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Garmin Approach X40

Garmin Approach X40
alaScore 86

22 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Garmin Approach X40. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Approach X40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 22 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Expert review by : Dan Graziano (

Garmin's latest fitness tracker is designed for active golfers


Garmin on Friday announced a new fitness tracker for golfers that are interested in a device that can be worn both on and off the course. The $249 (around AU$320, £175) Approach X40 is a slim and lightweight band with GPS built in for calculating...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

Easy to use


Very please with the product, would certainly recommend

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (

Golfer husband gives it thumbs up


This was a Christmas gift for my other half. I chose it because of the reviews, and that unlike other golf watches it isn't bulky. Normally steer clear of buying golf gifts or technology for my other half but this has proved a big success. He loves...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (

GARMIN Approach X40 - Black & Grey, Extra Large


slim and light, does all you would expect and more

battery performance not great....good for one round but just about gets you through a whole day's golf

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (

GARMIN Approach X40 - Black & Grey, Extra Large


Very easy to use. Touch screen works well. Easy to read and find key information. Quick to locate courses & GPS satellites. Distances seem to be very accurate. Garmin Connect app is very good and the sync process is quick and seamless (except for one...

I want to show weather / temperature in deg C but if i chose to show distances in yards / miles then it defaults the temp reading to deg F. You can only show deg C if you select distances to be shown in metres / KM. One round has been lost between...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

GARMIN Approach X40 - Black & Grey, Regular


too complicated. need a better tutorial, especially for link up with phone and computer. also, putts aren't taken into consideration on the scorecard.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

GARMIN Approach X40 - Lime Green, Regular


Clare, clean, stylish, adaptable

Too expensive, should display slightly more information

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

GARMIN Approach X40 - Lime Green, Regular


Battery life of 1 week if not used for golf.

Doesn't always find the golf courses.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

GARMIN Approach X40 - Lime Green, Regular


Strap could do with being bigger for a little more comfort

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

GARMIN Approach X40 - Lime Green, Regular


Basic golf use

A bit over complecated

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Band colour:Black, grey / Black, White / Blue, Turquoise
Band material:Silicone
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, White
Control type:Touch
Device Type:Wristband activity tracker
Maximum strap length:19.5
Minimum strap length:13.7
Product colour:Black / Black,Grey / Black,White
Protection features:Water Resistant
Water resistance:5
Waterproof up to:50


Display diagonal:2.54
Display Resolution:160 x 68
Display Type:LCD

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

GPS type


Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 60
Storage temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Chest strap:N


Active minutes:Y
Activity monitoring:Y
Alarm Clock:Y
Built-in distance meter:Y
Call notifications:Y
Calories burned:Y
Distance traveled:Y
Distance travelled:Y
Frequency band:2.4
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Hours slept:Y
Personal goals:Y
Position location:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Recommended activity:Golf
Smart notifications:Y
SMS notifications:Y
Strap material:Silicone
Vibrating motor:Y
Water resistance:5
Workout tracking:Y

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wireless


Battery Life:120 / 5
Battery life (GPS mode):10
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


ROM capacity:64

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android / Android, Windows Phone, iOS

Weight & Dimensions