Garmin Lily Classic vs Lily Sport

Garmin’s Lily classic and Lily sport edition smartwatches are popular options for women. Lily Classic was released in January 2021 and Lily Sport was unveiled in February 2021.

Both watches are priced within a range of $199.99-$249.99. Which Lily smartwatch should you buy?

We evaluate the main features and points of distinction between Lily Classic and Lily Spot edition watches below.

Main differences

  • Lily Classic has a bezel made of stainless steel while Lily Classic has an anodized aluminum bezel.
  • Lily Classic has a leather strap and Lily Sport uses a silicone band.
  • Lily Classic has a list price of $249.99 and Lily Sport has a list price of $199.99. The difference in cost is $50.

As you can see that there are not too many differences between the Lily Classic and Lily Sport watches.

We will discuss the main features and specifications of Lily Classic and Sport edition watches below.

Display

Lily Classic and Lily Sport have Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The 3rd generation Corning Gorilla Glass has improved brightness and contrast ratio.

The main display specifications of the Lily Classic and Lily Sport edition watches are shared hereunder.

Display specificationsLily ClassicLily Sport
Display lensCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display size1.00” x 0.84” (25.4 mm x 21.3 mm)1.00” x 0.84” (25.4 mm x 21.3 mm)
Display typeLiquid Crystal Display (LCD)Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
Display resolution240 x 201 pixels240 x 201 pixels
Color displayNoNo
TouchscreenYesYes
LED FlashlightNoNo

The main point you ought to note is that Lily Classic and Sport watches use an LCD screen for the display and the display is in grayscale.

The important specifications to know are the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and LCD screen. Also, you may want to note the fiber-enforced polymer bezel of the Lily Sport and steel bezel of the Lily Classic.

Garmin Lily Classic edition

Physical specifications

Most hardware specifications of the Lily Classic and Lily Sport edition watches are similar. We have compiled the main hardware specifications of the Lily Classic and Sport watches below.

SpecificationsLily ClassicLily Sport
Watch size34.50 x 34.50 x 10.15 mm34.50 x 34.50 x 10.15 mm
Thickness10.15 mm10.15 mm
Watch weight24 g24 g
Watch body materialFiber-enforced polymerFiber-enforced polymer
BezelSteelAnodized aluminum
Watch strap or bandLeatherSilicone
Recommended wrist circumference110-175 mm.110-175 mm.
Android compatibilityYesYes
iOS (iPhone) compatibilityYesYes
Control smartphone musicYesYes
Water rating5 ATM5 ATM
Swimming profilePool swimmingPool swimming
Device storage7 timed activities; 14 days of activity tracking data7 timed activities; 14 days of activity tracking data
Charging methodGarmin clip chargerGarmin clip charger
Wireless connectivityBluetoothBluetooth

As mentioned above, the only difference in the hardware specifications of Lily Classic and Lily Sport is the material of the bezel. Lily Classic uses a steel bezel and Lily Sport uses fiber-enforced polymer material in the bezel.

In terms of physical specifications, the only difference is the leather strap of Lily Classic and silicone strap for the Lily Sport edition smartwatches.

Battery

The battery life of the Lily Classic and Lily Sport watches is similar. The size and battery capacity for both watches are the same.

In the smartwatch mode, the battery of the Lily Classic and Lily Sport edition watches can last for up to 5 days. The battery life goes down drastically if you enable the oxygenation sensor on the watch.

Lily Classic and Lily Sport have a Pulse Ox sensor for tracking SpO2 or blood oxygenation levels.

Lily Classic and Sport watches can last for up to 5 days on full battery charge. If PulseOX sensor is enabled for blood oxygen saturation monitoring, battery drain is rapid.

Health tracking

Lily Classic and Lily Sport have a wide range of health tracking features that cover heart tracking, sleep tracking, and stress monitoring.

The Body Battery levels are available on both smartwatches.

The broad health tracking features for the Lily Classic and Lily Sport are shared hereunder.

Health trackingLily ClassicLily Sport
Perpetual Heart rate monitoringYesYes
Abnormal heart rate alertsYesYes
Daily resting heart rateYesYes
Pulse Ox SpO2 monitoringYesYes
Respiration monitoringYesYes
Fitness ageYesYes
Body Battery score for energy monitoringYesYes
Stress monitoringYesYes
Sleep monitoringYesYes
Hydration monitoringYesYes
Women’s HealthYesYes

Lily Classic and Sport watches have comprehensive tracking for heart rate, sleep and stress. Body Battery feature of Garmin is available on both watches.

Garmin Lily Sport watch

Activity profiles

Lily Classic and Sport edition watches have multiple activity profiles. Some of these are shared below.

ProfileLily ClassicLily Sport
Pool swimmingYesYes
Biking (in cycling profile)YesYes
Running, Treadmill Running (in running profile)YesYes

Final verdict

The difference in price between the Lily Classic and Lily Sport is $50. The incremental cost of Lily Classic can be attributed to the cost of the leather strap and stainless steel bezel.

It all boils down to your personal choice. If you are fine with an aluminum watch bezel and a silicone strap, you can choose the Lily Sport over the Lily Classic edition watch.

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