OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that there are now more than 40,000 worldwide golf courses preloaded and available for Approach GPS watch and handheld users. With the addition of these courses, Garmin now offers the most courses of any golfing device on the market. Courses will come preloaded on new Approach units, while current Approach owners will be able to download all of the new courses to their device at no additional cost.
“We’re thrilled to announce that we now have the largest selection of courses available,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “With Garmin Approach devices, we want to ensure that golfers have an upper hand when they play, and having more than 40,000 courses available is a big part of that.”
Each course is displayed as full-color CourseView™ diagrams1, so golfers are able to preview hole details like traps, green shapes and more. Golfers will also get precise distances to the front, middle and back of the green, as well as layup and dogleg distances.
In addition to course data on Approach devices, golfers will also be able to access data through the recently updated Garmin Connect Mobile app. Golfers can view their scores and stats from each round, and track their progress over time. Garmin Connect Mobile also provides course analysis, so golfers can be aware of their own trends and tendencies to improve their game.
The Approach series is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, dog training, or capturing it all on VIRB action cameras, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/outdoors, www.garmin.blogs.com, and http://twitter.com/garmin.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1 CourseView available on select devices only. Click here for full list.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark and Approach, CourseView and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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