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GPS golf band with wrist-based heart rate and activity tracking

Advanced GPS golf with activity tracking and smart notifications

Premium GPS golf watch with color touchscreen

GPS smartwatch with built-in sports apps and wrist-based heart rate

General

Lens Material

chemically strengthened glass

chemically strengthened glass

chemically strengthened glass

Case material polymer
Strap material

silicone

silicone

TPU

silicone

Physical size

Width: 0.83” (21.1 mm)
Regular: 5.4”-7.7” (137-195 mm) circumference
X-large: 6.4"-8.9" (162-225 mm) circumference
 

37.4 x 47.6 x 11.3 mm

45 x 45 x 14.2 mm

30.2 x 57.0 x 13.5 mm
Regular: 137-195 mm circumference
X-large: 161-225 mm circumference

Touchscreen
Color display
Display size 1.00” x 0.42” (25.4 x 10.7 mm) 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm) 1.0" (25.4 mm) diameter 0.8" x 1.13" (20.7 x 28.6 mm)
Display resolution 160 x 68 pixels 128 x 128 pixels 180 x 180 pixels 205 x 148 pixels
Display type LCD sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight

1.1 oz (31 g)

1.5 oz (42.2 g) 1.6 oz (46.6 g)

Regular: 47.6 g
X-large: 48.2 g

Battery life Smartwatch mode: Up to 5 days
GPS/HR mode: 10 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 8 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 15 hours
Watch mode: Up to 20 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 10 hours
GPS mode: Up to 13 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 8 days
Water rating 5 ATM 5 ATM 5 ATM 5 ATM
Memory/History 64 MB 512 MB 7 timed activities, 14 days of activity tracking data

Clock Features

Time/date
GPS Time Sync
Automatic daylight saving time
Alarm clock
Timer
Stopwatch
Sunrise/sunset times

Health Monitoring

Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™)
Menstrual Cycle yes (in Garmin Connect™)

Sensors

GPS
GLONASS
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Barometric altimeter
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Thermometer
Ambient light sensor

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+® Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+® Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+® Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Smart notifications
Calendar
Weather
Controls smartphone music
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
VIRB® Remote
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™ iPhone®, Android™ iPhone®, Android™, Windows® iPhone®, Android™
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile

Safety and Tracking Features

LiveTrack

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Calories burned
Floors climbed
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
TrueUp™
Move IQ™

Gym & Fitness Equipment

Available gym activity profiles Indoor Rowing

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Auto Pause®
Auto Lap®
Manual lap
Custom alerts
Touch and/or button lock
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch

Running Features

Available run profiles

Running

Running, Indoor Running

GPS-based distance, time and pace
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
Foot pod capable

Golfing Features

Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwide
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic Automatic Manual
Digital scorecard
Custom targets
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
Garmin AutoShot™
Full vector map
Auto CourseView updates
Green View with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
PinPointer
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)
Handicap scoring
SwingTempo
Tempo Training
TruSwing™ compatible
Round timer/odometer
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)

Outdoor Recreation

Available outdoor recreation profiles

Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing

Back to start
Total ascent/descent

Cycling Features

Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
Available cycling profiles

Biking, Indoor Biking

Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)
Compatible with Varia™ lights
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)

yes

Swimming Features

Available swim profiles

Pool Swimming

Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)