Garmin is strengthening its range of connected watches for sport with the Fenix 7 and Epix. The positioning is similar in that they are rather robust watches, but they have different features and finishes.
Garmin Fenix 7
The Fenix 7 has a touchscreen in addition to control buttons. You can swipe the screen to navigate the interface and view maps, but if you prefer the traditional button control found on other Fenix watches, there’s the option to disable the touchscreen altogether.
There is also a tool called “real time stamina” to help you keep pace during your workouts. Think of it as a reservoir gauge. It lets you know what you have left to give at different stages of your run or bike ride. Data is displayed in percentage, time or distance.
Potential endurance indicates your capacity at a moderate intensity, while current endurance is what you have left at your current speed.
The Fenix 7 comes in three different sizes, each with reinforced mounting tabs and metal button covers to help them survive tough workouts. Each size also has an edition that charges in the sun to increase battery life.
Here is the detail :
- Fenix 7S: 42 millimeters, 11 days of autonomy or 37 hours with GPS: from €699.99
- Fenix 7: 47 millimeters, 18 days of autonomy, 57 hours with GPS: from €699.99
- Fenix 7X: 51 millimeters, 28-day battery, 89 hours with GPS: from €999.99
All watches support major satellite systems and you can download additional regions via Wi-Fi. Garmin also offers a solar model for each size of the Fenix 7 which has scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The Fenix 7X also has an LED flashlight that adapts to your running cadence: when your wrist swings forward, it glows white, and when it swings back, it glows. in red.
Garmin Epix 2
Mix the features of the Fenix 7 series with a 1.3-inch AMOLED display and you get the Epix 2. The first generation launched in 2015 with a color touchscreen and mapping capabilities.
The second-generation Epix is a round watch, just like the Fenix 7 series and it shares most of the features, including the “real-time endurance” function and the various navigation tools. It doesn’t have the LED flashlight like the Fenix 7X, and it doesn’t have solar charging. The Epix offers a battery life of six days with the screen always on or 16 days with the “raise-to-wake” option.
It costs €999.99 for the 2nd generation Epix.
Cnet.com article adapted by Cnetfrance