Regardless of being leaked to hell and again, the Garmin Fenix 7 series become a no-display at CES 2022. That’s because Garmin decided to wait till today to separately announce it’s made over multisport GPS smartwatches. On top of an up-to-date flagship Fenix 7 lineup, Garmin is also launching the Epix — a rugged outside smartwatch with a usually-on color display.
A few things with the brand new Fenix 7 smartwatches can be familiar to Garmin fans. There are nonetheless 3 sizes: the 42mm Fenix 7S, the 47mm Fenix 7, and the whopping 51mm Fenix 7X. The Fenix 7S and seven will are available in “regular” variations made from fiber-strengthened polymer, however, there are also solar variations and Sapphire solar editions for all 3 models.
Because the names suggest, Garmin is likewise included solar charging talents in all 3 sizes. Garmin says that compared to the Fenix 6X pro, these watches have 54 percent greater solar floor place — and that purportedly interprets to longer battery life. With GPS enabled, Garmin says the max battery for the 7S is ninety hours and 162 hours with solar charging. The numbers leap up for the 7 from 136 hours to 289 hours with solar.
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The Fenix 7 watches will all support each major satellite device but also add the L5 frequency range for higher accuracy in “difficult GPS environments.” L5 is one among three “modernized” GPS signals for civilian use that, in keeping with the US government, have “higher power, more bandwidth, and superior sign layout.” The lineup also receives touchscreen talents — but don’t fear, Garmin isn’t removing button controls. The idea is to provide multiple ways of navigating through menus, such as scrolling via your settings or zooming in on GPS maps.
The 7X also has a sparkly new hands-free LED flashlight characteristic with adjustable pink or white light to assist multisport athletes to see, and be seen, for the duration of nighttime activities. Garmin says it’s activated via a double-tap and works for both left-handed and right-handed users.
It has a non-obligatory strobe mode, wherein the flashlight fits a runner’s cadence, too. It’ll flash red when your arm swings down and white when it swings up. The company additionally adds a new mapping characteristic known as up ahead, which tells users the area of aid stations, elevation climbs, water, and different points of interest on a specific course.
Each smartwatch lineup also aids push notifications, Garmin Pay, music storage, and protection features. They also come with the same old Garmin health features, like heart price monitoring, respiration, stress tracking, body battery, fitness age, and sleep tracking.
The Fenix 7 series cost a pretty penny, however, that’s par for the course for Garmin’s flagship GPS smartwatches. While it relies upon which materials and models you opt for, the Garmin Fenix 7S and 7 begin at $699.99 and cross up to $899.99. Meanwhile, the 7X models range from $899.99 to $999.99. The Epix is of the same price, as Garmin considers it a top-class multisport GPS watch. It costs $899.99 for the slate and steel version and $999.99 for the white and black titanium models.