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GPS smartwatch features AMOLED display, built-in sports apps, contactless payments, music and all-day health monitoring

GPS running smartwatch with Garmin Coach training plan support

General

Lens Material

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

chemically strengthened glass

Bezel Material

stainless steel

Case material fiber-reinforced polymer with polymer rear cover
Quick Release Bands yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
Strap material

silicone

silicone

Physical size

43.2 x 43.2 x 12.4 mm

Fits wrists with a circumference of 125-190 mm

42 x 42 x 11.4 mm

Fits wrists with a circumference of 129-197 mm

Touchscreen
Color display
Display size 1.2" (30.4mm) diameter 1.04" (26.3 mm) diameter
Display resolution 390 x 390 pixels 208 x 208 pixels
Display type AMOLED
Optional always-on mode
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight

46.3 g

Small: 32 g
Large: 36 g

Battery life

Smartwatch mode: Up to 5 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 20 hours

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode: Up to 13 hours
Water rating 5 ATM 5 ATM
Memory/History 7 timed activities, 14 days of activity tracking data 200 hours of activity data

Clock Features

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

Sensors

GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Barometric altimeter
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Thermometer yes (with a separately sold accessory)
Pulse Ox

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) yes (watch faces only)
Smart notifications
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
Calendar
Weather
Controls smartphone music
Plays and controls watch music
Music Storage up to 500 songs
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™ iPhone®, Android™
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
Garmin Pay™

Safety and Tracking Features

LiveTrack
Live Event Sharing Android™ Only
Incident Detection during select activities yes (Smartphone Required)
Assistance yes (Smartphone Required)

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™
Fitness Age yes (in app) yes (in app)
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor
All-day Stress Tracking

Gym & Fitness Equipment

Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Yoga, Pilates and Breathwork Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Yoga may be added through app
Cardio workouts
Strength workouts
Yoga workouts
Pilates workouts
On-screen workout animations
Automatic rep counting

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Customizable activity profiles
Auto Pause®
Interval training
Advanced workouts
Downloadable training plans
Auto Lap®
Manual lap
Vo2 max
Audio prompts
Touch and/or button lock
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch
Physio TrueUp

Heart Rate Features

HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
Respiration rate (during exercise) yoga and breathwork only
Respiration rate (all-day and in sleep)

Running Features

Available run profiles

Running, Indoor Track Running, Treadmill Running

Running, Treadmill Running. Indoor Track Running may be added through app

GPS-based distance, time and pace
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
Run workouts
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) Automatic
Digital scorecard
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
Garmin AutoShot™
Green View with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
PinPointer
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

Biking. Indoor Biking may be added through app

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

yes

yes

Swimming Features

Available swim profiles

Pool Swimming

Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)
Time and distance alerts
Underwater wrist-based heart rate