Garmin Fenix 7 It probably won't arrive until August 2020, so unsurprisingly we haven't heard much about it yet, but it's almost certainly coming and we certainly have ideas of what to expect from it.
Below you will find information on the likely release date and price, as well as speculation on the features and improvements that will be offered, and below you will find a list of the things we really want to see.
And be sure to check back regularly, as we will update this article with all the news, leaks, and rumors until the launch of the Garmin Fenix 7 line.
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- What is it? The successor to the Garmin Fenix 6
- When will it come out? Maybe around august
- How much will it cost? It is sure to have a premium price
Garmin Fenix 7 release date and price
The first thing to keep in mind is that the Garmin Fenix 7 may not be the next model in the lineup to launch, since we can first get a Garmin Fenix 6 Plus.
One or the other of them will likely be released in late 2020, probably around August, since the Garmin Fenix 6 was launched in August 2019.
If it's the Fenix 6 Plus launching this year, we may not see the Fenix 7 until the end of 2021, but this article really does focus on the next model, just call Garmin Fenix 7 for easier.
The Garmin Fenix 6 was released in August 2019
As for the price of the watch, at launch the Garmin Fenix 6 started at €529.99 / €599.99 / €949AU. This is for the standard Fenix 6, but there are a number of other models in the range, such as the Fenix 6S, Fenix 6X Pro and Fenix 6X Pro Solar, for a price of €999/ €1,149.99 / AU$1,549.
Although still there are no rumors about the prices of the Garmin Fenix 7 line, it is likely to cost a similar amount.
That said, Garmin adjusts prices on new models and has been known to go up or down, so the Fenix 7 could be a little more or a little less. However, since we're expecting it to be a "stable" release, we're expecting parity: older models tend to be the cheapest options for those who don't want newer models.
Garmin Fenix 7 Leaks and News
There are no rumors about the Garmin Fenix 7 yet, but we can guess some features and possible modifications.
For example, it is possible that the solar charging technology used in the high-end models of the Garmin Fenix 6 is available across the range.
Garmin will also likely go to great lengths to reduce the size and weight of the watch, without compromising its outdoor benchmarks.
General specs and screen enhancements are likely as well, and we'll probably see new features. Exactly what is still unclear, but we have listed below some ideas of what we would like to see.
What we want to see in the Garmin Fenix 7
As great as the Garmin Fenix 6 is, there is certainly room for improvement, so this is what we expect from the Garmin Fenix 7.
1. A new look
No one would accuse the Garmin Fenix 6 of being classy. Usually it doesn't matter, it's an outdoor watch after all and it's suitably robust, but it's also expensive and you have an expensive watch that's not smart or stylish enough for all situations. Not ideal.
Plus, this bulky build also has an impact on your fitness benchmarks, because in our review, we found that it was too thick to be comfortably worn for yoga, for example.
As such, we'd like to see the Fenix 7 slimmed down and ideally restored as well. We're not sure how feasible it would be, as we don't want it to compromise its core functionality and durability, but we'd like Garmin to give it a try.
2. Make it more affordable
It is impossible to escape the fact that the Garmin Fenix 6 range is very expensive, even more expensive than the Apple Watch 5. It's now a high-end range, so it's always going to be expensive, but if Garmin could drop the price a bit, it should make the Fenix 7 much more attractive for a range wider range of people.
3. Add a touch screen
For a high-end laptop, the Garmin Fenix 6 clearly lacks smart features, including a touch screen.
Now there is a good reason to have pimples: jogging or swimming on a screen is not always the ideal method of interaction, especially on a sports-oriented laptop, and d 'accidentally cancel the activity tracking in the medium term with a lost toothbrush. hand in hand it would be a disaster.
So we don't want the buttons to go anywhere (although that would probably help reduce the size of the watch), but we would like to add an optional touchscreen when using it as a regular smartwatch. As long as we can block it whenever we want.
4. Solar charging throughout the range
Garmin has added solar charging to their lineup with the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar, but most Fenix 6 models don't include it, so we'd like to make this a standard feature for the Fenix 7 line. .
That said, if that's the case, we'd like to see it improved as well, because in our review, we didn't find that it drastically improved battery life. With their recently launched Quatix 6X Solar, Garmin has shown that solar power can make a real difference, allowing the watch to last up to 24 days between charges, so we're cautiously optimistic.
5. Add an ECG
Although the Garmin Fenix line is more focused on fitness than general health, there's no reason you can't do both, and adding an ECG (EKG) would help this.
We've seen them on the Apple Watch before, and it's a potentially vital feature that can detect irregular heart activity.
6. A noise monitor
Another feature already found on the Apple Watch is a noise level monitor, which will alert you when the decibel level around you reaches a level that could damage your hearing.
It's a small but potentially useful feature that would make a nice addition to the Fenix range. However, this is far from being a deciding factor; We understand that the Fenix range is primarily multisport watches designed for athletes, so we do not anticipate that they correspond to the characteristics of a versatile smartwatch with constant perimeter.
7. Clear the screen
The Garmin Fenix 6 has a 260 x 260 screen, which isn't as great but pale in comparison to some smartwatches, so we'd like to see a sharper display on the Garmin Fenix 7.
That said, the increased pixels could also mean an impact on battery life, which would be even better is the ability to choose the output resolution of the screen, just like some Samsung Galaxy smartphones. do it.
8. Add replenishment tips
The recently released Polar Grit X is designed for serious endurance athletes, and one of its most notable features is something we'd like to see in the upcoming Garmin Fenix 7: fuel tips. This keeps you hydrated and avoids hitting the wall by inviting you to have water and carbs on board at regular intervals, based on your physiology and planned activity. Many times you don't realize you're dehydrated or running out of glycogen until it's too late, so it could save you a lot of pain on long runs and walks.