Gearhacker: The 5 Best Geeky Golf Gadgets to Instantly Improve Your Game

Not that long ago, we talked in some detail about a couple of cool golf gadgets we’d been mucking about with, the Zepp Sensor 3D Swing Analyzer and Garmin’s Approach S6 smartwatch. Since then, we’ve had a chance to play with a few more toys that promise to help hackers hack their golf game. After countless lost balls, three putts, and double bogies, these are the five best golf gadgets you can buy today.

Garmin Approach S6 Smartwatch


The Garmin Approach S6 is still our favourite golf gadget. This touchscreen GPS smartwatch comes with a rich feature set that will appeal to golfers of all ability levels. Duffers like myself will find CourseView mode immediately useful, as it tells you the distance from your ball to the green, so you can select the appropriate club and (hopefully) avoid over or under hitting. More advanced golfers will like the fact that you can tweak the pin placement and customise yardage points. There’s also a useful layup distances function, which is great if you’re playing a course with lots of hazards, and you can pair it with your smartphone to get basic SMS notifications. Normally £329 direct from Garmin, you can usually find it for less on Amazon. Garmin also offers a few cheaper models: the Approach S1, Approach S2, Approach S3, Approach S4 and Approach S5.

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