Track your swing, analyse the course and get invaluable insights into your performance at every hole with the all-new Garmin Approach X40.

Tech innovator Garmin has held a captive audience when it comes to wearables lately, what with its charming Vivoactive HR fitness tracker catching our attention with a stylish revamp. And while we’re all still listening, Garmin has decided to introduce the next member of the family – a golfing aficionado called the Approach X40.

A sleek, simple band not too dissimilar in shape and size from its predecessor, Approach X40 sits on your wrist to catch stats on your game. To begin with, it’s pre-loaded with data from over 40,000 courses worldwide, which gives you a detailed view of the course with variables like hazards and distances to the front, back and middle of the green for each hole.

It will also measure your shot distances, auto-recording the relevant data about every shot you take for post-round analysis in the Garmin Connect app. If you want a more detailed swing analysis, you can always invest in Garmin’s TruSwing sensor for £129, which clings onto your club and feeds your swing metrics straight to the Approach X40.

Garmin Connect app

Share and compare your results with the Garmin Community after you play.

Meanwhile, The Approach X40 will serve as a regular fitness tracker, tracking your heart rate and recording activity data like distance travelled, calories burned and steps in real-time. It also sucks up all calls, emails, texts and calendar reminders from your phone. That actually makes it beefy enough to serve as general activity tracker when you’re off the course – or even if you’re not big on golf, but love the look of the band.

The Garmin Approach X40 should be available in late 2016, and will cost $249 (£172). You can sign up here to be among the first to know when it hits the shops.