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Garmin Approach Z82 FAQs & SpecsUpdated 2 years ago

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Garmin Approach Z82 FAQs

Garmin Approach Z82 Specs

Garmin Approach Z82 Tech Support

Garmin Approach Z82 FAQs

Button Overview

How Do I Set Up My Garmin Approach Z82

You can follow the below process to set up your Approach Z82. 

Before getting started, we recommend that you fully charge your Approach Z82.

  1. Power on the Z82 by pressing Button with Dash Symbol
  2. Use Down Button to scroll through the language list and use Button With Dash Symbol to select yours
  3. The next steps allow you to set your user preferences, simply follow the onscreen prompts to complete the setup process.

How to Pair Your Smartphone to the Z82

This section is optional but recommended to receive connected features. These features include products software updates and Automatic Course Updates for the course you play most.

Before pairing your Approach Z82 to your phone, you will need to download and install the Garmin Golf app.

  1. On the main menu, select Settings
  2. Select Bluetooth
  3. Select Pair Phone
  4. In the Garmin Golf app, tap Three Horizontal Lines Icon on Android, or More on iOS, and select Garmin Devices
  5. Tap Add Device and follow the onscreen prompts to complete pairing

How to Start Your First Round of Golf

  1. On the main menu, select Play Golf
  2. After satellites have been acquired, the closest courses will appear. Select the course you would like to play.
  3. Select your tee box
    The Approach Z82 is now ready to begin playing your first round of golf

What Are the Z82 Settings?

Select Settings.


Allows you to enable Bluetooth® technology or pair your smartphone with your rangefinder.

Tournament Mode

Disables the PinPointer and PlaysLike distance features. These features are not allowed during sanctioned tournaments.

Stat Tracking

Allows you to enable statistics tracking on the device.

Auto Measure Shots

Allows you to enable automatic shot measurements based on your last ranged location.

Laser Distance Precision

Allows you to set the number format for ranged values.

Driver Distance

Sets the average distance the ball travels on your drive. This distance appears as an arc on the hole view screen when you are on the tee box.

Compass Calibration

Allows you to manually calibrate the compass sensor.


Allows you to set your gender. This is used for gender-specific course ratings for select tees when calculating handicaps, and for gender-specific par values (where available).


Sets system settings, such as the text language on the device, the units of measure, and time format.


Displays device information, such as the unit ID, software version, regulatory information, and license agreement.

Calibrating the Compass

NOTE: You must calibrate the electronic compass outdoors. Do not stand near objects that influence magnetic fields, such as cars, buildings, or overhead power lines.

Your device was already calibrated at the factory, and the device uses automatic calibration by default. If the PinPointer feature is not working properly, for example, after moving long distances or after extreme temperature changes, you can manually calibrate the compass.

  1. Select Settings > Compass Calibration.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

What Are the System Settings on the Z82

Select Settings > System.


Sets the text language on the device.

NOTE: Changing the text language does not change the language of user-entered data or map data.

Sets the unit of measure for distance.

Time Format

Sets the device to show time in a 12-hour or 24-hour format.


Sets the brightness level of the backlight.

Auto Standby

Adjusts the amount of time before the device automatically goes into standby mode.


Allows you to reset user data and settings.

Where can I find the Garmin Approach Z82 Manual?

Click here to see the Approach Z82 manual.

See more Approach Z82 FAQs:

Click on this link for more Approach Z82 FAQs.

Garmin Approach Z82 Product Specifications


  • PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS: 4.8" x 3.1" x 1.7" (122.9 x 80.0 x 42.1 mm)
  • DISPLAY TYPE: full-color OLED display
  • WEIGHT: 8.2 oz (232 g)
  • BATTERY TYPE: internal rechargeable lithium-ion
  • BATTERY LIFE: up to 15 hours (GPS mode)

View a full list of Approach Z82 Plus specs.

Need further troubleshooting? No problem!

For further technical support, we recommend contacting Garmin's fantastic technical support team—this can be done in two ways:

As an Authorized Garmin dealer, any Approach Z82 sold on is completely eligible for Garmin's 1-Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty. So you can be confident you'll be protected from any product defects within 365 of your delivery date!

When you purchase an Approach Z82 on, you have 60 days to return or exchange it—no questions asked!  

The team is here to support you the entire way! So if you're not getting the help you need, please contact us via Help Center (email, chat or phone) and we'll make sure you're taken care of.

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