Garmin fēnix 6 vs 7 Maps & Navigation
The Garmin fēnix 6/6S standard does not come with preloaded golf, ski, or topo maps (42,000+ Garmin worldwide golf maps can be downloaded from your phone). The fēnix 6/6S/6 Pro, Sapphire, and Pro Solar models all have preloaded maps for golf, ski, road & trail—and full-color TopoActive maps.
All the Garmin fēnix 7 multisport GPS watches—fēnix 7/7S/7X standard, Solar, Sapphire Solar—come preloaded with golf, ski, road & trail maps. The fēnix 7/7S/7X Sapphire Solar models are preloaded with topographic maps, while you can download TopoActive maps onto the standard and Solar models.
Both the fēnix 6 and fēnix 7 series have built-in sensors for the 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter; supports multi-GNSS satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo).
Additionally, the fēnix 7/7S/7X Sapphire Solar models offer navigation with a higher level of positioning accuracy, thanks to new multi-band frequency and GNSS network support (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo).
fēnix 6 vs fēnix 7 Performance Metrics & Sports Apps
With all fēnix 6 and fēnix 7 series GPS smartwatches you can level-up with training features, such as GPS speed and distance, interval training, advanced workouts and downloadable training plans, heat and altitude acclimation, VO2 Max (run), Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.), Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC), Training Effect (instantly measures the impact of training on aerobic and anaerobic fitness), finish time, a virtual partner, course guidance, Garmin and Strava live segments, and activity history on watch.
Additionally, the Garmin fēnix 7 series allows you to take your training to the next level with endurance and real-time stamina tracking, Training Status, advanced performance metrics and 30+ built-in sports apps.
Plus, trusted button controls that work in any environment are matched with a highly responsive touchscreen interface for quick, convenient access to selections.
Garmin fēnix 7 Health-Monitoring
The best Garmin health-monitoring features in the fēnix 6 and fēnix 7 series remain pretty much the same. Get 24/7 health and wellness monitoring with wrist-based heart rate, Pulse Ox (not available in all countries), stress, and enhanced sleep tracking (this device is intended to give an estimation of your activity and metrics; it is not a medical device).
Garmin fēnix 6 vs fēnix 7 Daily Smart Features
All advanced multisport GPS smartwatches in the Garmin fēnix 6 and fēnix 7 offer smart notifications when connected to a compatible smartphone and Garmin Pay contactless payment.
While the fēnix 6/6S standard models do not provide on-watch music storage, you can enjoy your must-have training tunes on any of the fēnix 7 watches—fēnix 7/7S/7X standard, Solar, Sapphire Solar—making them some of the best multisport and running watches with music on the market.