How To Use Garmin Approach S20 Golf Watch?

Using AutoShot Round Analyzer:

  • Start by installing the Garmin Connect Mobile app on your smartphone.
  • Add your Garmin Approach S20 device tothe Garmin Connect Mobile app.
  • Once your device is paired with your smartphone, AutoShot will upload the Golf data to the Garmin Connect online account.
  • Before you start the AutoShot Round Analyzer, your golf watch will prompt you to choose the scoring mode. Select Yes.
  • Using the measure shot function, you can see how far you have hit a particular shot.
  • On the course, the AutoShot round analyzer tracks shots and measures distance. It also records shot locations for post-round analysis on your Garmin Connect account.
  • Continue reading for Garmin Approach S20 Setup, App and troubleshooting.
Garmin Approach S20 Setup

Garmin Approach S20 App

The Garmin Approach S20 device should be connected to the Garmin Connect app on a smartphone to upload and store your round dataon the Garmin Connect website. In addition, you will get notifications from your phone to your device when both are paired via Bluetooth.

FOR ANDROID

To get the Garmin Connect app on your Android phone, follow these steps.

  • On your Android phone, turn the cellular data on or else connect it to your local wireless network.
  • Launch the Google Play Store app and search for the Garmin Connect app.
  • Tap the Install button and wait until the app is downloaded.
  • After completing the download, tap Open to launch the app.
  • Carry out the on-screen instructions and complete the setup.

FOR IOS

  • Before starting, verify that you have a standard Internet connection on your iPhone.
  • Open the App Store and search for the Garmin Connect app.
  • Tap the Get button below the app and wait until the download is completed.
  • Open the app and carry out the on-screen instructions to pair your Gamin Approach S20 device with your iPhone.

Garmin Approach S20 Setup Guide

  • Press and hold the Power button.
  • Select your language from the displayed list.
  • Set your preferences and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the setup.
  • Install the Garmin Golf app on your phone.
  • Next, press and hold down the OK button on your watch.
  • Swipe up the golf watch screen and tap Pair Phone.
  • On your phone, launch the Garmin Golf app and tap the Menu icon.
  • Select Garmin Devices and tap Add Device.
  • Finish pairing your device by following the on-screen prompts.
  • To start the first round of golf, press and release the OK button.
  • Tap Play Golf and wait for the device to receive the satellite signal.
  • Next, close the course and select the option to keep your score.
  • Your device is now ready to use.

How Do I Connect My Garmin S20 To My Phone?

  • Before beginning, you have to put your Garmin Approach S20 watch in pairing mode.
  • Press the OK button and select Settings –> Bluetooth –> Pair Smartphone.
  • On your smartphone, turn on Bluetooth.
  • Install the Garmin Connect Mobile app and launch it.
  • Tap the More button at the bottom-right corner and select Garmin Devices.
  • Tap Add Device –> Browse All devices –> Approach S20.
  • Select Yes to pair when the smartphone detects your watch.
  • Enter the PIN displayed on the watch to pair the devices.
  • Tap Done and carry out the on-screen instructions to complete the Garmin Approach S20 setup.

Garmin Approach S20 Software Update

  • Before starting, open the default browser on your computer and visit the official Garmin site.
  • Download and install the Garmin CourseView Updater.
  • Next, connect the Garmin Approach S20 device to a charging cradle.
  • Make sure to connect the other end of the USB charging cradle to your computer's USB port.
  • Run Garmin CourseView Updater and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software update.

How To Put Garmin S20 In Pairing Mode

  • On your Garmin Approach S20 watch, press the OK button and select Settings.
  • Choose Bluetooth –> Pair Smartphone.
  • This will put your Garmin Approach S20 setup device in pairing mode.
  • A unique PIN will be displayed on the screen. Use this PIN to connect your smartphone via Bluetooth.

How Do I Update Courses On My Garmin Approach S20

  • Before starting, ensure that your device is fully charged.
  • Next, connect your device to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
  • If the AutoPlay window appears, close it.
  • Launch the default browser and visit the official Garmin site.
  • Search and download Garmin Express for your computer.
  • Double-click the downloaded file and carry out the on-screen prompts to complete the Garmin Approach S20 Setup.
  • After completing the installation, add your device and sync it with Garmin Connect.
  • If necessary, register your Garmin Approach S20 device with your Garmin account.
  • When prompted, update your Garmin device, including the courses.
  • After completing the update, eject the device from your computer.
  • If the Garmin Approach S20 watch prompts you to install the update, select the Install Now option.
  • You have now seen how to update courses on your Garmin Approach S20 device.

Garmin Approach S20 Setup Troubleshooting Guide

If your Garmin Approach S20 watch is not responding, troubleshoot the issue with the quick steps given on this page. Here we have provided the troubleshooting steps for the issues that recur while using Garmin Approach S20. In case no troubleshooting steps resolve your Garmin Approach S20 issue, contact our technical experts to assist you in resolving it.

How Do I Reset My Garmin Approach S20?

If your Garmin Approach S20 watch is not functioning as expected, you can reset it. There are two types of resets for this watch:

  • Soft Reset
  • Master Reset/Factory Reset

Steps for soft reset:

  • On your Garmin Approach S20 watch, press and hold down the UP/Power button.
  • Wait for at least 30 seconds or until the device turns off.
  • Release the UP/Power button to restart the device.

Steps for master reset:

  • Turn off the device and locate the Back and OK buttons.
  • Press and hold down the Back and OK buttons.
  • Simultaneously, press the Power button and hold it until the Garmin logo appears.
  • Do not release the Back and OK buttons for 10 seconds.
  • Now, release the OK button.
  • After 5 seconds, release the Back button.
  • This will reset your Garmin Approach S20 watch to factory defaults and continue to Garmin Approach S20 setup.

Garmin Approach S20 Not Connecting

  • If your Garmin Approach S20 device is not connecting to your smartphone, check whether it is within your range.
  • The device should be within a distance of 10 m.
  • Put your device in pairing mode and then reconnect your smartphone to the device.
  • Check for any updates for the Garmin Connect app. If so, install the latest updates and this will fix the connection issues.

Garmin Approach S20 Won't Sync

  • Sometimes, the Garmin Approach S20 device will not be synced with the smartphone. In such cases, troubleshoot the sync issues to continue working with the device.
  • To begin with, restart your device and reconnect it with the Garmin Connect app.
  • If your device is paired but not syncing, remove and readd your device in the Garmin Connect app.
  • If no troubleshooting steps resolve the sync issues, perform master reset for your Garmin Approach S20 setup device.

Garmin Approach S20 Pairing Failed

  • You can see the 'Pairing Failed' message on your Garmin Approach S20 device when the smartphone is not within the pairing range.
  • Sometimes, it may occur due to connection issues.
  • Close the Garmin Connect app and open Settings on your smartphone.
  • Select Bluetooth and make sure that your device is paired with the smartphone.
  • If the device is connected, launch the Garmin Connect app and tap More –> Garmin Devices –> Add Device.
  • Put your Garmin Approach S20 setup device in pairing mode and select Pair when the app prompts. Doing so will fix the 'Pairing Failed' error.
Garmin Approach S20 Pairing Failed

Frequently Asked Questions

Garmin Approach S20 features a long-running lithium-ion battery. The battery in the Garmin Approach S20 device lasts up to 15 hours in GPS mode. You can use it up to 8 weeks in activity tracking mode between recharges.

To turn off the Garmin Approach S20 device, press and hold down the Power button for a few seconds. Once the device has been completely turned off, press the Power button again to turn on the unit. This time the Garmin logo appears on the screen.

Usually, the Garmin Approach S20 watch time will be set automatically when it receives satellite signals. If you wish to set the date & time manually, press the OK button on the Garmin Approach S20 device. Select the Settings option and then tap Time> Set Time > Manual. Input the correct time and press the OK button.

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