A year and a half after the presentation of the Garmin Fēnix 6, the sports accessory manufacturer has updated its family of smartwatches with the new Garmin Fēnix 7. Among the new features are the touchscreen, which comes to all models, and the built-in flashlight, exclusive to the larger and more expensive versions.
Like previous generations, the new family of watches is made up of several variants that share the same Garmin sports core but differ in functions and design elements to better fit different types of users. Let’s see what brings each of the new proposals.
Garmin Fēnix 7 technical datasheet
|Garmin Fēnix 7|
|Models||Standard, Solar, Sapphire Solar|
|Size||42 / 47 / 51mm|
|Materials||Fiber-reinforced polymer with metal back cover titanium bezels|
|Screen||Transflective 1.30 inches, 260 x 260 px, touch|
|Sensors||GPS / GLONASS / Galileo|
Acclimatization by pulse oximetry
|Functions||Mobile payments (Garmin Pay)|
Find my watch
Music playback and control
Text reply/call reject with text (Android)
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, ANT+, WiFi|
|Autonomy||Up to 213 hours depending on usage and power-saving modes|
|Dimensions and Weight||47x47x14.5mm|
73g (with strap)
|Others||Flashlight (depending on model)|
|Prices||Garmin Fēnix 7S: from $699 / €699.99|
Garmin Fēnix 7: from $699 / €699.99
Garmin Fēnix 7X Solar: $899 / €899.99
Garmin Fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar: $999.99 / €1,199.99
Watches loaded with technology and ready for adventure
Garmin presents us with the Fēnix 7 in three sizes (42 mm, 47 mm, and 51 mm) and three versions (Standard, Solar, and Sapphire Solar). In all cases, the housings are made of fiber-reinforced polymer, with metal back covers and silicone straps. The first two versions have stainless steel bezels, while Sapphire Solar opts for titanium.
The entire family receives touchscreens, a feature that was present in other proposals of the brand but had been slow to appear in Fēnix watches. This new way of interacting with the interface is in addition to the 5 physical buttons available on the device.
Another new feature this year is the addition of a multi LEDs flashlight that can be activated with just one touch and allows you to activate a strobe mode that changes color between white and red with the cadence of the runner. However, this feature is exclusive to the 7X (51 mm) versions.
Garmin claims that its 7 series is compatible with all major satellite positioning systems and along with the L5 band range can improve accuracy in “environments where GPS is challenging.” Also, all models have preloaded TopoActive maps of Europe, which can be updated directly from the device via Wi-Fi.
The Standard and Solar versions of the Garmin 7 have 16 GB of internal storage while the Sapphire Solar versions offer 32 GB, space that can be used, in addition to downloading maps, to store audio tracks from a streaming music service for offline listening.
Battery life ranges from 90 hours for the smaller Standard model to 213 hours for the more expensive Solar models. As expected, all options have 10 ATM water resistance, heart rate monitoring, SpO2, stress, respiration, and sleep tracking, and are compatible with Android and iOS mobiles.
Garmin's Fénix 7: Sports watches d...
Garmin's Fénix 7: Sports watches debut touchscreen, multi-LED flashlight, & enhanced solar charging
Pricing and availability of the Garmin Fēnix 7
Garmin’s new family of sports smartwatches is now available for purchase on the company’s website. However, at the time of writing, estimated shipping times are estimated to be within a range of 3 to 5 weeks.
- Garmin Fēnix 7S: from $699 / €699.99
- Garmin Fēnix 7: from $699 / €699.99
- Garmin Fēnix 7X Solar: $899 / €899.99
- Garmin Fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar: $999.99 / €1,199.99
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