Garmin Fenix 8: rumours, possible tech specs, potential release date (2023)

At the start of 2022 we received the latest iteration in the Fenix range. It might be early days but that shouldn’t stop us from looking forward to Garmin Fenix 8, its possible tech specs and potential release date.

The Fenix line has become apreference for sports and outdoor enthusiasts over the years. This is a great wearable whichcontainsmost things you wouldwant for fitness training plus feature sets for outdoor navigation. A devicefor those who are into multi-sports and want to be able to track absolutely everything. It’s no wonder there is always much interest about the next iteration in the series.

Essential reading: Garmin Forerunner 955 vs Fenix 7 vs Epix 2 – which to go for?

After a slow 2021, Garmin has picked up pace once again. This year we saw a plethora of launches such as the Venu 2 Plus, Fenix 7, Epix 2, and more recently the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955. And we do not expect things to end here. Later in 2022 we are expecting Venu SQ 2, Austin, Vivomove Trend, Instinct Analog and perhaps a few other devices. The info for this comes from a local Garmin authorised distributors list we stumbled across a couple of months back. It will definitely be a busy year!

But many are looking beyond these editions wondering when we’ll see the Garmin Fenix 8. Competition is stiff, so it’sa fair bet that the company will set its aims high once again. There have been no leaks so far so what follows is what one could reasonably expect based on the development of the line so far. As and when we hear more, we will update this article.

Garmin Fenix 8: Possible design and tech specs

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Despite multiple generations Garmin has retained the flagship design of its Fenix line. The circular display, the five physical buttons have consistantly made the cut in recent years. However, there have been some changes along the way.

One of these is the introduction of multiple sizes – so now there’s something for everyone. This is likely to continue with the next generation and we see Garmin introducing three current different sized options, once again.

Another change this year is the introduction of Epix 2. The watch is pretty much the same as Fenix 7, with one important difference – it comes with an AMOLED display.

Ultimately, these types of displays will become power efficient enough to replace the transflective memory-in-pixel display (MIP) of the Fenix and Forerunner watches. But that might still be a few years off for these two product lines.

(Video) Garmin Fenix 8 - What We Expect.

The same can not be said, though, for Vivoactive. In our view we’ve seen the last iteration in that series – and going forward we will only get new versions of the Venu range. But that is an all-purpose watch so quite distinct from the Fenix and Forerunner series. It is Garmin’s answer to the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch.

One thing we would like to see with Fenix 8 is a slimming down of the form-factor. The device is currently quite thick. This ranges from 14.1mm to 14.9mm depending on the size chosen. Whether we see a less chunky Fenix 8 really depends on how much it would effect battery life. A smaller physical space can fit a smaller sized battery.

The mid-sized Fenix 7 runs an impressive 18 days (22 days with solar) in smartwatch mode and 57 hours (73 hours with solar) with GPS switched on. The 7S and 7X also perform well on this count. Garmin is unlikely to downsize the battery capacity as it remains a very important selling point.

The same consideration applies to the possible introduction of a more high-res screen. Having said that, one could reasonably expect the same or similar type of MIP display but with more pixels squeezed in.

What we like about the current edition is the newly added touchscreen functionality. Garmin has, quite rightly, opted to retain the two physical buttons on the right and three on the left. But now you can use this in combination with the touch-display to navigate the menus. Best of all, this is customisable so you can turn on or off the touchscreen for certain use cases. Perfect.

A decision to offer just a touch screen would not have been a good one. It would not be practical because athletes would find atouchscreendifficult to use in wet weather or when swimming.

Garmin appears to be adapting a similar design across its latest crop of sports watches so it is unlikely to stray very much from that. Why change something that works? We, therefore, don’t expect to see any drastic changes in the looks department with the Fenix 8.

In any case, expect to see different sized models, including some premium editions. And lots of options in straps, colours and watch faces.

And while those looking for a radically different design might be dissapointed, something around the corner may pique their interest. A device called Garmin Austin will reportedly launch in the months ahead. Just like Fenix and Epix, this is classified as an outdoors watch. What exactly we get remains to be seen. A outdoorsy timepiece especially designed for women? Something with a totally different form factor? It’s anyone’s guess.

Garmin Fenix 8: Functionality we expect, would like to see

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(Video) Garmin Fenix 8 Could Get This New Hardware.

Fenix 7 is a very capable multisport GPS watch. You can use it for cycling, open water swimming, cross country skiing,climbing, indoor run/bike/swim, hiking and much more.In addition to heart rate tracking from the wrist, the watch provides advanced running metrics and outdoor navigation.And finally, while not the most user friendly, the Garmin Connect software is top notch whether you are utilising the smartphone app or the even more comprehensive web dashboard.

All Fenixwatches comeequipped with ABC sensors to provide relevant real-time information. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data, while the barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The 3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing whether you’re moving or not.

We have always been impressed with the Fenix model and iteration number seven has brought some nice upgrades. This includes the addition of a touchscreen, a better GPS chip and longer battery life. The gap is not huge and these are expensive features if they are the only reason to upgrade.

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While impressive in its specs, the device is by no means perfect. For example,users have reported ANT+ reception problems so a better antenna is very likely on Fenix 8. As is a new heart rate tracking module and other sensor improvements.

More training metrics

The watch also has lots of training metrics. At the time of writing this article, the Forerunner 955 actually has a few more metrics as compared to the Fenix 7. But have no worry if you have the latest Fenix, it should get the Training Readiness Score, HRV Status and all the other performance metric extras from the Forerunner 955. It might take a few months, though, until Garmin gets around to releasing the firmware update.

As far as the future, it is difficult to predict at this stage. Recovery was one area where Garmin has lagged in recent years as compared to the likes of Whoop, Polar and Oura. Now it has evened up the score. No doubt, there are additional goodies in store that will land in the years ahead. What exactly will likely depend on new sensors that might be built into the watch. Garmin has acquired the rights to Firsbeat Analytics technology, which puts it in a prime position to keep developing these types of metrics.

Sleep tracking that actually works

One sore point right now is sleep tracking. It is a weak point of all Garmin watches.

For some reason you need to define a window in the Garmin Connect settings during which you typically sleep. Not sure why that is necessary in 2022 as other companies do not require you to do this. Surely it can’t be too difficult to figure out when you are in a horizontal position, not moving.

Naps? You can’t track them on a Garmin watch. That’s not good enough from a company which prides itself on being one of the best in class.

(Video) A look at the - Garmin Fenix 7 - Using it for running

For example, I tend to sleep 6-7 hours per night. But supplement this with an hour or two, afternoon nap. As far as Garmin is concerned I have only had one sleep session. Which throws the Readiness Score out of whack.

New sensors

ECG sensors have been making all headlines in recent years. Why not ECG functionality on a Garmin watch? This is already in the works and the tech might be even be built into some existing devices. DC Rainmaker spotted the functionality in an early firmware version of his Venu 2 Plus watch. And we discovered a medical study last year that references a Garmin-made watch with ECG. Is this a must-have for the Fenix line? Not in the least bit. But it would be a nice-to-have.

Other sensors are always a possibility.In fact we seem to be close to the stage where there will be a radical shakeup of health tracking tech. A number of different companies are working on sensors that will track blood-pressure, sweat, glucose, hydration and more from the wrist in real-time and continuosly.

The only question is whether the tech will be ready to integrate in the next Garmin Fenix watch. Devices with these types of next generation sensors are expected to start dropping sometime in 2023. Exciting times ahead for us wearable geeks!

А better smartwatch experience

It is fair to say, the current Fenix line is very limited as far as smartwatch features. Particulary if you compare the device to the likes of the Apple Watch or Galaxy Watch. Sure you get the basics such as notification support, music control and storage but it doesn’t go much beyond that.

Is that a particular problem? Probably not as the customer base of this type of device are fitness enthusiasts. But it would be nice to get a better smartwatch experience on future Fenix generations. Things that could potentially be added include a microphone and smart assistant voice control, better and richer third-party app support and more.

More fully integrated Garmin Pay support

Right now there is only limited Garmin Pay bank support. Hopefully the company will expand this in the future to more banks and financial institutions, across a wider range of countries

Multi-band GNSS only on Sapphire models

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Only the Fenix 7 Sapphire model (and Epix 2 model) has multi-band GNSS support. Which is kind of an insult to owners of other Fenix 7 watches. Why?

Because the Forerunner 955 model which was not expected to have better specs than Fenix 7 comes with this built-in. The functionality allows for multiple frequencies from each constellation for improved positioning where obtaining a sattelite signal is challenging. I have been wearing a Forerunner 955 watch for the past few weeks and the improvements are very noticeable, both when it comes to speed of connection and GPS accuracy. It is a certainty this will be built into the Fenix 8 watch.

Cellular model

A cellular model in the next year or so? This could even be released as an interim version of Fenix 7. Perhaps a Fenix 7 LTE. One could say that this is another feature the typical Fenix watch user does not really require. After all, you’re not going to try and call your officewhile on a run…. But it would be nice to have the option – one with proper cellular connectivity that doesn’t end with security functions. Perhaps a Fenix 8 model with cellular and one without.

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Garmin Fenix 8: Potential release date

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Fenix 7 was announced at the start of this year and made available for purchase towards the end of January. But what about the other iterations in the series?

Here’s the recent release schedule.

  • Garmin Fenix 3 (January 2015)
  • Garmin Fenix 3 (January 2016)
  • Garmin Fenix 5 (January 2017)
  • Garmin Fenix 5 Plus (June 2018)
  • Garmin Fenix 6 (September 2019)
  • Garmin Fenix 7 (January 2022)

This shows that there has been a bit of a gap between generation six and seven. But the circumstances were not normal. The coronavirus situation in recent years, coupled with chip-shortages and energy crisis in certain Asian countries have not made things easy for wearable manufacturers. We actually think the Fenix 7 was scheduled to be released in 2021 but was delayed due to the situation.

As far as the next iteration in the series, we certainly do not anticipate such a large gap. The earliest Fenix 8 could potentially land is the Summer of 2023 or perhaps IFA in Berlin of that year which falls in early September. Beyond that, the next likely good release window could be IFA in Las Vegas in January 2024. For now, our money is on the next generation or an interim device being launched in September of next year.

If you decided to skip Fenix 7 because it is way too expensive for you, prepare to be disappointed.This is a high-end watch after all, so Fenix 8 islikely to come in at a similar price. There is hope, though, as demostrated by the recent launch of the Forerunner 955. That one unexpectedly landed with a very budget-friendly price-line as compared to its immediate predecessor.

Nevertheless, we should once again see different price points for different sizes. Including much more expensive premium and limited editions, along with the standard, slightly more budget friendly models.

Essential reading: Garmin Forerunner 945 vs Fenix 5 vs Fenix 5 Plus

Whatever the final price, the Fenix 8 will be a great choice as it will still be one of the best smartwatches for fitness fanatics.And we suspect, the legion of existingFenix users will remain loyal to the timepiece which has already proven its worth.

So what do you think? What would you like to see on the Fenix 8?

(Video) Garmin Fenix 7 vs EPIX Which should YOU buy?

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FAQs

Is there a new Garmin coming out in 2022? ›

Garmin releases August 2022 update for Epix 2, Fenix 7, Forerunner

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945 and Instinct 2 series smartwatches with new features. Garmin has started distributing the final version of a comprehensive update for Epix 2, Fenix 7, Forerunner 945 and Instinct 2 series smartwatches.

Is there a new Garmin Fenix coming out? ›

Garmin Fenix 7: Price and release date

The Garmin Fenix 7 series launched on January 18, 2022 and is available to buy direct from Garmin. Prices start at $699.99 / £599.99 / AU$1,049 for the standard version. The top-tier Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar is $999.99 / £859.99 / AU$1,499.

Can you answer calls on Fenix 7? ›

The device has a speaker and microphone that allow you to answer calls made to your smartphone.

What is the difference between EPIX and fēnix? ›

The headline difference is that the Epix 2 has an AMOLED screen instead of the transflective display you get on the Fenix line. Here's how the pair stack up in the following key areas: price, design and hardware, battery life, sports tracking, maps and navigation, and smartwatch features.

Which Garmin watch can answer calls? ›

Garmin announces Venu 2 Plus, a fitness smartwatch that lets users take calls.

Can you text on Garmin watch? ›

Garmin WhatsApp & Text Response set up with Android - YouTube

Is Garmin bringing out a new watch? ›

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Instinct Analog

Instinct Analog is another watch we are expecting in the second half of 2022. That sounds like a hybrid watch – and Garmin already has experience in this area. But a hybrid Instinct would have an audience.

Does Fenix 7 have ECG? ›

Fenix

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The Garmin Fenix series (styled fēnix; pronounced as phoenix), is a selection of multisport watches produced by Garmin, first introduced in 2012. They use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and measure distance, speed, heart rate, time, altitude, pace, etc.
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7 does not have an ECG feature. Which makes it unusual because Garmin
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seems to have lost an opportunity to pitch the Fenix 7 watch in the same league as the Apple Watch 7 and the Samsung Watch 4.

Where are Garmin Fenix watches made? ›

Garmin's Fēnix

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smartwatch.

Do you sleep with Fenix 7? ›

While you are sleeping, the watch automatically detects your sleep and monitors your movement during your normal sleep hours. You can set your normal sleep hours in the user settings on your Garmin

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Connect™ account. Sleep statistics include total hours of sleep, sleep stages, sleep movement, and sleep score.

Can I answer phone on Garmin? ›

Best answer: Yes, you can answer phone calls and messages using the Garmin

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Venu 2 Plus. This is, in part, thanks to its built-in speaker and mic along with voice assistant compatibility, as well as dedicated answer/end buttons on the watch face.

Can I answer calls on Garmin Fenix? ›

When you receive a phone call on your connected smartphone, the fēnix

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The Garmin Fenix series (styled fēnix; pronounced as phoenix), is a selection of multisport watches produced by Garmin, first introduced in 2012. They use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and measure distance, speed, heart rate, time, altitude, pace, etc.
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® device displays the name or phone number of the caller. To accept the call, select Accept. NOTE: To talk to the caller, you must use your connected smartphone. To decline the call, select Decline.

Is the Epix touch screen? ›

Like the Fenix

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The Garmin Fenix series (styled fēnix; pronounced as phoenix), is a selection of multisport watches produced by Garmin, first introduced in 2012. They use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and measure distance, speed, heart rate, time, altitude, pace, etc.
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7, the Epix by default turns off its touchscreen when you start an activity, such as running or biking. You can opt to turn it back on, but I appreciated this little feature — more than once, I've paused or stopped tracking one of my runs because I accidentally tapped a smartwatch screen.

Is the Epix 2 worth it? ›

The Epix 2's screen is tremendous and if money was no object I'd pick the Epix 2 over any other watch available. But if you can live without the AMOLED display, it's fair to say you can find better value elsewhere within Garmin's range and beyond.

Is Garmin Fenix 6 still worth buying? ›

The Garmin Fenix 6 is absolutely worth buying if you don't mind settling for slightly older tech. The Fenix 7 line boasts upgraded battery life and solar charging, plus new training features. However, many of the device's best features can be found on both lines and Garmin continues to support the Fenix 6 series.

Do any Garmin watches have a microphone? ›

In January this year, Garmin

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launched the Venu 2 Plus – a new version of the excellent Venu 2 smartwatch with a microphone that allows you to take calls from your wrist and use your phone's voice assistant (provided your handset is within Bluetooth range, of course).

Will a Garmin watch work with a Samsung phone? ›

The Garmin Connect app can be installed on an Android or iOS device.

Do Garmin watches work with iphones? ›

The Following Devices have been Confirmed to be Compatible with Garmin

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Speak and Garmin Speak Plus: Phones with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and higher. iPhone X. iPhone 8, 8 Plus.

Does Garmin watch need a subscription? ›

The quick answer to this question is NO. Garmin

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smartwatches will work seamlessly in offering the advertised features and services without any incremental costs or monthly recurring fees. The core features of the Garmin smartwatches come without any monthly fees.

Does Garmin watch work without phone? ›

Most Garmin

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watches have a GPS receiver built-in and do not require your phone to record GPS activities.

Can Garmin receive iPhone messages? ›

You can use your iPhone® number as the number your watch uses when sending and receiving text messages. Garmin

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® recommends this option for the most seamless experience.

Is Google coming out with a smartwatch? ›

Google Pixel Watch. Same team, new player. The first smartwatch built by Google, inside and out. A beautiful circular, domed design works smoothly with the new experience of Wear OS by Google.

Will Fenix 7 have LTE? ›

No LTE... at least for the moment.

Within my speculations I expected it to be present in some way in the Fenix 7, but for the moment none of the announced models incorporates it.

Can Garmin detect atrial fibrillation? ›

“to confirm the Garmin ECG (electrocardiogram) software algorithm can detect and classify atrial fibrillation and normal sinus rhythm on single lead ECG data derived from a Garmin wrist-worn, consumer device.

Can Garmin detect irregular heartbeat? ›

Newer Garmin

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watches can notify you when your heart rate unexpectedly goes above a specified threshold. If you are inactive for 10 minutes or more, and your heart rate stays above your set threshold, you'll get an alert on the watch.

Is Garmin heart rate accurate? ›

Results: Both test devices exhibited acceptable overall accuracy as heart rate sensors based on several statistical tests. Notably, the MAPE values were below 10% (the designated threshold) in both devices (GarminYoung=3.77%; GarminSenior=4.73%; XiaomiYoung=7.69%; and XiaomiSenior=6.04%).

Why Garmin watches are so expensive? ›

They are manufactured using fibre-reinforced polymer, which is an expensive material. They also have tons of features like accurate sensors, multi-GNSS GPS tracking, activity tracking, and other exclusive features, which makes the Garmin watch price higher than other watches.

Is Garmin a Chinese company? ›

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Which is more accurate Garmin or Fitbit? ›

Garmin's entire range is water resistant and even basic running watches have a pool swimming mode. If you're into pool sessions, Garmin tends to be more reliable accuracy-wise for longer sessions, more metrics, swimming-focused features.

What does Garmin sleep mode do? ›

Current activity trackers automatically detect when you have gone to sleep by detecting your movement and heart rate around your set sleep window. Some older activity trackers have the ability to manually put the device into sleep mode.

Does Fenix 7 have sapphire glass? ›

All Fenix

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The Garmin Fenix series (styled fēnix; pronounced as phoenix), is a selection of multisport watches produced by Garmin, first introduced in 2012. They use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and measure distance, speed, heart rate, time, altitude, pace, etc.
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7 models are also slightly thinner than their Fenix 6 counterparts. Depending on the Fenix 7 model you end up choosing, you'll either have a display covered in Gorilla Glass DX, Power Glass, or Power Sapphire.

Can Garmin track naps? ›

So far, none of Garmin's best GPS watches

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can track naps, and there's no sign of that changing in the near future. Some of the company's earlier devices allowed you to enable sleep tracking manually to log a nap, but this feature seems to have been deprecated.

How do I talk on my Garmin watch? ›

Tutorial - How to Use Voice Functionality on Your Garmin Watch

How do I text on my Garmin? ›

This feature is available only for smartphones with Android.
...
  1. From the watch face, select UP to view the notifications widget.
  2. Press Enter.
  3. Select a text message notification to respond to.
  4. Press DOWN.
  5. Select Reply.
  6. Select a quick message from the list.
  7. Your phone2 sends the selected message as an SMS text message.

Does Garmin Make a cellular watch? ›

LTE CONNECTIVITY

This LTE-connected smartwatch links you in fun ways to your family and friends and also provides peace of mind while you're out doing your sport. Choose the plan that's right for you.

Can you text on Garmin Fenix 6? ›

NOTE: This feature is available only for smartphones with Android™. When you receive a text message notification on your fēnix® device, you can send a quick reply by selecting from a list of messages. You can customize messages in the Garmin

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Connect™ app.

How do I connect my Garmin watch to Alexa? ›

Verify the codes match, and press any button on the Garmin

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Speak device to accept the pairing request. On your smartphone, select the option to authorize pairing with the device. Garmin Drive™ app. Say Alexa, ask Garmin to register my device.

How do I get text messages on my Garmin Fenix 7? ›

You can use your compatible phone to manage notifications that appear on your fēnix

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® watch. Select an option: If you are using an iPhone®, go to the iOS® notifications settings to select the items to show on the watch. If you are using an Android™ phone, from the Garmin
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Connect™ app, select Settings > Notifications
.

Which Garmin is touch screen? ›

Garmin has multiple watches with touchscreen functionality that can be enabled or disabled through the watch operating system. Vivoactive 4, Venu 2 series, Fenix 7 series and the Tactix series smartwatches have touchscreen functionality.

Is Epix any good? ›

The final cut. For those who love premium channels and original programming, EPIX makes for an excellent addition to your streaming plan or cable subscription. And for just $5.99/mo., the 1000+ titles in its library are a pretty good deal.

Does Garmin Epix come with maps? ›

Of course the Epix is loaded with every Garmin

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sports tracking, everyday use feature you come to expect from the brand and includes mapping and navigation on the high resolution 416 x 416 screen (the Apple Watch is 430 x 352 by comparison) and we also note that the Fenix
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The Garmin Fenix series (styled fēnix; pronounced as phoenix), is a selection of multisport watches produced by Garmin, first introduced in 2012. They use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and measure distance, speed, heart rate, time, altitude, pace, etc.
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7 screen is considerably lower resolution at 260 ...

Does Garmin EPIX 2 have ECG? ›

As of today, Garmin

Garmin
Garmin Ltd.

(shortened to Garmin, stylized as GARMIN, and formerly known as ProNav) is an American, Swiss-domiciled multinational technology company founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in Lenexa, Kansas, United States, with headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.
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still has no official ECG/EKG functionality. That's probably about to change at some point this year where we will, most likely, see the feature enabled on Venu 2 Plus and Fenix
Fenix
The Garmin Fenix series (styled fēnix; pronounced as phoenix), is a selection of multisport watches produced by Garmin, first introduced in 2012. They use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and measure distance, speed, heart rate, time, altitude, pace, etc.
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7/Epix 2. How do we know this? Firstly Garmin started ECG trials in 2021.

What is Garmin Epix for? ›

The Epix has the same general health and advanced activity monitoring features as the Fenix

Fenix
The Garmin Fenix series (styled fēnix; pronounced as phoenix), is a selection of multisport watches produced by Garmin, first introduced in 2012. They use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and measure distance, speed, heart rate, time, altitude, pace, etc.
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7, including offline maps and music, sleep, stress and recovery tracking, all-day heart rate and many others.

Does Garmin EPIX 2 have a microphone? ›

Unlike the Venu 2 Plus, the Garmin Epix 2 also offers neither a microphone nor speakers. As such, it does not allow for wrist-based phone calls, nor does it support voice assistants. Unlike the Forerunner 945, there is also no LTE option for the Epix 2.

What does sapphire mean on Garmin? ›

It has all the advanced functions, and it is equipped with the same type of glass that you find in most the Garmin watches – what is called the Corning Gorilla Glass. Sapphire – The Sapphire model has all the same functions as the Pro model. But the Sapphire model is instead equipped with scratch-free sapphire glass.

How accurate is the Garmin Fenix? ›

Accuracy. To test accuracy, we used each watch in our test to record two sets of two laps around the inside lane of a standard 1/4-mile running track. In 2017, the Fenix 5 measured an average 3% error. In our 2018 update, the Fenix 5 was bang-on each time.

How often do you charge Garmin watch? ›

In general, the batteries should last about 500 discharge cycles.

Is Garmin coming out with a new golf watch in 2022? ›

Garmin's collection of luxury sports watches – the MARQ series – is also due for an upgrade in 2022. The devices that are listed in the MARQ II series include Aviator, Captain, Golfer, Adventurer and Athlete.

Is Garmin coming out with a new Forerunner? ›

The Garmin Forerunner 955 came out in June 2022, a little under six months after the Fenix 7 (opens in new tab) and Epix 2 (opens in new tab). It's a cheaper sibling of these big hitters and arguably a better deal than either.

Is Garmin Fenix 7 coming out? ›

The Garmin Fenix 7 range launched on 18th January 2022 and the watches cost from $699.99/£599.99 up to $999.99/£1,049.99, depending on the model and materials you opt for.

Will there be a forerunner 255? ›

Garmin

Garmin
Garmin Ltd.

(shortened to Garmin, stylized as GARMIN, and formerly known as ProNav) is an American, Swiss-domiciled multinational technology company founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in Lenexa, Kansas, United States, with headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.
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Forerunner
Forerunner
The Garmin Forerunner series is a selection of sport watches produced by Garmin. Most models use the Global Positioning System (GPS), and are targeted at road runners and triathletes.
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255 review: Design

For review, Garmin supplied the full-size Forerunner 255 Music, rather than the smaller 255s. The screen is a 1.3in number with a resolution of 260 x 260, while the smaller 255s has a 1.1in screen with a resolution of 218 x 218.

What is Garmin virtual Caddie? ›

This feature uses your shot data from previous rounds, along with elevation, wind and the layout of the hole to determine which club you should use and where you should aim on your next shot. It's like having your very own caddie.

How accurate are golf GPS watches? ›

Golf GPS chipsets have an accuracy of within 3-4 yards under optimal conditions, with a clear sky and good satellite coverage.

Does Garmin golf need phone? ›

Most Garmin

Garmin
Garmin Ltd.

(shortened to Garmin, stylized as GARMIN, and formerly known as ProNav) is an American, Swiss-domiciled multinational technology company founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in Lenexa, Kansas, United States, with headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.
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watches have a GPS receiver built-in and do not require your phone to record GPS activities.

Is Garmin 955 worth the money? ›

Tom's Guide Verdict

The Forerunner

Forerunner
The Garmin Forerunner series is a selection of sport watches produced by Garmin. Most models use the Global Positioning System (GPS), and are targeted at road runners and triathletes.
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955 is a fantastic top-tier running watch, with a number of impressive features. It's the best Forerunner yet — easy to use on and off the run, with excellent battery life, and Garmin's new Training Readiness functionality.

Is the Garmin 945 being replaced? ›

The Forerunner

Forerunner
The Garmin Forerunner series is a selection of sport watches produced by Garmin. Most models use the Global Positioning System (GPS), and are targeted at road runners and triathletes.
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955 is the updated version of the Forerunner 945, which was first released in April 2019. The Forerunner 955 was launched in June 2022, and will replace the Forerunner 945 as Garmin's top-tier Forerunner running watch.

Is the Fenix 6x Pro Solar worth it? ›

Yes, but with caveats. I rate the Fenix 6 Pro Solar as 'Good' with the use case in mind of wanting a capable smartwatch that can also do advanced health and sport metrics, but critically all-day turn-by-turn navigation. The solar charging is pretty much pointless, mind.

Does Fenix 7 have ECG? ›

Fenix

Fenix
The Garmin Fenix series (styled fēnix; pronounced as phoenix), is a selection of multisport watches produced by Garmin, first introduced in 2012. They use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and measure distance, speed, heart rate, time, altitude, pace, etc.
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7 does not have an ECG feature. Which makes it unusual because Garmin
Garmin
Garmin Ltd.

(shortened to Garmin, stylized as GARMIN, and formerly known as ProNav) is an American, Swiss-domiciled multinational technology company founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in Lenexa, Kansas, United States, with headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.
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seems to have lost an opportunity to pitch the Fenix 7 watch in the same league as the Apple Watch 7 and the Samsung Watch 4.

Where are Garmin Fenix watches made? ›

Garmin's Fēnix

Fēnix
The Garmin Fenix series (styled fēnix; pronounced as phoenix), is a selection of multisport watches produced by Garmin, first introduced in 2012. They use the Global Positioning System (GPS) and measure distance, speed, heart rate, time, altitude, pace, etc.
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is a Swiss-made
Swiss-made
In sum, a watch is considered Swiss when it has been developed in Switzerland, it uses a Swiss movement, is assembled and controlled in Switzerland by the Manufacture d'horlogerie and when 60% of its manufacturing costs are Swiss.
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smartwatch.

Does Fenix 7 work with Iphone? ›

However, the Garmin Fenix 7 does have one big advantage as an everyday watch for many people: it's compatible with both iOS and Android.

Is the Garmin 255 touchscreen? ›

Unlike a smartwatch, the screen is “on” 24/7 by design. As such, these Garmins

Garmins
Garmin Ltd.

(shortened to Garmin, stylized as GARMIN, and formerly known as ProNav) is an American, Swiss-domiciled multinational technology company founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in Lenexa, Kansas, United States, with headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.
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make excellent watches. However, the Garmin Forerunner
Garmin Forerunner
The Garmin Forerunner series is a selection of sport watches produced by Garmin. Most models use the Global Positioning System (GPS), and are targeted at road runners and triathletes.
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255 does not have a touchscreen. All control is through the five buttons on the side of the watch face.

How accurate is Garmin race predictor? ›

Garmin's VO2 Max status is pretty accurate. Some studies suggest it overestimates someone's VO2 Max (particularly in men than women) while other studies suggest the opposite is true. Almost all studies find that Garmin's VO2 Max estimate is within about 5 percent of your true VO2 Max value.

Does the Garmin 255 have maps? ›

You can customize how the map appears in the map app and data screens. Hold UP, and select Map. Sets the orientation of the map. The North Up option shows north at the top of the screen.

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