Garmin has presented the new models of series smart watches fēnix 7, which feature a touch screen and integrate a multiLED flashlight to improve visibility on night rides.
As indicated by the company in an ‘online’ presentation this Tuesday, with the new fēnix 7 aims to demonstrate that “functionality and beauty are inseparable”, something that has wanted to demonstrate with three different models.
These are differentiated by their color and size. The first of them is Garmin fēnix 7S, the smallest model, features a 1.2-inch dial embedded in a 42-millimeter case.
follows him Garmin fēnix 7, with a 1.3-inch and 47-millimeter panel, and the largest, Garmin Fenix 7X, whose screen reaches 1.4 inches and a 71-millimeter box. The design of these last two differs from the first, since both Fenix 7 and fēnix 7X They present an aspect with the front screws visible.
In addition to the standard, all of them present editions with lenses Power Glass y Sapphire Glass, which extend the autonomy of the battery when charging with the sun. However, the most advanced model, 7X, can only be purchased with this solar charging system, which offers up to 37 days of autonomy in saving mode.
As for the material, Garmin has indicated that the first two versions are available with fiber reinforced polymer boxes that prevent corrosion, while the Sapphire Solar are made of titanium with a sapphire screen, which is difficult to scratch.
On the back, the fēnix 7 includes a Gen 4 heart rate sensor, as well as others for features like GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, thermometer or barometric altimeter.
One of the aspects that the brand has highlighted is the new format of the ‘Start/Stop’ button, which is now more protected. Furthermore, it ensures that easy to use with gloves, since both this and the rest of the clock buttons and the touch panel respond to said control.
Another novelty of these watches is the Flashlight function. Is about a multi-LED flashlight that is activated with a simple control – by touching a button twice – and is intended for night sports or in low light conditions.
It has a system that flashes and presents two colors: white to visualize the path that is being followed, which is activated when the athlete moves his wrist forward: and red, when he withdraws it backwards to be recognized in the dark.
As for navigation, the Fenix 7 models have a user friendly interface and it is compatible with music applications, such as Spotify or Deezer, as well as ‘contactless’ payments with Garmin Pay and security and monitoring functions.
Also, these watches have free access to maps TopoActive downloadable worldwide, now featuring new zoom levels to know in detail spaces and land.
EPIX (GEN 2), FOCUSED ON HEALTH CONTROL
Along with the fēnix 7 sports watches, the company has launched the EPIX (Gen 2) watches, which integrate a 1.3-inch diameter AMOLED touch screen and They are made with Gorilla Glass DX glass, as well as sapphire crystal in its most advanced models.
It is a device that comes in different colors and materials, depending on the version in question: the most basic models are made of stainless steel, while the Sapphire editions feature titanium.
These smart watches have a battery that extends its duration up to 16 days (6 days with the screen always active), although they have the option of having an energy saving mode of up to 21 days.
They have GPS – with up to 42,000 golf courses from around the world integrated into the system – and multi-band frequency and multi-GNSS support for greater accuracy. In addition, they are water resistant (10 ATM) and equipped with a memory of 16 GB, which is extended to 32GB in the Sapphire editions.
The new EPIX have a pulse oximeter, heart rate sensor on the wrist, and include respiration and stress monitoring, hydration monitoring, advanced sleep monitoring and an energy monitor that notifies the user when they are ready to go or when they need to rest.
In addition, it includes Stamina in real time, so that it performs a effort tracking to which the athlete is submitting to avoid overexertion when starting a race. This function is complemented by others such as the control of performance metrics and the monitoring of dynamics in sports such as cycling, cross-country skiing or surfing.
PRICES AND AVAILABILITY
Both the new fēnix 7 and Epix (Gen 2) models are now available, and in the case of the former, its price varies according to size (42 mm, 47 mm y 51 mm) and the version (Standard, Solar or Solar Sapphire).
The prices of the fēnix 7 move between 699.99 euros the most basic version, 7S, in standard format and with a 42 mm case, up to 1,199.99 euros the most advanced version, with 51 mm and Sapphire Solar system.
The new EPIX series (Gen 2) devices are also available for purchase now, in different colors and materials: black titanium, white titanium, black titanium silver-colored steel with leather strap.
The prices of these latest models range between 899.99 euros -the silver version- and 1.099,99 euros in the watch that incorporates a leather strap.