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Garmin’s Fénix 7 sports watches debut touch screen, multi-LED flashlight and improved solar charging


A year and a half after the presentation of the Garmin Fēnix 6, the manufacturer of sports accessories has updated its family of smart watches with the new Garmin Fēnix 7. Among the new features are the touch screen, 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 It is made up of several variants. that share the same Garmin sports essence, but differ in features and design elements to better fit different types of users. Let’s see what each of the new proposals brings.

Garmin Fēnix 7 data sheet

Garmin Fenix ​​7

Models

Standard, Solar, Sapphire Solar

Shell size

42 / 47 / 51 mm

Materials

Fiber reinforced polymer with metal back cover

titanium bezels

Screen

Transflective 1.30 inches, 260 x 260 px, touch

Memory

32 GB

monitoring

heart rate

respiration rate

SpO2

stress monitoring

Dream

relaxation reminders

Hydration

Female greeting tracking

sensors

GPS / GLONASS / Galileo

barometric altimeter

Compass

Gyroscope

accelerometer

Thermometer

Acclimatization by pulse oximetry

Functions

Mobile payments (Garmin Pay)

find my watch

Music playback and control

smart notifications

Text reply / call reject with text (Android)

connectivity

Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi

Waterproof

10 ATM

Autonomy

Up to 213 hours depending on usage and power saving modes

Dimensions and weight

47 x 47 x 14,5 mm

73g (with strap)

Others

Flashlight (depending on model)

Price

Garmin Fēnix 7S: from 699.99 euros.

Garmin Fēnix 7: from 699.99 euros.

Garmin Fēnix 7X Solar: 899,99 euros.

Garmin Fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar: 1.199,99 euros.

Watches loaded with technology and ready for adventure

Garmin presents us with the Fēnix 7 in three sizes (42mm, 47mm and 51mm) and three editions (Standard, Solar and Sapphire Solar). In all cases, the casings are of fiber reinforced polymer, with metal back covers and silicone straps. The first two editions have stainless steel bezels, while Sapphire Solar goes for the titanium.

The whole family gets touch screens, a feature that was present in other proposals of the brand but had been slow to appear in the Fēnix watches. This new way of interacting with the interface is in addition to the 5 physical buttons available on the device.

Another novelty this year is the incorporation of a multi-LED flashlight that can be activated with just a touch and allows you to activate a strobe mode that changes color between white and red with the cadence of the runner. Mind you, this feature is exclusive to the 7X (51mm) editions.

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Garmin claims that its 7-series is compatible with all major satellite positioning systems and that together with the L5 band range it can improve accuracy in “environments where GPS is challenging”. Also, all models have TopoActive maps of Europe preloaded, which can be updated directly from the device via Wi-Fi.

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The Standard and Solar versions of the Garmin 7 have 16GB of internal storage while the versions Sapphire Solar offer 32GB, space that can be used, in addition to downloading maps, to save audio tracks from a streaming music service to listen to offline.

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As for the battery, the duration ranges from 90 hours for the Standard model smaller up to 213 hours for the most expensive solar models. As expected, all options have 10 ATM water resistance, heart rate monitoring, SpO2, stress, breathing and sleep monitoring, and are compatible with Android and iOS mobiles.

Price and availability of the Garmin Fēnix 7

Garmin’s new family of sports smartwatches can now be purchased at the company website. However, at the time of writing this article, estimated shipping times are calculated within a range of 3 to 5 weeks.

Garmin Fenix Series 7 1

  • Garmin Fēnix 7S: from 699.99 euros.
  • Garmin Fēnix 7: from 699.99 euros.
  • Garmin Fēnix 7X Solar: 899,99 euros.
  • Garmin Fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar: 1.199,99 euros.

More information | Garmin



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