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GPS smartwatch with all-day health monitoring

You now see yourself as a runner. And you want an easy-to-use GPS smartwatch that encourages running and healthy lifestyles. With the simple press of a button, you can start your run or walk right from your wrist.


Lens Material

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

chemically strengthened glass

Bezel Material

anodized aluminum

Case material fiber-reinforced polymer
Quick Release bands yes (20 mm, Industry standard) yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
Strap material



Physical size

40.6 x 37.0 x 11.5 mm

Fits wrists with a circumference of 125-190 mm

42 x 42 x 11.6 mm

Fits wrists with a circumference of 126-203 mm

Color display
Display Size 1.3" (33.1 mm) diagonal 1.04" (26.3 mm) diameter
Display Resolution 240 x 240 pixels 208 x 208 pixels
Display Type liquid crystal
optional always-on mode
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)

37.6 g

37 g

Water rating 5 ATM 5 ATM
Battery life

Smartwatch mode: Up to 6 days
GPS mode: Up to 14 hours
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Smartwatch Mode: Up to 2 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 20 hours
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Charging method Garmin proprietary plug charger Garmin proprietary plug charger
Memory/History 200 hours of activity data 200 hours of activity data

Clock Features

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

Health Monitoring

Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
Daily resting heart rate
Abnormal heart rate alerts yes (high and low) yes (high and low)
Respiration rate (24x7)
Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation yes (spot-check, and optionally all-day and in sleep)
Fitness age yes (in app)
Body Battery™ energy monitor
All-day stress
Relaxation reminders
Relaxation breathing timer
Sleep yes (advanced) yes (advanced)
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Women's health


Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Thermometer yes (tempe™ sensor required)
Ambient light sensor
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+® Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Smart Notifications
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
Controls smartphone music
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™ iPhone®, Android™
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
Garmin Pay™

Safety and Tracking Features

Live Event Sharing Android™ Only
Incident Detection during select activities
Incident detection alert on phone for wearables

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
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
Move IQ™
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app)

Gym & Fitness Equipment

Automatic rep counting
Cardio workouts
Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing, Breathwork, Pilates, Yoga HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Pilates, Yoga
Strength workouts
Yoga workouts
Pilates workouts

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
Recovery time
Auto max HR
HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
Respiration rate (during exercise) Yoga and Breathwork only Yoga and Breathwork only
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Customizable activity profiles
Auto Pause®
Interval training
Advanced workouts
Downloadable training plans
HRM running pace and distance
Auto Lap®
Manual lap
Configurable lap alerts
VO2 Max (Run)
Improved recovery time yes (limited)
Daily suggested workouts yes (limited)
Audio prompts
Finish time
Touch and/or button lock
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch
Physio TrueUp

Running Features

Available run profiles

Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running

Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Virtual Running

GPS-based distance, time and pace
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
PacePro™ Pacing Strategies
Run workouts
Race predictor
Foot pod capable
Run/Walk/Stand detection

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
Round timer/odometer

Outdoor Recreation

Available outdoor recreation profiles

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

Back to start
Area calculation yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendar yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™)
Sun and moon information yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™)

Cycling Features

Available cycling profiles

Biking, Indoor Biking

Biking, Indoor Biking

Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)
Compatible with Varia™ lights
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) yes (using ANT+)

Swimming Features

Available swim profiles

Pool Swimming

Pool Swimming

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

Kid Activity Tracking Features

Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app) yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)