The first premium Golf GPS handheld and portable device, “Garmin Approach G80 Golf GPS” comes with a monitor and a warm-up mode that help you track the status of your golf ball speed, smash factor, swing tempo, estimated distance, and head speed. It has more than 41,000 golf courses preloaded and offers different modes, such as training, target, etc. To know more about this GPS device, scroll down this page.

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The Garmin Approach G80 Gold GPS device is quite easy to use. To track your gaming activities, first place this device next to the golf ball and start hitting shots. Now, the details of each shot will be displayed on the device screen.


Initially, make sure that you have completed the device setup and paired it with your smartphone. Place the device beside your golf ball. Now, set the desired mode and start hitting shots. If you wish to practice golf, then use the tempo training mode. To track the ball speed, swing tempo, smash factor, etc., use the warm-up mode. Similarly, to complete your target practice game, use the Target mode.


You can control your Garmin G80 Approach device using its mobile app, Garmin Golf app, which is available for Android and iOS devices. Scroll down this page to know how to install this app and pair your device with it.


  • On your Android phone, open the Google Play Store.
  • Search and select the Garmin Golf app.
  • Tap on the Install button, followed by Accept.
  • Once the app is installed, open it, and pair the device with your smartphone.

After updating the map & software, you can go to the next step of the Garmin DriveSmart 61 device setup.


  • On the App Store, search for the Garmin Golf app and select it.
  • Tap on the Get it button.
  • Install the app on your iOS device by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Finally, pair the GPS device with your iOS device via the app.


  • Visit the official support page of the Garmin GPS device.
  • Click or tap on the Manual tab.
  • Locate the Owner’s Manual tab and tap or click on the Download button beside it.
  • Now, the Owner’s Manual of your Garmin device will start to download.
  • Once the manual is downloaded, open and utilize it as per your needs.


  • Initially, make sure that you have installed the Garmin Golf app on your smartphone.
  • Similarly, make sure that your smartphone is placed closer to the device. (Note: The mobile phone should be within 10 m (33 ft) of your GPS device.)
  • Now, enable the Bluetooth feature on your device. To do so, from your GPS device's home screen, go to the Settings menu. Tap on the Bluetooth option to enable it.
  • Similarly, enable the Bluetooth option on your smartphone.
  • Now, launch the Garmin Golf app on your phone.
  • Tap on the Menu icon.
  • Choose your Garmin device, followed by Add Device.
  • Complete the remaining steps of the pairing process by following the on-screen instructions.


Step-by-step instructions to set up your Garmin Approach G80 Golf GPS device

Step 1: Charge the device

  • Initially, you have to charge the Garmin Golf GPS device.
  • To do so, get the USB cable of your device.
  • Now, locate the USB port on your device. On the USB port, you can find the weather cap; remove it and connect the USB cable’s small end into it.
  • Connect the large end of the same cable to a USB adapter or computer.
  • Charge the GPS device fully.

Step 2: Turn on the Garmin device

  • Make sure that your Garmin device is charged fully.
  • Now, turn on the device by pressing its Power button.
  • When the device turns on for the first time, you’ll be prompted to set the basic settings, such as language, unit of measure, driver distance, etc.
  • Set the prompted settings correctly and based on your desire.
  • After configuring the settings, you can go to the next step of the Garmin G80 setup.

Step 3: Update course and software

  • For your Garmin device to function properly, you need to update its software and courses.
  • To do so, you can use either the Garmin Express or the Garmin Golf app.
  • For computer: Visit the Garmin device’s official support page and download the Garmin Express app.
  • Install the app on your computer. After installing the app, using a USB cable, connect the device to your computer. Perform the updates by following the on-screen instructions.
  • For smartphone: Install the Garmin Golf app on your smartphone. Open the app and update the software and other necessary updates.


  • Check whether your device and the smartphone are paired. If not, pair them by referring to the instructions given under the “Pairing the Approach G80 with Garmin Golf App” section on this page.
  • Now, place the device next to the ball.
  • On the app, select the Start New Round option.
  • Choose the desired course, followed by tee box.
  • Now, you can see the current hole that you’re playing on the device screen and start hitting shots by referring to it.


The Garmin Approach G80 device comes with a radar that helps you analyze your practice and improve your gaming skills. The radar feature works with different modes of the device and they are warm up, tempo training, target practice, and virtual round. To use the radar features of your device, follow the below instructions.

  • Turn on your Garmin device, if it is turned off.
  • From the device’s home screen, choose the desired mode or game.
  • Now, enable the Radar feature by pressing the Radar button on your device.
  • Place your device beside the ball that you’re using.
  • Perform the prompts displayed on the device screen to complete the process. To disable the Radar feature, press the Radar button once.


The Garmin device helps you find the golf course centers available near you or in a specific city.

  • Tap on the Up Arrow icon on your device’s home screen.
  • Tap on the Preview option, followed by Search Near You, Spell City, or Spell Course.
  • Now, based on your option selection, the corresponding screen will open.
  • Find the course of your need by following the on-screen instructions.


    The Target Practice mode provided with this GPS helps you improve your golf shot accuracy and consistency. To initiate this mode on your GPS device, follow the below instructions.

  • Choose the Target Practice mode from your GPS device’s home screen.
  • Set the distance targets, and number of players by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Now, take a shot to check whether the practice mode works based on your preferences.
  • You can use up to 5 shots at each Target Practice mode.


One of the highlighting features offered by this GPS device is “Virtual Tournament & Virtual course.” The Virtual tournament feature allows you to compete with other golfers around the world. The virtual round hole that you’re playing can be viewed on the device’s home screen. To play the virtual round tournament and view your source, your device should be paired with the smartphone via the Garmin Golf app. Also, make sure to modify the app’s privacy settings that allows the device to share your scorecard. Similarly, the Virtual course feature helps you select the desired course and players.

Playing a virtual course

  • Go to the Virtual Round menu from your device’s home screen.
  • Tap on the Course option.
  • Select the number of players and the course type of your desire.
  • Finally, take a shot.

Playing a virtual tournament

  • From the Virtual Round menu, select the Tournament option.
  • Choose the tournament of your desire and follow the on-screen instructions to play the virtual tournament.


Garmin’s TruSwing feature helps you to view the swing metrics of your device. You can view the recorded metrics on your Garmin device. To know how to record and view TruSwing metrics on your Garmin device, scroll down this page.


  • Initially, make sure to update your Garmin device’s software, course, and other important updates if available.
  • Now, connect your TruSwing metrics device to the Garmin device.
  • Turn on both devices (TruSwing & Garmin).
  • Now, from your Garmin device’s home screen, choose TruSwing, followed by a club of your desire.
  • To record the TruSwing metrics, hit a shot.
  • Once your shot is delivered successfully, you can view the swing metrics on your approach device.


You can update the Garmin Approach G80 software easily using your computer or smartphone.

Using computer

  • Go to the Garmin product’s official support page.
  • Download the Garmin Express app.
  • Install and open the app on your computer.
  • On the app, you can find a list of services, such as software updates, course updates, data uploads to Garmin Golf, and product registration.
  • Select the Software updates service to update your product software.

Using smartphone

  • Install the Garmin Golf app and open it.
  • Pair your device with the smartphone using the app.
  • Once the pairing is complete, update the product’s software by following the on-screen instructions.


It is very common for anyone to encounter an issue while using electronic gadgets. The below section covers the common issues that occur on the Garmin product and their troubleshooting instructions.


The reset process is performed as a part of troubleshooting. If the general solutions don’t resolve your device issue, then you can reset the device’s settings to their defaults to fix it. To reset your Garmin device, perform the quick and simple instructions given below.

  • Locate the Power button on your Garmin device and hold it down for 30 seconds.
  • After 30 seconds, release the button.
  • Now, your device settings will be restored to the default ones.


If your Garmin device’s GPS signal and other details are not accurate, then perform the simple instructions given below to fix it.

  • Initially, check whether your device is placed in an open location. If not, place the device in a clear view location where it can get the GPS signal easily.
  • If you encounter this issue after relocating the device, then wait for a few seconds or minutes for the device to acquire the signal.
  • Check whether there is a software update available for your device.
  • If yes, update the software.
  • Reset your Garmin device, if none of the instructions resolve the Garmin G80 No GPS signal issue.


  • Make sure that the charging cable is connected securely at both ends.
  • Reconnect the charging cable if necessary.
  • Update the device software if available.
  • Try using a different power source (computer) to charge the device.
  • Check whether the charging cable is damaged. To check it, connect the device into the charger and leave it for up to 2 hours.
  • While your device is charging, you will be able to find the Battery icon along with the message on your device’s screen. If there is no battery icon or message on the screen, then the cable might be damaged. In this case, replace the cable, and then charge your device.


  • Initially, check whether your device is charging.
  • To check it, connect the device to a power source using a charging cable. If the device is charging, leave it for up to 2 hours, and then try to turn on the GPS device by pressing the Power button.
  • If the device is not charging, then the battery might be damaged. Replace the battery, and then turn on the device.
  • Make sure that your Garmin device software is up-to-date.
  • Soft reset the device if necessary.
  • Contact us if you need remote assistance in resolving the Garmin G80 device not turning on issue.


  • Initially, make sure that you’re using a regulation golf ball.
  • Check whether the device is placed within 33 ft of your ball. If not, reposition the ball & device correctly, and then check whether the device is able to receive a proper GPS signal.
  • Adjust the ball roll if required.
  • Ensure that your device is not connected to any charging source.
  • Check if practice swings are placed in the field. If yes, remove them.
  • Turn off/on the device if necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Garmin Approach G80 device’s monitor is excellent in providing accurate data to +/- 5mph for club speed, +/-mph for ball speed. Its color touchscreen display is very responsive, clear, and displays details as accurately as possible.

Turn off your Garmin G80 device by holding down the Power button and release it once the device starts to turn off.

The Garmin device uses the roll factor to calculate your shot distance. To set up the roll factor on your device, carry out the following instructions.

  • Initially, choose the radar option of your desire.
  • After selecting it, tap on the Menu icon available on the device’s screen.
  • Select the Set Roll Factor option.
  • Now, set the desired roll factor using the slider available on the screen.
  • Once the roll factor is configured, your shots will be calculated based on it.

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