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Garmin S70 Golf GPS Watch - 2023 Forum Review


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Congratulations Testers! Looking forward to reading your reviews (and deciding whether to upgrade from my S10)!

:Sub70: 849D with Evenflow Riptide (stiff)

:taylormade-small: V Steel 3 & 5 woods

:Sub70: 699U 3 (19.5*) 

:Sub70: 939X 4H 

:Sub70:  699 (4-6) / 699 Pro (7-PW) with KBS Tour 120 shafts (stiff)

:Sub70: 286 Wedge (50 degrees)

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 (56 degrees)

:EVNROLL: ER8v with Fujikura MC shaft (firm)

:maxfli: Tour 

:1590477705_SunMountain: 2023 2.5+ / :nike-small: University of Miami Stand Bag

:BagBoy: Nitron - Forum Test Review

:ShotScope: Pro L2

Garmin S10

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Hi guys,

 

I have this watch and I'm absolutely loving it so far.

I wonder if anyone can help though; after you've played 4/5 rounds it has learned your distances and makes club recommendations. 

Does it continue to track distances and change its recommendations after this initial learning period?  Say if your swing gets better and are hitting further or put a new wood in rhe bag which you are longer with.

 

I wasn't sure if it continues to track distance and update its recommendations over time or if learns initially and then stops?

 

Looking forward to hearing what others think of it!

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Congrats testers. Looking forward to hearing about this one. As an Apple/Arccos user I’m always looking to see what data and options that I’m missing that could improve my game. 

Driver:    image.png.ec6bade2df98cb7d5aede4a0a4329936.png LTDx LS10.5* 

3-wood:     image.png.e14bdc3c2ba3ec551ce39db6a9b11f64.pngLTDx 15* 

3 hybrid:  image.png.deae3a77e572f8e9b997ebd84d5161eb.pngTsi3 20*

Irons:  image.png.2dc5bdb33664fa9386091c2cd26565eb.png P790 2019

Wedges:  image.png.a3b6eadd0d4a4bc5cae212cbb0ffc7c9.pngMG3 50* image.png.deae3a77e572f8e9b997ebd84d5161eb.pngSM8 54/10* and 58/14*

Putter:  image.png.d7e3e2224cccd34f343025e577e4854f.png Cadence TR Ketch

Backup:  image.png.c4263dd278ffabd32a9d6cda69b9a086.png Special Select Newport 2 w. BGT Tour 2 Polar Stability Shaft

Ball:  image.png.c7a2b0410b8d89600c1dc77e396be6d2.pngPro-V 1x 

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Congrats all! Solid crew right there. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the watch.

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:mizuno-small: ST-X 10.5* Kai'li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 15* Kai/li Blue R Flex
:mizuno-small: ST-Z 4h Linq Blue R Flex
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:cleveland-small: Launcher CBX 6i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: Huntington Beach #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact
CURRENTLY TESTING - Mizuno Long Game

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Told my mom to get my dad one of these for his birthday (his watch is oooollllllldddd).  I had the s62 and I loved it.  This seems even better.  Hoping for some early impressions.

Driver - Sim2Max 10.5° UST Helium shaft

3W - StealthHL 16.5°

3h - Sim2max 19°

irons - Sim2OS kbsmax85mt steel shafts reg flex 5i-Aw

wedgies - Jaws MD5 52°-10° (Bounce) S Grind

                  Jaws MD5 56°-12° (Bounce) W Grind

Putter - Mizuno OMOI Type II

Final Sugar "Pure" Golf Balls Review

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10 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Testers Announced!

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It is commonplace now for golfers to have some sort of GPS or Shot tracking system while on the course. There are a lot of options available as well. From apps to enhanced rangefinders to clips and of course watches. 

All have their own unique potential benefits and potential drawbacks, but the Garmin Approach S70 aims to narrow that being a premium GPS Golf Smartwatch which you can use not only on the course, but in your day to day life as well. 

The Garmin Approach S70 has a variety of features including: Bright 1.4-inch amoled touch display, pre-installed with 43,000 golf courses worldwide, optimized playslike distance, an improved virtual caddie including green contour data as well as a variety of health and fitness features. 

Available in two sizes and three different colors there is an option that should suit any golfer. Claiming to have an impressive battery life that lasts up to 14 days in smartwatch mode and up to 15 hours in GPS mode. It also claims to be waterproof for those who like to play in the rain and has a 5 ATM water resistance rating. 

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Please welcome and congratulate our testers!

@Josh Ross

@FallenSaber

@Parshooter36

@goaliewales14

Congratulations testers! This is an awesome opportunity!

I like golf. You should like golf. If life is tough, play more golf!

Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 10.5, ProjectX HZRDUS Smoke Black

Titleist TSi2 18 Degree Hybrid, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX Hexcel

Takomo 301CB's, KBS Tours S

Vokey SM8 48 10F, 52 08F, 56 08M, 60 08M

Odyssey Stroke Lab 2 Ball 10 

Nike VR Tour Staff Bag

Titleist Pro V1x and Vice Pro Plus

 

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Congrats to you lucky testers.   This is a good one, can't wait to read your thoughts

Driver, Callaway Epic:

Fairway Wood, Callaway Epic Flash 

Hybrid, Callaway Apex

Irons, Callaway Apex Pro Irons 5 to UW S Flex:

Wedges, Callaway MD3, 54, 58. Callaway Forged 60

Putter, Odyssey O works, #1 Tank, counter balanced

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Thanks everybody and especially to Garmin and MGS for this opportunity!  My watch came in yesterday and I have league tonight so the work starts now.

Driver: :cobra-small: LTDx
Fairway: :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3HL
Fairway: :ping-small: G425 Max 9 Wood
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 5 Hybrid

Irons: :srixon-small: ZX4 6-AW
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX Zipcore 50° 54° & 58°
Putter:   
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Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour Yellow

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Congrats all. Excited to hear how this product performs. I still think it's amazing that our wrists can talk to outer space and triangulate our position on earth within seconds. 

Shep

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Congrats testers!


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

Madison bats -

Driver - Callaway Mavrik 10.5*, Reg 55 gram Riptide

3W - Taylor Rocket Ballz 15* R

5W - Taylor Rocket Balls 19* 

Hybrid 22* Rocket Balls R, 25* Hyper Speed R

Irons - 6-P Titleist AP2 712 S TT Gold Hi Launch

W 52, 56, 60 Vokey SM6

 

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Congrats testers! I've been a Garmin user for over 15 years in my running career and use the Venu Sq for golf; it's simple but gives me yardages to the green and hazards. I'd like to upgrade to something with more features so I'll be looking forward to reading your results and observations.

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4 hours ago, Brad F said:

Hi guys,

 

I have this watch and I'm absolutely loving it so far.

I wonder if anyone can help though; after you've played 4/5 rounds it has learned your distances and makes club recommendations. 

Does it continue to track distances and change its recommendations after this initial learning period?  Say if your swing gets better and are hitting further or put a new wood in rhe bag which you are longer with.

 

I wasn't sure if it continues to track distance and update its recommendations over time or if learns initially and then stops?

 

Looking forward to hearing what others think of it!

I'll be sure to check on this for you! Thanks for following along!

In my Vessel-removebg-preview.png.afd31301c874ee24a33a6c5f06f4ab98.png Lux XV Cart Bag:
Driver: image.png.0d0a9c800176ad44335fd0a7facba020.png RADSPEED XB PTC 10.5° Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 VII Stiff
Utility: callaway-golf-vector-logo-removebg-preview.png.1467fda9195e29c96aa5066f048e91b9.png Apex UW 17° and 19° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 6.0
4 Hybrid: image.png.0d0a9c800176ad44335fd0a7facba020.png KING LTDx 21° KBS PGI 85 Stiff
Irons: image.png.66179558e8e55b8b35b741c037395846.png ZX5/ZX7 Project X LZ 6.0
Wedges: image.png.620c54f7108fefbf49a94ba169f19081.png 2.0 49°, 53°, 57° Project X LZ 6.0
Putter:  logo-horizontal-black.svg LINK.1 34"
Ball: MaxFli.png.395dd0dca3a12529f636728b3e66a134.png Tour (Thanks MGS for allowing me to test these!)

Check out my Official MGS Reviews Below!
:skycaddie: LX5 Watch - Link Here!

MaxFli.png.395dd0dca3a12529f636728b3e66a134.png Tour and TourX Golf Balls - Link Here!

image.png.28a3be9c497202cfc8176faecf8777ad.png Approach S70 Watch - Link Here!

 

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3 hours ago, Emag315 said:

Congratulations Brogeys…if any of you testers are in the Atlanta/Kennesaw area I would love to play a round and see this up close. 

I'm in Ellijay. I'm sure I can work something out to get down that way and play, always looking for excuses to play away from home.

In my Vessel-removebg-preview.png.afd31301c874ee24a33a6c5f06f4ab98.png Lux XV Cart Bag:
Driver: image.png.0d0a9c800176ad44335fd0a7facba020.png RADSPEED XB PTC 10.5° Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 VII Stiff
Utility: callaway-golf-vector-logo-removebg-preview.png.1467fda9195e29c96aa5066f048e91b9.png Apex UW 17° and 19° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 6.0
4 Hybrid: image.png.0d0a9c800176ad44335fd0a7facba020.png KING LTDx 21° KBS PGI 85 Stiff
Irons: image.png.66179558e8e55b8b35b741c037395846.png ZX5/ZX7 Project X LZ 6.0
Wedges: image.png.620c54f7108fefbf49a94ba169f19081.png 2.0 49°, 53°, 57° Project X LZ 6.0
Putter:  logo-horizontal-black.svg LINK.1 34"
Ball: MaxFli.png.395dd0dca3a12529f636728b3e66a134.png Tour (Thanks MGS for allowing me to test these!)

Check out my Official MGS Reviews Below!
:skycaddie: LX5 Watch - Link Here!

MaxFli.png.395dd0dca3a12529f636728b3e66a134.png Tour and TourX Golf Balls - Link Here!

image.png.28a3be9c497202cfc8176faecf8777ad.png Approach S70 Watch - Link Here!

 

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Congrats testers! I’ve been interested in getting a watch so I’ll be following along on this one! Have fun!

WITB:

Driver:  PXG_Logo.png.ee163b621006ac6c8fc2c744c029c0e7.pngGen4 0811X (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65 S)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_35px.png.0d6d0e557d5c18a58903aaf05ed572ff.png3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.ee163b621006ac6c8fc2c744c029c0e7.png5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.ee163b621006ac6c8fc2c744c029c0e7.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:  Sub70.png.2184b0ad55dd6cf5d54509b60c419e6b.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges: Sub70.png.2184b0ad55dd6cf5d54509b60c419e6b.png  286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter: Sub70.png.2184b0ad55dd6cf5d54509b60c419e6b.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here

Ball:  Vice_logo.png.729a77999807d43babe4f3f658d6165c.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_35px.png.20ce36ace6486597a4b0794c46c1fd5c.pngTour S

Pushcart: clicgear_logo.png.44ad85f06b123725c8fca94cb49899a3.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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Congrats @Josh Ross, @FallenSaber, @Parshooter36 and @goaliewales14!

Have fun with this test, can't wait for the reviews and feedback to come in.

Driver - PXG GEN5 0311FX 9°+1° flat - ProjectX Cypher 40 5.5 trimmed to 44"
Wood - PXG GEN5 0311FX 4-wood flat - ProjectX Cypher 50 5.5 
Hybrid - PXG 0211 22° flat - ProjectX Cypher 50 5.5  and Adams Idea 5HY - 39" Fubuki z60 Hy Flex-R shaft
Irons - 5-PW Callaway Rouge ST Max w / ProjectX Tour Flighted 105 steel shafts
Wedges - Kirkland Signature G/S/L
Putter - Kirkland Signature KS1   Wilson Brass Tech BT-2 with Garsen ULTIMATE grip

Balls - Titelist Pro V1 (PROTO 388) and Pro V1x (PROTO 348 test balls from current '22 ball test.

RH player shooting ~112 in Portland, Oregon.  New to the game and improving every week!

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1 hour ago, Josh Ross said:

I'm in Ellijay. I'm sure I can work something out to get down that way and play, always looking for excuses to play away from home.

Man...I just played Sequoyah National near Harrah's Cherokee. Heading to Memphis this weekend but, We can Definitely work something out. I have the Garmin Z82 range finder and want to see how the 2 work together. 

Safest place on a course is on the green!

 

 

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13 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

A very highly anticipated test. Very much looking forward to this one!

Big time ditto! I have a Galaxy 5 Golf Edition and am looking forward to hearing about the S70 and what it's capable of both as a GPS watch and an everyday watch.

In My Sun Mountain C-130 'merica Cart Bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth+ Rocket 3W, 13.5* turned down to 12.75*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 75g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 3w, 15*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 70g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 5w, 18*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX, 60g
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939x 4H (21*), Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Black, 90g
Irons: :Takomo: 101's, 5-PW, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Wedges: :Sub70: 286 @ 50*, JBFG @ 54* & 60*, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Putter: :Sub70: 002 Mid-Mallet @ 35", Super Stroke Pistol GT 2.0, Desert Camo
Ball: :maxfli: Tour & Testing :OnCore: Vero X1
Technology: :ShotScope: H4 w/ Tags, Pro L2 Rangefinder

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This is gonna be an interesting review to watch for. Been try to compare my apple watch to phone on various apps and they all seem to be off

Been playing for about 2 years in total. Winter breaks and a 6month period when I got sick. Starting to feel like myself again and recently played a “okay” round. 
I currently have custom fit Cobra LTDx irons/wedges, a Vokey 60(cause my short game has been the best part of my game, and a Maverick 9 deg. Driver. Driving is the worst part of my game so My 4 iron usually takes alot of the long game abuse. 

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11 hours ago, Brad F said:

I wonder if anyone can help though; after you've played 4/5 rounds it has learned your distances and makes club recommendations. 

Does it continue to track distances and change its recommendations after this initial learning period?  Say if your swing gets better and are hitting further or put a new wood in rhe bag which you are longer with.

 

I wasn't sure if it continues to track distance and update its recommendations over time or if learns initially and then stops?

I could be wrong as I haven't gotten fully into it, but I believe you'd need to get the Approach CT10 to put into your grips like Arccos for all of that to work the best.  

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Max
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – 5i: Taylormade P790
6i – AW: Taylormade P770
SW: Taylormade MG3 TW Grind
LW: Taylormade Hi-Toe 3 Low Bounce
Putter: PXG Battle Ready One & Done

 

 

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On 8/7/2023 at 10:14 PM, FallenSaber said:

Introduction:

Hi all fellow spies! I am very excited about this opportunity! I'm a relatively new spy but have been playing golf off and on for the past 15ish years. I picked up golf while I was in college and worked at Sports Authority. I had about a 7 year gap where I did not play much golf, if at all but I'm getting back into it. Grint has me at a 20-2 handicap and looking to get down to at least 15.

My name is Joe Higgins and I'm 37 years old, married with 2 little boys (4 and 2) and live in San Diego. My family is everything to me. I'm a Gold Star brother, the single most defining event in my life. My brother USMC LCpl James W. Higgins Jr. was killed in action on July 27 2006.

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Now my golf life, my first set of clubs was a crap Ram set. Can't tell you much beyond that. I miss my first good driver, the Nike Sumo 2. Being young and dumb, I had my 3 most unforgettable drives with that monster. 360/350/350. I still remember each of those drives. Estimates since carts and phones didn't have GPS back then but i have witnesses. Now, I feel like I crushed it if I hit 260. I play mostly early back 9s on the weekends so that I'm back home with my kids either before or right after they wake up. My 4 year old will sleep til 9 if you let him. I am also spoiled as being a San Diego resident, my home course is Torrey Pines.

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Finally, why Garmin, why this challenge? I use to sell luxury watches for a living but I have yet to dip into the smart watch world. I've been very interested in smart watches, specifically Garmins. If you want a luxury timepiece, buy a Rolex because thats all they do and they're one of the best at it. Want a GPS device, buy a Garmin because thats what they do. If I made the jump, I wanted a watch that was high quality and met my needs. I wanted a watch that would help improve my golf game but would also be a complete athletic watch and track other activities. I run races while carrying the flag in memory of my brother and the 10 other Marines who were killed during his deployment. I believe the Garmin S70 will be an effective watch to track my golf game and hopefully improve it while also tracking my other activities and my overall health. I'm very excited to put this watch through its paces when it comes to golf, running, biking, and overall health. I am really intrigued by the virtual caddy and as a 20 handicap, want to see if it can help me play smarter.

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If you are interested in following my journey, I will also be posting my golf and running adventures to the following Instagram accounts.

@beer_and_sports52 

@running.for.the.fallen

Congrats on being selected to test this watch.

Thank you to your brother for his service and ultimate sacrifice for this country and those he was fighting for.

Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice to our nation. 🇺🇸

In My Sun Mountain C-130 'merica Cart Bag:
Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth+ Rocket 3W, 13.5* turned down to 12.75*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 75g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 3w, 15*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX, 70g
Fairway: :Sub70: 949x 5w, 18*, Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX, 60g
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939x 4H (21*), Stiff :projectx: HZRDUS Smoke Black, 90g
Irons: :Takomo: 101's, 5-PW, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Wedges: :Sub70: 286 @ 50*, JBFG @ 54* & 60*, :truetemper: DG120 S300
Putter: :Sub70: 002 Mid-Mallet @ 35", Super Stroke Pistol GT 2.0, Desert Camo
Ball: :maxfli: Tour & Testing :OnCore: Vero X1
Technology: :ShotScope: H4 w/ Tags, Pro L2 Rangefinder

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