Things You Need To Know About Garmin’s Trackers And GPS Watches


Gone are those days when Garmin used to produce just boat and car navigation devices, nowadays the company provides a complete range of smartwatches and fitness trackers to complement its marine and automotive navigation devices. Garmin offers wearables for a wide variety of activities such as aviation, marine, hiking and fitness pursuits. Some are small, some are big, some are basic, and some are powerful.

Whatever is your requirement, Garmin is likely to have a wearable to suit all your needs. Here we present a round-up of all the products currently provided by Garmin so that you can choose the right one for you. Also, Garmin provides Customer support and services for all its products 24*7 and 365 days which is an added benefit of this company. Most of the products require Map Updates which are provided here free of cost.


The Watches That Help You Fly

Taking Fenix 5 Plus series as a template, Garmin created the D2 aviator keeping aviation enthusiasts and pilots in mind. The watches of this series have similar basic features as the Fenix 5 Plus along with the pilot-centric features including GPS, airspeed, altitude, outside air temperature, magnetic heading, groundspeed, and more.

D2 Delts – $899 and more

Garmin’s premier aviation watches include the D2 Delta series which come with aviation features, Garmin Pay, multi-sport support and music storage. The set includes the premium Delta PX having a pulse oximeter, the base Delta model, and the smaller Delta S. Pricing for the Delta aviator watch starts at $899, for Delta S at $949 and for the D2 Delts PX titanium edition at $1,249, with the Delta S.

D2 Delts

D2 Bravo – $549 and more

Bravo is an aviator watch that comes at entry-level having various pilot-centric features such as colorful moving map but without any extra whistles or bells. It does not have a wrist heart rate monitor therefore, we can say that this watch is meant less for fitness and more for flying.

D2 Charlie – $799 and more

Charlie is just a step above from Bravo but lacks Garmin pay, music storage and other premium features which are found only in the Delta series watches. However, Charlie does include some mapping features and a wrist heart rate monitor.

D2 Charlie


Rugged Watches For Trail Running And Hiking

The Fenix watches provided by Garmin are known for their multi-sport activity, an abundance of navigation features and rugged exteriors. Watches of this series have almost everything that you would require for a satisfactory trip to the backcountry.

Fenix 5/5S/5X Plus – $699 and more

Fenix 5/5S/5X Plus is the latest watch in the Fenix series. It comes with color topographical maps, Garmin Pay and onboard music, along with backcountry navigation and a robust multi-sport activity tracking feature. The 5S is a smaller version for the customers who do not want to wear a bulky watch, while 5 Plus is the basic model. The 5X Plus is a flagship model that comes with all the features of 5S/5 and also a pulse oximeter for altitude acclimation. Its models have three-axis compass, a GPS, gyroscope, connectivity with Garmin InReach satellite messenger and barometric altimeter.

Fenix 5/5S/5X Plus

Fenix 5/5S/5X – $ 549 and more

The Fenix 5 plus series replaced Fenix 5 Series in 2018, but Garmin continues to produce and sell this model on discount. Although Fenix 5 has all the basic features that you look for in an outdoor watch, it lacks some extras such as Garmin Pay and onboard music which are available in the newer Fenix 5 Plus. Apart from the 5 Plus, the feature of color topo maps is only found in the premium Fenix 5X watch and not in 5 or 5S.

Fenix Chronos – $899 and more

In features, the Fenix Chronos is a rival of the Fenix 5 but comes with a jewelers-grade design and offers a chronograph.

Fenix Chronos


A Golf Caddie For Your Wrist

Get ready to tee up in style with the Approach series fitness bands and watches of Garmin. The series provides a complete range of packages from the premium S60 with smart notifications, multisport activity tracking and more to the basic S10 watch which offers golf-only features.

Approach S60 – $399 and more

Approach S60 is a premium GPS golf watch that comes with a color touchscreen display, fitness tracking, heart-rate tracking along with compatible accessory, and golf-related features in abundance such as stat tracking, course maps, handicap scoring and more.

Approach S60

Approach X40 – $249

Approach X40 is a fitness band with golf-related features. It includes smart notifications, activity tracking, and a wrist-based heart rate monitor. This gadget comes just below the S60 and provides some, though not all, of the Garmin’s exceptional golf metrics like automatic shot distance calculation and stat tracking.

Approach S20 – $199

Everyone out there does not need a color touchscreen and heart rate tracking system. Golfers who are looking for a basic watch will enjoy the Approach S20 which is a midrange golf smartwatch having smart notifications and activity tracking features.

Approach S20

Approach X10 – $169

The Approach X10 is a basic level golf band which comprises golf-related features but no smart notifications or fitness tracking.

Approach S10 – $149

The Approach S10 is an entry-level Garmin GPS golf watch which is all about golf. With this gadget, you can calculate the distance to the green in yards. But it does not consist of fitness features such as heart rate monitor or step counting.


The Training Companion Of A Runner

As the name suggests, the Forerunner series is dedicated to runners who wish to track every hill they climb and each step they take. The watches of this series are light-weight, have GPS and comes with a comfortable wrist strap which respire when you sweat.

Forerunner 935 – $499

The Forerunner 935 is a premium running smartwatch provided by Garmin with smart notifications, wrist-based heart rate monitor and all the running, planning and training analysis that you will ever require.

Forerunner 935

Forerunner 645 Music – $449

This Forerunner series watch replaces some advanced features on 935 with more user-friendly metrics like music playback including Spotify and Garmin Pay.

Forerunner 645 – $399

If you do not need music, then you have a chance to save $50 by grabbing the Forerunner 645 which consists of all the features available in the Forerunner 645 Music except the music connectivity.

Forerunner 645

Forerunner 735XT – $349

The Forerunner 735XT comes with a wrist-based heart rate monitor, daily activity tracker, smart notifications and multi-sport tracking features. To lower the prices of this unit, Garmin trimmed some advanced features like training load advice, all-day stress tracking, and others.

Forerunner 235 – $249

The Forerunner 235 is midrange running watch that has a wrist-based heart rate monitor and a color display. It does not have multi-sport options of the premium Forerunner watches of Garmin, but it comprises all the basic features that you may need to analyze and track your run. It also has smart notifications, sleep, and daily activity tracking.

Forerunner 35 – $169

The Forerunner 35 has all the core running features of 235 model like activity tracking and smart notifications but lacks in the color display which is replaced in it by a monochrome, lower resolution display.

Forerunner 25 – $99

The Forerunner 25 by Garmin is an entry-level GPS watch for the folks who are looking forward to tracking their running and a bit more.

Forerunner 25


Everyday Tracking For Fitness-Focused Athletes

The Garmin’s vivo serieswatches are awesome daily activity trackers. They are designed for the users who are looking for active lifestyle and have a requirement of GPS and activity trackers.

Vivoactive 3 Music – $299

The Vivoactive 3 Music is a compact smartwatch holding a complete package of activity and fitness tracking features. This GPS smartwatch offers a wrist-based heart rate monitor, built-in sports apps, and Garmin Pay contactless payments. An additional feature of music with Spotify support is expected to arrive in the future.

Vivoactive 3 – $269

The Vivoactive 3 is very much similar to the Vivoactive 3 Music fitness watch but without music features.

Vivomove HR – $199 and more

This is a hybrid Garmin smartwatch which pairs a classic watch face with an elegant touchscreen display which shows incoming notifications, your heart rate and more. The display remains hidden neatly and only activates when you turn your wrist to take a look at your watch. There is an activity tracking feature along with accelerometer and a wrist heart rate monitor.

Vivosport – $169

The Vivosport provides you with a robust bundle of activities and fitness tracking features in a fitness band. It includes a GPS, a sleek color display and a wrist-based heart rate monitor.


Vivosmart 4 – $129

The Vivosmart 4 is a smart and slim activity tracker that comes with a wrist-based Pule Oxisensor that is used in innovative body battery energy monitoring and sleep analysis.

Vivofit Jr 2 – $79

The Vivofit Jr 2 is convenient to use fitness band for kids. This band tracks sleep and steps in a way which is fun for children. It is synced to an app which parents can use to schedule alerts and organize chores. Best of all is that the band never requires charging.

Vivofit 4 – $79

The Vivofit 4 of Garmin is an entry-level activity tracker that has an accelerometer to monitor sleep and track steps. It is a waterproof (shower/swim) band comes with a one-year battery which does not require any charging and an always-on color display.

Vivofit 4


Control Your Boat From Your Wrist

Quatix series has marine-based watches that can be connected to your boat and allow you to control it without actually being at the helm and command an onboard ANT-enabled entertainment unit. When you aren’t on the high seas, it offers smart notifications and multisport activity tracking.

Quatix 5 Sapphire – $799

Quatix 5 consists of everything that you require to command your boat, entertain your guests and plot your sailing course. Besides being functional as well as stylish, the marine watch has a classic steel band and a sapphire lens.

Quatix 5 – $549

The Quatix 5 provides similar comprehensive boating features like the sapphire edition but replaces the metal band and sapphire lens with a silicone strap and a glass front.

Quatix 5


Descent Mk1 Diving Watch – $999

The Descent Mk1 is a diving watch for your wrist. It is designed for underwater explorers and can help you prepare your dive down to the tiniest detail. Its integrated GPS can mark your exit and entry points, while the inbuilt color mapping and dive log can help you track your underwater path. You need not to worry about running out of air, it offers customizable alerts that remind you to stay within your diving limits. When topside, Mk1 provides the same smart notifications and activity tracking as the Fenix 5X multi-sport GPS watch.

Tactix Charlie tactical watch – $749

Tactix Charlie coalesces the tactical features of the Tactix series of Garmin and blends them with the multi-sport tracking and color topographical maps of the Fenix 5X GPS watch. Charlie allows you to enable night vision mode in course of night operations, layout airborne operations using Jumpmaster and display dual coordinates (MGRS, GPS, and others) at the same time.

Tactix Charlie tactical watch

Instinct outdoors watch – $299

The Instinct is a lower version of the Garmin’s Fenix watches having all the basic features that you may require in an outdoors and hiking watch. It has a military-grade, rugged build with a GPS, a barometric altimeter and a three-axis compass. This multi-sport watch comes with a grey-scale display with breadcrumb and trackback navigation. 

Garmin Map Update Issues Call 1-833-201-7905


We are a certified tech support company, with professional expertise and skills to solve your device and software issues of almost all technology brands. Please note that we are are a third party service and we are not supported or connected in any way to the Technology brands.Usage of brand names, logos & trademarks, or organization names are just for the references. We do not claim any affiliation or potential tie ups with the brands.