Garmin Fenix 7 vs Coros Vertix 2: All things Explained

The recently released Fenix 7 is a premium multisport GPS watch with some of the best features that any sports lover or adventure enthusiast would look for in a smartwatch.

On the other hand, Coros is not a newcomer in this field, it has released some very good products in the past like the Pace and the Apex. The Vertix 2 is Coros’s latest premium GPS watch that promises to offer great tracking of extreme sports at a very competitive price.

So, which one of these two GPS watches is the better choice? Let’s take a look at a detailed comparison of the Garmin Fenix 7 vs Coros Vertix 2

General Comparison:

Product NameGarmin Fenix 7Coros Vertix 2
Price<$700$699
PredecessorGarmin Fenix 6Coros Vertix
Models42mm, 47mm, 51mm + Fenix 7S, Fenix 7S Solar, Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar+ Fenix 7, Fenix 7 Solar, Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar+ Fenix 7X Solar, Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar50mm+ Vertix Vertix 2 GPS Adventure Watch
Release DateJanuary 2022August 2021
Parent CompanyGarminCOROS Wearables Inc
Operating SystemGarmin OSWear OS
CompatibilityAndroid, IOSAndroid, IOS
Competition
Suunto 9, Epix 2, Polar Vantage 2
Garmin 945, Garmin Fenix 6, Garmin Epix 2, Suunto 9 Baro
Suitable ForFitness/multisport/outdoor/tacticalFitness/Sport smartwatch
SensorsGarmin Elevate heart rate sensor, GPS, GLONASS Galileo, Barometric altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope Accelerometer, Thermometer, Pulse OX blood oxygen saturation monitorGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and Beidou, Optical Pulse Oximeter, Optical Heart Rate Sensor, Electrocardiogram Sensor, Barometric Altimeter, Accelerometer, Compass. Gyroscope, Thermometer

Garmin Fenix 7 vs Coros Vertix 2 Price

Fenix 7 is not an individual smartwatch, it is a suite of eight variations. Fenix 7 comes with  42mm(the Fenix 7S), 47mm(the Fenix 7), and 51mm(the Fenix 7X) just like its predecessor Fenix 6 with different prices tags. 

The Fenix 7 Standard Edition would cost almost $700 while the Solar and Sapphire Solar Edition would set you back from $800 to $1000.

On the other hand, The Coros Vertix 2 is a single smartwatch that offers all the features in one device with a price tag of just $700. 

Garmin Fenix 7 vs Coros Vertix 2 Design and Display

Garmin Fenix 7Coros Vertix 2
Dimensions, WeightFenix 7: 47 x 47 x 14.5 mm | 79 g (case only: 56 g) + Fenix 7S: 42 x 42 x 14.1 mm | 63 g (case only: 47 g) + Fenix 7X: 51 x 51 x 14.9 mm | 96 g (case only: 68 g)50.3 x 50.3 x 15.7mm, 89g
Band SizeFenix 7S: included (20 mm) + Fenix 7: included (22 mm) + Fenix 7X: included (26 mm)26mm Quick Fit Band
Build materialsSapphire Solar: titanium, base, and Solar models: stainless steelSilicone/Nylon
ColorsFenix 7S: Silver with Whitestone Band, Silver with Graphite Band, Rose Gold with Light Sand Band, Dark Bronze Titanium with Shale Gray Band, Carbon Gray DLC Titanium with Black Band, Cream Gold Titanium with Light Sand Band + | Fenix 7: Silver with Graphite Band, Slate Gray with Black Band, Black DLC Titanium with Black Band+ | Fenix 7X: Slate Gray with Black Band, Mineral Blue DLC Titanium with Whitestone BandObsidian and Lava
Waterproofing10 ATM10 ATM
Display SizeFenix 7S: 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter | Fenix 7: 1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter | Fenix 7X: 1.4” (35.56 mm) diameter1.4 inch
Screen Type & Resolutionsunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) | Fenix 7S: 240 x 240 pixels + Fenix 7: 260 x 260 pixels + Fenix 7X: 280 x 280 pixelsTouch Screen Always-On Memory LCD, 280 x 280 pixels
Pixel Per Inch200 ppi283 ppi
Screen ProtectionFenix 7S: Corning Gorilla Glass DX + Fenix 7: Corning Gorilla Glass DX + Fenix 7X: Power GlassSapphire Glass
Always-on DisplayYesYes
Rotating BezelNoNo

The Garmin Fenix 7 and the Coros Vertix 2 are both outdoor watches with a similar design. Both watches are rugged and have a waterproof rating of 10 ATMs.

The Fenix 7 is available in three different models, The Fenix 7S is the smallest of the three models and has a 42mm case. The Fenix 7 has a 47mm case, and the Fenix 7X has a 51mm case. The Vertix 2 has a 50mm case.

Build material-wise, the Fenix 7 is available in a Sapphire Solar model with a titanium case and a stainless steel case for the base and Solar models. The Vertix 2 has a silicone/nylon band.

The Fenix 7 comes in different colors and shades whereas, Vertix 2 comes in Obsidian and Lava.

Fenix 7 display sizes vary from 1.2 inches to 1.4 inches, while the Coros Vertix 2 has a display size of 1.4 inches.

The Vertix 2 has the Color full Touch screen LCD with a resolution of  280×280 pixels and a PPI of 283.

The Fenix 7 has a transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display type with a resolution of 240×240 pixels to 280×280 pixels.

However, the Fenix 7 has Corning Gorilla Glass DX protection, while the Coros Vertix 2 has sapphire glass protection.

Both smartwatches have an always-on display feature. so that you can see the time and your stats even when you’re not actively using the watch.

Garmin Fenix 7 vs Coros Vertix 2: SmartWatch Features:

Garmin Fenix 7Coros Vertix 2
ConnectivityLTE and UMTS6, GPS + Cellular models, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0 Dual Mode, Wi-Fi
Companion AppCONNECT IQCOROS 
StorageUp to 2000 songs32GB
ProcessorN/AN/A
RAM16GB32GB
Notification AlertYesYes
Calendar, WeatherYesYes
Offline SpotifyYesYes
Timer & AlarmYesYes
Customizable Watch FacesYesYes
Voice AssistantNoNo
Music Storage, ControlYesYes
Third-Party AppsYesYes
Make calls, send texts & EmailsYesNo
Browse WebN/AN/A
Contactless PaymentYes (Garmin Pay)No

The Fenix 7 and Coros Vertix 2 both support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 as well as Fenix also supports LTE and UMTS6. Moreover, Both are able to control and store music, have customizable watch faces, and support third-party apps.

However, there are some key differences between the two smartwatches. The Fenix 7 has the storage capacity for 2000 songs, as well as 16GB of RAM compared to the Vertix 2’s 32GB.

The Fenix 7 also has the ability to make calls, send texts and emails directly from the watch, as well as access calendar and weather information.

In addition, the Fenix 7 supports Garmin Pay for contactless payment. Although the Coros Vertix 2 doesn’t have these same features.

overall, the Fenix 7 is a more advanced smartwatch with more features than the Coros Vertix 2.

Garmin Fenix 7 vs Coros Vertix 2: Fitness and Health Features

Garmin Fenix 7Coros Vertix 2
Built-in GPSYes (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo)Yes (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and Beidou)
Heart Rate TrackingYesYes
SleepYesYes
StressYesYes
Blood OxygenYesYes
ECGNoYes
Bioelectrical Impedance AnalysisNoNo
Steps, CaloriesYesYes
Menstrual cycleYesNo
Sport ModeYesYes
Sync Data With Strava, Apple HealthYesYes

Both smartwatches are identical in most aspects like the built-in GPS, heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, stress tracking, and blood oxygen monitoring.

Both can also sync data with Strava and Apple Health. The Coros Vertix 2 does have one feature that the Garmin Fenix 7 doesn’t have though, and that’s ECG (electrocardiogram) but this watch is still not FDA approved.

But Fenix 7 outstand the Vertix 2 by having menstrual tracking. Also, The Fenix 7 has GLONASS, and Galileo whereas the Coros Vertix 2 only has  GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and Beidou.

Garmin Fenix 7 vs Coros Vertix 2: Battery Performance

Garmin Fenix 7Coros Vertix 2
Battery PerformanceUp to 18 days | Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 57 days | GPS Only: Up to 57 hours | All Satellite Systems: Up to 40 hours | All Satellite Systems + Music: Up to 10 hours | Max Battery GPS: Up to 136 hours | Expedition GPS: Up to 40 daysStandard Full GPS (GPS/QZSS): 140 Hours, Standard Full GPS with Music Playing (GPS/QZSS): 35 Hours, All Systems On (GPS/QZSS+GLONASS+Galileo+BeiDou): 90 Hours, All Systems On with Music Playing (GPS/QZSS+GLONASS+Galileo+BeiDou): 30 Hours, All Systems + Dual Frequency On (GPS/QZSS+GLONASS+Galileo+BeiDou w/ Dual Frequency): 50 Hours, UltraMax: 240 Hours, Daily Use: 60 Days
Battery SizeNot specifiedNot specified
Charger TypeUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
Fast ChargingNot specifiedNo (almost 2 hours)

The Garmin Fenix 7 has a better battery life in general, with up to 18 days of use on a single charge. However, the Coros Vertix 2 has better battery life when used in GPS mode, with up to 140 hours of use.

While with All Satellite Systems on, the Fenix 7 will only last for 40 hours, as compared to the Coros Vertix 2’s 90 hours.

However, the Coros Vertix 2 has an UltraMax mode that gives it an impressive 240-hour battery life something that the Fenix 7 does not have.

In terms of charging, both watches use a USB charging cable and take almost 2 hours to charge fully. Neither watch has fast charging.