Garmin S70 Vs Garmin S42 Comparison And Review 2023
The Garmin s70 is a cut above anything we have seen in the golf game to date.
That being said, it comes with a price tag and one could argue that a cheaper watch will still enable you to go around the course in the same amount of shots.
So the S42 is less than half the price, looks amazing, and has a color touch screen, and a decent battery. At the lower price point, it is easy to see why plenty of golfers continue to buy watches like the S42.
The s70 is next level altogether with its big AMOLED screen, awesome Virtual Caddy, and advanced fitness features. If you have an ample budget and like those extra features, this is going to be the watch for you.
Garmin S42 Overview
The Garmin S42 combines style, tech, and the sport of golf. The 1.2-inch colour touchscreen sets this one above the s12 and it has an auto-brightness feature that allows the dial to be seen in any lighting conditions.
We’ve got color maps of around 43,000 courses now with Garmin and we can get all the distances we need, layups, hazards, and front, middle, and back of the green.
One downside is that we can’t get the distance to any point on the course like with the s60, s62, and s70, making the watch a mid-level one.
It comes in three colors and looks amazing however so we can see that this one can easily be worn anytime and the 15-hour battery life in SSS mode is quite decent too.
The mid-level watch is cheaper than its more expensive premium counterparts and gets the job done well, with a virtual caddy suggesting what club to hit, and your scores and handicaps being tracked effortlessly in the Garmin Golf App.
Despite not being on the level of say, the s70, the s42 still offers a ton of bang for your buck and will be a great option for those looking for style, effectiveness, and value.
Garmin S70 Overview
The amazin AMOLED touch screen is easy to see in any lighting conditions, the layout is intuitive and the graphics are extremely crisp.
It also comes in two sizes to fit any golfer’s wrist. 1.2″ and 1.4″.
The Virtual Caddy has been given a big upgrade, it now suggests a club for each shot and shows you how it calculated its plays like distance to inspire more confidence.
Garmin has now mapped 43,000 Courses and we can pinpoint any spot on any course. We can now also see the contours of the greens to see the way the ball will roll.
The watch can always show the distance and direction to the green and the fitness features have also been dramatically improved with Strength training tracking, extended heart rate monitoring and sleep monitoring.
The question about whether to get the S12 or the S70 comes down to Utlity and value.
Do you just want the simple distances and the score tracking while paying a lot less and still getting unbeatable battery life? The S12 is the product to go for.
If you want all the course and fitness features, with unbeatable battery and screen graphics, the S70 is the one to go with. Just keep in mind that it going to cost many multiples more than the S12 which will still get the job done.
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.