Don’t even think of purchasing a GPS watch if you want to conceal it under your sleeve during meetings effectively. With the Fenix 7 line, Garmin continues its long tradition of adventure watches. Garmin’s new adventure watch has more features with a touchscreen, a solar charging system, and a flashlight.
Bezels come in different colors and sizes, and prices vary based on the edition and size. The standard edition features a stainless-steel bezel, a reinforced glass screen, and a tough stainless-steel band. Furthermore, the sapphire solar edition Fenix watch has a titanium bezel. On the Garmin website, you can now purchase Fenix 7 watches.
For example, Garmin offers the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar edition for $999 and the Fenix 7X for $699 for the base model. The Fenix 7 range represents a significant upgrade over other Garmin watches, especially the Garmin Fenix 6.
- All runners can benefit from the new training tools
- An excellent touchscreen display
- A flashlight is included in some models
Pricey compared to the Fenix 6
Design And Display
With the Garmin Fenix 7, the biggest difference is that you can now choose options using a touchscreen, just like you would when using any of the best smartwatches out there. While Garmin watches such as the Venu have had touchscreens for years, this is the first time we’ve seen Garmin integrate them into a running watch. Even with sweaty fingers and in bad weather, the touchscreen worked well.
If you don’t want to use the touchscreen, you can use the buttons on the watch instead. The touchscreen is disabled by default on the Fenix 7. As a result, the user cannot start and stop an activity by using the touchscreen.
Garmin running watches are easy to see even in direct sunlight, and this one is no exception. You don’t have to stop while running using these watches and can easily navigate the watch while running.
If you want to prevent the watch from activating while sleeping, you can disable the touchscreen during sleep mode.
Garmin enhanced the start/stop button with a guard button to prevent accidental start/stops. There is a slight resistance when pressing the button due to the reinforced button, but you soon become accustomed to it.
Solar Power And Battery Life
The Garmin Fenix 7 also outclasses its competitors in the battery life department, partly thanks to its solar capabilities. The Garmin Fenix 6 series first introduced solar charging, and Garmin claims the Fenix 7 watch has improved significantly in solar performance. Solar panels on the watch were increased in surface area by up to 54 percent, their efficiency increased, and there was a reduction in power consumption. For the Fenix 7 watches, Garmin says the normal GPS mode can last up to 37 hours, and with solar, it can last up to 46 hours.
Health And Activity Tracking
The most useful sports watches can track your heart rate, sleep, stress, as well as your physical activity. Blood oxygen levels,s as well as heart rate, are monitored by the sensor. During heart rate measurement, the sensor on the back flashes green, and during blood oxygen measurement, it flashes red.
Garmin Fenix 7 features a lot of health features that have not changed over the years, one being the Health Snapshot, a two-minute time period that takes five metrics in the health menu. There have also been some changes to the Fenix 7’s sleep function. Now, you can see a summary of how well you slept or did not sleep on top of your body battery, which is Garmin’s tracker for recovery.
Syncing the Fenix 7 with Garmin Connect is simple, as all Garmin watches are compatible with iOS and Android devices. Connecting the watch is fast and easy, and syncing data is automatic any time you open the app or complete a workout. You can select a training session to view which Garmin device recorded it. If you would like to upgrade from an older Garmin device, all the data will be gathered seamlessly. In comparison to Huawei Health or the official Coros app, Garmin Connect offers much more information and better functionality.
Thus, we have reached a nice and easy verdict to deliver. The Fenix 7 delivers the best combination of screen size, battery life, and cost in multi-sports wearables. Get the 47mm model for the best performance. A sports watch like this is the best money can buy, regardless of what form it takes.