Garmin Fenix 7S vs 7 vs 7X – What’s the Difference?

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Last Updated on April 11, 2022 by Jude Simeone

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Earlier this year, Garmin released the Fenix 7 series of smartwatches which succeeds the very popular and highly rated Fenix 6. Although the new watches spot a very similar appearance to their respective predecessors, they come with new features like more sports profiles, the screen is now touch-sensitive, the Garmin Connect app is now available on these watches, the heart rate sensor has been improved, you can now download maps directly on these watches using the new map manager app, and the Fenix 7 series have longer battery life than the Fenix 6 series.

Just like the Fenix 6 series, the Fenix 7 series comes in three sizes; 42mm, 47mm and 51mm which represent Fenix 7S, Fenix 7 and Fenix 7X respectively. Each of these is available in three models except for the Fenix 7X which is available in two models. Although each of these has a lot in common, there are slight discrepancies. This detailed guide compares Garmin Fenix 7S vs 7 vs 7X so that you know the differences.

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Introducing all the Fenix 7 Series Models and Their Differences

Fenix 7s, 7 Or 7x Which Size and Model Is Right for You
Before we continue, you need to know all the models in the Fenix 7 series. There are 8 models in total. Three 7S models, Fenix 7S Standard, Fenix 7S Solar and Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar. Similarly, the Fenix 7 comes in Fenix 7 Standard, Fenix 7 Solar and Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar just like the 7S. Meanwhile, the Fenix 7X is only available in two models, Fenix 7X Solar and Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar.

In all, you have 8 different models in the Fenix 7 Series.

All the models share a lot of similarities except for slight differences. The Standard and Solar models are the same in every aspect except that the Solar models have longer battery life. As a result, they are priced higher.
On the other hand, the Sapphire Solar models have the most durable build, feature more maps, have higher storage and multi-band GPS for better accuracy in location tracking. As a result, the Sapphire Solar models are priced higher than the Standard (base) and Solar models.

In other words, the Sapphire Solar models have a more sophisticated Sapphire glass against Corning Gorilla Glass 3 of the base and Solar models. It also has a titanium bezel and titanium cover compared to the stainless steel bezel and stainless steel cover of the other two models. It has 32GB storage compared to 16GB of the other two and comes with preloaded Topo maps, road/trail, and ski resort maps. The base and Solar models come with only ski resort maps but you can download the other two maps using the built-in map manager app.

Garmin Fenix 7S vs 7 vs 7X Full Specifications Comparison

Featured in this comparison table are the Sapphire Solar Models of all three (7S, 7, and 7X).

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire SolarGarmin Fenix 7 Sapphire SolarGarmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Fenix 7S Sapphire SolarGarmin Fenix 7 Sapphire SolarGarmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar
Device typeFitness/GPS smartwatchFitness/GPS smartwatchFitness/GPS smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Fenix 6S ProGarmin Fenix 6 ProGarmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar
Successor------
Released dateJanuary, 2022January, 2022January, 2022
Ideal forWomenMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective MIP LCDTransflective MIP LCDTransflective MIP LCD
Display size1.2 inch1.3 inches1.4 inches
Display resolution240 x 240 pixels260 x 260 pixels280 x 280 pixels
Pixel density283 PPI283 PPI283 PPI
Input type 5 buttons, Touchscreen 5 buttons, Touchscreen 5 buttons, Touchscreen
Always-onYesYesYes
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension42 x 42 x 14.1 mm47 x 47 x 14.5 mm51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
Weight58 grams73 grams89 grams
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear coverFiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear coverFiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear cover
Strap/band materialSiliconeSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialTitaniumTitaniumTitanium
Strap size20mm22mm26mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 22mmYes, 26mm
Screen protectionPower Sapphire glassPower Sapphire GlassPower Sapphire Glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 10ATMYes, 10ATMYes, 10ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Dark-bronze/shale-gray band
Carbon-gray/black band
Cream-gold/light-sand band
Mineral-blue/whitestone band
Carbon-gray/black band
Black/black band
Mineral-blue/whitestone band
Carbon-gray/black band
Black/black band

MEMORY

RAM------
Internal storage32GB32GB32GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, and ANT+ Yes, and ANT+ Yes, and ANT+
Bluetooth callingNoNoNo
Wi-FiYesYesYes
NFCYesYesYes
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNoNo
SIMNoNoNo
BandNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
WeatherYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
StepsYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
Blood oxygenYesYesYes
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYesYes
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYesYesYes
Preloaded mapsYesYesYes
On-screen workout modesYesYesYes
Triathlon modeYesYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes
Safety trackingYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
CompassYesYesYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Pulse OximeterYesYesYes
ECGNoNoNo
ThermometerYesYesYes
Other sensors______

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSProprietary OSProprietary OS
Chipset------
CPU------
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ------
Battery lifeSmartwatch mode: Up to 11 days (14 days with solar)
Battery saver mode: Up to 38 days (87 days with solar)
GPS only mode: Up to 37hrs (46hrs with solar)
GPS with music: Up to 7hrs
Expedition GPS mode: Up to 26 days (43 days with solar)
Smartwatch mode: Up to 18 days (22 days with solar)
Battery saver mode: Up to 57 days (173 days with solar)
GPS only mode: Up to 57hrs (73hrs with solar)
GPS with music: Up to 10hrs
Expedition GPS mode: Up to 40 days (74 days with solar)
Smartwatch mode: Up to 28 days (37 days with solar)
Battery saver mode: Up to 90 days (1yr+ with solar)
GPS only mode: Up to 89hrs (122hrs with solar)
GPS with music: Up to 16hrs
Expedition GPS mode: Up to 62 days (139 days with solar)
Charging typeUSB charging cableUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYesYes
Solar powerYesYesYes
Rapid chargingNoNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYesYes
Music controlYesYesYes
Find phoneYesYesYes
Text responseYes, (Android Only)Yes, (Android Only)Yes, (Android Only)

MISC

Payment systemGarmin payGarmin payGarmin pay
Compatibility Android 7.0+
IOS 13.0+
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Android 7.0+
IOS 13.0+
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Android 7.0+
IOS 13.0+
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Companion appGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ store
Voice commandNoNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire SolarGarmin Fenix 7 Sapphire SolarGarmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar
StrapsStrapsStraps
USB charging cableUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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Garmin Fenix 7S vs 7 vs 7X – Full Comparison

Display

The main reason, Garmin released three different sizes of same watch is to give you the consumer options. In this regard, the 7S is the smallest size as indicated by the “S” in its nomenclature. Similarly, the 7X is the biggest as you can notice from the “X” in its name.

The 7S comes in 42mm, while the Fenix 7 comes in 47mm and the Fenix 7X comes in 51mm. This is just like the Fenix 6 series and even the Fenix 5 series.

In this regard, the Fenix 7S has the smallest display size of 1.2 inches compared to 1.3 inches of Fenix 7 and 1.4 inches of Fenix 7X.

It’s the same regular transflective memory-in-pixel technology that powers the display of these three. Each of these has a bright and easy-to-read display but is not so colorful compared to AMOLED. Meanwhile, all the Fenix 7 series of watches have a touch-sensitive display. This is in addition to 5 buttons in each model that aids navigation.

Design

In the same precinct, the Fenix 7S which comes in 42mm weighs the least while the 47mm Fenix 7 weighs a little more and the 51mm Fenix 7X weighs the most.

The Fenix 7S is also the slimmest. In other words, the Fenix 7S is the most compact and portable to wear. Meanwhile, the base and Solar models come in a fiber-polymer case with stainless steel back and bezel, while the Sapphire Solar models come in a fiber-polymer case with a titanium cover and bezel.

The Fenix 7S Sapphire solar model is available in dark-bronze/shale-gray band, carbon-gray/black band and cream-gold/light-sand band, while the Fenix 7 sapphire is available in mineral-blue/whitestone band, carbon-gray/black band and black/black band and Fenix 7X sapphire solar is available in mineral-blue/whitestone band, carbon-gray/black band and black/black band.

Overall, all Fenix 7 series of smartwatches are well built with durable materials.

Activity Tracking

Just like every other Garmin smartwatch, every model in the Fenix 7 series is very fitness-focused and well equipped with lots of sensors that make each of these a comprehensive fitness tracker and no doubt among the best fitness smartwatches on the market.

Every model of the Fenix 7 series has the same fitness tracking features. However, the Sapphire Solar models being more expensive have more activity tracking features than the base and Solar models.

The Sapphire Solar models come with more preloaded maps and have multi-band GPS support. Other than these extra features, all the models have the same activity tracking features.

Each of the models in the Fenix 7 series will track your heart rate, sleep, steps, floors, distance, routes and locations, stress, blood oxygen, respiratory rate, hydration tracking, and have support for incidental fall detection that lets you start a call on your phone when the watch detects a hard fall (phone must be nearby).

New activity tracking features have also been added to the Fenix 7 series. These include more sport and gym profiles, a health snapshot introduced to Venu 2 that lets you log vital data is also available as well as the ability to download maps right from the watch. On this note, the Fenix 7 series models are some of the best fitness-oriented smartwatches. You can check below for a full list of all the activity tracking features the Fenix 7 series posses.

Media Storage

In terms of storage, the Fenix 7S, 7, and 7X all have the same storage capacity. Although, the individual models have different storage capacities. The Sapphire Solar models of the Fenix 7S, 7 and 7X have a 32GB higher storage capacity compared to the 16GB of the Standard and Solar models.

There is no microphone nor loudspeaker in any of the models, in other words, listening to music on any of these is via a Bluetooth headphone. You need to connect Bluetooth headphone to enjoy music on any of these watches. You can stream and download music from popular music services. Supported services are Spotify, Deezer and Amazon Music. Note that you may need to subscribe to a premium account to enjoy music on any of these services.

Managing Notifications and Payments

Every model in the Fenix 7 Series will also alert and allow you to manage notifications received on your phone. So irrespective of which model you own, 7S, 7 or 7X, you will be able to manage calls, SMS and notifications for enabled apps. Only Android users can reply to notifications, and this is just via preset reply as there is no keyboard to type your replies.

The regular Garmin Pay is available on all models of the Fenix 7 series. This is a non-contactless payment system that lets you make payments from these watches so you don’t need to carry your cards every time.

Battery Life

One of the big highlights of the Fenix 7 series is the outrageous long battery life of these watches. They’re certainly at the top echelon of smartwatches with the longest battery life.

However, the battery life of the different models differs. The Fenix 7X model which has the biggest case size has the longest battery life. Its followed up by the Fenix 7, while the Fenix 7S being the most compact has the least battery life.

Furthermore, the Solar unit of the respective models has a longer battery life than the standard units. That’s to say that the Fenix 7S Solar and Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar have the same battery life as Fenix 7S Standard. Same applies to Fenix 7 and Fenix 7X units.

Fenix 7s, 7 Or 7x Which Size and Model Is Right for You?

Fenix 7s, 7 Or 7x Which Size and Model Is Right for You

Obviously, Garmin like other manufacturers releases the same smartwatch in different sizes simply to give the end user options to choose the right size based on the individual. In other words, the Fenix 7S is particularly designed for women and individuals with slim wrists. Likewise, the Fenix 7 and Fenix 7X which are bigger will be more suitable for men and individuals who have a fat wrists.

A simple way to know which size is best for you is to measure the width of your wrist using a meter rule, then compare it with the size of the watch. For instance, if your wrist measures 43mm, the Fenix 7S is the right choice for you. If it says 45mm or 46mm, the Fenix 7 is right for you.

Meanwhile, deciding on which model is right for you totally depends on your budget. Clearly, the Sapphire Solar models are the best choice here. They have a more durable build, weigh a little less, have more storage, more preloaded maps and have multi-band GPS support. In addition, the Sapphire Solar models also have the same battery life as the Solar models. However, it will cost you $100 more.

On the other hand, the Standard and Solar models are still awesome choices considering that they are also very durable, have long battery life and you can always download more maps.

Fenix 7s vs 7 vs 7x – Activity Tracking Features Compared

ACTIVITY TRACKING FEATURES

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire SolarGarmin Fenix 7 Sapphire SolarGarmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar

SMART FEATURES

Connect IQ (Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps)YesYesYes
On-device Connect IQ storeYesYesYes
Text response/reject phone calls with text (Android only)YesYesYes
CalendarYesYesYes
WeatherYesYesYes
Real-time settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobileYesYesYes
Battery saver - customizable low power watchYesYesYes
Controls smartphone musicYesYesYes
Plays and Control Watch MusicYesYesYes
Find my phoneYesYesYes
Find my watchYesYesYes
Virb remoteYesYesYes

HEALTH MONITORING FEATURES

Heart Rate trackingYesYesYes
Daily resting heart rateYesYesYes
Abnormal heart rate alertYes (high and low)Yes (high and low)Yes (high and low)
Respiration Rate (24/7)YesYesYes
Fitness AgeYesYesYes
Blood oxygen (SpO2) monitoringYes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)Yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)Yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
VO2 Max.Yes (in app)Yes (in app)Yes (in app)
Battery energy monitorYesYesYes
Stress trackingYesYesYes
Relaxation remindersYesYesYes
Relaxation breathing timerYesYesYes
Sleep monitoringYesYesYes
Advanced sleep tracking/Sleep ScoreYesYesYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYes (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)Yes (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)Yes (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
Hydration trackingYes (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)Yes (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)Yes (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
Health SnapshotYes (to be added)Yes (to be added)Yes (to be added)

SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES

LivetrackYesYesYes
Group LivetrackYesYesYes
Live event sharingYesYesYes
Incident detection during select activitiesYesYesYes
AssistanceYesYesYes
Spectator Messaging (New)NoNoNo
Assistance Plus (New)NoNoNo

TACTICAL FEATURES

Stealth modeNoNoNo
Night vision modeNoNoNo
Dual Grid CoordinatesYesYesYes
Kill switchNoNoNo

ACTIVITY TRACKING FEATURES

Steps CounterYesYesYes
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)YesYesYes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)YesYesYes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)YesYesYes
Calories burnedYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYesYes
Distance travelledYesYesYes
Intensity minutesYesYesYes
TrueupYesYesYes
Move IQ

YesYesYes

GYM & FITNESS EQUIPMENT

Available gym activity profilesStrength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, pilates , yoga and HIITStrength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, pilates , yoga and HIITStrength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, pilates , yoga and HIIT
Cardio workoutsYesYesYes
Strength workoutsYesYesYes
HIIT workoutsYesYesYes
Yoga workoutsYesYesYes
Pilates workoutsYesYesYes
On-screen workout animationsYesYesYes
Automatic rep countingYesYesYes
On-screen workout muscle mapsNoNoNo

TRAINING, PLANNING & ANALYSIS FEATURES

GPS speed and distanceYesYesYes
Customizable data pagesYesYesYes
Customizable activity profilesYesYesYes
Auto PauseYesYesYes
Interval trainingYesYesYes
Advanced workoutsYesYesYes
Downloadable training plansYesYesYes
Power modes - customizable in-activity battery settingsYesYesYes
Auto lapYesYesYes
Manual lapYesYesYes
Configurable lap alertsYesYesYes
Heat and altitude acclimationYesYesYes
VO2 Max. (Run)YesYesYes
VO2 Max. (Trail run)YesYesYes
Real-Time staminaYesYesYes
Training status (lets you see if you're training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)YesYesYes
Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated epoc)YesYesYes
Training load focusYesYesYes
Training effect (aerobic)YesYesYes
Training effect (anaerobic)YesYesYes
Primary Benefit (training effect labels)YesYesYes
Improved Recovery Time (New)YesYesYes
Daily Suggested WorkoutsYesYesYes
Custom alertsYesYesYes
Audio promptsYesYesYes
Finish timeYesYesYes
Virtual partnerYesYesYes
Race an activityYesYesYes
Auto multisport activitiesYesYesYes
Manual multisport activitiesYesYesYes
Course guidanceYesYesYes
Garmin Live SegmentsYesYesYes
Strava Live SegmentsYesYesYes
Round-Trip course creator (running/cycling)YesYesYes
Trendline Popularity Routingyes (available as a wearable map theme)yes (available as a wearable map theme)yes (available as a wearable map theme)
Touch and/or button lockYesYesYes
Hot keysYesYesYes
Auto scrollYesYesYes
Activity history on watchYesYesYes
Physio TrueupYesYesYes

HEART RATE TRACKING FEATURES

HR zonesYesYesYes
HR alertsYesYesYes
HR caloriesYesYesYes
% HR max.YesYesYes
% HRRYesYesYes
Recovery timeYesYesYes
Auto max HRYesYesYes
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)
HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)YesYesYes
Respiration rate (during exercise)yes (with compatible accessory)yes (with compatible accessory)yes (with compatible accessory)
Respiration rate (24/7)YesYesYes

RUNNING FEATURES

Available run profilesRunning, track running, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running, virtual running and ultra runningRunning, track running, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running, virtual running and ultra runningRunning, track running, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running, virtual running and ultra running
GPS-based distance, time and paceYesYesYes
Running dynamicsYes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
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)
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)
Stride length (real time)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)YesYesYes
Performance condition (after running 20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)YesYesYes
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)
PacePro pacing strategiesYesYesYes
Run workoutsYesYesYes
Race predictorYesYesYes
Foot Pod CapableYesYesYes

GOLF FEATURES

Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwideYesYesYes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)YesYesYes
Yardage to layups/doglegsYesYesYes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Digital ScorecardYesYesYes
Custom targetsYesYesYes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)YesYesYes
Garmin AutoshotYesYesYes
Full vector mapYesYesYes
Auto Courseview updatesYesYesYes
Green view with manual pin positionYesYesYes
Hazards and course targetsYesYesYes
PinpointerYesYesYes
Playslike distanceYesYesYes
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) (New)YesYesYes
Handicap scoringYesYesYes
Truswing compatibleYesYesYes
Round timer/odometerYesYesYes
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)YesYesYes
Tournament LegalYesYesYes

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Available outdoor recreation profilesHiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, jumpmaster, tactical, indoor climbing, bouldering, surfing, kiteboard, windsurf, snowshoe and huntingHiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, jumpmaster, tactical, indoor climbing, bouldering, surfing, kiteboard, windsurf, snowshoe and huntingHiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, jumpmaster, tactical, indoor climbing, bouldering, surfing, kiteboard, windsurf, snowshoe and hunting
Point-to-Point navigationYesYesYes
Bread crumb trail in real timeYesYesYes
Back to startYesYesYes
TracbacKYesYesYes
Ultratrac ModeYesYesYes
Around me modeYesYesYes
Up aheadYesYesYes
Elevation profileYesYesYes
Distance to destinationYesYesYes
Barometric trend indicator with storm alertYesYesYes
ClimbPro ascent plannerYesYesYes
Trail run auto climbYesYesYes
Vertical speedYesYesYes
Total ascent/descentYesYesYes
Future elevation plotYesYesYes
Preloaded Topographical mapsYesYesYes
Preloaded road and trail maps (New)YesYesYes
Preloaded Ski resort mapsYesYesYes
Downloadable cartography supportYesYesYes
Compatible with BasecampYesYesYes
GPS coordinatesYesYesYes
Sight 'N GOYesYesYes
Area calculationYes (via Connect IQ)Yes (via Connect IQ)Yes (via Connect IQ)
Hunt/fish calendarYes (via Connect IQ)Yes (via Connect IQ)Yes (via Connect IQ)
Projected waypointYesYesYes
Sun and moon informationYes (via Connect IQ)Yes (via Connect IQ)Yes (via Connect IQ)
Xero locationsYesYesYes
Expedition GPS activityYesYesYes
TidesYes (via Connect IQ)Yes (via Connect IQ)Yes (via Connect IQ)

CYCLING FEATURES

Available cycling profilesBiking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlonBiking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlonBiking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlon
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)YesYesYes
CoursesYesYesYes
MTB Grit & FlowYesYesYes
Cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map)YesYesYes
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)YesYesYes
Race an activityYesYesYes
FTP (Functional Threshold Power)yes (with compatible accessory)yes (with compatible accessory)yes (with compatible accessory)
Compatible with Vector (Power Meter)YesYesYes
Power Meter compatibleYesYesYes
Advanced vector supportYesYesYes
Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display)YesYesYes
Compatible with Varia Radar (Rear-Facing Radar)YesYesYes
Compatible with Varia LightsYesYesYes
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)

SWIMMING FEATURES

Available swim profilesPool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/runningPool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/runningPool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/running
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)YesYesYes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)YesYesYes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)YesYesYes
Drill logging (pool swim only)YesYesYes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)YesYesYes
"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only) (New)YesYesYes
Auto rest (pool swim only) (New)YesYesYes
Time and distance alertsNoNoNo
Pacing alerts (pool swim only) (New)YesYesYes
Countdown start (pool swim only)YesYesYes
Pool swim workoutsYesYesYes
Critical swim speed (New)YesYesYes
Underwater wrist-based heart rateYesYesYes
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session 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)
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