Update a year later: Garmin Approach S1
Couple of thoughts to add -- first, I am wrong about the battery connector. I have been jiggling the connector waiting for the bars to start, when I finally figured out it just takes 5 seconds or so for the bars to start regardless. So no jiggling required, just be patient.
Also, just hung up with customer support, I had a problem with the map update (my computer froze in the middle of the update and I couldn't get it to update after) and I just want to add that Garmin support is awesome. None of the usual tech support bs where they empathize with my problem every time I say something. You actually get people who know about the watch and the software and very quickly tell you how to fix it. The person I spoke with was knowledgeable - he sounded like one of the software developers. I have no idea if he was, but it was a quick and pleasant experience.
I love the watch and find it works wonderfully. The interface is poor - too much button pushing - but it works and there are few reasons to push any buttons on the course. You can measure your drive or move from the hazard backward to your ball - that takes button pushing.