Garmin Fenix 7 Vs Garmin S70 Golf Watch Comparison Overview
The Approach series from Garmin has been their flagship for many years.
That might change with the advent of the Garmin Fenix 7. Not only does the Garmin Fenix 7 have a comprehensive list of golf features that rivals the S70; it’s also an elite fitness watch.
The Garmin Approach S70 and the Garmin Fenix 7 watches have the same price though. So which one should you buy? We break down the key differences in the following GPS golf watch comparison overview.
Garmin Fenix 7 Overview
“The Garmin Fenix 7 comes loaded with features like a virtual caddie, full vector maps, greenview, pin pointing, custom target distancing, and plays like distances.”
The Garmin Fenix 7 also comes pre-loaded with 43,000 course maps and automatically detects which one you’re on and pulls up the information for it. You can also use the Garmin Golf App to enter your scores in leaderboards for all those courses.
But the Garmin Fenix 7 comes loaded with a ton of fitness features like workout programs, yoga, programs, heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, stress monitor, and more.
The Garmin Fenix 7 has a battery life of 18 days in smartwatch mode. It comes with a stainless steel bezel and a 1.3” display. The display resolution is 260 x 260 pixels.
Garmin S70 Overview
“The S70 has a 16-day battery life, 1.4” display, ceramic bezel, 454 x 454 pixel display resolution and is waterproof up to 5 atmospheres.”
The S70 lacks a lot of the advanced fitness tracking features that the Garmin Fenix 7 has; but it has more in-depth golf features. For instance, the Garmin Approach S70 features tempo tracking and swing tempo training.
Other than that though, the golfing features are the same between these two watches. I liked that the S70 had a more vibrant, clearer display than the Garmin Fenix 7. And even with the slightly larger display, the S70 weighs the same as the Garmin Fenix 7 (56g). The Garmin Approach S70 also has twice the storage space (32GB) as the Garmin Fenix 7 (16GB).
“If you want a watch mainly for golf but also for some light fitness tracking, the Garmin Approach S70 is the watch for you. If you are looking for a fitness/smartwatch first and a golf watch second, I would recommend the Garmin Fenix 7.”