This news is not 100% confirmed, but Garmin Israel got a little click-happy when scheduling their Instagram posts and published news of a launch event happening on the 18th of January at 16:30 Israel time which is 14:30 UTC/GMT.
The announcement doesn’t specifically state that the Garmin Fenix 7 or Epix Gen 2 are being released, but these are the three devices we all expected to launch at CES. There have been many leaks for them, and we know they are basically ready to launch.
The announcement also states that this will be an international announcement.
Garmin Norway has also confirmed that there is an announcement being held at this time revealing the latest innovations from Garmin Outdoor. Again, no word on the device used, but the keynote speakers include the Vice President of the Outdoor Segment, Brad Trenkle.
Maybe I am reading too much into it, but the marketing image used is a mountaineer, so it will not be some running or general fitness product.
At this point, it is almost certainly the Garmin Fenix 7 and the Epix Generation 2 launch. We are also expecting the Instinct 2 to launch at the same time.
Garmin Fenix 7 Series Retail Marketing Material – All the features
A Swedish retailer has now gone as far as publishing the full product page including all the retail blurb, confirming many of the rumoured features.
This listing is for the Garmin Fenix 7S (none solar) and 6490 Swedish Krona is £526.55. The standard-sized Fenix 7 will cost the same.
The week consists of 7 days. And Fenix 7S multisport GPS watches from Garmin are built to be with you every day. Take on any sports or training challenge with groundbreaking training features – health and wellness monitoring around the clock. Optimize your health by keeping an extra eye on your heart rate, breathing, stress, sleep routines and more. It is also possible for you to gain insights and measurement values about your performance, and help to develop your endurance. In addition to a number of advanced training features, the Fenix 7 Series also has a bright screen, music storage, Garmin Pay och payments and a built-in LED flashlight.
Performance by design
Updated athletic design with bright 1.2 ”screen and 42 mm casing; the watch is tested according to US military standards for thermal, shock and water resistance.
Reliable button controls that work in all environments are matched with a new touch screen interface for quick access to options and functions.
Pre-installed sports apps
Use pre-installed apps for trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, skiing, golf, surfing and more.
Using data from the watch's various body status sensors, this feature helps track your daily biometric trends and health trends.
Optical heart rate technology measures activity intensity as well as heart rate variations to calculate your stress level. It also tracks underwater without a heart rate monitor.
Daily training suggestions
Get training guidance that takes into account you and your fitness level, through daily running and recommendations based on your current training load and training status.
Skiview ™ -map
Take to the slopes with pre-installed SkiView maps and see the names and levels of difficulty of more than 2,000 ski resorts worldwide.
Stay informed when you are in the snow. This pre-installed feature can differentiate between skiing and climbing. It automatically displays measured values that are specific to either ascent or descent.
Ready for surfing
This new feature works with the Surfline Sessions ™ feature, which creates a video of each wave you take, in front of a Surfline® camera. You can watch these videos later.
Time to golf
Get access to full-color CourseView maps for more than 42,000 golf courses around the world.
Track the details of each ride with your mountain bike, with specialized Grit and Flow measurements that assess difficulty and slopes.
With ClimbPro you can see real-time information about your current and upcoming climbs, including incline, distance and elevation gain.
Even more features with the Fenix 7 Series:
- Extended battery than its predecessors
- Made of premium material
- Multi-band GNSS support
- HIIT workout
- Running history and overall fitness level
- Performance statistics
- Advanced training statistics
- Download TopoActive maps from around the world
- Possibility to charge the battery through sunlight
Another Retail Listing
Garmin Fenix 7X Images
Some new images of the Garmin Fenix 7X have been revealed too. Most of these appear to be the same as the WinFuture leaks, but one includes mapping, which I have not seen. They don’t reveal anything particularily new.
Several retailers appear to be setting up product pages that have revealed pricing. These are just placeholder pages and may not have accurate information.
So far it looks like the pricing will be as follows (In Euros)
- Fenix 7: £525 (GBP – converted from SEK)
- Fenix 7 Solar: 699.90
- Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar: 799.90
- Fenix 7X Solar: 799.90
- Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar: 899.90
- Garmin Epix 2: 999