Garmin launches Fenix 7X which is included in its flagship smartwatch line. This latest watch is claimed to have a battery life of up to 578 hours on a single charge thanks to solar power. There are also plenty of other models, including a rugged option called the Epix.
There are three Fenix smartwatch models, namely the Fenix 7S 42mm, Fenix 7 47mm, and the very large Fenix 7X 51mm with very impressive battery life. The new Epix smartwatch also features a 1.3-inch OLED display that is always-on and more durable.
The Garmin Fenix 7 is the standard model priced at $700, the Fenix 7S is priced at $900, and the premium Fenix 7X is priced at $1,000. On the other hand, the Garmin Epix is priced at $899 for the glass surface and steel frame, while the variant with the sapphire surface and titanium frame is priced at $999.
Garmin is deliberately making a special advantage that is in battery life. Moreover, this Fenix 7 series model comes with solar charging. The tiny Fenix 7S can last up to 90 hours and 162 hours if you use diesel. While the largest Fenix 7X model can last up to 213 hours although this is not reasonable or 578 hours on diesel.
The Fenix 7 series comes with the L5 GPS frequency range which offers better GPS signal accuracy. For the record, L5 is the new GPS signal for civilian color and offers a sophisticated signal design, greater bandwidth, and more power which ultimately offers higher accuracy.
Another feature of the Fenix 7X is the presence of an LED flashlight, where this lamp can emit bright white light and red light. This variant also has a strobe mode for emergencies.
The Epix Gen 2 comes in a 47mm dial and has a battery life of up to 16 days. The Epix has some features similar to the Fenix 7 series but lacks an LED flashlight and does not support solar charging.