THE Garmin is one of the leading smart watch manufacturers, featuring models for those who need a more casual or sporty look. Now the company is releasing the series Phoenix 7, which is the new generation of one of its main models focused on physical activities.
What’s New in Fenix 7
One of the features that is coming in the seventh generation of these smartwatches from the company is a touchscreen., the predecessor models only allowed the user to control the devices through the side buttons. Despite being something basic in most smartwatches, as the model was made for physical activities, the manufacturer believed that it did not need to equip a touchscreen, since in the vast majority of exercises using touchscreens is not a good experience.
Despite this novelty, the manufacturer stated that the Phoenix 7 will disable the display touch during exercise to avoid accidents. Another novelty available on the device is a multi-led flashlight, which is able to normally serve as a tool to light the way for the user. However, this feature is intended to switch between red and white colors based on rhythm of who is wearing the watch and also alert cars that are passing by during a race.
Another novelty presented by the company is a software resource that works as a real-time resistance tool, which helps the user compare the potential resistance he would have at a moderate intensity against the resistance he is having at current exertion level. Along with that, the company also presented the ‘up ahead‘ which is an update feature that points out interesting points nearby like elevation climbs, place to drink water and others.
The model has the sensors that the vast majority of current smart watches have, such as heart rate monitoring, breathing, stress tracking, body battery, physical age and sleep tracking. There are also some profiles for specific physical activities such as Adventure Racing, Wind Surfing, Kite Surfing, Tennis, Pickleball, Padel, Snowshoe and several others that the company is adding over time.
The seventh generation of sports watches from Garmin has support for today’s major satellite systems, but the company is also bringing the support for the L5 frequency range. With this, the model will bring greater accuracy in “challenging GPS environments”.
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Although the manufacturer does not inform the battery capacity of the smartwatch, the company claims that the model can last up to 18 days on a single charge, and you can stay on for an incredible six days with the always-on display feature.
price and availability
The models of Garmin are known for being cutting edge products and because of that the price ends up being quite high, the Fenix 7 smartwatch cheaper is US$ 700. However the value changes depending on the size the user wears his watch, models can be purchased in sizes: Fenix 7S (42mm), Phoenix 7 (47mm) and Fenix 7X (51mm).
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In addition to the standard editions of these watches, it is possible to buy the models in a solar edition, which supports solar-powered battery charging, and a sapphire solar edition, which, in addition to solar energy, comes with a more scratch-resistant lens.
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