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Garmin Forerunner 45 L / G - Multisport Watch with GPS, Integrated Heart Rate Monitor Technology, Black color
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Garmin Fenix ​​7 It probably won't arrive until August 2020, so unsurprisingly we haven't heard much about it yet, but it's almost certainly coming and we certainly have ideas of what to expect from it.

 

Below you will find information on the likely release date and price, as well as speculation on the features and improvements that will be offered, and below you will find a list of the things we really want to see.

And be sure to check back regularly, as we will update this article with all the news, leaks, and rumors until the launch of the Garmin Fenix ​​7 line.

Come to the point

  • What is it? The successor to the Garmin Fenix ​​6
  • When will it come out? Maybe around august
  • How much will it cost? It is sure to have a premium price

Garmin Fenix ​​7 release date and price

 

The first thing to keep in mind is that the Garmin Fenix ​​7 may not be the next model in the lineup to launch, as we can get a Garmin Fenix ​​6 Plus first.

One or the other of them will likely be released in late 2020, probably around August, since the Garmin Fenix ​​6 was launched in August 2019.

If it's the Fenix ​​6 Plus launching this year, we may not see the Fenix ​​7 until the end of 2021, but this article really does focus on the next model, just call Garmin Fenix ​​7 for easier.

The Garmin Fenix ​​6 was launched in August 2019 (Image credit: LaComparacion)

As for the price of the watch, at launch the Garmin Fenix ​​6 started at € 529.99 / € 599.99 / AU € 949. This is for the standard Fenix ​​6, but there are a number of other models in the range, like the Fenix ​​6S, the Fenix ​​6X Pro and the Fenix ​​6X Pro Solar, for a price of € 999 / € 1,149.99 / AU € 1,549.

While there are no rumors about the prices of the Garmin Fenix ​​7 line yet, it will likely cost a similar amount.

That said, Garmin adjusts the prices of new models and it has been known to go up or down, so the Fenix ​​7 could be a little higher or a little less. However, since we expect it to be a "stable" release, we expect parity - older models tend to be the cheapest options for those who don't want newer models.

Garmin Fenix ​​7 Leaks and News

There are no rumors about the Garmin Fenix ​​7 yet, but we can guess some features and possible modifications.

For example, the solar charging technology used in the high-end models of the Garmin Fenix ​​6 may be available across the range.

Garmin will also likely go to great lengths to reduce the size and weight of the watch, without compromising its outdoor benchmarks.

General specs and screen enhancements are likely as well, and we'll probably see new features. Exactly what is still unclear, but we have listed below some ideas of what we would like to see.

What we want to see in the Garmin Fenix ​​7

As great as the Garmin Fenix ​​6 is, there is certainly room for improvement, so this is what we expect from the Garmin Fenix ​​7.

1. A new look

 

No one would accuse the Garmin Fenix ​​6 of being classy. Usually it doesn't matter, it's an outdoor watch after all and it's suitably robust, but it's also expensive and you have an expensive watch that's not smart or stylish enough for all situations. Not ideal.

Plus, this bulky build also has an impact on your fitness benchmarks, because in our review, we found that it was too thick to be comfortably worn for yoga, for example.

As such, we'd like to see the Fenix ​​7 slimmed down and ideally restored as well. We're not sure how feasible it would be, as we don't want it to compromise its core functionality and durability, but we'd like Garmin to give it a try.

2. Make it more affordable

It is impossible to escape the fact that the Garmin Fenix ​​6 range is very expensive, even more expensive than the Apple Watch 5. It is now a high-end range, so it will always be expensive, but if Garmin could reduce the price, it should make the Fenix ​​7 that much more attractive to a wider range of people.

3. Add a touch screen

For a high-end laptop, the Garmin Fenix ​​6 clearly lacks smart features, including a touchscreen.

Now there is a good reason to have pimples: jogging or swimming on a screen is not always the ideal method of interaction, especially on a sports-oriented laptop, and d 'accidentally cancel the activity tracking in the medium term with a lost toothbrush. hand in hand it would be a disaster.

So we don't want the buttons to go anywhere (although that would probably help reduce the size of the watch), but we would like to add an optional touchscreen when using it as a regular smartwatch. As long as we can block it whenever we want.

4. Solar charging throughout the range

Garmin has added solar charging to their lineup with the Garmin Fenix ​​6X Pro Solar, but most Fenix ​​6 models don't include it, so we'd like to make this a standard feature for the Fenix ​​7 line. .

That said, if that's the case, we'd like to see it improved as well, because in our review, we didn't find that it drastically improved battery life. With their recently launched Quatix 6X Solar, Garmin has shown that solar power can make a real difference, allowing the watch to last up to 24 days between charges, so we're cautiously optimistic.

5. Add an ECG

Although the Garmin Fenix ​​line is more focused on fitness than general health, there's no reason you can't do both, and adding an ECG (EKG) would help this.

We've seen them on the Apple Watch before, and it's a potentially vital feature that can detect irregular heart activity.

6. A noise monitor

Another feature already found on the Apple Watch is a noise level monitor, which will alert you when the decibel level around you reaches a level that could damage your hearing.

It's a small but potentially useful feature that would make a nice addition to the Fenix ​​range. However, this is far from being a deciding factor; We understand that the Fenix ​​range is primarily multisport watches designed for athletes, so we do not anticipate that they correspond to the characteristics of a versatile smartwatch with constant perimeter.

7. Clear the screen

The Garmin Fenix ​​6 has a 260 x 260 screen, which isn't that great but pale compared to some smartwatches, so we'd like to see a sharper screen on the Garmin Fenix ​​7.

That said, the increased pixels could also mean an impact on battery life, which would be even better is the ability to choose the output resolution of the screen, just like some Samsung Galaxy smartphones. do it.

8. Add replenishment tips

The recently released Polar Grit X is designed for serious endurance athletes, and one of its most notable features is something we'd like to see in the upcoming Garmin Fenix ​​7: fuel tips. This keeps you hydrated and avoids hitting the wall by inviting you to have water and carbs on board at regular intervals, based on your physiology and planned activity. Many times you don't realize you're dehydrated or running out of glycogen until it's too late, so it could save you a lot of pain on long runs and walks.

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