Does it actually track shots with any accuracy or is that not really something it does that well? And I assume you have to go in and edit what clubs were used?
I have no direct experience with the S60 (I own an S6), but my friend has an X40 with shot detection. There is an option you can set so that it will ask you what club was used after each shot. But it is kind of annoying to be prompted each time so he ended up turning the option off.
I believe the S60 will be the same.

On a side note, the shot detection is pretty fantastic. After the round you get overhead shots of the hole showing where you hit it and how far. It works very accurately most of the time , especially when you stay in your own fairway. He has had some strange looking results on the overheads when he is spraying them around.

Edited by Smashdcrab, 28 November 2017 - 02:30 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:11 AM

Still liking my S20.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:50 AM

View PostSmashdcrab, on 28 November 2017 - 02:26 AM, said:

View PostKmac™, on 27 November 2017 - 09:52 AM, said:

With the Shot Scope failure I was just reading up a bit on the S60. Does it actually track shots with any accuracy or is that not really something it does that well? And I assume you have to go in and edit what clubs were used?
I have no direct experience with the S60 (I own an S6), but my friend has an X40 with shot detection. There is an option you can set so that it will ask you what club was used after each shot. But it is kind of annoying to be prompted each time so he ended up turning the option off.
I believe the S60 will be the same.

On a side note, the shot detection is pretty fantastic. After the round you get overhead shots of the hole showing where you hit it and how far. It works very accurately most of the time , especially when you stay in your own fairway. He has had some strange looking results on the overheads when he is spraying them around.

That does not bode well for me haha. I have been known to spray it a bit off the tee. I might have to check into one of these though if the shot detection is pretty good.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:04 AM

I too was thinking about dumping my S20 for an S60.  I can't justify the price yet to make the upgrade.  The S20 has everything I think you need.  I previously had the S2 and felt like this was a nice upgrade in terms of battery life and the face/screen.
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:39 AM

I like mine. It works well. The auto shot detector however gets skewed a bit (from what I've been able to determine anyway). It registers after you make a swing, but it's not like the S6 when you "mark" your shot and it measures from there until you push the button again. On thenS60 it registers the swing or stating point automatically, but starts adding distance on wherever you move. It's not a ball to ball, or point A to B measure. It starts adding distance as I walk off the tee box back to the cart for instance. To check my yardage, I have to make sure and see what it is showing when I get in the cart so I can subtract that from the reading.

If anyone is looking to upgrade, I have one listed now in the BST for a little more than 1/2 price of new. I'm going away from a watch and back to handheld.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:16 AM

View PostKmac™, on 28 November 2017 - 09:50 AM, said:

View PostSmashdcrab, on 28 November 2017 - 02:26 AM, said:

View PostKmac™, on 27 November 2017 - 09:52 AM, said:

With the Shot Scope failure I was just reading up a bit on the S60. Does it actually track shots with any accuracy or is that not really something it does that well? And I assume you have to go in and edit what clubs were used?
I have no direct experience with the S60 (I own an S6), but my friend has an X40 with shot detection. There is an option you can set so that it will ask you what club was used after each shot. But it is kind of annoying to be prompted each time so he ended up turning the option off.
I believe the S60 will be the same.

On a side note, the shot detection is pretty fantastic. After the round you get overhead shots of the hole showing where you hit it and how far. It works very accurately most of the time , especially when you stay in your own fairway. He has had some strange looking results on the overheads when he is spraying them around.

That does not bode well for me haha. I have been known to spray it a bit off the tee. I might have to check into one of these though if the shot detection is pretty good.
I was being pretty harsh with my review of the shot detection perhaps. My mate spends maybe 14 out of 18 holes in the trees, and the shot detection generally only does weird things on one or two holes. So I think you could say it works well most of the time.
Its also good how I can have him as a Garmin connection friend and can see his overhead shots when I get home and review his round. It's nice to have a private giggle about some of the shots I wanted to giggle about when they were played but was too polite/scared.
He is into fitness stuff too, and has the X40...it's like the watch was made for him. Fitness and golf.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:10 PM

If you own S20, no reason to upgrade to S60. S60 doesn't have hazards.  To look up distance to hazards with the map is major hassle!  They dropped the ball on this big time!
One good thing about the S60 is automatic shot measuring on each shots.  It does look nice and has approx. 300 watch faces.  But for golf, S20 is much easier to use.
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