Opening the new year in style, Garmin has just presented the update of two of its most powerful and popular family of its smart watches, with the arrival of the second generation of the Garmin epix and the completely new Garmin fenix 7, with premium devices geared towards sports and adventure.
Starting with its flagship model, the new Garmin fenix 7 is reinvented with a new touch screen, advanced training features and a longer-lasting solar-charged battery and an even stronger multisport orientation. And it is that the new generation of the emblematic line of GPS devices with solar energy, arrives designed with the best features to help athletes and adventurers to perform at its best.
Maintaining all the functionalities and basic characteristics of its predecessor, among its innovations stands out the new touch screen combined with a five-button interface built into a rugged casing. It also incorporates innovative training functions, as well as multi-band positioning and multi-zone topographic maps. Not forgetting the advanced solar charging technology that enables longer battery life so users can enjoy their passion for longer.
While solar charging contributes to squeezing daylight hours, the new multi-LED flashlight integrated of quick access and hands-free of fēnix 7X, allows you to take advantage of the hours of low light and darkness. An adjustable white or red light will illuminate the path for increased visibility and terrain awareness.
To withstand the most demanding adventure conditions and to obtain greater durability, the watch has been redesigned incorporating reinforced handles and metal protection for the start button. As a novelty, the button-shaped controls are joined by a new touch screen with great responsiveness. In this way, the user will have a dual utility interface, thus facilitating quick and intuitive interaction and navigation through the maps, or they can deactivate the touch screen if they prefer to use only the buttons.
However, the Garmin fenix 7 continue betting on multiple sports applications ranging from bouldering (block climbing) to mountaineering, through strength training and many other profiles. In addition, this watch will feature various smart functions such as notifications of incoming calls, text messages, social network updates and other applications such as music, allowing you to download songs or playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer services directly from your wrist. Additionally, for those who want to make their purchases more easily, we will also have the Garmin Pay contactless payment solution.
Currently we can already find the new Garmin fenix 7 available through the brand’s official website, at a base price of 699.99 euros for its standard model, increasing to 799.99 euros for the Solar model, and reaching figures between the 899.99 and more than 1,000 euros for the Sapphire Solar variants.
On the other hand, the new second generation Garmin epix is presented as a premium multisport watch with characteristics in which a wide range of 24/7 health and wellness monitoring, new smart functions and integrated sports applications, and a powerful battery life of up to 16 days.
Built for everyday use, epix combines rugged design and premium materials like sapphire and titanium with a 1.3′ always-on AMOLED display‘. Button controls are accompanied by a new highly responsive touchscreen interface, which improves daily watch interaction and map navigation. In addition, to adapt the device both to these activities and to work and office environments, the watch has the versatile QuickFit straps available in metal, leather, nylon and silicone, which adapt to any situation without losing style or comfort.
The Gamin epix counts a wide range of monitoring functions, offering deeper insight into the user’s overall well-being, including heart rate (with configurable alerts for high or low readings), respiration and stress tracking, advanced sleep meters, and proprietary energy monitoring function «Body Battery», which will make us a personalized follow-up of our daily performance.
And it is that this device is a clear commitment to the philosophy of active life that accompanies this brand, with different sports applications for the gym, or activities such as running, cycling, climbing, golf, surfing or skiing, among others; as well as training sessions animated for yoga, pilates, cardio or strength. Although we will meet again a full selection of smart features for notifications, music, and contactless payment.
The Garmin epix has the more adventurous in mind and includes a multi-band frequency and multi-GNSS support for better and more accurate GPS positioning. The smart watch also has TopoActive maps from all over the world with free access to download via Wi-Fi. For those who prefer snow, this watch features the updated SkiView maps, incorporating new metrics and an improved activity overview.
Last but not least, we find its powerful battery, which according to the company will be able to offer us up to 16 days of autonomy in smartwatch mode, and up to 42 hours of use under continuous use in GPS mode. The device also has smart security and tracking features, which allow you to send a real-time location message to emergency contacts.
Currently we can already find the new Garmin epix available through the brand’s official website, at a quite remarkable price of 899.99 euros which, although it is undoubtedly a significant outlay, is presented more than reciprocated with respect to the numerous functionalities that it offers us.