Garmin S60 best overall watch?

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  • vietnameehvietnameeh HIT BALL FAR NOT BALL STRAIGHT Members Posts: 1,898 ✭✭
    edited Sep 6, 2018 #32
    NVM I figured out how to get the plays like distances after watching the how to youtube video
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  • johntchowjohntchow Irvine, CAMembers Posts: 100 ✭✭
    ive had my s60 since fathers day this year and i havent had any issues with battery. i did a couple trips to mexico this summer and played 36 holes a couple times in cancun and cabo. played 36 holes in vegas and i had over 40% battery life after each 36 hole outing. but i only use it on the course for club tracking and viewing the hole layout on my tee shot for new tracks.



    i imagine if you are using the watch to it full ability you will drain more battery. i probably finished 36 holes in 6 hours or less each time.



    i would also avoid using any 3rd party watch faces. i had some issues with the stability of the watch when i was using some 3rd party watch faces. so i just left everything at factory and i use a very basic garmin default for the watch face. all it shows is time and date really.



    ive never been a watch or wearables type since the advent of the cell phone, but since getting this watch, i wear it all the time time now.
  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,757 ClubWRX
    I am a Garmin fan. Had a G6 and now a G8. But thinking about selling the G8 and getting a watch. Never used a watch before, but like what I see and the shot tracking would be good to analyze my game. Good mover or bad?

    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6, stiff: TM M5, 13*, Diamana Thump 75, stiff
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 3H (20d), 4H (22d), Kuro Kage Silver Hybrid 80, stiff
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i, stiff
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54* (bent to 55*), 60*, Accra 80i, stiff
    Putter: Evnroll ER1.2 355g, 33", SS Counter Core Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Wilson Duo Professional in green & yellow
    Bag/Cart: '18 Ping Hoofer/Clicgear 3.5+
    Accessories: Garmin G8/Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized
  • A.G. Pennypacker A.G. Pennypacker Members Posts: 483 ✭✭
    I'd say do it. You won't give anything up. I've used a G6 and have the S60 and the interface is largely the same. Shot tracking is a huge advantage over the other device IMO, and you can also see when a phone call comes in while on the course even with your phone on silent. Perfect for those of us who still have to be available for work occasionally when golfing.
  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX Posts: 1,757 ClubWRX
    I forgot to add that I have a little over $200 in an Amazon card. It's burning a whole in my pocket. I think I will move on and get the watch. Thanks,

    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6, stiff: TM M5, 13*, Diamana Thump 75, stiff
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 3H (20d), 4H (22d), Kuro Kage Silver Hybrid 80, stiff
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i, stiff
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 54* (bent to 55*), 60*, Accra 80i, stiff
    Putter: Evnroll ER1.2 355g, 33", SS Counter Core Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Wilson Duo Professional in green & yellow
    Bag/Cart: '18 Ping Hoofer/Clicgear 3.5+
    Accessories: Garmin G8/Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized
  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 23,115 ✭✭
    I've been using gps watches for years since the s3 came out and would never go back to a hand-held unit. So I say go for it.



    However, the Garmin shot tracking isn't all it's cut out to be. Frequent missed shots - particularly if you have an active pre-shot routine. And it doesn't pick up short shots around the green all that well - which means the yardages of your approach shots will never really be accurate. At least that's my experience. Still lots of other functionality makes it worth it (IMO).
  • Mikee_jMikee_j Members Posts: 129 ✭✭
    How accurate and ‘passive’ is the shot tracking feature..? Better or same as competitors such as Arccos..?
  • Stuart_GStuart_G New HampshireMembers Posts: 23,115 ✭✭
    Mikee_j wrote:


    How accurate and ‘passive’ is the shot tracking feature..? Better or same as competitors such as Arccos..?




    It's completely passive - so really can't compete (IMO) with the more active systems (not that I've tried any of the other systems so only guessing at their accuracy). Well, you can set it up so that it asks you for the club after it detects a shot (so not alwasy completely passive) or you can just set the clubs in the post round editing.



    It's not as accurate around the greens since it doesn't do well for partial shots and doesn't even try to pick up putts. Also can get false hits or shots missed completely even for full swing. Missied shots seems to be more prevalent if you have a fairly active pre-shot routine. It seems to really like a "moment" of stillness/inactivity just prior to the swing in order to pick it up well. Maybe it's my particular unit, but my x40 actually does a much better job with the shot tracking than my s60 (as far as missed shots go). Now you can go back and add or remove shots post-round. So some correction is provided (couldn't originally).



    Overall - I think it's good for getting decent feel for you're game - but maybe not the best if you are really into serious statistical analysis.
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