Garmin Approach G30 Vs Garmin Approach G8 Comparison And Review 2021
For anyone not interested in a golf watch but wants a stepped up version of a handheld golf GPS device, the Approach G30 and G8 may be a great middle-ground for you.
Sometimes you just want a more modern-feeling golf GPS device and the Garmin Approach G30 and the Garmin Approach G8 golf GPS devices certainly fit that bill.
Small, sleek, compact but brimming with modern features, these devices will help you perform your best on the course. Let’s take a look at the important details you should know about both of these golf GPS devices.
Garmin Approach G30 Overview
The Garmin Approach G30 is a color display, handheld golf GPS device with all the features you’ve come to expect from Garmin.
It may sound shallow but one of the best things this device has going for it is it’s brand. Garmin is the first name in GPS and their golf GPS devices are highly sought-after – for good reason too.
The Garmin Approach G30 is a touchscreen GPS device with a 2.3” display. It’s 3 inches tall, 2.1 inches wide and less than an inch thick so it’s smaller than your smartphone. It provides you with vital course information so you will know exactly what to expect on each hole.
At 2.5 ounces, the Garmin Approach G30 is anything but cumbersome and you can easily keep it in your bag or your pocket.
Garmin Approach G8 Overview
The Approach G8 has some more in-depth features than the Garmin Approach G30 and is also a bit larger.
The Approach G8 has a 3” color touchscreen display and interestingly enough, it’s 4.4 inches tall and even slimmer than the Garmin Approach G30. So while the screen and display are bigger, the profile is actually slimmer.
The G8 would be a good call for anyone looking for slightly more in-depth course and conditions data. The G8 is also slightly heavier than the G30; but the difference is almost negligible.
After testing the G8 and the G30 side-by-side, it became apparent that the G8 was the slightly more advanced GPS device.