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06-24-2012, 04:32 PM
Since there is no golf category, I thought this would be the closest category.

I just purchased a new Approach S3 Golf GPS. One of the features is an odometer. My question is: Does this just measure distance as the crow flies, or does it give actual distance as I meander across the fairway from right to left and back again chasing my golf ball?

06-24-2012, 04:47 PM
GPS tracks your distance, not crow distance. ;) Although, after looking at the Approach S3 manual (http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/Approach_S3_WEB_EN.pdf), I can see why you would ask.

06-24-2012, 06:56 PM
So, just to be clear - since I imagine it is GPS based, it must be taking frequent positional readings and adding up the distance. Is that correct?