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Garmin Fenix ​​7 and Epix 2: Noble smartwatches for athletes leaked

Garmin presented the first smartwatches for 2022 on Tuesday, and an update is now apparently also imminent for the high-end models of the Fenix ​​series. The colleagues from WinFuture have already unearthed pictures and technical data of the Fenix ​​7, 7X and 7S – and also discovered a new edition of a legendary fitness watch with the Epix2.

  • The top model Garmin Fenix ​​7 Solar is said to have a battery life of up to 37 days
  • Fenix ​​7 series and Epix 2 apparently all receive an EKG function
  • Fenix ​​models start at 700 euros, the Epix 2 from 1000 euros


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After Garmin presented the comparatively “cheap” models Venu 2 Plus (from 425 euros) and the Vivomove Sport (from 180 euros), we can look forward to an update of Garmin’s high-end lineup in the coming days. All rumored models should support an EKG measurement – a feature that Garmin fans have so far had to do without.

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The “smallest” model will probably be called Garmin Fenix ​​7S and come in three colors. / © Garmin via WinFuture

The Fenix ​​7 lineup is said to be derived from the Garmin Fenix ​​7, the Fenix ​​7S and the Fenix ​​7X put together. Rumor has it that the first two models are also optionally available as a solar version with photoelectric charging function; the feature is included as standard with the largest top model, the 7X.

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If the rumors are true, the new models will finally have an EKG function. / © Garmin via WinFuture

All three Fenix ​​7 watches are to use transflexive MIP LCD screens with diagonals of 1.2 (Fenix ​​7S), 1.3 (Fenix ​​7) and 1.4 inches (Fenix ​​7X) – the resolutions should be 240×240, 260×260 or 280×280 pixels. As WinFuture reports, the prices for the Fenix ​​7 series should start at 700 euros.

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The new top model Fenix ​​7X should bring up to 37 days of battery life with solar support – as a smartwatch! / © Garmin via WinFuture

The great strength of the Fenix ​​lineup is their battery life. In smartwatch operation with notifications & Co., the watches – sorted from small to large – should last 11 days, 18 days and 28 days, respectively. With solar support, the top model Fenix ​​7X reportedly lasted 37 days, the two smaller watches at least 22 and 14 days respectively.

Finally, the Epix 2 appears similarly bulky on the leaked renderings, but probably pursues a slightly different approach than the Fenix ​​lineup. Instead of the extremely outdoor-suitable transflective displays, Garmin is to install a 1.3-inch AMOLED display here. The rumored resolution of 454×454 pixels is significantly higher than that of the Fenix ​​series. The battery life should be no less impressive with a maximum of 16 days (* cries in Apple Watch *).

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With the Epix 2, Garmin is reissuing a classic. / © Garmin via WinFuture

According to rumors, the well-known sensors for GPS, compass, pulse, SpO2 and movement are under the hood, and the watches then use them to determine speed, sleep duration, stress level, calorie consumption, recovery time after training, distance covered, etc. All watches should come in a stainless steel case, with water resistance up to 10 ATM.


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WLAN, Bluetooth and ANT + for synchronizing the data and connecting to Garmin’s extensive range of accessories are considered to be set. Now only one thing is missing: the official announcement.


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