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You live an athletic lifestyle. You need this premium active smartwatch with a stunning AMOLED display to help you overcome every challenge.

You’re looking for a ready-to-go multisport GPS watch that can keep pace with your active lifestyle, 7 days a week. You’ve found it in the fēnix® 7 Series.

You want 7-day-a-week wearability in an ultratough, solar charged multisport GPS watch that puts no limits on how far you can go. Say hello to the fēnix® 7 Sapphire Solar edition.

General

Lens Material

Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Sapphire Editions: sapphire crystal

Corning® Gorilla® Glass

Power Sapphire™

Bezel Material

passivated stainless steel
Sapphire Edition: carbon gray DLC titanium or pure titanium

stainless steel

titanium

Case material fiber-reinforced polymer with steel rear cover
Sapphire Editions: fiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear cover
fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover fiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear cover
QuickFit™ watch band compatible

included (22 mm)

included (22 mm)

included (22 mm)

Strap material

silicone

silicone

silicone

Physical size

47 x 47 x 14.5 mm

Fits wrists with the following circumference:
Silicone band: 125-208 mm
Leather band: 132-210 mm
Fabric band: 132-210 mm
Metal band: 132-215 mm

47 x 47 x 14.5 mm

Fits wrists with the following circumference:
Silicone band: 125-208 mm
Leather Band: 132-210 mm
Fabric Band: 132-210 mm
Metal Band: 132-215 mm

47 x 47 x 14.5 mm

Fits wrists with the following circumference:
Silicone band: 125-208 mm
Leather Band: 132-210 mm
Fabric Band: 132-210 mm
Metal Band: 132-215 mm

Touchscreen
Color display
Display Size 1.3” (33.0 mm) diameter 1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter 1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter
Display Resolution 416 x 416 pixels 260 x 260 pixels 260 x 260 pixels
Display Type AMOLED (always-on) sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight

76 g (case only: 53 g)
Sapphire Editions: 70 g (case only: 47 g)

79 g (case only: 56 g)

73 g (case only: 50 g)

Water rating 10 ATM 10 ATM 10 ATM
Battery life

Smartwatch: Up to 16 days (6 days always-on)
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 21 days
GPS Only: Up to 42 hours (30 hours always-on )
All Satellite Systems: Up to 32 hours (24 hours always-on)
Sapphire Editions: All Satellite Systems + Multi-band: Up to 20 hours (15 hours always-on)
All Satellite Systems + Music: Up to 10 hours (9 hours always-on)
Max Battery GPS: Up to 75 hours
Expedition GPS: Up to 14 days

Smartwatch: Up to 18 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 57 days
GPS Only: Up to 57 hours
All Satellite Systems: Up to 40 hours
All Satellite Systems + Music: Up to 10 hours
Max Battery GPS: Up to 136 hours
Expedition GPS: Up to 40 days

Smartwatch: Up to 18 days/22 days with solar*
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 57 days/173 days with solar*
GPS Only: Up to 57 hours/73 hours with solar**
All Satellite Systems: Up to 40 hours/48 hours with solar*
All Satellite Systems + Multi-band: Up to 23 hours/26 hours with solar**
All Satellite Systems + Music: Up to 10 hours
Max Battery GPS: Up to 136 hours/289 hours with solar**
Expedition GPS: Up to 40 days/74 days with solar*

*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
**Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions

Memory/History 16 GB
Sapphire Editions: 32 GB
16 GB 32 GB

Clock Features

Time/date
GPS Time Sync
Automatic daylight saving time
Alarm clock
Timer
Stopwatch
Sunrise/sunset times

Health Monitoring

Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
Daily resting heart rate
Abnormal heart rate alerts yes (high and low) yes (high and low) yes (high and low)
Respiration rate (24x7)
Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation
Fitness age yes (in app) yes (in app) yes (in app)
Body Battery™ energy monitor
All-day stress
Relaxation breathing timer
Sleep yes (advanced) yes (advanced) yes (advanced)
Sleep score and insights
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget) yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget) yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Women's health yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget) yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget) yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Health snapshot

Sensors

GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
Multi-frequency Positioning yes (Sapphire Editions only)
SatIQ™ Technology
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Barometric altimeter
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Thermometer
Ambient light sensor
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi® Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
On-device Connect IQ™ Store
Smart Notifications
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
Calendar
Weather
Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobile
Battery saver (customizable low power watch)
Controls smartphone music
Plays and controls watch music
Music storage up to 2,000 songs up to 2,000 songs up to 2,000 songs
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
VIRB® Remote
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™ iPhone®, Android™ iPhone®, Android™
Pairs with Garmin Golf app
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile
Stocks
Garmin Pay™

Safety and Tracking Features

LiveTrack
Group LiveTrack
Live Event Sharing
Incident Detection during select activities
Incident detection alert on phone for wearables
Assistance

Tactical Features

Dual grid coordinates

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Calories burned
Floors climbed
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
TrueUp™
Move IQ™
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app) yes (optional Connect IQ app) yes (optional Connect IQ app)

Gym & Fitness Equipment

Automatic rep counting
Available gym activity profiles Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Breathwork, Pilates, Yoga Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Breathwork, Pilates, Yoga Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Breathwork, Pilates, Yoga
Strength workouts
HIIT workouts
Yoga workouts
Pilates workouts
On-screen workout animations

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
% HRR
Recovery time
Auto max HR
Race glance/widget
HRV status
Training readiness
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)
Respiration rate (during exercise) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Customizable activity profiles
Auto Pause®
Interval training
Advanced workouts
Downloadable training plans
Power Modes - customizable in-activity battery settings
HRM running pace and distance
Auto Lap®
Manual lap
Rest timer
Configurable lap alerts
Heat and altitude acclimation
VO2 Max (Run)
VO2 Max (Trail Run)
Realtime stamina
Training status yes (improved) yes (improved) yes (improved)
Training load
Training load focus
Training effect
Training effect (anaerobic)
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels)
Improved recovery time
Daily suggested workouts yes (improved) yes (improved) yes (improved)
Custom alerts
Audio prompts
Finish time
Virtual Partner
Race an Activity
Auto multisport activities
Manual multisport activities
Course guidance
Garmin Live Segments
Strava Live Segments
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)
Trendline™ Popularity Routing
Touch and/or button lock
Hot keys
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch
Physio TrueUp

Running Features

Available run profiles

Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running

Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running

Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running

GPS-based distance, time and pace
Running dynamics yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Vertical oscillation and ratio yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Ground contact time and balance yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
Running power yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Performance condition
Lactate threshold yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
PacePro™ Pacing Strategies
Run workouts
Trail run auto climb
Race predictor
Foot pod capable
Run/Walk/Stand detection

Golfing Features

Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) automatic automatic automatic
Digital scorecard
Custom targets
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
Garmin AutoShot™
Full vector map
Auto CourseView updates
Green View with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
PinPointer
PlaysLike distance
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)
Handicap scoring
Round timer/odometer
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)
Wind speed and direction (requires connection to Garmin Golf app)
Virtual caddie
Tournament legal
Green Contours (with Garmin Golf membership)

Outdoor Recreation

Available outdoor recreation profiles

Hiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Surfing, Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Snowshoeing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Jumpmaster, Tennis, Pickleball, Tactical

Hiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Surfing, Hunting, Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Snowshoeing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Jumpmaster, Tennis, Pickleball, Tactical

Hiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Surfing, Hunting, Kiteboarding, Windsurfing, Snowshoeing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Jumpmaster, Tennis, Pickleball, Tactical

Point-to-point navigation
Bread crumb trail in real time
Back to start
TracBack®
UltraTrac mode
Around Me mode
Reference point
Up Ahead
Elevation profile
Distance to destination
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert
ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner
Vertical speed
Total ascent/descent
Future elevation plot
Preloaded topographical maps yes (Sapphire Editions only)
Preloaded road and trail maps yes (Sapphire Editions only)
Preloaded ski resort maps
Downloadable cartography support
GPS coordinates
Sight 'N Go
Area calculation yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendar yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™)
Projected waypoint
Sun and moon information yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™)
XERO™ Locations
Expedition GPS Activity
Tides yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™) yes (via Connect IQ™)

Cycling Features

Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)
Available cycling profiles

Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking, Cyclocross, Triathlon

Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking, Cyclocross, Triathlon

Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking, Cyclocross, Triathlon

Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
Courses
Power guide
MTB Grit & Flow
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)
Race an activity
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory) yes (with compatible accessory)
Power curve and % FTP workouts
Compatible with Vector™ and Rally™ (power meters)
Power meter compatible
Advanced cycling dynamics
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)
Compatible with Varia™ lights
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor)

Swimming Features

Available swim profiles

Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running

Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running

Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running

Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)
Drill logging (pool swim only)
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)
"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only)
Auto rest (pool swim only)
Time and distance alerts
Pacing alerts (pool swim only)
Countdown start (pool swim only)
Pool swim workouts
Critical swim speed
Underwater wrist-based heart rate
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) yes (with HRM-Tri, HRM-Swim, HRM-Pro or HRM-Pro Plus) yes (with HRM-Tri, HRM-Swim, HRM-Pro or HRM-Pro Plus) yes (with HRM-Tri, HRM-Swim, HRM-Pro or HRM-Pro Plus)

Kid Activity Tracking Features

Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app) yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app) yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)

Connectivity