Garmin S70 Vs Garmin S62 Comparison And Review
The s62 was by far the best golf watch on the market for many years. That is until the s70 cam along and took things to the next level again.
While the look similar on the surface, the s70 offers significant improvements such as the AMOLED screen, improved Virtual Caddy features and a more intuitive interface.
It also comes in 2 sizes to suit every golfers wrist.
Garmin S62 Overview
The Garmin s62 represented a major step up from the s60 which came before it.
It took the weaknesses of the s60 and improved on them – the poor battery life, the lack of a heart rate monitor and the bulky design.
It added awesome features like being able to pinpoint any spot on the course and get the distance. It also allowed you to see the distance and direction to the green from any position, perfect for dog legs and hidden greens.
we also have Greenview giving you an eagle eye view of the green and an exact distance to any point on it.
The s62 introduced the virtual caddy to suggest a club for you and a plays like distance which took slope and even wind into consideration.
The watch also introduced many sport profiles with its heart rate monitor and also smart watch features like Garmin Pay and smart phone connectivity.
Quick change bands allowed you to change up the look and feel of the watch with ease for an excellent watch on and off the course.
Garmin S70 Overview
So the s62 had a lot of weakness to improve on from the s60.
The s70 had a different job, to upgrade the already winning features of the s62 and it has achieved this in glorious fashion.
First up, the watch comes in two sizes, with a 1.2″ and 1.4″ display.
The AMOLED looks absolutely amazing. Perfectly visible in bright sunlight, with amazing graphics and more intuitive user interface than the S62.
The courses look really slick on the battery saving screen and we now get the calculations for the plays like feature right on the screen, inspiring more confidence. This watch is incredibly accurate.
The Virtual Caddy has gotten a major upgrade too, it now suggests a club for every shot and gives you your chances of success with each, when laying up or going for it.
The battery now lasts longer: 20 hours instead of 15 in GPS mode.
Another major upgrade is the health and fitness capabilities. We can now get heart rate monitoring over an extended period, can measure our sleep quality and the watch has profiles for nearly every sport you can imagine.
Overall the S70 is a far superior watch but it does cost a little extra. If the s70 is outside your budget, the S62 still offers a ton of premium features an excellent performance.
That being said, the S70 is a step above and is certainly the nu,ber one smart watch in the game right.
Aidan Lehane here, I’m a Mid-low handicap golfer who has made tremendous progress in breaking 90 in just over 1 year of playing golf seriously.
I get out to the course or range as often as possible and review all the equipment I’ve come across on this blog.