Garmin Approach S3 vs S4

A product comparison between Garmin Approach S3 and S4 Golf Watches GPS. Comparing differences and similarities between the two Garmin.

Note: This comparison by GPSCompared is a basic guide based on published specifications and features at Garmin official website. And by no means that this comparison is definitive. There might be other similarities and differences which are not covered here.

Garmin Golf GPS
Approach S3Approach S4
ModelsApproach S3
Garmin Approach S3
Approach S4
Garmin Approach S4
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What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:1.8" x 2.7" x 0.6" (4.5 x 6.9 x 1.4 cm)1.83" x 2.41" x 0.58" x (4.6 cm x 6.13 x 1.48)
Display type:monochrome LCDhigh-res touchscreen
Battery life:4 weeks (watch mode); 8 hours (GPS mode)6 weeks (watch mode); 10 hours (GPS mode)
Waterproof:yes (IPX7)yes (10 meters)
Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance):NoYes
Additional:Dedicated GreenView button: yes
Other Feature:Smart Notification technology when paired with a compatible Apple smartphone.
What's Common
Display size, WxH:1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH:128 x 128 pixels128 x 128 pixels
Weight:2.06 oz (58.5 g) with batteries2.06 oz (58.4 g)
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
GPS-enabled:YesYes
High-sensitivity receiver:YesYes
Interface:USBUSB
Preloaded course maps:yes (over 30,000)yes (over 30,000)
Touchscreen:YesYes
Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage):YesYes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course):YesYes
Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference):YesYes
Digital scorecard:yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)yes (scoring options include Stroke Play and Stableford for a single player)
Computer scorecard review (save and review scores on computer):YesYes
What's Unavailable
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point):NoNo
Course preview (see detailed, hole-by-hole preview):NoNo
Amazon's Customer Reviews
inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if applicable)
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Demo Video
Relevant video found at YouTube.comN/AN/A
Price Check
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Top 10 Golf Course GPS Units

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#1: GolfBuddy Voice GPS Rangefinder

GolfBuddy Voice
GolfBuddy Voice GPS Rangefinder
by GolfBuddy
4.4 out of 5 stars(823)

Buy new: $119.99 $119.00
15 used & new from $103.53

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#2: Garmin Approach S1 GPS Golf Watch (Preloaded with US Courses)

Garmin Approach
Garmin Approach S1 GPS Golf Watch (Preloaded with US Courses)
by Garmin
4.4 out of 5 stars(555)

Buy new: $179.99 $135.99
35 used & new from $109.99

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#3: Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch (Black)

Garmin Approach
Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch (Black)
by Garmin
3.9 out of 5 stars(156)

Buy new: $249.99 $189.95
40 used & new from $169.99

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#4: BUSHNELL NEO-XS GPS Rangefinder Charcoal/Orange Watch 2014 New in Box

BUSHNELL NEOXS
BUSHNELL NEO-XS GPS Rangefinder Charcoal/Orange Watch 2014 New in Box
by Bushnell
4.1 out of 5 stars(59)

Buy new: $199.95 $183.95
3 used & new from $183.95

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#5: GAME GOLF Digital Tracking System, Red/Black

GAME GOLF
GAME GOLF Digital Tracking System, Red/Black
by Game Golf
4.2 out of 5 stars(29)

Buy new: $249.00 $214.55
17 used & new from $184.79

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#6: IZZO Swami 4000 Golf GPS

IZZO Swami
IZZO Swami 4000 Golf GPS
by IZZO Golf
4.1 out of 5 stars(313)

Buy new: $119.99 $102.03
62 used & new from $100.18

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#7: Garmin Approach S6, Dark

Garmin Approach
Garmin Approach S6, Dark
by Garmin

Buy new: $399.99

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#8: Garmin Approach S4 GPS Golf Watch - Black

Garmin Approach
Garmin Approach S4 GPS Golf Watch - Black
by Garmin
4.2 out of 5 stars(75)

Buy new: $369.99 $299.99
29 used & new from $270.26

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#9: Bushnell #1 On Tour Rangefinder Carry Case

Bushnell 1
Bushnell #1 On Tour Rangefinder Carry Case
by Bushnell
3.9 out of 5 stars(25)

Buy new: $9.99 - $23.95

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#10: 2013 CALLAWAY UPRO MX+ BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED 25,000 COURSES PRELOADED ALL GOLFERS SPECIAL

2013 CALLAWAY
2013 CALLAWAY UPRO MX+ BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED 25,000 COURSES PRELOADED ALL GOLFERS SPECIAL
by Callaway
3.2 out of 5 stars(66)

Buy new: $299.99 $80.00
5 used & new from $60.00

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