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Garmin expands its Approach with the new Approach S42 golf smartwatch to help golfers improve their game

Golf with style and rely on smartwatch capabilities to easily transition on and off the course

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Malaysia, 25 August 2022 – Garmin Malaysia today announced the latest addition to its popular Approach series of GPS golf products – the Approach S42 GPS golf smartwatch, packed with more than 42,000 preloaded courses so golfers can walk onto any tee box with confidence. Across the board, the new Approach lineup offers exemplary battery life and supports connectivity with Garmin’s very own club tracking sensor and the Garmin golf app1 which makes it easier than ever to upload scorecards, review performance stats and much more.

“Garmin brings technology to the forefront with the new Approach S42 to help golfers play their best game while staying competitive and connected within the golfing community,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia “From smartwatches to GPS rangefinders, our Approach golf range will also equip novice and veteran golfers alike with precision, style and attention to detail on every swing.”

The Approach S42 comes with a host of features to benefit golfers of every skill level:

Golf with style

The lightweight Approach S42 offers an easy-to-read 1.2-inch color touchscreen display with a sleek design that easily transitions from a daily timepiece to a comprehensive golf watch. Once on the course, golfers can rely on a loaded feature set that includes the AutoShot round analyzer to track and auto-record shot distances2.  Golfers can wear the smartwatch in and out of the golf course and peruse smart notifications3 and activity-tracking features4 that include steps, sleep, calories, vibration alerts, move bar and built-in sport profiles. Whether golfers are looking for style points or sportiness, switching bands is easy with the Approach S42’s quick release bands. Enjoy more time on the links thanks to the Approach S42’s versatile battery life that lasts up to 15 hours in GPS mode, and up to 10 days in smartwatch mode. 

Pricing and Availability

Available now, the Approach S42 GPS golf smartwatch has a suggested retail price of RM 1,480 and is available at Shopee, Lazada, AECO e-store, Garmin Brand Stores, and selected authorized retailers. To learn more about the Approach S42 and Garmin’s full line of golf electronics, visit

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1Requires app on your compatible smartphone. 
2Lie and ball contact may affect shot tracking. Putts are not tracked. Some shots, particularly chip shots around the green, may not be tracked.
3When paired with a compatible smartphone; see
4See; sleep tracking available when paired with your compatible smartphone; see


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