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Garmin Approach G6 vs SkyCaddie SGX Golf GPS Comparison

Let's take a look at the Garmin Approach and the SkyCaddie SGX in a side-by-side comparison. Use this as a guide, you will find that manufacturers use different terminology to describe the same features. We have done our best to simplify the comparison below. Go to the full reviews for more details on particular features and functions. 

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Garmin Approach G6 SkyCaddie SGX

Garmin Approach G6

SkyCaddie SGX




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3.7" x 2.1" x .8"

4.80" x 2.48" x .75"

Excluding Antenna


3.37 oz

5.6 oz

PC Interface




2.6" High Resolution, Transflective TFT Touchscreen

3" High Resolution, Transflective TFT-LCD Screen

Battery Type

Rechargeable Lithium Polymer

Battery Life: Up to 15 Hours

Rechargeable Lithium Polymer

Battery Life: Up to 14 Hours


2 Buttons + Touchscreen

Glove Friendly

The 2 new buttons add instant access to Green View, Shot Measure, and Digital Scorecard

All Functions are Accessed by Buttons

This is NOT a Touchscreen Device

Course Maps

Over 28,000 Pre-Loaded Courses

Pre-Loaded with Courses from Around the World

See Available Courses

Up to 30,000 courses pre-loaded with Basic Green Information. Store up to 50 Full-Featured Courses w/Membership Plan

See Available Courses 

 Membership Plans

No annual fees

You will be able to keep your unit current with new courses and course updates. 

Unlimited "State" $29.95/yr.

Unlimited Nationwide $49.95/yr.

Unlimited Worldwide $59.95/yr.

After 30 days an active membership is needed to access course data

Layup Arcs

Use the colorful layup arcs for quick and decisive club selections. You will be shown layup distances of 100, 150, 200, and 250 (when needed).

Garmin Approach G6 Layup Arcs

Not Available

Statistics Tracking

Ability to view your stats and round information directly from the unit during and after the round. This information can also be downloaded and viewed on your home computer.

Stats Include: Putts Per Round, Greens & Fairways Hit, Average Distance, # of Putts per Hole, Clubs Used, Distances Hit, Time to Play, and Distance Traveled

Use ClubSG to upload your scores and stats

Stats Include: Putts Per Round, Fairways Hit, Over/Under Score, Tee Shot Distance

More Scorecard Options

Keep track of strokes for up to 4 players using scoring options that include Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins, and Match Play with adjustable handicaps

Keep track of strokes for 1 player. Use scorecard to factor in your handicap or MyPar Target (this is your target score for a particular golf course that you want to achieve)
Customized Distances

You will have the option to select, label, and save particular points on the golf course

Not Available
 Advanced Features  Not Available

 IntelliGreen Pro

SkyCaddie SGX IntelliGreen Pro

These features are not available on every course. Click the link under courses to see details for each course

Common Features


Touch Targeting (touch point on display to see distance to and from that point)

Manual Pin Positioning

Course Preview

Tracks Stats

Digital Scorecard

Computer Scorecard Review

Shot Measure

Green View

AutoView Technology

Yardages for Hazards, Carries, and Layups

Interactive HoleVue with Zoom


Shot Measure

Digital Scorecard and Stat Tracking


What's in the Box

Garmin Approach G6 GPS

A/C Power Adapter

USB Cable

Belt Clip


SkyCaddie SGX

Rechargable Battery

A/C Power Adapter

USB Cable

Belt Clip Cradle

LCD Screen Protectors

Quick Start Guide



 Retail: $299.99

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