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by Peter Familari

1st February, 2018


Fancy a game of golf, but you’re a dummy around your nearest golf course? Garmin has you and your golf buddies covered with its new Approach X10 Golf band.

When sat-nav specialist Garmin developed the X10, it didn’t have an orchestra in mind. What it wanted was a wearable golf band crammed with all the data novices or accomplished golfers need to swing their way around over 41,000 courses in the world.

That’s a mountain load of greens that golfers can rely on by simply wrapping the X10 around their wrist, like a watch.

The X10 features a 1-inch touch display screen, and yes, it will survive a rain shower if the weather turns sour. It’s water resistant to 5 ATM standard.

Garmin understandably is crowing about the X10 and says golfers who’ve never set foot and played on a specific course previously can dip into their X10 and it will give them the tools to swing away with confidence.

No idle boast.

The slinky X10 gives golfers whether they're amateurs or pros, exact distances to the front, back and middle of the green along with all the hazards. This info displays on the X10’s touchscreen.

It will also display layups, doglegs and places best avoided such as water traps for more than 41,000 courses. Garmin offers X10 buyers free lifetime course updates.

The X10 is very clever and will automatically display holes in succession as they’re played thanks to its GPS tracking pedigree. It can also record putts and measure shot distances.

The X10 is one of various Garmin golf watches compatible with the brand’s Garmin Golf App that allows users to compete in weekly leaderboards on any and every golf course.

The freebie app allows users to pit themselves against mates playing the same course and hone in on a rival’s score, handicap and much more.

The X10 will be available in February with an RRP of $249

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Peter was formerly the Audio-Video Editor of the Herald Sun for over two decades. One of the most-respected tech and audio journalists in Australia, Peter brings his unparalleled experience and a unique story-telling ability to GadgetNET.

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