Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Specifications, Features and Price

$899.99

  • Release date:: January, 2022
  • Display:: 1.2 inches, Transflective (MIP) LCD
  • Body:: Silicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Battery Life:: 14 days
  • Storage:: 32GB ROM
  • Compatibility:: Android 7.0+ and iOS 13.0+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Battery:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Last updated on December 1, 2022 9:18 pm
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Description

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Specifications and Features – The Fenix 7S is one of the models in the Fenix 7 series. It comes in three units; Fenix 7S, Fenix 7S Solar and Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar. While the Fenix 7S succeeds the Fenix 6S, the Fenix Sapphire Solar succeeds the Fenix 6S Pro Sapphire. The Sapphire unit is the most advanced in the Fenix 7 series as it comes with a higher 32GB storage, preloaded TOPO, road/trail and ski resort maps. It also has a more durable build and supports multi-band GPS. As a result, its priced higher than other of its counterpart. The Fenix 7S shares a lot of similarities with its predecessor, it is fitness-focused, built with premium materials and has long battery life. Yet, it also comes with new features such as a touchscreen display, sports profiles, health snapshot, and HIIT workouts.

Garmin Fenix 7S Models

The Fenix 7S comes in three models;

The Fenix 7S is available in three units

Similarly, the Fenix 7 comes in three models. Only the Fenix 7X comes in two models; Fenix 7X Solar and Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar.

Features New to the Fenix 7 Series

  1. Every model in the Fenix 7 series has a touch-sensitive display unlike their respective predecessor.
  2. User interface has been revamped to a great extent.
  3. Fenix 7X units feature a flashlight that suports SOS mode, strobe mode, and running white/red mode.
  4. Although a limited version, the Garmin Connect app is now available on-wrist in all models.
  5. Heart rate sensor have been optimized on all models.
  6. Health Snapshot that lets you log a 2 minute session of your heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration, blood oxygen and stress is now available in all models. This feature has been added to the Fenix 6 series.
  7. Free downloadable TopoActive maps is available in all models. Only Sapphire models come with preloaded Topo maps.
  8. Free downloadable road/trail maps are also available. Only the Sapphire models come with preloaded road/trail maps.
  9. Preloaded Ski and Golf maps are also available in all Fenix 7 series models. Moreover, SkiView now contain slope and resort names.
  10. Added Cross Country Ski Trails to maps.
  11. Added RealTime Stamina – A feature that is used during runs and rides.
  12. Added the ability to configure activity profiles and data fields from your phone.
  13. Added a new Sleep Manager Settings that lets you customize what the device does while you sleep.
  14. Added automatic graphing for run/walk/stand during a workout.
  15. There is now a map manager app that lets you manage and download maps directly from your wrist.
  16. Added Race predictor in all the models.
  17. Multi-band satellite positioning is available in only Sapphire Solar models.
  18. Added more sport profiles such as kiteboard and windsurf.
  19. HIIT has been added to the list of available gym activity profiles.
  20. Each model in the Fenix 7 series has a longer battery life that its Fenix 6 series predecessor.
  21. Always-on Solar is now available in Sapphire models.

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Design – Durable and rugged

The Fenix 7S units are the smallest models in the Fenix 7 series in terms of size. All three models come in a 42mm case size which is very compact and lightweight. Although, it is slightly thick at 14.1mm. The case is made of the regular fiber-reinforced polymer with a titanium cover and a titanium bezel while the display is protected by Sapphire Glass. The straps come in silicone materials and its also considerably lightweight at 58g (including case). It is rated 10ATM which represents 100 meters waterproof rating.

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Display – Bright and easy to read

The 1.2 inches display of the Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar is powered by the regular transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) technology which is quite colorful at 240 x 240 pixels, and also bright enough to read even under sunlight. For the first time in Fenix history, the display is touch-sensitive. This is in addition to 5 physical buttons that no doubt make it really easy to interact with the watch.

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Activity Tracking Features – A comprehensive fitness tracker

Although the Fenix 7S lacks ECG tracking, it is fully equipped with loads of fitness tracking features that make it one of the best fitness smartwatches on the market. It is a premium multisport GPS smartwatch that comes with a heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, inbuilt GPS, barometric altimeter, and a thermometer. As a result, it will track your heart rate, sleep, calories, blood oxygen, floors, elevation, locations, routes, and many more.

All the models in the Fenix 7 series come with free downloadable maps. The Sapphire models come with preloaded Topo, road and trail and ski resort maps. You also get new additions like the Health snapshot and HIIT workouts.

Garmin Fenix 7S Storage

The Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar comes with a 32GB storage capacity that lets you store music on the watch. Supported services include Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer. You can download your playlists to the watch which you can listen to offline via a Bluetooth headphone.

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar – Managing Notifications

In terms of managing notifications, the Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar will allow see SMS, calls, Whatsapp, Gmail, Facebook and other notifications you receive on your phone when it’s nearby. You also have the option to respond to notifications via preset quick replies (android only).

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Battery Life – 14 Days long battery life

The battery life of the Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar is longer than that of its predecessor. You can expect a long battery life of up to 14 days. If battery saver mode is activated, its up to 87 days and up to 46hrs in GPS only mode.

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Features

  • 1.2 inches transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display, bright and easy to read outdoors. Touchscreen display with 5 physical buttons.
  • Clock features include time/date, GPS time sync, auto daylight saving, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
  • Download watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ Store.
  • Garmin Connect app now available on the watch. (NEW)
  • Features widget watch face that lets you add your favorite complications.
  • Calls reject/text response with preset texts (Android only). Also reply to notifications with preset replies.
  • Find my phone, watch, control music on smartphone and remote camera control.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you, so you never get to miss important updates recieved on your phone.
  • Rated 10ATM (swim-proof).
  • 20mm interchangeable straps with quick release feature.
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
  • Sync and upload data from watch to the Garmin Connect community – a thriving community of fitness enthusiasts where you can connect and share.
  • 32GB onboard storage capacity with support for streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and Amazon Music. You can also download playlists then listen via a Bluetooth headphone.
Garmin Fenix 7S/7S Solar Activity Tracking Features
  • Safety and Tracking features include,
  • LiveTrack that lets you invite others to join in your training goals and group LiveTrack that lets you invite more people to join in your training activities. Others include incidental fall detection that enables the watch call a preset emergency contact (phone must be enarby), live event sharing that lets you share your training activities with members of the Garmin Connect community, plus Group LiveTrack and Assistance.

  • Tactical features include,
  • Dual-grid coordinates.

  • Activity Tracking features include ,
  • Steps counter, sleep monitoring, calories, floors climbed, distance traveled, intensity minutes, fitness age, TrueUp, Move IQ, and all-day stress tracking.

  • Gym and Fitness Equipment include ,
  • Cardio, strength. HIIT, and pilates workouts. Others include onscreen animated workouts and automatic rep counting. Available gym profiles are strength, HIIT, cardio and elliptical training, stair-stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, pilates and yoga.

  • Training, Planning, and Analysis features include ,
  • Downloadable training plans, respiration rate (during exercise), customizable activity profiles, VO2 max, activity history on watch, GPS speed and distance, create custom activity profiles and advanced workouts.

    Others are training load, training status, training effect, improved recovery time, daily suggested workouts, Trendline™ Popularity Routing, auto and manual multisport activities, Garmin live segments, course guidance, custom alerts and more.

  • Heart Rate Tracking features includes,
  • HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, % HR max, %HRR, HRV stress test, recovery time and HR broadcast data to paired device.

  • Running features include ,
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace, run workouts, foot pod capable, cadence (real-time steps/min), stride length, running dynamics, race predictor, performance condition and lactate threshold that analysis HR and pace to estimate when the muscles begin to fatigue and PacePro.

    Available run profiles include running, track running, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running, virtual running and ultra running.

  • Golfing features includes,
  • Yardage to layups, yardage to front/middle/back, measures short distance, digital scorecard, custom targets, full vector map, auto courseview updates, hazards and course targets, pinpointer, playslike distance, touch-targeting, handicap scoring, Truswing compatible, round timer, tournament legal and preloaded with 42000 courses worldwide.

  • Outdoor recreational features includes,
  • Point-to-point navigation, bread crumb trail in real-time, back to start, TracBack, UltraTrac mode, around me mode, up ahead, elevation profile, distance to destination, barometric trend indicator with storm alert, ClimbPro ascent planner, total descent/ascent, future elevation plot, preloaded topographical maps, preloaded road and trail maps, preloaded ski resort maps and more.

    Available outdoor recreational profiles include hiking, indoor climbing, bouldering, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, surfing, hunting, jumpmaster, tactical, kiteboard, windsurf and snowshoe.

  • Cycling features include ,
  • time/distance alerts, courses, cycle map (routable), MTB grit and flow, bike lap and lap max. power, race an activity, functional threshold power, compatible with Vector™, power meter compatible, advanced vector support, compatible with Varia Vision™, compatible with Varia™ Radar, compatible with Varia™ Lights and supports speed and cadence sensor.

    Available cycling profiles include biking, indoor biking, mountain biking and triathlon.

  • Swim tracking features includes,
  • Drill logging (pool swim only), basic rest timer (pool swim only), auto rest (pool swim only), time/distance alerts, pacing alerts (pool swim only), countdown start (pool swim only), pool swim workouts, critical swim speed and underwater wrist-based heart rate.

    Open-water swim metrics include distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF) and calories.

    Pool swim metrics include lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF) and calories.

    Stroke type detection include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly (pool swim only). Available swim profiles include pool swimming, open water swimming and swimming/running.

Pros

  • Premium design, rugged, compact and stylish design.
  • Up to 14 days long battery life.
  • A comprehensive activity tracker.
  • Rated (10ATM) Swim-proof.
  • Multisport GPS smartwatch with preloaded and downloadable maps.
  • Make payment on the go with Garmin Pay.
  • 32GB onboard music storage.

Cons

  • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.
  • Quite expensive.

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Full Specifications

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar

Device type

Gender

,

Release date

January, 2022

Predecessor

Garmin Fenix 6S Pro Sapphire

Successor

Versions

Fenix 7S, Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar, Fenix 7S Solar

BODY

BODY

Dimension

42 x 42 x 14.1 mm

Weight

58 grams

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Titanium

Strap size

20 mm

Screen protection

Water resistance

Durability test

MIL-STD-810G

Swim-proof

Color

Carbon-gray case/black-band, Cream-gold case/light-sand band, Dark-bronze case/shale-gray band

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.2 inches

Display type

LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective

Display resolution

240 x 240 px

Pixel density

283 PPI

Always on

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

5 Physical buttons, Touchscreen

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

ANT+, Bluetooth

Bluetooth calling

No

GPS

Galileo, GLONASS, GPS

NFC

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

Memory card slot

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

None

SIM type

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Calls alert

Email alert

Event reminder

Third-party apps alert

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

Bluetooth music

Music streaming

Loudspeaker

Microphone

Camera

Radio

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Altimeter

Yes

Ambient light

Barometer

Compass

ECG

Gyroscope

HRM

Pulse oximeter (SpO2)

Yes

Thermometer

Yes

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Blood Pressure

Calories

Distance

ECG tracking

Heart rate monitoring

Sleep tracking

Steps

Floors climbed

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

Menstrual cycle

VO2 Max

Swim-tracking

Underwater heart rate tracking

Yes

On-screen workout

Sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

Battery life

Battery saver mode: Up to 38 days (87 days with solar), GPS only mode: Up to 37hrs (46hrs with solar), Smartwatch mode: Up to 11 days (14 days with solar)

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging time

1-2 hours

Solar charging

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

CPU

GPU

Operating system

Proprietary OS

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Garmin Connect

Compatibility

Android 7.0+, iOS 13.0+

Payment system

Interchangeable strap

,

Voice command

Find my phone

Box content

Charger, Garmin Fenix 7S, Manual, Straps

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