Coros Pace 2 vs Apex vs Apex Pro – Which is Right For You?

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Coros make some of the best GPS smartwatches that compete favorably with the likes of Garmin and Polar GPS smartwatches. The Pace 2, Apex, and Apex Pro are some of the best Coros GPS smartwatches that vary to a great extent with slight differences in design, battery life, and activity tracking. Each of these three is durably built with some of the toughest materials and as well equipped with lots of sensors that enable activity tracking for lots of activities. Featured in today’s comparison is Coros Pace 2 vs Apex vs Apex Pro – which is right for you? Compare the differences to find out.

Note that Coros Apex is available in two sizes; 46mm and 42mm, however, featured in this comparison chart is the 46mm size.

Coros Pace 2 vs Apex vs Apex Pro: Full Specifications Compared

 
 
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Price $220.00 $199.99 $349.99 $499.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Coros Pace 2 Coros Apex (46mm) Coros Apex Pro
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex Men
Release date August, 2020 August, 2018 September, 2019
Predecessor Coros Pace Coros Apex
Successor Coros Apex Pro
Versions
BODY BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 42 x 42 x 11.7 mm 46 x 46 x 11.9 mm 47 x 47 x 13.4 mm
Weight 29g (nylon), 35g (silicone) 45g (nylon), 55.3g (silicone) 49g (nylon), 59g (silicone)
Shape Circular Circular Circular
Case material Fiber-reinforced polymer Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Nylon, Silicone Nylon, Silicone Nylon, Silicone
Bezel material Fiber-reinforced polymer Titanium Titanium
Strap size 20 mm 22 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Sapphire glass Sapphire glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM 10 ATM 10 ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, White Black, Gray, White Black, Silver
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.2 inches 1.2 inches 1.2 inches
Display type Memory LCD Memory LCD Memory LCD
Display resolution 240 x 240 px 240 x 240 px 240 x 240 px
Pixel density
Always on Yes Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons 2 Physical buttons 4 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth calling No No No
GPS BEIDOU, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS BEIDOU, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS BEIDOU, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS
NFC No No No
Wi-Fi No No No
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM
ROM
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None None
SIM type None None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio
Bluetooth music No No No
Loudspeaker No No No
Microphone No No No
Camera No No No
Radio No No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light
Barometer Yes Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes Yes
ECG No No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter No No Yes
Thermometer Yes No Yes
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No No Yes
Blood Pressure No No No
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No No
Fitness Level Yes Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No No
Menstrual cycle No No
VO2 Max Yes Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes Yes
Swim-heart tracking Yes Yes Yes
On-screen workout No No No
Sport modes 200+ 200+ 200+
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity
Battery life GPS Mode: 30 hours, Regular: 20 days GPS Mode: 35 hours, Regular: 30 days GPS Mode: 40 hours, Regular: 30 days
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar power No No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset
CPU
GPU
Operating system Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS
MISC MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Coros App Coros App Coros App
Compatibility Android, iOS Android, iOS Android, iOS
Payment system None None None
Interchangeable strap 20mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command No No No
Find my phone Yes Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Coros Pace 2, Manual, Straps Charger, Coros Apex, Manual, Straps Charger, Coros Apex Pro, Manual, Straps
Price $220.00 $199.99 $349.99 $499.99

Which is Right For You?

As you can see from the table above, all three smartwatches have a very durable build, decent battery life, and loaded with lots of activity tracking features.

  • Apex Pro has the most sophisticated design
  • Apex Pro which is the most expensive of the three no doubt has the most durable build, it has a titanium bezel, aluminum case, and silicone straps with sapphire glass covering the screen. Apex follows up with a stainless steel bezel, aluminum case, and silicone or nylon straps with sapphire glass covering the display. Pace 2 on the other hand, is also durably built with a fiber-reinforced polymer case and bezel, silicone straps, and corning gorilla glass covering the screen.

    Looking at the display, all three smartwatches have an always-on memory LCD display which isn’t so colorful when compared to AMOLED, but easy to read outdoors. However, only Apex Pro is equipped with touchscreen support in addition to three physical buttons, while Apex and Pace have two buttons each. The additional button on Apex Pro is a dedicated backlight button which the other two lack.

    While Pace 2 is rated 5ATM, Apex Pro and Apex are both rated 10ATM which represent a 100meter waterproof rating. So, these two will allow you to dive even deeper and comes in handy for pro swimmers.

    In other words, Apex Pro has a more sophisticated design than both Apex and Pace 2.

  • Apex Pro has the most fitness tracking features – It features pulse oximeter
  • When you look at the fitness tracking features present in all three smartwatches, you’ll notice that Apex Pro has the most fitness tracking features. Although, all three smartwatches are well equipped with inbuilt GPS, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and barometer that enable any of these three to track your steps, calories, routes, locations, training effect, training load, threshold pace, floors climbed, elevations and more. All three smartwatches are also equipped with preset sport modes and can also track your heart rate while swimming.

    However, Apex Pro is equipped to measure your blood oxygen which Apex and Pace 2 cannot. It also features route back navigation which can help you find your way back especially when the GPS signal is weak.

  • Apex Pro has the longest battery life

It is good to note that all three smartwatches will allow you to go long from a single charge. With each of these three, you can get weeks-long battery life. Apex Pro however has the longest battery life, it offers about 30 days on normal usage compared to 30 days of Apex and 20 days of Pace 2. With continuous GPS tracking, Apex pro can last up to 40 hours compared to 35 hours of Apex and 30 hours of Pace 2.

Our Verdict

Apex Pro is no doubt the best choice out of these three, it has the most sophisticated design. it also features more activity tracking features and the longest battery life. It however will cost you more. It’s followed up closely by Apex which also has a premium design, lots of features, and a decent battery life.

On the other hand, Pace 2 is a cheaper alternative. It’s very lightweight, has a very long battery life, lots of fitness tracking features, and a durable build.

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