Garmin Lily Smartwatch Full Specifications, Features, Pros and Cons

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Last Updated on February 27, 2021 by Jude Simeone

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Garmin Lily is a fine fitness-focused feminine smartwatch that’s equipped to track your daily activities, helps you manage notifications with a battery life that lets you go up to 5 days from a single charge. It lacks inbuilt GPS, but can connect to your phone GPS which will allow you to track outdoor activities such as routes, pace, location, and other metrics. It also lacks music storage, NFC payments and can’t count floors climbed.

The case is made of a fiber-reinforced polymer material paired with a thin stainless steel bezel. The straps which are interchangeable come in leather and silicone. It has a tiny 1-inch colorless display which is powered by TFT LCD. Meanwhile, it lacks a physical button but has touchscreen support.

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The Lily smartwatch is equipped to track your sleep, heart rate, calories, steps, and more. It also features menstrual cycle tracking, incidental fall detection, blood oxygen measurement, and features preset workout modes. It lacks inbuilt GPS but can connect to your phone GPS to track outdoor activities.

Other features of Lily include, it allows you to manage notifications you receive on your phone. You can’t reply to messages with this smartwatch.

The battery life according to Garmin can last up to 5 days from a single charge.

Garmin Lily Full Specifications

 Garmin Lily
Garmin Lily full specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Features:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Price:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Average:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Lily
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor__
Successor--
Released dateFebruary, 2021
Ideal forWomen

DISPLAY

Display typeTFT LCD
Display size1 inch
Display resolution240 x 201 pixels
Pixel density--
Input typeTouchscreen
Always-onYes

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension
34.50 x 34.50 x 10.15 mm
Weight24 grams
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer
Strap/band materialLeather (classic)
Silicone (sport)
Bezel MaterialAluminum (sport)
Stainless steel (classic)
Strap size18mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)(classic model)
Dark-bronze
Light-gold/black
Light-gold/white

(sport model)
Dark-purple
Light-gold/white
Rose-gold/light-tan

MEMORY

RAM--
Internal storage__
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth
Bluetooth callingNo
Wi-FiNo
NFCNo
GPSNo (connected GPS)

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNo
SIMNo
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedNo
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenYes
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYes
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsNo
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon mode__
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes
Safety trackingYes

MEDIA

AudioNo
Music streamingNo
Bluetooth musicNo
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassNo
Gyroscope No
Ambient lightYes
Pulse OximeterYes
ECGNo
ThermometerNo
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

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

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity --
Battery lifeSmartwatch mode: 5 days
Charging typeUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver mode__
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraNo
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseYes

MISC

Payment systemNone
Compatibility Android 6.0+ and iOS 12.0+
Check if your device is compatible
Companion appGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 18mm
Voice commandNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Lily
Straps
USB charging cable
Quick start guide
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Garmin Lily Features

Activity Tracking FeaturesGarmin Lily
Smart Features
Connect IQ (Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps)No
Text response/reject phone calls with text (Android only)Yes
CalendarYes
WeatherYes
Battery saver - customizable low power watchNo
Controls smartphone musicYes
Find my phoneYes
Find my watchYes
Virb remoteYes
Health Monitoring Features
Heart Rate trackingYes
Daily resting heart rateYes
Abnormal heart rate alertYes
Blood oxygen monitoringYes
VO2 Max.Yes (in app)
Battery energy monitorYes
Stress trackingYes
Relaxation remindersYes
Relaxation breathing timerYes
Sleep monitoringYes
Advanced sleep trackingYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYes
Hydration trackingYes
Safety and Tracking Features
LivetrackYes
Group LivetrackNo
Live event sharingNo
Incident detection during select activitiesNo
AssistanceYes
Tactical Features
Stealth modeNo
Night vision modeNo
Dual Grid CoordinatesNo
Kill switchNo
Activity Tracking Features
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)Yes
Calories burnedYes
Floors climbedNo
Distance travelledYes
Intensity minutesYes
TrueupYes
Move IQ

Yes
Gym & Fitness Equipment
Available gym activity profilesStrength, cardio, elliptical training, stair stepping, yoga, pilates and breathwork
Cardio workoutsNo
Strength workoutsNo
Yoga workoutsNo
Pilates workoutsNo
On-screen workout animationsNo
Automatic rep countingYes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distanceYes
Customizable data pagesYes
Customizable activity profilesYes
Auto PauseNo
Interval trainingNo
Advanced workoutsNo
Downloadable training plansNo
Power modes - customizable in-activity battery settingsNo
Auto lapYes
Manual lapNo
Configurable lap alertsNo
Heat and altitude acclimationNo
VO2 Max. (Run)Yes
VO2 Max. (Trail run)No
Training status (lets you see if you're training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)No
Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated epoc)No
Training load focusNo
Training effect (aerobic)No
Training effect (anaerobic)No
Primary Benefit (training effect labels)No
Custom alertsNo
Audio promptsNo
Finish timeNo
Virtual partnerNo
Race an activityNo
Auto multisport activitiesNo
Manual multisport activitiesNo
Course guidanceNo
Garmin Live SegmentsNo
Strava Live SegmentsNo
Round-Trip course creator (running/cycling)No
Trendline Popularity RoutingNo
Touch and/or button lockNo
Hot keysNo
Auto scrollNo
Activity history on watchNo
Physio TrueupYes
Heart Rate Features
HR zonesYes
HR alertsYes
HR caloriesYes
% HR max.Yes
% HRRNo
Recovery timeNo
Auto max HRNo
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)No
HR broadcast (broadcasts hr data over ant+™ to paired devices)No
Respiration rate (during exercise)Yes
Respiration rate (all-day and in sleep)No
Running Features
Available run profilesRunning and treadmill
GPS-based distance, time and paceYes
Running dynamicsNo
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length)No
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)No
Stride length (real time)No
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)Yes
Performance condition (after running 20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)No
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)No
PacePro pacing strategiesNo
Run workoutsNo
Race predictorNo
Foot Pod CapableNo
Golf Features
Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwideNo
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)No
Yardage to layups/doglegsNo
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)No
Digital ScorecardNo
Custom targetsNo
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)No
Garmin AutoshotNo
Full vector mapNo
Auto Courseview updatesNo
Green view with manual pin positionNo
Hazards and course targetsNo
PinpointerNo
Playslike distanceNo
Handicap scoringNo
Truswing compatibleNo
Round timer/odometerNo
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)No
Outdoor Recreation
Available outdoor recreation profilesNo
Point-to-Point navigationNo
Bread crumb trail in real timeNo
Back to startNo
Tracback®No
Ultratrac ModeNo
Around me modeNo
Elevation profileNo
Distance to destinationNo
Barometric trend indicator with storm alertNo
ClimbPro ascent plannerNo
Trail run auto climbNo
Vertical speedNo
Total ascent/descentNo
Future elevation plotNo
Preloaded Topographical mapsNo
Preloaded Ski resort mapsNo
Downloadable cartography supportNo
Compatible with BasecampNo
GPS coordinatesNo
Sight 'N GONo
Area calculationNo
Hunt/fish calendarNo
Projected waypointNo
Sun and moon informationNo
Xero locationsNo
Expedition GPS activityNo
TidesNo
Cycling Features
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)No
CoursesNo
MTB Grit & FlowNo
Cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map)No
Available cycling profilesBiking
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)No
Race an activityNo
FTP (Functional Threshold Power)No
Compatible with Vector (Power Meter)No
Power Meter compatibleNo
Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display)No
Compatible with Varia Radar (Rear-Facing Radar)No
Compatible with Varia™ LightsNo
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)No
Swimming Features
Available swim profilesPool swimming (basic)
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)No
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)No
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)No
Drill logging (pool swim only)No
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)No
Countdown start (pool swim only)No
Pool swim workoutsNo
Time and distance alertsNo
Underwater wrist-based heart rateNo
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)No

Pros

  • 5 days Long battery life.
  • Lots of fitness tracking features.
  • Compact, lightweight and sturdy design.

Cons

  • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.
  • Lacks inbuilt GPS.
  • Lacks NFC payments.
  • Can’t count floors.
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2 thoughts on “Garmin Lily Smartwatch Full Specifications, Features, Pros and Cons”

  1. I returned mine. I loved the size & styling + the health tracking. Not the display, however. It was difficult to wake up, didn’t respond well, and was much more difficult to read than my 2012 Samsung Gear 2. 🤷‍♀️

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