Garmin Approach S40

(1 customer review)


Enjoy the ultimate golfing experience on the Garmin Approach S40, the most advanced GPS golf watch with a sleek, modern design.


Garmin Approach S40: The Essential Golf Companion

For golf enthusiasts, a good golf watch is an essential accessory. And, when it comes to golf watches, the Garmin Approach S40 is one of the best in the market. It’s a sleek and stylish smartwatch that combines the essentials of a golf GPS watch with a smartwatch’s tech features. Here’s what you need to know about the Garmin Approach S40.


The Garmin Approach S40 has a classic round design with a 1.2-inch display. The screen is bright, readable in sunlight, and protected by a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass lens. The watch’s body is made of a mix of metal and plastic, and the strap is available in different materials, including silicone, leather, and nylon.

Golf Features

The Garmin Approach S40 packs in essential golf features such as yardages to the front, middle, and back of the green, hazards and doglegs, and automatic hole recognition. It also has a green view that displays the shape of the green and its surrounding hazards. The watch has pre-loaded maps of over 41,000 golf courses worldwide, which means you don’t have to download any additional courses.

The Garmin Approach S40 also has shot tracking capabilities, which means you can mark the location of your shot, and the watch will track your distance and score. It’s a handy feature for those who want to analyze their game and improve their shot selection.

Smartwatch Features

The Garmin Approach S40 is not just a golf watch; it’s a smartwatch too. It can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and display notifications for texts, calls, and other smartphone alerts. It also has fitness tracking capabilities, with a heart rate monitor, step counter, and other fitness metrics.

Battery and Water Resistance

The Garmin Approach S40 has a battery life of up to 15 hours when in GPS mode, which means you can play two rounds of golf without charging. It’s also water-resistant up to 50 meters, making it suitable for wet and rainy golf days.


In conclusion, the Garmin Approach S40 is an excellent golf watch with all the necessary features to improve your game. Its smartwatch features make it an even more versatile device that you can use on and off the course. With its stylish design and accurate golf data, the Garmin Approach S40 is a worthy investment for any golf enthusiast.

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Garmin Approach S40 properties

Product nameApproach S40
TypeSport Watches
SeriesGarmin Approach
SportsGolf, Running, Swimming
Memory64 MB
FeaturesAccelerometer, Sleep Tracking
Battery TypeLi-Ion
Battery Life15.0 h
Wireless CommunicationBluetooth
Navigation SystemGPS
Colour (Strap)Black, Grey, White
Material (Strap)Silicone
Water ResistantYes
Smartphone CompatibilityAndroid, iPhone
Screen TypeMIP
Colour ScreenYes
Screen Size1.2 “
Screen Resolution240×240
Weight43 g
Height43.4 mm
Thickness11.7 mm
Width43.4 mm

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1 review for Garmin Approach S40

  1. Meleko

    The watch is very nice. You have to get used to the tizen system and configure everything. Not everything is obvious. Just like with an android phone. Lots of nice dials to choose from, including a nice free one, unfortunately the galaxy store is not a play store and a lot of tools are still missing. I hope that the situation will improve, because the equipment has a lot of possibilities.

    All in all, this is my first smartwatch and I don’t know what to pay attention to. There are a lot of paid and free dials, the battery is 2 days + with continuous heart rate measurement turned on, so ok. I only have a problem with sychronizing the data from the watch with the phone once in a while I have to turn off and turn on bluetooth to surprise me.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the battery life of my Garmin Approach S40 smartwatch?

The battery life of your Garmin Approach S40 smartwatch can last up to 10 hours in GPS mode, and up to 8 weeks in watch mode (without using any features). This information is based on typical usage. Actual battery life may vary depending on settings and usage patterns.

How do I sync my Garmin Approach S40 with my smartphone using Bluetooth connectivity?

Make sure your Garmin Approach S40 and your smartphone are both powered on and within 10 meters (33 feet) of each other. On your smartphone, go to the Settings app and select Bluetooth. Ensure that Bluetooth is turned on. On your Garmin Approach S40, press and hold the left button until "Pair New Device" appears on the display. Select "Smartphones" from the list of available devices. Your smartphone will prompt you to pair with a new device. Select "Garmin_Approach_S40" from the list of available devices and enter the passcode "0000" when prompted. Your Garmin Approach S40 and your smartphone are now synced via Bluetooth connectivity. You can view your stats, scores, and other data on the Garmin Golf app on your smartphone.

How do I sync my Garmin Approach S40 with my smartphone and access course maps?

Ensure that your smartphone is within range (up to 15 feet) of your Garmin Approach S40 watch. On the watch, go to Settings > Bluetooth > Pair New Device, and then follow the on-screen instructions to pair your watch with your smartphone. Once paired, download the Garmin Golf app on your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play. Open the app and sign in to your Garmin Connect account. If you don't have an account, create one now. In the app, go to Menu > Settings > AutoSync. Make sure that AutoSync is turned on for your watch. Open the Golf app again and select the S40 from the list of connected devices. Tap Download Maps to update course maps. You can download maps for specific courses or all at once.

How do I sync my Garmin Approach S40 with my smartphone and access course information during play?

To sync your Garmin Approach S40 with your smartphone, follow these steps:
1. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both your Garmin Approach S40 and your smartphone. Open the Garmin Connect Mobile app on your smartphone. Tap on "Devices" in the bottom right corner of the screen. Select "Add Device. Choose "GPS/Activity Tracking. Your Garmin Approach S40 should appear as an available device. Tap on it to pair. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process. Once your Garmin Approach S40 is paired with your smartphone, you can view course information during play by doing the following:
a. Make sure the "Course View" feature is turned on in your Garmin Approach S40 settings. Select "Course View" from the main menu on your watch. Use the touchscreen or buttons to navigate through the course information and view details like distance, pars, and hazards. By syncing your Garmin Approach S40 with your smartphone and accessing course information during play, you can make informed decisions about your shots and improve your game.

Do you know that you can use Garmin Approach S40 as a GPS Tracker?

All smart watches and sports bands equipped with GPS receivers such as Garmin Approach S40 can be used as a GPS tracker. It doesn't matter how you connect to the internet - direct (eSIM) or indirect via a smartphone. In both cases, you can track your wearable device online in real time. More information is available on this GPS tracking platform for smartwatches.

What features has Garmin Approach S40?

This device has accelerometer, sleep tracking. You might be interested in some other devices with sleep tracking. If that so, you can find it here.

What kind of wireless communication do you need for activity tracking?

If you want to track your activity during training, you need a device that can communicate. Garmin Approach S40 have several types of comunication. For example Bluetooth. The best activity truckers have Bluetooth and you can find them here. More information about wireless communication in activity trackers can be found in our article.