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Which Garmin fēnix® 7 Should You Buy? Comparing the fēnix 7/7S/7X with Standard & Solar Options — and a Review!

Buy Garmin fēnix 7 (47 MM)

Shop Garmin fēnix 7 Sapphire & Solar - medium sized and packed with features.

Buy Garmin fēnix 7X (51 MM)

Shop Garmin fēnix 7X Sapphire & Solar - the largest sized (and most imposing) of the fenix models!

Buy Garmin fēnix 7S (42 MM)

Shop Garmin fēnix 7S Sapphire & Solar - the smallest of the models, great for smaller wrists.

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Garmin fēnix 7 Standard Models

Available in:

  • 2 fēnix 7S watches
  • 1 fēnix 7 watch
  • Not available in the fēnix 7X watch size

Garmin fēnix 7 Solar Models

Available in:

  • 2 fēnix 7S Solar watches
  • 1 fēnix 7 Solar watch
  • 1 fēnix 7X Solar watch

Garmin fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar Models

Available in:

  • 3 fēnix 7S Sapphire Solar watches
  • 3 fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar watches
  • 3 fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar watches
Garmin fēnix 7S Garmin fēnix 7 Garmin fēnix 7X

fēnix 7 Standard
Silver with Graphite Band

fēnix 7X Solar
Slate Gray with Black Band

fēnix 7 Solar
Slate Gray with Black Band

fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar
Carbon Gray DLC Titanium with Black Band

fēnix 7S Solar
Rose Gold with Light Sand Band

fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar
Carbon Gray DLC Titanium with Black Band

fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar
Mineral Blue DLC Titanium with Whitestone Band

fēnix 7S Solar
Slate Gray with Black

fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar
Mineral Blue DLC Titanium with Whitestone

fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar
Black DLC Titanium with Black Band

fēnix 7S Sapphire Solar
Cream Gold Titanium with Light Sand Band

fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar
Black DLC Titanium with Black Band

fēnix 7S Sapphire Solar
Carbon Gray DLC Titanium with Black Band

fēnix 7S Sapphire Solar
Dark Bronze Titanium with Shale Gray Band

Garmin fēnix 7S

fēnix 7S Standard Silver w/Graphite Band:
$699.99

fēnix 7S Standard Silver w/Whitestone Band: $699.99

fēnix 7S Solar Rose Gold w/Light Sand Band:
$799.99

fēnix 7S Solar Slate Gray w/Black Band:
$799.99

fēnix 7S Sapphire Solar Cream Gold Titanium w/Light Sand Band:
$899.99

fēnix 7S Sapphire Solar Carbon Gray DLC Titanium w/Black Band:
$899.99

fēnix 7S Sapphire Solar Dark Bronze Titanium w/Shale Gray Band:
$899.99

Garmin fēnix 7

fēnix 7 Standard Silver w/Graphite Band:
$699.99

fēnix 7 Solar Slate Gray w/Black Band:
$799.99

fēnix 7 Solar Sapphire Carbon Gray DLC Titanium w/ Balck Band:
$899.99

fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar Mineral Blue DLC Titanium w/Whitestone Band:
$899.99

fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar Black DLC Titanium
w/Black Band:

$899.99

Garmin fēnix 7X

fēnix 7X Solar Slate Gray w/Black Band:
$899.99

fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar Carbon Gray DLC Titanium w/Black Band:
$999.99

fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar Mineral Blue DLC Titanium w/Whitestone Band:
$999.99

fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar Black DLC Titanium w/Black Band:
$999.99


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Garmin fēnix 7 Video In-Depth Review

GARMIN FENIX 7 WATCH SERIES | 3 SIZES

The Garmin fēnix 7 Series Comparison
vs fēnix 6, Apple Watch 7, epix (Gen 2), Garmin Instinct 2/2S

Garmin fēnix 7/7S/7X vs fēnix 6/6S/6X series

fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar

What You Need to Know:

  • Display
    • The fēnix 7/7S/7X adds a touchscreen to the traditional button operation.
    • The fēnix 6 series did not have a touchscreen.
  • Battery Life
    • While the fēnix 6 series has outstanding battery life with solar-charging options ...
    • The fēnix 7 lineup of Garmin watches has improved battery life and offers solar-charging to the Sapphire model.
  • Maps
    • The standard fēnix 6 models did not have topo maps.
    • The fenix 7 Sapphire Solar comes preloaded with TopoActive maps and you can download them to the standard and solar models.
  • Music
    • The fēnix 6 standard did not have on-watch music storage.
    • All fēnix 7 models have on-watch music storage—up to 2,000 songs!
  • Multi-Band GNSS
    • The fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar offers a higher level of positioning accuracy.

Garmin fēnix 6 Sapphire

fēnix 7 vs Apple Watch 7

fēnix 7S Sapphire Solar

What You Need To Know:

The Garmin fēnix 7 was made to endure whatever outdoor adventures you put it through while challenging yourself. It offers extreme durability, extended battery life through solar-charging options, topographic maps, on-watch music storage, 3 sizes, and the best Garmin performance metrics and health-monitoring available.

The Apple Watch 7 is a powerful smartwatch that provides a balanced and versatile experience for everyday life. It offers a larger, always-on display, more durability, health insights like ECG, and faster charging than older Apple Watches—which are not known for their impressive battery life.

Apple Watch 7

Garmin fenix 7 vs. epix (Gen 2)

Garmin fēnix 7S

What You Need To Know:

  • Screen Brightness
    • Epix has a very bright AMOLED Color Screen.
    • fenix 7/7S/7X has a more dim, sunlight readable screen (similar to all previous fenix models).
  • Battery Life
    • As a result of dimmer screen, fenix 7/7S/7X has better battery life than the Epix (3 week vs 6 days).

While both watches add a touchscreen first to high-end Garmin multisport watches, the next-gen Garmin epix (Gen 2) advanced GPS sport watch adds a stunning AMOLED display to the mix as well.

Fully compare the epix (Gen 2) and the fenix 7 here.

Garmin epix (Gen 2)

fēnix 7 Solar vs. Garmin Instinct Solar

fēnix 7X Sapphire Solar

What You Need To Know: 

  • Display
    • The fēnix 7/7S/7X has a touchscreen and button operation. This series offers 3 screen sizes: 1.2", 1.3", and 1.4".
    • The Instinct 2/2S has a monochrome, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel display that is not a touchscreen with a custom, 2-window design.
    • Some of the Instinct 2 series come in two sizes: the Instinct 2S—0.79” x 0.79” (20.12 x 20.12 mm); the Instinct 2—0.9” x 0.9” (23 x 23 mm).
  • Maps
    • The Garmin Instinct 2/2S does not have topo maps, Round-Trip Course Creator or Trendline Popularity Routing while the fēnix 7/7S/7X GPS watches do.

More on the Instinct 2/2S Outdoor GPS watch.

Garmin Instinct Solar 2

fēnix 7 vs. Garmin Forerunner 945 

fēnix 7 Solar

What You Need To Know:

  • Display
    • The fēnix 7/7S/7X has a touchscreen and button operation. This series offers 3 screen sizes: 1.2", 1.3", and 1.4".
    • The Forerunner 945 is button operation only, and is available in one screen size: 1.2"
  • Battery Life
    • The fēnix 7 offers Garmin's most superior battery life range—both with and without solar-charching options.
    • The cost of more superior battery life is, of course, more bulk and weight on your wrist. While it has less battery life, the Forerunner 945 is a sleeker, lighter watch for runners.

More on the Forerunner 945 GPS running watch.

Garmin Forerunner 945

Garmin fēnix 7 / 7 Solar / 7 Sapphire Solar

All Garmin fēnix 7 models feature a 1.3” display—Power Glass™ solar charging lens with Solar model and scratch-resistant Power Sapphire™ solar charging lens with Sapphire Solar model.

Use trusted button controls or the new touchscreen interface to access features for performance insights and metrics that help you manage your exertion and build stamina.

Optimize recovery with 24/7 health and wellness monitoring of heart rate, respiration, stress, sleep, and more.

Outdoor navigation sensors and new multi-band GNSS technology (in Sapphire model) help guide you with a higher level of positioning accuracy, even in challenging environments.

To complement your tamer days, connected features include smart notifications when connected to a compatible smartphone, music storage, and Garmin Pay™ contactless payments.

Garmin fēnix 7S / 7S Solar / 7S Sapphire Solar

The Garmin fēnix 7S GPS advanced watches are styled for smaller-sized wrists with a 1.2" display that is a scratch-resistant Power Sapphire™ solar charging lens on the Sapphire Solar model and a Power Glass™ solar charging lens with Solar model.

Use the new Garmin touchscreen watch interface to access performance insights and metrics that help you manage your exertion and build stamina. But still rely on the trusty 3-button control.

Optimize recovery with 24/7 health and wellness monitoring of heart rate, respiration, stress, sleep and more

Outdoor navigation sensors and new multi-band GNSS technology (in Sapphire models) help guide you with a higher level of positioning accuracy, even in challenging environments.

For your milder moments, connected features include smart notifications when connected to a compatible smartphone, music storage, and Garmin Pay contactless payments.

Does the Garmin fēnix 7 watch have a touchscreen?

Yes! All new 2022 fēnix 7 series watches have a touchscreen!

Buttons on a fitness GPS watch are a must for some, while others prefer the convenience of a touchscreen. So, why shouldn't your high-end outdoor fitness watch have both? Now, the Garmin fēnix 7 lineup does. If you need your trusted 3-button operation that you can rely on through sweat, rain, and any outdoor condition, and don't even have to look at to use—the fēnix 7 still has your back.

And if there are times when a touchscreen would be more convenient, you now have this option as well on this new Garmin watch. Get quick, clear, reliable access to information—whichever way you prefer— with the new fēnix 7 athletic GPS smartwatch with touchscreen.

Display sizes include:

  • 1.2" fēnix 7S (in standard, Solar, and Sapphire Solar models)
  • 1.3" fēnix 7 (in standard, Solar, and Sapphire Solar models)
  • 1.4" fēnix 7X (available in Solar & Sapphire Solar only)

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Garmin fēnix 7X Solar / 7X Sapphire Solar

The Garmin fēnix 7X multisport GPS watch is built to go strong and long. Featuring a big 1.4” display, built-in LED flashlight, and Power Sapphire™ solar charging lens in Sapphire edition and Power Glass™ solar charging lens with Solar model—it has the long-lasting battery life to sustain your athletic and outdoor challenges.

Use the reliable button controls or the new touchscreen interface to access selections. Gain performance insights and metrics that help you manage your exertion and build stamina. Optimize recovery with 24/7 health and wellness monitoring of heart rate, respiration, stress, sleep and more.

Outdoor navigation sensors and new multi-band GNSS technology (in Sapphire models) help guide you with a higher level of positioning accuracy, even in challenging environments.

For the more mellow parts of your day, get smart notifications when connected to a compatible smartphone, music storage, and Garmin Pay contactless payments.

Does the fēnix 7 Series Have Maps?

Yes! The fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar models come preloaded, and you can download on the standard and Solar models!

With all the fēnix 7 models, topographic maps are available. They all come with preloaded maps for thousands of golf courses, trail and road maps, and ski resorts worldwide.

If you want topo maps on the standard and Solar fēnix 7/7S/7X models, all you have to do is download TopoActive maps for any region to keep your explorations on track.

On the fēnix 7 Sapphire Solar models, find freedom and adventure with preloaded TopoActive maps. Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity lets you download maps for any continent at any time — without using a computer.

Also, check out the Garmin Explore app, an all-in-one app made for off-the-grid adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Download to your compatible smartphone so you can plan, navigate, and review your next great adventure.

Create an account at explore.garmin.com.

fēnix 7 Standard vs Solar vs Sapphire Solar—What's the difference?

Every size and model of the new Garmin fēnix 7 series offers the original 3-button operation of previous Garmin fēnix watches along with the new touchscreen capability. Unlike the previous fēnix 6 series, they all have on-watch music storage. And they have all the sport activity profiles, robust performance metrics, and rich health-tracking and connected features when paired with a smartphone.

Additionally, each fēnix watch has built-in sensors for the 3-axis compass, gyroscope, and barometric altimeter; supports multi-GNSS satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo).

The Solar option for each size—fēnix 7/7S/7X—extends fēnix 7 battery life for even more outdoor adventure.

The Sapphire Solar option offers the addition of a scratch-resistant Power Sapphire™ solar charging lens; navigation with a higher level of positioning accuracy—thanks to new multi-band frequency and GNSS network support (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo); preloaded TopoActive maps (which can be downloaded on the standard and Solar models); and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity lets you download maps for any continent at any time—without using a computer.

What is the fēnix 7 Battery Life?

fēnix 7S Standard: Battery performance up to 11 days in smartwatch mode, up to 37 hours in GPS mode and up to 26 days in Expedition mode

fēnix 7 Solar/Sapphire Solar: Battery performance up to 11 days of battery life while indoors or up to 14 days when solar charging (assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux condition) in smartwatch mode; in GPS mode, up to 37 hours indoors or up to 46 hours when solar charging (assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions)

fēnix 7S Standard: Battery performance up to 18 days in smartwatch mode, up to 57 hours in GPS mode and up to 40 days in Expedition mode

fēnix 7S Solar/Sapphire Solar: Battery performance up to 18 days of battery life while indoors or up to 22 days when solar charging (assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux condition) in smartwatch mode; in GPS mode, up to 57 hours indoors or up to 73 hours when solar charging (assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions)

fēnix 7X Solar/Sapphire Solar: Battery performance: up to 28 days of battery life while indoors or up to 37 days when solar charging (assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux condition) in smartwatch mode; in GPS mode, up to 89 hours indoors or up to 122 hours when solar charging (assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions)

Note: View our spec page for the fullest picture of fēnix 7 battery life for all models when using Expedition GPS, Max Battery GPS, and more!

What Are the fēnix 7 Specs?

Garmin fēnix 7 Standard, Solar & Sapphire Solar:

Display Size: 1.3"

Physical Dimensions (W x H x D): 47 x 47 x 14.5 mm

weight: 73g titanium bezel; 79g stainless steel bezel

fēnix 7S Standard, Solar & Sapphire Solar:

Display Size: 1.2"

Physical Dimensions (W x H x D): 42 x 42 x 14.1 mm

weight: 58g titanium bezel; 63g stainless steel bezel

fēnix 7X Solar & Sapphire Solar:

Display Size: 1.4"

Physical Dimensions (W x H x D): 51 x 51 x 14.9 mm

weight: 89g titanium bezel; 96g stainless steel bezel

***View our full page of Garmin fēnix 7 specs here***

Does the fēnix 7 have a flashlight?

The flashlight feature is only available for fēnix 7X models.

To help guide your way in low-light conditions, a built-in multi-LED flashlight provides quick access to a bright, steady beam of illumination.

Using the flashlight can reduce battery life. You can reduce the brightness to extend the life of the battery.

 

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