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Smaller-sized multisport GPS watch with wrist-based heart rate

Premium multisport GPS watch with wrist-based heart rate

Ultimate multisport with wrist heart rate and mapping

Rugged GPS multisport watch

General

Lens Material

glass or sapphire crystal

glass or sapphire crystal

sapphire crystal

domed glass
 

Bezel Material

stainless steel

stainless steel

stainless steel

stainless steel

Case material fiber-reinforced polymer fiber-reinforced polymer fiber-reinforced polymer fiber-reinforced polymer
QuickFit™ watch band compatible

yes (20 mm)

yes (22 mm)

yes (26 mm)

yes (26 mm)

Strap material

silicone, suede or steel

silicone or steel

silicone or steel

TPU

Physical size

42 x 42 x 15 mm

47 x 47 x 15.5 mm

51 x 51 x 17.5 mm

51 x 51 x 15.5 mm

Weight

silicone band: 67 g
metal band: 125 g

silicone band: 85 g
metal band: 156 g

silicone band: 98 g
metal band: 196 g

82 g

Water rating 10 ATM 10 ATM 10 ATM 10 ATM
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion rechargeable lithium-ion rechargeable lithium-ion rechargeable lithium-ion
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size 1.1” (27.94 mm) diameter 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 218 x 218 pixels 240 x 240 pixels 240 x 240 pixels 218 x 218 pixels
Color display
Battery life Smart mode: Up to 9 days
GPS/HR mode: Up to 14 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 35 hours without wrist heart rate
Smart mode: Up to 2 weeks
GPS/HR mode: Up to 24 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 60 hours without wrist heart rate
Smart mode: Up to 12 days
GPS/HR mode: Up to 20 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 35 hours without wrist heart rate
Smart mode: Up to 2 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 20 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 50 hours
Memory/History 64 MB 64 MB 16 GB 32 MB

Clock Features

Time/date
GPS Time Sync
Automatic daylight saving time
Alarm clock
Timer
Stopwatch
Sunrise/sunset times
Face It™ watch face creator

Sensors

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

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® with sapphire editions Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® with sapphire editions Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® with sapphire editions Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Smart notifications
Calendar
Weather
Music controls
Find my Phone feature
VIRB® remote
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™, Windows® iPhone®, Android™, Windows® iPhone®, Android™, Windows® iPhone®, Android™, Windows®
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
Find My Watch feature

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)
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
Calories burned
Floors climbed
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
TrueUp™
Move IQ™

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Advanced workouts
Downloadable training plans
Auto Pause®
Auto scroll
Auto Lap®
Manual lap
Configurable lap alerts
Customizable alerts
Vibration alerts
Audio prompts
Finish time
Virtual Partner
Virtual Racer™
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)
V02 max yes (with compatible accessory)
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC)
Training Effect (aerobic) yes (with compatible accessory)
Training Effect (anaerobic)
Course guidance
Activity history on watch
Segments (Live, Garmin)
Customizable activity profiles
Touch and/or button lock
Hot keys
LiveTrack
Group LiveTrack
Fitness Age yes (in app) yes (in app) yes (in app)
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)

Heart Rate Features

HR zones yes (with compatible accessory)
HR alerts yes (with compatible accessory)
HR calories yes (with compatible accessory)
% HR max yes (with compatible accessory)
% HRR yes (with compatible accessory)
Recovery time yes (with compatible accessory)
Auto max HR yes (with compatible accessory)
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
HR strap compatible yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart) yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart) yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart) yes (ANT+® only)
Records heart rate while swimming yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) yes (with HRM-Tri™ or HRM-Swim™)
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)

Running Features

Preloaded run profiles

Running, Indoor Running, Trail Running

Running, Indoor Running, Trail Running

Running, Indoor Running, Trail Running

Running, Indoor Running, Trail Running

GPS-based distance, time and pace
Running dynamics
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
Physiological measurements
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Run workouts
Race predictor
Foot pod capable

Golfing Features

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)
Digital scorecard
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
Garmin AutoShot™
Auto CourseView updates
Green View with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
TruSwing™ compatible
Round timer/odometer

Outdoor Recreation Features

Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles

Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Indoor Rowing, Jumpmaster, Tactical

Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Indoor Rowing, Jumpmaster, Tactical

Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Indoor Rowing, Jumpmaster, Tactical

Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Indoor Rowing, Jumpmaster, Tactical

Point-to-point navigation
Bread crumb trail in real time
Back to start
TracBack®
UltraTrac™ mode

yes

yes

yes

yes

Around Me mode
Elevation profile
Distance to destination
Barometric trend indicator
Storm alert
Trail run auto climb
Vertical speed
Total ascent/descent
Preloaded topographical maps
Future elevation plot
Downloadable cartography support
Compatible with BaseCamp™
GPS coordinates
Projected waypoint
Sight 'N Go
Area calculation yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendar yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™)
Sun and moon information yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™)
Dual grid coordinates

Cycling Features

Preloaded cycling profiles

Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking

Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking

Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking

Biking, Indoor Biking, Triathlon

Courses (compete against previous activities)
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)
Race an activity
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Interval training
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Strava features (Beacon, live segments)
Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters)
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 (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

yes (ANT™)

Swimming Features

Preloaded swim profiles

Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming

Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming

Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming

Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming

Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)
Pool swim workouts
Swim efficiency (SWOLF)
Advanced swim features (time/distance alerts, countdown start, advanced rest timers)
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
Heart rate (real-time during rests, interval and sessions stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
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