It’s time for a new GPS watch

I was and still am a big fan of my Garmin S2 GPS watch. It accompanied me on uncounted rounds of golf, always worked perfectly (in contrast to the golf shot afterwards) and definitely does the trick. Still it was time for something new.

As said, I really like my S2, there is nothing I would have liked differently when I bought it. It had everything I asked for, and frankly, all the other gimmicks with expensive color GPS watches, it just doesn’t give you any additional benefit—in my opinion.

As it ages though, it’s the second wrist band already and buying it in white hasn’t been the greatest idea in the first place. Then the battery seems to fade, and I’m lucky if I make it through 18 holes before the battery dies. The capacity is just not there anymore. And it’s a bit bulky and clumsy. Apart from these downsides it’s a brilliant watch, no question about it.

But it was time for something new. I went for even a cheaper version of golf GPS watch and bought the Garmin S10, a sleek black GPS watch with a monochrome watch face, battery for 12 hours of GPS golf mode or months in watch mode only. And it’s lightweight and black.

Ticks every boxes, what do you think?

It arrived earlier in the week, I set everything up, checked the functionalities and it does look quite familiar when you’re used to another Garmin model. Four buttons: OK, back, up, down… that’s it. Easy menu, easy handling and hopefully same accuracy.

I took some pictures with the new one in my garden as I wasn’t golfing so far, but I have to say, I’m already sad to leave my S2 in the drawer from now on. Always made its job and executed properly—apart from the times when I forgot to charge it properly. Then it quit its job mid-round. Yikes!

So can’t wait to take it to the course and see it in action!

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