Garmin’s latest activity band is built for rookie golfers
To date, Garmin’s golf tracking wearables have been aimed at experienced players, with the higher prices to match. Even the Approach X40 isn’t a trivial purchase. But what if you’re relatively new? Enter the Approach X10: the new model gives you data for 41,000 courses at a $200/£160 price that’s easier to swallow for someone just starting to refine their game. You still get GPS positioning, a 1-inch touchscreen and connectivity with the Garmin Golf app to compete with friends. The main sacrifice is the absence of support for a TruSwing club sensor, so you’ll need to step up to pricier gear if you want to perfect your swing.
The band is water-resistant to 5 ATM in case you get caught out in the rain, and it’ll easily last a full round with 12 hours of battery life when GPS is active. The X10 should be available before January is over, or just in time for that mid-winter golf vacation.