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COMPARE GARMIN MARQ, FENIX, INSTINCT,
TACTIX & FORETREX WATCHES

Here’s a comparison of the current Garmin watch models

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Garmin watches are fitness watches, GPS watches, and performance watches that are specialized and customized for a variety of activities.
See the overview of each series here and view the overall series comparison below.

Garmin MARQ Watches - Elite Luxury & Performance

Garmin’s MARQ Collection is a series of performance watches, or ‘modern tool watches’, that are the secret weapons of professional athletes,
aviators, captains, and refined, elite individuals who want and need more than just a smartwatch. The MARQ series integrates revolutionary
technology with superior design materials such as titanium, sapphire, ceramic, diamond-like carbon coating, jacquard-weave nylon
and Italian vacchetta leather.  Garmin MARQ Comparison.

marq driver
marq aviator
marq captain
marq adventurer
marq golfer
marq athlete

Each MARQ watch is custom built for elite performance. They share many similarities in their designs and have these notable differences:

MARQ Driver Auto Racing Features: Race app, track timer, live delta time, auto lap splits, lap time repeatability score (LTR),
last race summary, and preloaded race tracks.

MARQ Aviator Features: Worldwide airport database, altimeter with adjustable baro setting, 3-axix compass with HSI,
multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC, wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot, NEXRAD on moving map, moving map with aviation airports,
navaids, roads, bodies of water and more, waypoint information, Connext avionics connectivity, and in-flight Pulse Ox.

MARQ Captain Features: boating profiles, virtual starting line, countdown timer, tack assist mode, built-in barometer and tide tables,
anchor alarm, autopilot control, and boat data streaming. 

MARQ Adventurer Features: 360-degree compass markings on the bezel, multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems, built-in barometric altimeter,
electronic 3-axis compass and TracBack routing feature, preloaded with Topographic Mapping and advanced navigation tools,
including Around Me map mode, elevation profiles, outdoor points of interest and ClimbPro ascent planner, for real-time information on current and upcoming climbs.

MARQ Golfer Features: ceramic bezel with custom golf hole markings, preloaded with more than 41,000 golf courses worldwide and full-color CourseView mapping,
AutoShot round analyzer, virtual caddie, hazard view, wind data, PlaysLike distance, green view, pinpointer.

MARQ Athlete Features: Silicone rubber strap for lightness and durability, recovery time and VO2 max scales marked on the bezel,
and peak performance tracking for strength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing and yoga.

Garmin fenix Watches - The Face of Adventure

Garmin fenix watches are premium multisport GPS watches offering heart rate, Pulse Ox, routable TOPO & ski maps, page guidance,
music and more. The fenix watch has custom watch faces and bands to customize your look. You can take your Garmin fenix on any adventure!
It has preloaded gym activity profiles for strength, cardio and elliptical training, stair-stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing and yoga,
as well as being fully loaded for tracking your runs, hitting the golf course, cycling, swimming and a wide array of outdoor recreation activities.

The main differences between the fenix 5S Plus, fenix 5 Plus and fenix 5X Plus are the size, weight and battery life.

The fenix 6 series feature 18% larger, always-on display and adds PacePro, power manager, Body Battery Energy monitor,
safety and tracking features and Expediton mode. The fenix 6 PRO series also include preloaded TopoActive maps
with turn-by-turn navigation, preloaded ski maps and music apps compatibility.

The fenix 6 Pro SOLAR series has solar charging power glass lens, surf-ready features, mountain bike metrics,
indoor climb activity and an acclimation widget.

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fenix 5s plus
fenix 5 plus
fenix 5x plus
fenix 6s
fenix 6s pro
fenix 6 pro
fenix 6x pro
fenix 6s solar
fenix 6 pro solar
fenix 6x pro solar
Lens Material
domed chemically strengthened glass or sapphire crystal
domed chemically strengthened glass or sapphire crystal
domed sapphire crystal
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3or sapphire crystal
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3or sapphire crystal
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3or sapphire crystal
Power Glass™
Power Glass™
Power Glass™
Bezel Material
stainless steel
stainless steel or titanium
stainless steel or titanium
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel or
Titanium or
Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coated Titanium
Stainless Steel or
Titanium or
Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coated Titanium
Stainless Steel or
Titanium or
Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coated Titanium
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel or
Titanium or
Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coated Titanium
Titanium or
Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) Coated Titanium
Battery life
Smartwatch: Up to 7 days
GPS: Up to 11 hours
GPS and Music: Up to 4.5 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 25 hours
Smartwatch: Up to 12 days
GPS: Up to 18 hours
GPS and Music: Up to 8 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 42 hours
Smartwatch: Up to 20 days
GPS: Up to 32 hours
GPS and Music: Up to 13 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 70 hours
Smartwatch: Up to 9 days
GPS: Up to 25h
Max Battery GPS Mode: 50h
Expedition GPS Mode: 20 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: 34 days
Smartwatch: Up to 9 days
GPS: Up to 25h
GPS + Music: Up to 6h
Max Battery GPS Mode: 50h
Expedition GPS Mode: 20 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: 34 days
Smartwatch: Up to 14 days
GPS: Up to 36h
GPS + Music: Up to 10h
Max Battery GPS Mode:72h
Expedition GPS Mode: 28 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: 48 days
Smartwatch: Up to 21 days
GPS: Up to 60h
GPS + Music: Up to 15h
Max Battery GPS Mode:120h
Expedition GPS Mode: 46 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: 80 days
Smartwatch: 9 days / 10.5 days with solar*
GPS: 25 hrs / 28 hrs with solar**
GPS + Music: Up to 6 hrs
Max battery GPS mode: 50 hrs / 64 hrs with solar**
Expedition GPS activity: 20 days / 26 days with solar*
Battery saver watch mode: 34 days / 59 days with solar*
Smartwatch: 14 days / 16 days with solar*
GPS: 36 hrs / 40 hrs with solar**
GPS + Music: Up to 10 hrs
Max battery GPS mode: 72 hrs / 93 hrs with solar**
Expedition GPS activity: 28 days / 36 days with solar*
Battery saver watch mode: 48 days / 80 days with solar*
Smartwatch: Up to 21 days/24 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 80 days/120 days with solar*
GPS: Up to 60 hours/66 hours with solar**
GPS + Music: Up to 15 hours/16 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 120 hours/148 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 46 days/56 days with solar*
42 x 42 x 15.4 mm
47 x 47 x 15.8 mm
51 x 51 x 17.5 mm
42.0 x 42.0 x 13.8 mm
42.0 x 42.0 x 13.8 mm
47 x 47 x 14.7 mm
51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
42.0 x 42.0 x 14.2 mm
47 x 47 x 15.1 mm
51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
Display size
1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter
1.4” (35.56 mm) diameter
1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter
1.4” (35.56 mm) diameter
Weight
65 g
86 g
Titanium version: 76 g
96 g
Titanium version: 87 g
Steel 58g (Case only 41g)
Steel 61g (Case only 44g)
Steel 83g (Case only 60g)
Titanium 72g (Case only 49g)
Steel 93g (Case only 66g)
Steel: 61 g (case only 45 g)
Steel: 85 g (case only 62 g)
Titanium: 72 g (case only 48 g)
Titanium: 82g (Case only 54g)
*Assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
**Assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions

Garmin Forerunner - Watches for Runners

Garmin Forerunner watches are the premium GPS watch for runners and triathlon athletes. Monitor heart rate at the wrist and use GPS to track pace, distance and more.
Use Garmin Coach for free adaptive training plans, bringing personal coaching to your wrist. Compare Garmin Forerunner.

forerunner 45
Forerunner 245
Forerunner 245 Music
forerunner 745
Forerunner 945

Garmin Instinct Watches - Rugged & Outdoorsy

Constructed to U.S. Military standard 810G for thermal, shock and water resistance, and with a built-in 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter
and multiple global navigational satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo),
you can trust that the Garmin Instinct watches will do their job in even the toughest environments.

The Tactical Edition features tactical-specific features include stealth mode,
Jumpmaster, waypoint projection, dual-position GPS formatting and preloaded tactical activity.

The Esports Edition features dedicated Esports activity profile — allowing users to track, analyze, and broadcast via STR3AMUP! their biometrics while gaming. 

All Solar Editions feature solar charging giving incredible battery life in smartwatch and Expedition modes while outdoors.
They also have extra features, including Power Manager, Pulse Ox and Body Battery Energy Monitoring.

The Instinct Solar - Tactical Edition is equipped with tactical-specific features such as night vision goggle compatibility and stealth mode.

The Instinct Solar - Surf Edition is packed with specialized surf features such as tide data and a dedicated surfing activity to help you make the most of every wave.

instincyt
instinct tactical
instinct solar
instinct solar
instinct solar tactical
isntinct solar surf

Garmin tactix Watches - Tactical Functionality

High-resolution display with both daytime use and night vision goggle compatibility. Rugged design with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated titanium bezel,
black titanium rear cover and stainless steel buttons. Tactical-specific features include Jumpmaster, waypoint projection,
dual-positioning GPS formatting and preloaded tactical activity.

tactix Delta adds extra features, such as Stealth Mode to hide your position information and Kill Switch to to erase user data and
location according to military guidelines. Also has expedition mode, power manager, music apps, Garmin Pay, round-trip routing, and
Body Battery Energy Monitor.

tactix Delta - Solar Edition is the tactical GPS smartwatch with solar charging lens built to military standards (MIL-STD-810).
tactix Delta – Solar Edition with Ballistics version features Applied Ballistics software that calculates aiming solutions for long-range shooting

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tactix delta
tactix solar

Garmin Foretrex Watches - Night Vision Compatibility

Garmin Foretrex watches are wrist-mounted GPS with night vision goggle compatibility, durable military-grade construction, navigation sensors and smart alerts.
The Garmin Foretrex 701 ads Applied Ballistics Elite software that calculates aiming solutions for long-range shooting.
Garmin Foretrex are wrist-mounted GPS units and do not have many of the smartwatch features of the other fitness and GPS watches.

 
 
 
forertrex 601
forertrex 701
Applied Ballistics Elite
Software that calculates aiming solutions for long-range shooting.

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fenix compare
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MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
marq
fenix 5 plus
fenix 6 series
fenix 6 pro solar
garmin instinct
instinct tactical
instinct solar
tactix delta
tactix solar
forertrex 701
Lens Material
domed sapphire crystal
domed chemically strengthened glass or sapphire crystal
Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX or Sapphire Crystal
Solar-charging Power Glass™ lens
chemically strengthened glass
chemically strengthened glass
Solar-charging Power Glass™ lens
domed sapphire crystal
Solar-charging Power Glass™ lens
N/A
Bezel Material
titanium or  titanium/ceramic
stainless steel or titanium
stainless steel, titanium or Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coated steel
stainless steel, titanium or Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coated steel
fiber-reinforced polymer
fiber-reinforced polymer
fiber-reinforced polymer
Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium
Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium
N/A
Case material
titanium, titanium/DLC
fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover
fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover
fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover
fiber-reinforced polymer
fiber-reinforced polymer
fiber-reinforced polymer
fiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear cover
fiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear cover
MIL-STD-810 Compliant: thermal, shock, water
QuickFit™ watch band compatible
yes (22 mm)
included (20, 22, or 26 mm)
included (20, 22, or 26 mm)
included (20, 22, or 26 mm)
yes (22 mm)
yes (22 mm)
yes (22 mm)
included (26 mm)
included (26 mm)
no
Strap material
titanium/silicone, silicone rubber, nylon, or leather
silicone, suede, leather, steel or titanium
silicone, leather, titanium or nylon
silicone, leather, titanium or nylon
silicone
silicone
silicone
silicone
nylon and silicone
N/A
10 ATM
10 ATM
10 ATM
10 ATM
10 ATM
10 ATM
10 ATM
10 ATM
10 ATM
IPX7
Battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
internal rechargeable battery
2 AAA batteries (not included)
Display type
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
high-resolution 4-color gray
Display size
1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter
1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter
1.2", 1.3" or 1.4" diameter (model dependent)
custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
custom, two-window design; 0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm)
1.4” (35.56 mm) diameter
1.4” (35.56 mm) diameter
2.0" diagonal
Display resolution
240 x 240 pixels
240 x 240 pixels
260 x 260 pixels
240 x 240, 260 x 260 or 280 x 280 pixels (model dependent)
128 x 128 pixels
128 x 128 pixels
128 x 128 pixels
280 x 280 pixels
280 x 280 pixels
200 x 128 pixels
Color display
x
x
x
x
Night vision mode
on MARQ Commander
x
x
x
x
✔ (in Tactical Edition only)
Stealth Mode
x
x
x
x
x
✔ (in Tactical Edition only)
x
Kill Switch
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Battery life
Smartwatch mode: Up to 12 days
GPS mode: Up to 28 hours
GPS with Music: Up to 9 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 48 hours

Smartwatch: Up to 20 days
GPS: Up to 32 hours
GPS and Music: Up to 13 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 70 hours

Model dependent: See above
Model dependent: See above
Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days
GPS mode: Up to 16 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 14 days
GPS mode: Up to 16 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 40 hours
Smartwatch: Up to 24 days/54 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 56 days/Unlimited with solar*
GPS: Up to 30 hours/38 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 70 hours/145 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 28 days/68 days with solar*
Smartwatch: Up to 21 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 80 days
GPS: Up to 60 hours 
GPS + Music: Up to 15 hours
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 120 hours 
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 46 days
Smartwatch: Up to 21 days/24 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 80 days/120 days with solar*
GPS: Up to 60 hours/66 hours with solar**
GPS + Music: Up to 15 hours/16 hours with solar**
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 120 hours/148 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 46 days/56 days with solar*
Exceeds 48 hours in GPS mode; up to 1 week in UltraTrac™ mode; up to 1 month in watch mode
Memory/History
32 GB
16 GB
32 GB
32 GB
16 MB
16 MB
16 MB
32 GB
32 GB
N/A
fenix compare
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
marq
fenix 5 plus
fenix 6 series
fenix 6 pro solar
garmin instinct
instinct tactical
instinct solar
tactix delta
tactix solar
forertrex 701
Maps & Memory
                   
Basemap
All: TOPO Maps + Cycle Map + Ski Maps + Golf Courses
Specific units: racetracks, airports, roads, bodies of water, and more.

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x
x
Preloaded topographical maps
x
x
x
x
Preloaded ski resort maps
x
x
x
x
x
Downloadable cartography support
x
x
x
x
Compatible with BaseCamp™
Waypoints/favorites/locations
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
500
Routes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
20
Track Log
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
10,000
Sensors
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
x
Barometric altimeter
Compass
Gyroscope
x
x
x
x
Thermometer
x
Pulse Ox
yes (with Acclimation)
only on fenix 5X Plus (with Acclimation)
yes (with Acclimation)
yes (with Acclimation)
x
x
x
Daily Smart Features
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
Connectivity
Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Bluetooth®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
x
x
x
x
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
x
Calendar
x
Weather
x
Battery Saver - customizable low power watch
x
x
x
x
x
Controls smartphone music
x
Plays and controls watch music
x
x
x
x
Music Storage
500 - 2000 songs
(model depending)
Up to 500 - 1000 songs (model depending)
Up to 2,000 songs
Up to 2,000 songs
x
x
x
Up to 2,000 songs
Up to 2,000 songs
x
Find My Phone
x
Find My Watch
x
VIRB® Camera Remote
x
Smartphone compatibility
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
iPhone®, Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
Garmin Pay™
x
x
x
x
Activity Tracking Features
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
Step counter
x
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
x
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
x
Sleep monitoring
x
Calories burned
x
Floors climbed
x
Distance traveled
x
Intensity minutes
x
TrueUp™
x
Move IQ™
x
Fitness Age
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
yes (in app)
x
All-day Stress Tracking
x
Safety and Tracking Features
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
LiveTrack
Group LiveTrack
x
x
x
x
Live Event Sharing
x
x
x
x
x
Incident Detection during select activities
x
x
x
x
Assistance
x
x
x
x
Fitness Equipment/Gym
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
Preloaded gym activity profiles
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and Yoga
Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and Yoga
x
Cardio workouts
x
Strength workouts
x
Yoga workouts
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Pilates workouts
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
On-screen workout animations
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Automatic rep counting
x
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Customizable activity profiles
x
Auto Pause®
x
Interval training
x
Advanced workouts
x
Downloadable training plans
x
Power Modes - customizable in-activity battery settings
x
x
x
x
Auto Lap®
x
Manual lap
x
Configurable lap alerts
x
Heat and altitude acclimation
x
x
x
x
x
x
V02 max
x
x
x
x
Training Status
x
x
x
x
Training Load
x
x
x
x
Training Effect (aerobic)
x
x
x
x
Training Effect (anaerobic)
x
x
x
x
Customizable alerts
x
Audio prompts
x
Finish time
x
Virtual Partner
x
Race an Activity
x
Auto multisport activities
x
x
x
x
Manual multisport activities
x
x
x
x
Course guidance
x
Segments (Live, Garmin)
x
x
x
x
Strava features (Beacon, live segments)
x
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)
x
x
x
x
Touch and/or button lock
x
Hot keys
x
Auto scroll
x
Activity history on watch
x
Heart Rate Features
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
HR zones
x
HR alerts
x
HR calories
x
% HR max
x
% HRR
x
Recovery time
x
x
x
x
Auto max HR
x
HRV stress test
yes  (with compatible accessory)
yes  (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Records heart rate while swimming
yes  (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
yes  (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
x
x
x
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
x
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
x
Respiration rate (during exercise)
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Running Features
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
Preloaded run profiles
Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running, Indoor Track Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running
Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running
x
GPS-based distance, time and pace
x
Running dynamics
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Vertical oscillation and ratiode length)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Ground contact time and balance
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Stride length (real time)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
x
Performance condition
x
x
x
x
Lactate threshold
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
PacePro Pacing Strategies
x
x
x
x
x
Run workouts
x
Race predictor
x
x
x
x
Foot pod capable
x
Golfing Features
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
Yardage to F/M/B, layups/doglegs, Measures shot distance, Digital Scorecard & more. 
yes (see MARQ model comparison for different golfing features)
x
x
x
x
Full vector map
x
x
x
x
x
PinPointer
x
x
x
x
x
PlaysLike distance
x
x
x
x
x
Handicap scoring
x
x
x
x
x
Outdoor Recreation Features
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
Applied Ballistics Calculator
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
in Ballistic Edition
in 701 Ballistic Edition
Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical,  MARQ Adventurer & Athlete also feature Expedition

Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Hiking, Indoor and Outdoor Climbing, Bouldering, Surfing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Tactical
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Fishing, Hunting, Tactical. Plus, Jumpmaster in Tactical Edition and Surfing in Surf Edition
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
x
Point-to-point navigation
Bread crumb trail in real time
Back to start
TracBack®
UltraTrac mode
x
Around Me mode
x
x
x
x
Elevation profile
Distance to destination
ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner
x
x
x
x
Trail run auto climb
x
Vertical speed
Total ascent/descent
Future elevation plot
x
Projected waypoint
Sight 'N Go
Area calculation
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendar
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
x
x
x
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
Sun and moon information
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
yes (via Connect IQ™)
Dual grid coordinates
Expedition GPS Activity
x
x
x
x
x
XERO™ Locations
x
Cycling Features
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
Preloaded cycling profiles
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
x
Courses
x
MTB Grit & Flow
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)
x
x
x
x
Race an activity
x
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
x
FTP (Functional Threshold Power)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
x
x
yes (with compatible accessory)
yes (with compatible accessory)
x
Garmin Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)
x
x
x
x
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)
x
x
x
x
Power meter compatible
x
x
x
x
Advanced Vector support
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Compatible with Varia Vision™
x
x
x
x
Compatible with Varia™ radar
x
x
x
x
Compatible with Varia™ lights
x
x
x
x
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)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
x
Swimming Features
MARQ Series
fenix 5 Plus Series
fenix 6 Pro Series
fenix 6 PRO Solar Series
Foretrex Series
Preloaded swim profiles
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
x
Pool swim metrics, stroke type detection, SWOLF, Drill Logging, Open water workouts
x
Underwater wrist-based heart rate
x
x
x
x
Heart rate (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™)
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
x
x
x
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
x


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