Garmin S42 Review 2021 – Is It Worth Buying
When Garmin brings a new golf watch to the market, the golfing community takes notice and that is no different with the Garmin S42, released in 2021.
Following up on the Garmin S40 which was released in 2020, The Garmin S42 looks to iron out of all it’s weak points and take center stage as the leading mid level watch in the range.
The S40 is also an excellent looking watch but it lacked some of the extra features of the s62 and even the s60, but if you were looking for the most stylish watch with the quick change bands and customizable interface, it is still a good bet.
One of the key additions with the S42 is the extending battery life as we had already seen with the S62, which will now last for up to 15 hours in GPS or at least 2 full rounds.
The design of the S42 has the exact same dimensions of the S40 but it has a rounder more sturdy look and the internal engine has been given an upgrade.
The features are also very similar to the S40, if not identical, you get:
- 42,000 Course that fast on arrival at the course you are playing
- 1.2″ Color Touch Screen
- Distances To The Front Middle And Back Of The Green
- Distances To Hazards And Lay Ups For Dog Legs
- Green View With Manual Pin Position
- No Slope – Making It Legal For Tournament Play
- Step Counter, Fitness Profiles And Bluetooth Connectivity To Your Phone
- Auto Shot And Score Card
- Auto Hole Progression
- Access To The Free Garmin App
Is The Garmin S42 Waterproof
The S42 is water resistant up the 5 metres, so if you forget to take it off in the pool or God forbid, you fall in the drink, the watch shouldn’t have any difficulties.
Is The Garmin S42 Worth Buying?
The S42 is pretty much the same watch as the S40 with a few improvements. If you can get the S40 for much cheaper, we would probably recommend it. The S42 is also missing a ton of features from the S62, so if you want the absolute best, regardless of budget, go with the S62.
If you want a quaility mid level watch with excellent battery life that wont let you down, we recommend the S42. When the S42 drops down form the hefty $300 price tag, it will make a lot more sense for more players.