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Device Will Not Turn On ¶ 

When users try to switch on the device, nothing happens.

Dead Battery ¶ 

If the charger is plugged in but the device still doesn't response, then the battery is not working. Consider changing the battery.

Faulty Charger ¶ 

If there is no USB inserted sound when charger is plugged in to the computer, the charger is not working. Consider purchasing a replacement charger.

Sometimes Can't Charge the Device ¶ 

After using few months, the charging port is not sensitive.

Rusty or Oily of Contact Surface ¶ 

The contact surface might be rusty or oily because of being used. Dripping few drops of alcoholic cleaner on tissue and cleaning the charger port might help.

Inaccurate Result ¶ 

Device can't detect the accurate distance after hitting the golf.

Faulty Odometer ¶ 

If the device can't measure the actual distance, the odometer is faulty. Need to replace a new odometer.

No Satellite Signal ¶ 

The device can't connect to satellite.

Weak Satellite Spots ¶ 

It might be due to too many shelters or user is staying in in-door where the device cannot detect the signal. Users can try to go out-door or somewhere spacious to try the device again.

Faulty GPS Receiver ¶ 

If the user is locating on a golf course but the device is still unable to connect to satellite, then the GPS receiver is faulty. The user needs to replace a new GPS receiver.

No Particular Golf Course Is Found ¶ 

The device can't search the nearby golf course.

Outdated Version of the Operational System or Maps ¶ 

If the user can't find the nearby golf course, it might be due to the outdated version of system. Go to the Garmin website to download the newest version of OS or maps.


S2 will only take half a charge bought a new clip but the same

Ian Hall - Reply

S2 can't be recognized by my computer although I use the USB adaptor. Disappointment only after 18 months.

alain fortier - Reply

mine will not turn off

brian - Reply

I'm having the same issue.....any suggestions?

apfelockt -

I paid a handsome price for this GPS/watch and today it has half numbers on top, the date in the middle and half numbers on the bottom. Very very disappointed in the product not even 2 yrs old that i purchased from Golfsmith. No once to call. they make it hard to correspond with a problem /trouble shooting..

Tommy Holmes - Reply


my second watch

disapointed with the after service


Allan -

Can someone call me or email me

Tommy Holmes - Reply

My pc wont recognise my garmin s2. Keeps asking me to reformat the drive?

buttnerbi - Reply

sometimes I charge my garmin in out at home or my truck an not the computer is this harmfull to it?

rogerjoyner57 - Reply

I don't even have our local golf courses on, where we normally play golf. how do I get them on my S2

vanzyllyn - Reply

No satellite signal

Allan - Reply

Can't pick up satellite to get yardage on my golf watch

Allan - Reply

This is my second garmin watch


Allan - Reply

Jumping from hole to hole having to search for nxt 1 just updated it on lap top

Tom - Reply

My Garmin S2 GPS watch wont fully charge (can only achieve a 25% battery) will only take 25% charge bought a new clip but the same can anyone tell me what the problem is.

stephen chandler - Reply

Will not hold a charge for 18 holes

Keith - Reply

Garmin s2 GPS watch searches for Satellite then says no course near

jack huber - Reply

i’m having the same issue . No Courses Near. I tried to sync with computer to update software and maps and the USB cable is not recognized. Frustrated to say the least.

Jason Jarchow -

S2 was working well last year at my golf course in Willsboro NY. This year, it will not find the course. Went and downloaded the new version…. still can’t find our golf course but the S2 is able to find other courses in the area. What is up with that? Why did my course disappear from the map listing? Answer would be greatly appreciated…..

Louise Bonnycastle - Reply

Contacted Garmin Approach S2 customer support last night via CHAT. Tech said that the problem is with the map listing. When they upgraded their map listing somehow some of the golf course locations were dropped. He said this may be fixed on the next update but did not know when or if the next update would correct the problem. He offered to send me a “refurbished” unit which he “hoped” would still have the course location in its old version, but he could not guarantee the Willsboro NY course would be listed. In other words, I could send him my Garmin S2 (which I purchased new) and he would send me a refurbished Garmin S2 which may not solve the problem. Fantastic…. right???

Louise Bonnycastle - Reply

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