The new Garmin Approach X40 looks near identical to the Vivosmart HR except that it’s designed for the golfer in mind. Even though Garmin just released the Approach S20 and G10 a quarter back, it has not stopped the company from pushing out new ware termly. We’re not complaining.
Interestingly Garmin’s newest offering should leave us wondering if there might be room for a Vivosmart HR with GPS capabilities before the end of 2016.
Backed by Garmin’s tested and proven Elevate heart rate monitoring tech, also available in Forerunner 235, Fenix 3 HR and Vivosmart HR, the Approach X40 is Garmin’s smallest GPS enabled tracker that allows users to combine golf stats with all day activity tracking and heart rate data.
The Approach X40 is also compatible with Garmin’s Truswing golf club sensor that was released at the beginning of 2016. When paired, it allows users to access swing metrics and 3D animations in real time on the Garmin Connect mobile app.When used on the golf courses, the Approach X40 functions as a digital scorecard. When the Autoshot feature is enabled, users will be able to record and track data such as average distance for each golf club and even longest drive per round. The X40 comes pre-loaded with data from 40,000 golf courses around the world.
List of features:
- All day activity tracking.
- Tracks steps, calories, distance, sleep, heart rate
- Pre-loaded with data of 40,000 gold courses
- GPS enabled
- Battery life of 10 hours in GPS mode and up to 5 days in watch mode with smart notifications, 24/7 HR monitoring, activity tracking enabled
- Vibration enabled for smart notifications and move alert
- Water resistant to 50m
- 1 inch sunlight readable touchscreen
- Compatible with Garmin Truswing golf club sensor
- View all the tracked stas on Garmin Connect mobile app
Also, the Approach X40 is fully capable of displaying smart notifications such as calls, texts, emails, calender reminders and even social media with a buzz to the wrist.The 1 inch sunlight readable touchscreen is capable of displaying the shape of the green at each hole so that users may place pin for more accurate yardages. The Approach X40 is also water resistant to 50m.
Battery life is advertised as 10 hours in GPS mode and up to 5 days in watch mode with both smart notifications, activity tracking and all day HR monitoring enabled.
The Approach X40 will be available in the second quarter of 2016 with a RRP of $249.99.