Garmin S12 Vs Garmin G12 Comparison
In the following comparison we take a look at the important differences between the Garmin S12 and the Garmin G12 devices.
Garmin S12 Overview
“The Garmin S12 is actually a golf watch and as such has clock features that the G12 doesn’t have.”
So you get time and date info with the Garmin S12. Another big difference is that the Garmin S12 has a GPS sensor as opposed to the high-sensitivity receiver of the Garmin G12.
This made the Garmin S12 a bit more accurate with distance readings and course maps during my testing.
The Garmin S12 is also water-resistant up to 5 atmospheres compared to the IPX7 waterproof rating of the G12. The display resolution (176×176 pixels) and display size (0.9”x0.9”) are identical to the G12 though.
This was a blessing and a curse for me. Because while the relatively small watch display was comfortable on my wrist, it also made it a bit difficult to see.
That being said, another important difference between the Garmin S12 and the G12 is that the S12 display is readable in direct sunlight.
Garmin G12 Overview
“The Garmin G12 is not a watch but a handheld golf GPS device.”
It’s important to note that as far as golf features and metrics are concerned, the Garmin S12 and the G12 are identical.
Both have essential features like pin distance, green view, digital score cards, course maps (43k+ for each device), manual pin positioning, distances to hazards and layups, round timers and more.
For convenience, the G12 comes with a clip and a lanyard so you can attach it to multiple surfaces.
“The Garmin S12 is $50 more expensive than the Garmin G12 and it’s actually worth the extra cost.
The GPS makes the S12 more accurate and the fact that it’s a direct-sunlight-readable watch just makes it more convenient.”