The best Garmin watches

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Sports watches (1 - 5)
Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire SolarGarmin Enduro 2Garmin Fenix 6X ProGarmin Forerunner 945Garmin Epix Gen 2 (Sapphire)Garmin Epix Gen 2Garmin Fenix 6S ProGarmin Fenix 6 ProGarmin Fenix 7 Sapphire SolarGarmin Fenix 7X SolarGarmin Enduro TitaniumGarmin EnduroGarmin Fenix 7S Sapphire SolarGarmin Fenix 7 SolarGarmin Fenix 6
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Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar
Garmin Enduro 2
Garmin Fenix 6X Pro
Garmin Forerunner 945
Garmin Epix Gen 2 (Sapphire)
Garmin Epix Gen 2
Garmin Fenix 6S Pro
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro
Garmin Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar
Garmin Fenix 7X Solar
Garmin Enduro Titanium
Garmin Enduro
Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar
Garmin Fenix 7 Solar
Garmin Fenix 6
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Best price
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.1.4"
1.4"
1.4"
1.2"
1.3"
1.3"
1.2"
1.3"
1.3"
1.4"
1.4"
1.4"
1.2"
1.3"
1.3"
Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
Pixel densityPixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.282ppi
282ppi
283ppi
283ppi
452ppi
452ppi
283ppi
283ppi
282ppi
282ppi
282ppi
282ppi
282ppi
282ppi
283ppi
Always-On DisplayThe user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.
Always-On DisplayThe user can see information such as date, time, and notifications even when the screen is off. The functionality can be enabled or disabled.
Battery lifeWith a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
Battery lifeWith a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.37 days
46 days
21 days
14 days
16 days
16 days
9 days
14 days
22 days
37 days
60 days
60 days
14 days
22 days
14 days
Battery life with GPS onThere is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
Battery life with GPS onThere is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.578h
150h
60h
36h
42h
42h
25h
36h
289h
578h
80h
80h
162h
289h
36h
Heart rate monitorA heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
Heart rate monitorA heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
Pulse oximeter sensorYour blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
Pulse oximeter sensorYour blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
GPSGPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
GPSGPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Dust- and water-resistanceThe device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Dust- and water-resistanceThe device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Waterproof depth ratingThe waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
Waterproof depth ratingThe waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.100m
100m
100m
50m
100m
100m
100m
100m
100m
100m
100m
100m
100m
100m
100m

Sports watches blur the lines between smartwatches and fitness trackers, serving up features that allow athletes and active individuals to optimize their training. From wind speed sensors to oximeter sensors, sports watches provide wearers with a comprehensive overview of health and fitness in a way that makes it easy to tailor workouts and track improvements.

However, choosing a smartwatch that goes with your style is only part of the challenge. You’ll also need to factor in the features that make each brand and model unique. Garmin watches are popular for active individuals as they are smartwatches, fitness trackers, and stylish sport watches all rolled into one. Here’s what to look for when comparing today’s top Garmin watches.

Heart rate monitor

With a built-in heart rate monitor, a Garmin watch will use electrodes to monitor your heart’s signals. From there, the device transmits your heart rate data to the receiver via a wireless signal. It allows you to track your vitals throughout the day (and particularly during a strenuous workout). When you’re beginning any fitness journey, monitoring your heart rate is crucial as it allows you to ensure you’re not pushing yourself past your current limits.

Sweat-resistant & waterproof

If you’re worried about dripping sweat onto your Garmin watch, there’s no need to. Most are sweat-resistant enough to ensure you can get it pretty drenched without fear of damage.  However, if you’re a professional diver or are planning on wearing the watch with you as you swim laps at the pool, be sure to check that the watch can handle the depth of water that you’ll wade into.

Exercise tagging & goal setting

Improving your heart health is easier when you focus on setting smaller, manageable goals. Find a smartwatch that has goal-setting features to allow you to indulge in the daily excitement of meeting and exceeding fitness goals. It also helps if the fitness tracker provides you with the ability to tag exercise routines and will generate activity reports for you. All are helpful when you’re switching off between cardio, strength, core, and various other types of exercises.

Battery life

Whether you rely on your Garmin watch to track your steps, swim strokes, or simply as a stylish add-on to your daily professional wear at work, you want it to last as long as you need it to, right? Longer battery life means you don’t have to worry about charging it as often. The Garmin Vivoactive 4 can last up to eight days on one charge, for example, while the brand’s solar watches are able to hold a charge for nearly two weeks.

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