Garmin Approach S62 Vs Garmin Fenix 7 Golf Watch Comparison Overview
Playing your best round of golf may come down to the accessories you have at your disposal.
Golf watches have emerged as some of the most impactful accessories a golfer could wield.
The only issue is that there are a ton of golf watches on the market. The sheer volume of options can make it difficult to decide which one is best for you. So today we are going to be comparing the merits of two golf watches from arguably the top golf watch manufacturer: Garmin.
Garmin Approach S62 Overview
“The Approach S62 actually has a couple of features that the Garmin Fenix 7 doesn’t.”
Namely swing tempo monitoring and tempo training modes. These are fairly helpful tools that can improve your swing power and distance. However, the S62 doesn’t have nearly as many general fitness, training and sports modes that the Garmin Fenix 7 has.
In this sense, the S62 is more of a pure golf watch than the Garmin Fenix 7 is. The S62 also has a ceramic bezel instead of the stainless steel bezel of the Garmin Fenix 7. I like the feel of a ceramic bezel; but the S62 is 61-grams while the Fenix is 56-grams.
The S62 has only 1GB of storage compared to the 16Gb allotment of the Garmin Fenix 7. The S62 has a 14-day battery life while the Garmin Fenix 7 has an 18-day battery life.
Garmin Fenix 7 Overview
“The Garmin Fenix 7 is lighter and fits more comfortably on the wrist.”
This is very important as a heavy or bulky watch can hinder your swing. While the Garmin Fenix 7 lacks tempo training and monitoring, it has more fitness features and built-in training programs than any individual probably needs.
But besides the tempo features, the Garmin Fenix 7 has all the golf features the S62 has so overall, it’s still a solid golf watch. The only caveat is that Garmin Fenix 7 costs about $150 more than the S62. So you have to be sure that you are Ok with paying that much more for all those fitness features, a slightly longer battery life and more storage.
“If you like to use your watch to listen to music, for fitness tracking and want essential golf features, the Garmin Fenix 7 may be worth the extra money for you. But if you are strictly looking for a golf watch, the Garmin Approach S62 may be a better value.”