Garmin goes touchscreen with its high-end watch

Garmin has formalized its new generation of Fénix, its most high-end multisport watch.

The connected watch specialist Garmin presented its two new high-end wearables this week for athletes. Starting with the Fénix 7, the most high-end of its catalog, which offers several new features, and a significantly increased autonomy. With a slightly thinner design compared to previous models, the seventh generation of Fénix retains the characteristic aesthetics of the range, and responds in particular to the military standard MIL-STD-810G, one of the most demanding certifications on the market.

The Fénix 7 goes touchscreen

Undoubtedly one of the major novelties observed on the Fénix 7, the watch now includes a touch screen. Remember that the brand already has several models of its kind, but that it had so far always refrained from adding this functionality to its trail watches. An addition that does not sign the disappearance of the physical buttons, since the latter remain in place, and it is possible to deactivate the touchscreen with a simple gesture on the most delicate sporting events.

Garmin Fenix ​​7X torch

To adapt to its audience, Garmin’s Fénix 7 is available in three finishes: the classic 7 equipped with a 47 mm case and a 1.3-inch screen (260 x 260), the smaller 7S, which retains its 42 mm case and a 1.2 inch screen (240 x 240), and finally the Fénix 7X, the largest model in the range, with a 51 mm body and a 1.4 inch screen (280 x 280). The three versions also include several new features, such as a new oximeter, the addition of a sleep score, as well as around thirty sports activities, now supplemented by Hiit, surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Thanks to animations on the screen, it will also be possible to follow your training in real time directly from the watch. Function Race Predictor Trend will also make it possible to set personalized performance objectives, based on physical form and state of fatigue. The new function Stamina will also be able to define in real time whether the set objective is achievable by the user, based on their biometric measurements, but also on their running speed. The 7X model offers itself the new flashlight option, to see clearly without having to take out your smartphone, but also to be seen in the dark, in the event of a night race for example.

Increased autonomy

Another particularly promising novelty on the Fénix, Garmin has managed to considerably increase the autonomy of the range (up to +105%) thanks to the integration of a larger solar filter in the bezel. The manufacturer thus promises a lifespan of 37 days, and up to 135 hours with the GPS activated. Available for pre-order today, the Fénix 7 is sold from €699 for the 7S model, and up to €1,199 for the 7X model.

Discover the Garmin Fenix ​​7S

Epix, the AMOLED watch

Garmin EPIX

On the sidelines of the announcement of its very high-end watch, Garmin also presented another flagship model in its catalog, the Epix 2. Concretely, the latter takes up substantially the same characteristics as the Fénix, in a single 47 mm case. , and with a beautiful 1.3-inch AMOLED screen in 454 x 454 p. Available today, the Garmin Epix is ​​sold from €899.

Discover the Garmin Epix 2

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