Whether you’re a golf pro or weekend hack, the advantages of a Golf GPS to improve and support your game cannot be underestimated. Selection of the right Golf GPS can be a daunting task, however there are two that stand out from the crowd as we look at the Garmin Approach G7 Vs G8.
Obviously price will factor into which GPS suits your needs. If you’re a serious golfer with a great handicap, the big brother G8 will most likely be your choice with a slightly higher investment required. If you like a friendly social game on the weekends or after work then perhaps the G7 will give you the competitive edge you need, along with impressing your golf buddies with your newfound technology.
Both units are of a very high quality, which is typical with Garmin products. Both units will provide course maps from around the world with over 30,000 pre-loaded courses. You can zoom into ‘Green View’ to get the overview and contours of the green. If it’s a little more difficult for you to see nowadays, the ‘Big Number’ mode will be a great help. You can send a notification to your friends as you start to play with ‘Smart Notifications’, track your stats, keep score, measure your shots, adjust distances for uphill and downhill course contours and they will even suggest which club to use.
However, there are some differences between the two. Firstly, the G8 has a slightly larger 3 inch high-resolution screen for better viewing where the G7 has 2.6 inch high resolution screen and is slightly heavier as a result. The G8 has the added feature of ‘PinPointer’, which lets you know the direction of the pin if it is out of site or you are in the woods and can’t see pin for the trees. WiFi connectivity is also added to the G8, on top of the USB and Bluetooth that are also available on the G7.
Garmin Approach G7 Vs G8
So, the Golf GPS winner between the Garmin Approach G7 Vs G8 is really a personal choice. Should the additional features on the G8 be what you need then this is the option you should take. However should the features be sufficient on the G7 or your budget suggests the G7 over the G8 then the G7 is the Golf GPS to buy.