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Garmin Approach S42 GPS Golf Smartwatch (Ceramic Bezel and Black Silicone Band)

  • mfr: 010-02572-10
  • SKU: 010-02572-10
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Product highlights

  • Show up to any of the 42,000+ preloaded courses
  • Features a large 1.2-inch color touchscreen display
  • Battery life up to 10 days in smartwatch mode
  • Battery life up to 15 hours in GPS mode
  • Track your shot where it landed with AutoShot detection
  • Pair with the Garmin Golf app for strokes gained analysis
  • Received notifications when paired with a smartphone

Garmin Approach S42 GPS Golf Smartwatch (Ceramic Bezel and Black Silicone Band)

We’ve got your game with Garmin Approach S42, a GPS golf smartwatch that’s designed for lowering your score on the course and upping your style off the course. It features a large 1.2-inch easy-to-read color touchscreen display with a metal bezel that is stylish and lightweight.

Quick Release Bands

If you like to change watch bands as often as you change your course, no problem. Choose from interchangeable quick-release bands.

Goes Beyond The Course

Whether you just got done with a game and find yourself in the clubhouse or you want to hit the town, Approach S42 is great for everyday wear.

42,000+ Preloaded Courses

Your watch comes preloaded with more than 42,000 CourseView maps of golf courses around the world. Download updates for the course you play most often.

Keep Track And Keep Score

AutoShot game tracking automatically tracks detected shot distances. Pair with optional Approach CT10 club tracking sensors (sold separately) for more tracking capabilities.

Green View

The Green View feature gives you each green’s true shape from wherever you are on the course, and it allows you to drag and drop the pin for greater accuracy.

Go Green

Quickly reference distances to the front, middle, and back of the green so you have all the data you need for the perfect shot.

Smart Notifications

Receive emails, texts, and alerts right to your watch when paired with a compatible smartphone.

More Stats

Pair with the Garmin Golf app for strokes gained analysis, to participate in leaderboards and tournaments, and to gain more data about your game.

Stay Fit

Take advantage of built-in sports apps and activity-tracking features, including the move bar, vibration alerts, calories, steps, and sleep.


Internal, rechargeable battery provides up to 10 days in smartwatch mode and 15 hours in GPS mode.


Memory 64 MB
Band Color Black
Band Material Silicone
Weight 43 g
Water-Resistant Yes
Estimated Battery Life 15 hours
Display Resolution 240 x 240
Pixels Per Inch (ppi) Not Available
Bluetooth Type Bluetooth


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If you ordered a product that included a free item, you must include the free item with your return. If not, your return will not be accepted and you will not receive a full refund. 
We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

Shipping and Returns

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All orders placed by 4PM( EST), Monday through Thursday, and by 11AM (EST) on Friday, are shipped same day. Orders placed outside these times will ship the next business day. We do not ship internationally or to Puerto Rico, Guam and other US territories at this time. For more details click here.

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Flexible, Easy Returns

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Ratings and reviews


Garmin Approach S42 GPS Golf Smartwatch (Ceramic Bezel and Black Silicone Band) SKU: 010-02572-10

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Improvement Very easy to use and the information is creating better club selection. Better than having a caddie. Great product and very accurate! Happy golfer!
Date published: 2024-06-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HORRIBLE - DON'T BUY IT! GET THE BASE MODEL INSTEAD. The less tech, the better the watch works. My S2, which I have had for years, is much easier to use. Any little movement disturbs the face, so you have to go back to the last screen. THE TOUCH SCREEN DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK! When you play only 9 holes, the watch does not handle that well. Every round so far, I have had to shut off the watch and start again, 2 or 3 holes into the round. A pain in the butt. I don't need the dam watch to keep score, yet if you don't the yardages don't change as you play a particular hole. The face is always dark, another stupid doing of these dopey young folks today. Make it BRIGHT and easy to see, not black.
Date published: 2024-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice golf watch, questionable accuracy I bought this to replace my Garmin S12 golf watch. Love the scoring feature upgrade. But I find this a lot less accurate than my older watch. I’ll shoot a pin with a rangefinder and the watch is way off at times. I keep it fully charged and upgrade it all the time as satellites change, but I’m still not thrilled about its accuracy.
Date published: 2024-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Bought this a month ago and better than I thought, my last watch always died (battery)
Date published: 2024-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great watch! Purchased a month ago and it has been great so far! Yardages are more accurate than I am and it finds them quickly. I really appreciate the shot tracking and analytics. My only request for the future would be a desktop editor that allows for easier shot editing and deleting rounds from the watch itself.
Date published: 2024-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features I bought this watch 2 weeks and have already used it to play 5 rounds of golf. I found the watch very helpful in assessing the distance I get in my drives and other clubs that I use. I also find the stats of the rounds I played very helpful.
Date published: 2024-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great golf watch This is my second Garmin watch and I love it! Reliable and easy to use! Thank you, Garmin
Date published: 2024-05-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too soon to tell First one I bought only lasted two weeks before the battery would not fully charge. On my second one for one week. So far so good. Had a S10 before and liked it but it did not even last one year before the battery failed. Hope to have better luck
Date published: 2024-05-07
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