Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar Specifications, Features and Price

$999.99

  • Release date:: January, 2022
  • Display:: 1.4 inches, Transflective (MIP) LCD
  • Body:: Silicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Battery Life:: 28 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:4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 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:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Last updated on September 26, 2022 10:07 pm
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Description

Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar Full Specifications, Features, Pros and Cons – The Fenix 7 series are the successor to the Fenix 6 series. It consists of 8 different units with the Fenix 7X available in two units; Fenix 7X Solar and Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar. Both are durably built and loaded with lots of health tracking features. Although the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar comes with a higher 32GB, preloaded topo, road & trail and ski resort maps, supports multi-band GPS and has a more durable build. The new Fenix 7 series welcome new features such as a revamped interface, Garmin Connect app is now onboard watch, longer battery life, touchscreen display and a new HIIT workout mode.

The difference between the Fenix 7X Solar and 7X Sapphire Solar is that the latter has a more durable titanium bezel, titanium rear cover, Sapphire glass and comes with preloaded topographical road/trail and ski resort maps. It also has a higher 32GB storage and supports multi-band GPS. Meanwhile, the 7X Solar has a stainless steel bezel, stainless steel rear cover, Corning Gorilla Glass DX, 16GB and comes with preloaded ski resort maps. You have the option to download additional maps right on the watch using the new map manager app with a working WiFi network.

Garmin Fenix 7X Models

The Fenix 7X comes in two models;

The Sapphire Solar model is a more sophisticated smartwatch

The Fenix 7S and Fenix 7 units come 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 7X Sapphire Solar Design

The Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar is a very durable device built with some of the most durable materials. It has a case made of fiber-polymer with a titanium rear cover and titanium bezel. The display is protected by Sapphire glass while the 26mm straps come in silicone.

The 7X units are the biggest in size in the Fenix 7 series just like its predecessor, Fenix 6X Pro. It comes in at 51 x 51 x 14.9mm which is bulky and also heavy at 89g. These attributes suggest a watch for men. There is a torchlight feature built-in on the Fenix 7X. The torchlight contains 3 LEDs colors that can serve to illuminate a small dark area. It also serves as a guild that tries to mimic your cadence as you run or walk.

Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar Display

Transflective memory-in-pixel powers the 1.4 inches display of the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar. The display is quite colorful at 280×280 pixels and 283 PPI. It’s also easy to read outdoors. Navigation is easier with 5 physical buttons, touchscreen support, and a revamped interface. It’s the first time the Fenix units will support touchscreen.

Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar Activity Tracking Features

Each unit in the Fenix 7 series like Fenix 6 series is fully equipped with a heart rate sensor, Spo2, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometric altimeter and a thermometer. These sensors enabled a long list of activity tracking features which includes all the basics such as tracking your heart rate, calories, sleep, stress, blood oxygen, respiratory rate and counting floors climbed.

Incidental fall detection is also available as well as the Health Snapshot feature that lets you log a short session of vital data such as heart rate, blood oxygen, respiratory rate and stress. Onscreen animated workout is also available.

A new HIIT workout has been added as well as new kiteboard and windsurfs sport profiles. The Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar comes with preloaded topographical, road/trail and ski resort maps. Moreover, you can still download additional maps.

Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar Media Storage

The 7X Sapphire Solar comes with a 32GB storage capacity with Amazon Music, Deezer and Spotify supported. You can download your playlists from these services then pair a Bluetooth headphone to listen to music offline.

Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar Battery Life

With the 7X Sapphire Solar, you can get up to 28 days of battery life, and it’s up to 37 days with solar charging.

Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar Features

  • 1.4 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).
  • 26mm interchangeable straps with quick release feature.
  • Compatible with both Android 7.0+ and iOS 13.0+ 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 7X Sapphire 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 includes 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 28 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.
  • Quite heavy, bulky and thick.

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Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar

Device type

Gender

Release date

January, 2022

Predecessor

Garmin Fenix 6X Pro

Successor

Versions

Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar, Fenix 7X Solar

BODY

BODY

Dimension

51 x 51 x 14.9 mm

Weight

89g

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer, Titanium rear

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Titanium

Strap size

26 mm

Screen protection

Water resistance

Durability test

MIL-STD-810G

Swim-proof

Color

Black case/black band, Carbon-gray case/black-band, Mineral-blue case/whitestone band

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.4 inches

Display type

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

Display resolution

280 x 280 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 90 days (1yr+ with solar), GPS only mode: Up to 89hrs (122hrs with solar), Smartwatch mode: Up to 28 days (37 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 7X Sapphire Solar, Manual, Straps

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