Garmin Approach S1 vs Suunto DX

Garmin Approach S1 Suunto DX

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband

Activity & Fitness

Activity No NoBoth don't have activity tracking
Calories No NoBoth don't have burned calories tracking
Sleep No NoBoth don't have sleep tracking
Heart Rate / Pulse No NoBoth don't measure heart rate
Distance Yes NoAccurate running or walking distance tracking with Garmin Approach S1
Steps No NoBoth don't count your steps
Stairs / Floors No NoBoth don't have elevation feature
Exercise Tagging No NoBoth don't have exercise tagging
Smart Coach No NoBoth don't have coaching feature
Goal Setting No NoBoth don't have goal setting
Inactivity Alert No NoBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS Yes NoGarmin Approach S1 has GPS support
Compass No YesSuunto DX has a compass
Watch / Clock Yes YesBoth have watch
Alarm Clock Yes YesBoth have alarm clock
Reminders No NoBoth don't have reminder
Stopwatch No YesSuunto DX has a stopwatch
Music Playback No NoBoth don't have music playback
Temperature No Yes

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications No NoBoth don't have phone notifications
Caller ID No NoBoth don't show caller ID notification
Music Control No NoBoth don't have phone music control
Call Control No NoBoth don't have call control
Camera Control No NoBoth don't have camera control
Find Phone No NoBoth don't have a find phone feature


Duration21 days720 daysSuunto DX battery life is about 34.3 times longer
Battery TypeRechargeable BatteryReplaceable Cell Battery

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No Yes
IP Ratingn/a200 m (ISO 6425, EN 13319)
Weight52 grams182 gramsGarmin Approach S1 is 130.0 g lighter

User Interface

DisplayLCD Screen No
Display Size1,0 inches
Screen Resolution 64 x 32 pixels
Color Display No No
Touch Screen No No
Sapphire glass No Yes*Scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass


Android No NoBoth don't compatible with Android devices
iOS No NoBoth don't compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac Yes YesBoth compatible MAC OS X laptops and PCs
Windows Phone No NoBoth don't compatible with Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes YesBoth can help find your smartphone
Web Portal No NoBoth don't have online web portal option
Social Features No NoBoth don't have social features


Bluetooth No NoBoth don't have Bluetooth
Wi-Fi No NoBoth don't have Wi-Fi connection
NFC No NoBoth don't have NFC connectivity
ANT+ No NoBoth don't provide ANT+ wireless technology
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Garmin Approach S1

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