By WARES June 19, 2018 Wearables, personal care & health

Garmin has added feature-rich new golf and cycling devices to its range of outdoor tech.

Take the guesswork out of your golf game - An ideal addition to Garmin’s already extensive range of golfing wearables, the Approach Z80 (above) is a golf laser rangefinder with integrated GPS and preloaded course map overlays.

This compact unit gives precise distances to the flag from up to 320 metres and is accurate to the pin plus or minus 25cm.

Golfers get maps of the course overlaid on the viewfinder to see the distance to hazards and the shape of the green for over 41,000 courses.


A next level cycle computer - Cyclists also get a look in with three new devices from Garmin.

Pick of the bunch is the Edge 520 Plus (right), a GPS bike computer featuring advanced navigation, performance monitoring capabilities and connected features that are built for use both on and off the road.

Whether hitting the trails or streets, cyclists will benefit from the preloaded Garmin Cycle Maps that feature turn-by-turn directions for all terrains, and alerts to sharp curves ahead.

It will even guide cyclists back to the route – or back to start – if they stray away or decide to head home early.

Before heading out, riders can plan and download their routes on the improved and revamped Course Creator in Garmin Connect which uses Trendline popularity routing to provide riders with the best road, mountain or gravel routes that are aggregated from those most travelled by fellow cyclists.

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