Garmin Fenix 7 live on Garmin from £599.99. Fenix 7 Solar is £689.99. Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar is £1,049.99

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A familiar trend with Garmin, they put all their brand new products live on their website before the official announcement and embargos lift.

The Garmin Fenix 7 and Garmin Epix 2 are now both live on the website.

At the moment, there is no word of the Garmin Fenix 7S.

Further Reading: Garmin Epix Gen 2 is available to buy now on Garmin from £799.99

Pricing & Availability

Garmin fēnix 7 Multisport GPS Watch, Silver with Graphite...
  • Rugged, sophisticated multisport GPS watch...
  • Trusted button controls that work in any...
  • Take your training to the next level with...
  • Get 24/7 health and wellness monitoring with...

The standard 47mm without solar is available with a silver dial and graphite band for £599.99.

If you want Solar with that, it is £689.99, for Sapphire and Solar, it is £859.99, and this comes in Titanium with Chestnut Leather Band with a bonus black rubber band.

Things get very expensive with the Fenix 7X. This starts at £779.99 with Solar as default, this is in slate Grey with a black band. Then the Sapphire and Solar which is also the model with Carbon Grey DLC Titanium with Carbon Grey DLC Vented Titanium Band is a massive £1,049.99

You can’t buy them, but it states estimated availability is 5 – 8 weeks.

Whats New?

We already knew most of the information from all the leaks.

Real Time Stamina

Use this data to track and manage your exertion — and help avoid overexerting at the start of your run or bike.

Multi-Band Frequency support on the Sapphire edition

With the Sapphire edition, get superior accuracy using technology previously only available to the military. Access multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites for improved position accuracy in areas where GNSS signals are reflected, weak or typically don’t penetrate.

Health Snapshot

The product page doesn’t say anything about this but I assume it is a screen with an overview of your health.

Realtime Settings Sync with Garmin Connect Mobile  & On Device Connect IQ Store

One of the big changes is that the watch should be much easier to use and manage. You can now access the Connect IQ store from the watch itself.

You can also manage all the settings via the Garmin Connect Mobile app and sync them to the watch.

VO2 MAX for Trail Running

I know a few people that will appreciate this. In the past, trail running could mess up your VO2 Max readings due to the increased effort at a slower pace. Now it is separate.

Up Ahead

Get at-a-glance awareness for selected POI checkpoints ahead. View performance metrics, split times and distance/elevation — plus a summary of key trail points coming up.

Other New Features

  • Tournament Legal
  • HITT Workout
  • Pairs with Garmin Gold App

Maps & Storage

It is worth noting that there is a bit of a change with the maps and storage

Sapphire models have 32 GB of storage and are pre-loaded with worldwide topoactive maps. Non-sapphire has 16GB, and is only pre-loaded with the topoactive maps for your region.

Garmin Fenix 7 vs Fenix 6 Specification Comparison

I have copied and pasted the two sets of specifications with the differences highlighted in bold

Fenix 7 Fenix 6
LENS MATERIALPower Glass™Power Glass™
BEZEL MATERIALStainless steelStainless steel or Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium
CASE MATERIALFibre-reinforced polymer with metal rear coverFibre-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover
QUICKFIT™ WATCH BAND COMPATIBLEIncluded (22 mm)22 mm band included
STRAP MATERIALSiliconeSilicone or titanium
PHYSICAL SIZE47 x 47 x 14.5 mm47 x 47 x 15.1 mm
Fits wrists with the following circumference:Fits wrists with the following circumference:
Silicone band: 125-208 mmSilicone band: 125-208 mm
Leather band: 132-210 mmLeather band: 132-210 mm
Fabric band: 132-210 mmFabric band: 132-210 mm
Metal band: 132-215 mmMetal band: 132-215 mm
COLOUR DISPLAYYes & TouchscreenYes
DISPLAY SIZE1.30″ (33.02 mm) diameter1.3 inches, 33.02 mm diameter
DISPLAY RESOLUTION260 x 260 pixels260 x 260 pixels
DISPLAY TYPESunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
WEIGHT79 g (case only: 56 g)Steel: 85 g (case only: 62 g)
BATTERY LIFESmartwatch: Up to 18 days/22 days with solar*Smartwatch: Up to 14 days/16 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 57 days/173 days with solar*Battery saver watch mode: Up to 48 days/80 days with solar*
GPS Only: Up to 57 hours/73 hours with solar**GPS: Up to 36 hours/40 hours with solar**
All Satellite Systems: Up to 40 hours/48 hours with solar*
All Satellite Systems and Music: Up to 10 hoursGPS and music: Up to 10 hours
Max Battery GPS: Up to 136 hours/ 289 hours with solar**Max battery GPS mode: Up to 72 hours/93 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS: Up to 40 days/ 74 days with solar*Expedition GPS activity: Up to 28 days/36 days with solar*
*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions* Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
**Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions** Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
WATER RATING10 ATM10 ATM
MEMORY/HISTORY16 GB32 GB
Clock features
TIME/DATEYesYes
GPS TIME SYNCYesYes
AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIMEYesYes
ALARM CLOCKYesYes
TIMERYesYes
STOPWATCHYesYes
SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMESYesYes
Health monitoringYesYes
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE (CONSTANT, EVERY SECOND)YesYes
DAILY RESTING HEART RATEYesYes
ABNORMAL HEART RATE ALERTSYes (high and low)Yes (high and low)
RESPIRATION RATE (24X7)YesYes
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATIONYes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)Yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
FITNESS AGEYes (in app)Yes (in app)
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORYesYes
ALL-DAY STRESS TRACKINGYesYes
RELAXATION REMINDERSYesYes
RELAXATION BREATHING TIMERYesYes
SLEEPYes (Advanced)Yes (Advanced)
SLEEP SCORE AND INSIGHTSYes
HYDRATIONYes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
WOMEN'S HEALTHYes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
HEALTH SNAPSHOTYesNo
Sensors
GPSYesYes
GLONASSYesYes
GALILEOYesYes
MULTI-FREQUENCY POSITIONINGYes – for SapphireNo
GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITORYesYes
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETERYesYes
COMPASSYesYes
GYROSCOPEYesYes
ACCELEROMETERYesYes
THERMOMETERYesYes
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITORYesYes (with Acclimation)
Daily smart featuresYesYes
CONNECTIVITYBluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®
CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS)
ON-DEVICE CONNECT IQ™ STOREYesNO
SMART NOTIFICATIONSYesYes
TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY)Yes
CALENDARYesYes
WEATHERYesYes
REALTIME SETTINGS SYNC WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILEYesNo
BATTERY SAVER – CUSTOMISABLE LOW POWER WATCHYesYes
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSICYesYes
PLAYS AND CONTROLS WATCH MUSICYesYes
MUSIC STORAGEUp to 2,000 songsUp to 2,000 songs
FIND MY PHONEYesYes
FIND MY WATCHYesYes
VIRB® CAMERA REMOTEYesYes
SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITYiPhone®, Android™iPhone®, Android™
PAIRS WITH GARMIN GOLF APPYesNo
COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILEYesYes
GARMIN PAY™YesYes
Safety and Tracking FeaturesYes
Yes
LIVETRACKYesYes
GROUP LIVETRACKYesYes
LIVE EVENT SHARINGYesYes
INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIESYesYes
ASSISTANCEYesYes
Tactical featuresYesYes
DUAL GRID COORDINATESYesYes
Activity tracking featuresYesYes
STEP COUNTERYesYes
MOVE BAR (DISPLAYS ON DEVICE AFTER A PERIOD OF INACTIVITY; WALK FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO RESET IT)YesYes
AUTO GOAL (LEARNS YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL AND ASSIGNS A DAILY STEP GOAL)YesYes
CALORIES BURNEDYesYes
FLOORS CLIMBEDYesYes
DISTANCE TRAVELLEDYesYes
INTENSITY MINUTESYesYes
TRUEUP™YesYes
MOVE IQ™YesYes
GARMIN CONNECT™ CHALLENGES APPYes (optional Connect IQ app)Yes (optional Connect IQ app)
Fitness equipment/gymYesYes
AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILESStrength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and YogaStrength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, Pilates and yoga
CARDIO WORKOUTSYesYes
STRENGTH WORKOUTSYesYes
HIIT WORKOUTSYesNo
YOGA WORKOUTSYesYes
PILATES WORKOUTSYesYes
ON-SCREEN WORKOUT ANIMATIONSYesYes
AUTOMATIC REP COUNTINGYesYes
Training, planning and analysis featuresYesYes
HR ZONESYesYes
HR ALERTSYesYes
HR CALORIESYesYes
% HR MAXYesYes
% HRRYesYes
RECOVERY TIMEYesYes
AUTO MAX HRYesYes
HRV STRESS TEST (MEASURES YOUR HEART RATE VARIABILITY WHILE STANDING STILL, FOR 3 MINUTES, TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN ESTIMATED STRESS LEVEL; THE SCALE OF THIS IS 1 TO 100; LOW SCORES INDICATE LOWER STRESS LEVELS)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+™ TO PAIRED DEVICES)YesYes
RESPIRATION RATE (DURING EXERCISE)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
GPS SPEED AND DISTANCEYesYes
CUSTOMISABLE SCREEN(S)YesYes
CUSTOMISABLE ACTIVITY PROFILESYesYes
AUTO PAUSE®YesYes
INTERVAL TRAININGYesYes
ADVANCED WORKOUTSYesYes
DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANSYesYes
POWER MODES – CUSTOMISABLE IN-ACTIVITY BATTERY SETTINGSYesYes
AUTO LAP®YesYes
MANUAL LAPYesYes
CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTSYesYes
HEAT AND ALTITUDE ACCLIMATIONYesYes
VO2 MAX (RUN)YesYes
VO2 MAX (TRAIL RUN)YesNo
REALTIME STAMINAYesNo
TRAINING STATUS (LETS YOU SEE IF YOU’RE TRAINING EFFECTIVELY BY TRACKING YOUR TRAINING HISTORY AND FITNESS LEVEL TREND)YesYes
TRAINING LOAD (YOUR TOTAL TRAINING LOAD FOR THE LAST 7 DAYS CALCULATED FROM ESTIMATED EPOC)YesYes
TRAINING LOAD FOCUSYesYes
TRAINING EFFECT (AEROBIC)YesYes
TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC)YesYes
PRIMARY BENEFIT (TRAINING EFFECT LABELS)YesYes
IMPROVED RECOVERY TIMEYesYes
DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTSYesYes
CUSTOMISABLE ALERTSYesYes
AUDIO PROMPTSYesYes
FINISH TIMEYesYes
VIRTUAL PARTNERYesYes
RACE AN ACTIVITYYesYes
AUTO MULTISPORT ACTIVITIESYesYes
MULTI-SPORTYesYes
COURSE GUIDANCEYesYes
GARMIN LIVE SEGMENTSYesYes
STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTSYesYes
ROUND-TRIP COURSE CREATOR (RUNNING/CYCLING)YesYes
TRENDLINE™ POPULARITY ROUTINGYesYes
TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCKYesYes
HOT KEYSYesYes
AUTO SCROLLYesYes
ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCHYesYes
PHYSIO TRUEUPYesYes
Running featuresYesYes
AVAILABLE RUN PROFILESRunning, Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra RunningRunning, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running, virtual running
GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACEYesYes
RUNNING DYNAMICSYes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
VERTICAL OSCILLATION AND RATIO (THE DEGREE OF ‘BOUNCE' IN YOUR RUNNING MOTION AND THE COST-BENEFIT RATIO WITH STRIDE LENGTH)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
GROUND CONTACT TIME AND BALANCE (SHOWS HOW MUCH TIME, IN THE RUNNING MOTION, YOUR FOOT IS ON THE GROUND RATHER THAN IN FLIGHT AND LETS YOU CHECK YOUR RUNNING SYMMETRY)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
STRIDE LENGTH (REAL TIME)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
CADENCE (PROVIDES REAL-TIME NUMBER OF STEPS PER MINUTE)YesYes
PERFORMANCE CONDITION (AFTER RUNNING 6–20 MINUTES, COMPARES YOUR REAL-TIME CONDITION TO YOUR AVERAGE FITNESS LEVEL)YesYes
LACTATE THRESHOLD (THROUGH ANALYSIS OF YOUR PACE AND HEART RATE, ESTIMATES THE POINT WHERE YOUR MUSCLES START TO RAPIDLY FATIGUE)YesYes (with compatible accessory)
PACEPRO™ PACING STRATEGIESYesYes
RUN WORKOUTSYesYes
RACE PREDICTORYesYes
FOOT POD CAPABLEYesYes
Golfing featuresYesYes
PRELOADED WITH 42,000 COURSES WORLDWIDEYesYes
YARDAGE TO F/M/B (DISTANCE TO FRONT, MIDDLE AND BACK OF GREEN)YesYes
YARDAGE TO LAYUPS/DOGLEGSYesYes
MEASURES SHOT DISTANCE (CALCULATES EXACT YARDAGE FOR SHOTS FROM ANYWHERE ON COURSE)YesYes
DIGITAL SCORECARDYesYes
CUSTOM TARGETSYesYes
STAT TRACKING (STROKES, PUTTS PER ROUND, GREENS AND FAIRWAYS HIT)YesYes
GARMIN AUTOSHOT™YesYes
FULL VECTOR MAPYesYes
AUTO COURSEVIEW UPDATESYesYes
GREEN VIEW WITH MANUAL PIN POSITIONYesYes
HAZARDS AND COURSE TARGETSYesYes
PINPOINTERYesYes
PLAYSLIKE DISTANCEYesYes
TOUCH-TARGETING (TOUCH TARGET ON DISPLAY TO SEE THE DISTANCE TO ANY POINT)YesYes
HANDICAP SCORINGYesYes
TRUSWING™ COMPATIBLEYesYes
ROUND TIMER/ODOMETERYesYes
AUTOMATIC CLUB TRACKING COMPATIBLE (REQUIRES ACCESSORY)YesYes
TOURNAMENT LEGAL No
Outdoor recreation
AVAILABLE OUTDOOR RECREATION PROFILESHiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Surfing, Jumpmaster, Tactical, Kiteboard, Windsurf, SnowshoeHiking, indoor and outdoor climbing, bouldering, surfing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, Jumpmaster, tactical
POINT-TO-POINT NAVIGATIONYesYes
BREADCRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIMEYesYes
BACK TO STARTYesYes
TRACBACK®YesYes
ULTRATRAC MODEYesYes
AROUND ME MODEYesYes
UP AHEADYesNo
ELEVATION PROFILEYesYes
DISTANCE TO DESTINATIONYesYes
BAROMETRIC TREND INDICATOR WITH STORM ALERTYesYes
CLIMBPRO™ ASCENT PLANNERYesYes
TRAIL RUN AUTO CLIMBYesYes
VERTICAL SPEEDYesYes
TOTAL ASCENT/DESCENTYesYes
FUTURE ELEVATION PLOTYesYes
PRELOADED TOPOGRAPHIC MAPSNo?Yes
PRELOADED ROAD AND TRAIL MAPSNo?Yes
PRELOADED SKI RESORT MAPSYesYes
DOWNLOADABLE CARTOGRAPHY SUPPORTYesYes
COMPATIBLE WITH BASECAMP™YesYes
GPS COORDINATESYesYes
SIGHT ‘N GOYesYes
AREA CALCULATIONYes (via Connect IQ™)Yes (via Connect IQ™)
HUNT/FISH CALENDARYes (via Connect IQ™)Yes (via Connect IQ™)
PROJECTED WAYPOINTYesYes
SUN AND MOON INFORMATIONYes (via Connect IQ™)Yes (via Connect IQ™)
XERO™ LOCATIONSYesYes
EXPEDITION GPS ACTIVITYYesYes
TIDESYes (via Connect IQ™)Yes (via Connect IQ™)
Cycling featuresYes
AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILESBiking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, TriathlonBiking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlon
ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES)yes
COURSESyesyes
GARMIN CYCLE MAP (ROUTABLE CYCLING-SPECIFIC STREET MAP)yesyes
MTB GRIT & FLOWyesyes
BIKE LAP AND LAP MAXIMUM POWER (WITH POWER SENSOR)yesyes
RACE AN ACTIVITYyesyes
FTP (FUNCTIONAL THRESHOLD POWER)Yes (with compatible accessory)Yes (with compatible accessory)
COMPATIBLE WITH VECTOR™ (POWER METER)yesyes
POWER METER COMPATIBLEyesyes
ADVANCED VECTOR SUPPORTyesyes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA VISION™ (HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY)yesyes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ RADAR (REAR-FACING RADAR)yesyes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ LIGHTSyesyes
SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT (W/SENSOR)yesyes
Swimming Featuresyesyes
AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILESPool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/RunningPool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/running
OPEN-WATER SWIM METRICS (DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT/RATE, STROKE DISTANCE, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)yesyes
POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)yesyes
STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY)yesyes
DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY)yesyes
BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY)yesyes
“REPEAT ON” REST TIMER (POOL SWIM ONLY)yesyes
AUTO REST (POOL SWIM ONLY)yesyes
TIME AND DISTANCE ALERTSyesyes
PACING ALERTS (POOL SWIM ONLY)yesyes
COUNTDOWN STARTyesyes
POOL SWIM WORKOUTSyesyes
CRITICAL SWIM SPEEDyesyes
UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATEyesyes
HEART RATE FROM EXTERNAL HRM (REAL-TIME DURING RESTS, INTERVAL AND SESSION STATS DURING RESTS, AND AUTOMATIC HEART RATE DOWNLOAD POST-SWIM)yesyes
Kid activity tracking featuresyesyes
TOE-TO-TOE™ CHALLENGES APPYes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)Yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)

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