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Garmin Forerunner 255 (46mm) vs Apple Watch SE (44mm) Full Specifications Comparison

 
 
Product Info
Garmin Forerunner 255 Music (46mm) Specifications

Garmin Forerunner 255 Music (46mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Apple Watch SE (44mm) (GPS) Specifications

Apple Watch SE (44mm) (GPS) Specifications, Features and Price

Price $387.30 -
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Garmin Forerunner 255 Music (46mm) (44mm), (GPS), Apple Watch SE
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Men Unisex
Predecessor Garmin Forerunner 245
Successor
Models Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, Garmin Forerunner 255 Standard
Date released June, 2022 September, 2020
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.3 inches 1.78 inch
Display type LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective 1000nit, OLED
Resolution 260 x 260 px 448 x 368 pixels
Pixel density 282.84 PPI
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type (not touchscreen), 5 Physical buttons 1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes No
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Circular Square
Case material Fiber-reinforced polymer Aluminum
Strap material Silicone Silicone
Bezel material Fiber-reinforced polymer Bezeless, Sapphire glass
Strap size 22 mm 24mm
Color Black, Whitestone Blue, Gold, Gray, Red, Silver
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Sapphire glass
Dimension 45.6 x 45.6 x 12.9mm 44 x 38 x 10.4 mm
Weight 49g 36.36g
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes
Durability test
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling No Yes
Bluetooth ANT+, Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC Yes Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 1GB
ROM 4GB 32GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Network technology None None
SIM type None None
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Reply messages (Android only), Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Microphone No Yes
Loudspeaker No Yes
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Camera No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
GPS Galileo, GLONASS, GPS GLONASS, GPS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Pulse Ox. Yes No
Altimeter Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
ECG No No
Thermometer Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Blood oxygen Yes No
Blood Pressure No No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fall detection Yes No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Onscreen workout Yes No
Preloaded sport modes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity
Battery life GPS mode: Up to 26 hours, Smartwatch mode: up to 12 days Regular: up to 18hrs
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging duration 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system Proprietary OS WatchOS 7
Chipset Apple S5 64bit
CPU Dual core
GPU
MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS
Companion app Garmin Connect Apple Watch App
Compatibility Android 4.3+, iOS 7.0+ iOS 12.0+
Payment system Garmin Pay Apple Pay
Customizable strap 22 mm, Yes 24mm, Yes
Voice Assistant No Yes, Siri
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, Manual, Straps Apple Watch SE, Charger, Manual, Straps
Price $387.30

Garmin Forerunner 255 (41mm) vs Apple Watch SE (40mm)

 
 
Product Info
Garmin Forerunner 255 Music (41mm) Full Specifications

Garmin Forerunner 255 Music (41mm) Full Specifications, Features and Price

Apple Watch SE (40mm) (GPS) Specifications

Apple Watch SE (40mm) (GPS) Specifications, Features and Price

Price $399.99 -
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Garmin Forerunner 255 Music (41mm) (40mm), (GPS), Apple Watch SE
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Predecessor Garmin Forerunner 245
Successor
Models Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, Garmin Forerunner 255 Standard
Date released June, 2022 September, 2020
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.1 inches 1.57 inches
Display type LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective 1000nit, OLED
Resolution 218 x 218 px 324 x 394 pixels
Pixel density 280.27 PPI
Customizable watchface Yes Yes
Input type (not touchscreen), 5 Physical buttons 1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen
Always-On Yes No
BODY BODY BODY
Shape Circular Square
Case material Fiber-reinforced polymer Aluminum
Strap material Silicone Silicone
Bezel material Fiber-reinforced polymer Bezeless, Sapphire glass
Strap size 18 mm 24mm
Color Light pink, Powder gray Blue, Gold, Gray, Red, Silver
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Sapphire glass
Dimension 41 x 41 x 12.4 mm 40 x 34 x 10.4 mm
Weight 39 grams 30.68g
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes
Durability test
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth calling No Yes
Bluetooth ANT+, Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.0
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC Yes Yes
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 1GB
ROM 4GB 32GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Network technology None None
SIM type None None
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Reply messages (Android only), Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Microphone No Yes
Loudspeaker No Yes
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Camera No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
GPS Galileo, GLONASS, GPS GLONASS, GPS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Pulse Ox. Yes No
Altimeter Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
ECG No No
Thermometer Yes Yes
Ambient light Yes Yes
HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING HEALTH & FITNESS TRACKING
Steps Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Blood oxygen Yes No
Blood Pressure No No
Stress Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Fall detection Yes No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Onscreen workout Yes No
Preloaded sport modes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer Non-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity
Battery life GPS mode: Up to 26 hours, Smartwatch mode: up to 12 days Regular: up to 18hrs
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging duration 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Operating system Proprietary OS WatchOS 7
Chipset Apple S5 64bit
CPU Dual core
GPU
MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS
Companion app Garmin Connect Apple Watch App
Compatibility Android 4.3+, iOS 7.0+ iOS 12.0+
Payment system Garmin Pay Apple Pay
Customizable strap 18mm, Yes 24mm, Yes
Voice Assistant No Yes, Siri
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, Manual, Straps Apple Watch SE, Charger, Manual, Straps
Price $399.99

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