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PostSubject: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Thu May 10, 2012 11:55 pm

Anyone using Garmin GPS product for golf in Singapore? Does it works here, Malaysia and Indo?
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri May 11, 2012 12:07 am

I am using golf buddy GPS, It work perfectly in Vietnam, Thailand, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia .. etc

Thousand and thousand course can be down load free from golf buddy website. If missing any course, just email them the score card and golf course address. It is be available to down load free within 2 weeks.

If you are talking about those new GPS watches. I understand you cannot download or add course. it is mainly pre-loaded with mainly USA courses. I could be wrong but better check before buying.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri May 11, 2012 12:11 am

For GPS device, I'm using Voice Caddie and it works great, superb accuracy. This little stuff works well and easy to carry around, convienient to use too.

http://sg.voicecaddie-asia.com/

Just that I will like to wear a watch for golfing and think that this Garmin's design is great, but if the GPS don't works then maybe I will just wear my Casio. Haha..


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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri May 11, 2012 12:43 am

Bro, how much is this VC100 voice caddie ? Nice !
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri May 11, 2012 12:45 am

$238 bro..
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri May 11, 2012 8:42 am

garmin S3 1 sexy GPS watch

currently dun have maps for asia but i'm keeping watch on price and current maps updates

current price USD 349.99


http://www8.garmin.com/golf/
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri May 11, 2012 8:58 am

ron81 wrote:
$238 bro..

Thanks bro,

May I know, does this VC100 tell you only the distance from the centre of the green to wherever you are standing. No information distance like front and back of green ?
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri May 11, 2012 9:00 am

madmaru wrote:
garmin S3 1 sexy GPS watch

currently dun have maps for asia but i'm keeping watch on price and current maps updates

current price USD 349.99


http://www8.garmin.com/golf/

Thanks bro for confirming that I understand no golf course map for the GPS watch yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri May 11, 2012 9:12 am

What I going to say might be subjective and might open to many disagreement. However, please understand that it is just my personal opinion. Please do not kill me for it. White Flag

I felt that better player tend to use more like range finder rather then GPS.

Range finder give you a pin point position where you need to know where you wish to land the ball. Example : you have a fast green, pin location pin behind at about 45 meters. I doubt everyone can hit a spin shot and land at actually 45 meter at the pin. With a range finder, you can pin point at maybe 40 meter in front of the green (including whether it is let or right break) and wish to hit at 40 meter and let the ball round to the pin.

With a GPS, it may tell you the distance of front, middle and back distance of the green. Also, did you realize that when you get too close to the green, the distance display do not show in a GPS ?

I am familiar with GSP and range finder as I am using both of them. So,what type of player am I ? Screw up one lah ... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri May 11, 2012 9:31 am

Slicer51 u right,Hope I could have one range finder...but to ex... Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Fri May 11, 2012 9:40 am

Kengnam wrote:
Slicer51 u right,Hope I could have one range finder...but to ex... Crying or Very sad

Not really bro, the range finder prices have drop allot now. Use to be more expensive then a GPS but now it almost same price

Oh, I forgot, you wanted to have a range finder. It show that you are a better player hehehe lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed May 16, 2012 2:14 pm

ron81 wrote:
For GPS device, I'm using Voice Caddie and it works great, superb accuracy. This little stuff works well and easy to carry around, convienient to use too.

http://sg.voicecaddie-asia.com/


May I ask how much did you bought it sir?
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed May 16, 2012 4:00 pm

http://www.golftoys.sg/

They sell range finder too at an affordable price... although its not your NIKON or bushnell Bt I think can work. The effective range is 250m which I think its more than enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed May 16, 2012 5:56 pm

HyBriD wrote:
ron81 wrote:
For GPS device, I'm using Voice Caddie and it works great, superb accuracy. This little stuff works well and easy to carry around, convienient to use too.

http://sg.voicecaddie-asia.com/


May I ask how much did you bought it sir?

He did stated as $238 on this same thread, Sir.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:41 pm

I'm curious to know how the voice caddy works. Can't tell much from website
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:03 pm

Seems like they have GPS watch for Asia now. Check on Garmin SG website ?

I wonder if there's any different in this watch Approach® S3 Asia and S3 without the word ASIA.


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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:16 pm

List of courses in SG:

http://www.garmin.com.tw/m/buzz/golfcourse/sg_golf_courses.html

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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:25 pm

can i say that it doesn't matter where you buy the approach S3 from ? All map can be download from the site ?
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:19 pm

Kengnam wrote:
Slicer51 u right,Hope I could have one range finder...but to ex... Crying or Very sad

U wan ? i give you
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:46 pm

There seems to be a "Garmin S3 Asia" version.

Any idea where can get in SG?
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:51 pm

pug wrote:
There seems to be a "Garmin S3 Asia" version.

Any idea where can get in SG?
today straits times DL got promotion for SITEX starting tomorrow. @ $439.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:04 pm

Wow, not competitive pricing. Can get a V300 or range finder with slope.
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:23 pm

Slicer51 wrote:
What I going to say might be subjective and might open to many disagreement. However, please understand that it is just my personal opinion. Please do not kill me for it. White Flag

I felt that better player tend to use more like range finder rather then GPS.

Range finder give you a pin point position where you need to know where you wish to land the ball. Example : you have a fast green, pin location pin behind at about 45 meters. I doubt everyone can hit a spin shot and land at actually 45 meter at the pin. With a range finder, you can pin point at maybe 40 meter in front of the green (including whether it is let or right break) and wish to hit at 40 meter and let the ball round to the pin.

With a GPS, it may tell you the distance of front, middle and back distance of the green. Also, did you realize that when you get too close to the green, the distance display do not show in a GPS ?

I am familiar with GSP and range finder as I am using both of them. So,what type of player am I ? Screw up one lah ... lol!
I don't think anyone will kill you for your opinion.

I should have bought that range finder when I was in Bangkok.... But I thought I won't need it. *sob* Now come back liaoz, all in metres, not yards~ Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:25 pm

enwee wrote:
pug wrote:
There seems to be a "Garmin S3 Asia" version.

Any idea where can get in SG?
today straits times DL got promotion for SITEX starting tomorrow. @ $439.
*Ouch*
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PostSubject: Re: Garmin Approach S3 GPS golf watch   Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:18 am

Should get the range finder or the approach S3?
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