For sports enthusiasts on weekends, such as running, cycling or swimming, of course they are familiar with Garmin. Yes! Garmin, whose head office is in Olathe, Kansas, United States, is known to be passionate about producing smart watches for sportsmen.

And most recently, Garmin has launched its smartwatch entry into the Fenix ​​series. Yes! The smart watch in question is the Fenix ​​7. There are three models launched, namely the Fenix ​​7X Solar (51 mm), Fenix ​​7 Solar (47 mm) and Fenix ​​7S Solar (42 mm).

Now! Garmin gave us the opportunity to try the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar first hand. Like other series of smartwatches released by Garmin, the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar also brings quite a number of the latest features that make this smartwatch attractive for sports partners.

Besides that, carrying the “Solar” frill, the presence of the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar seems to be the answer for many people who often complain about battery life in a smart watch. Is that true? Used for two weeks, here is the review and read it to the end.

Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar design

Admittedly, when you first received the Garmin Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar packaging box, just like most of the other Garmin smart watch series, the packaging box was also covered with silver domination and the image of the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar was clear.

When the packaging box is opened, we will immediately find a unit from the Garmin Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar. In addition, in the packing box, Garmin also contains a user manual, warranty card, cable for charging and a barcode to enter GarminConnect.

If you pay attention, the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar unit has an identical design to its predecessor, the Fenix ​​6 series, especially with the Fenix ​​6 Pro Solar. Garmin still concocts this smart watch with a touch of design that looks very elegant.

Yes! Having such a very elegant design, we also dare to judge that the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar is indeed suitable for large wrists. This smart watch measures 51 mm with a large 1.3-inch screen.

Having such a large screen, the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar is able to present complete information and notifications. Interestingly, unlike the Fenix ​​6 Pro Solar, this new smart watch from Garmin already has a touch screen, aka touch screen.

Of course, equipped with a touch screen, this will make it easier for users to delete notifications or read incoming messages. This means that Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar users don’t have to press the buttons on the side.

The drawback is that the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar cannot reply to text messages directly even though it is equipped with a touch screen. The screen of this smart watch also uses Sapphire glass, so it really looks so clear

Meanwhile, the bezel design uses titanium, which makes this smart watch impact resistant. On the sides, Garmin enriches the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar with five buttons, including Start/Stop, Back/Lap, Down, Up/Menu and Light buttons.

On the back, Garmin places six sensors arranged in such a way in a circular module. Yes! The back panel is also covered by a titanium cross section with four screws.

On the back there is also a port for charging. Garmin also pinned the model name “FENIX 7X SHAPPHIRE SOLAR”. Interestingly, the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar uses a QuickFit strap or watch strap with silicone material that can be easily removed without the need for additional tools.

For those of you who are curious about the weight and dimensions, this smart watch made by Garmin that looks so elegant weighs 73 grams, complete with a strap or watch strap. Meanwhile, the dimensions of the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar measure 47 x 47 x 14.5 mm.

Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar battery

Not only does it have a design that looks so elegant, Garmin also doesn’t play games to insert support for battery life that can be used for a long time. Moreover, this smart watch has solar technology in it.

Having such technology, Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar users certainly don’t have to worry about running out of power when the smartwatch is used to accompany sports on weekends. Our experience, used for two weeks, still left 50% power.

Garmin claims that a 100% charged power supply can make the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar last for 24 days (all features are turned on) with the help of embedded solar panels. Charging with sunlight will be maximized if the watch is used outdoors.

Expanding the surface of the solar panels on this smartwatch while optimizing the configuration of solar cells and conductive materials makes solar efficiency increase by 200%. This is of course compared to the previous generation, the Fenix ​​6 Pro Solar.

Meanwhile, Garmin has also managed to improve the Power Manager function, which has resulted in an overall increase in the overall battery power of the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar by almost 300%. This technology allows it to achieve up to 24 days of battery life with UltraTrac Mode.

Seeing this, we can also conclude that the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar is really suitable as a smartwatch that is used by those of you who are active in sports or are also outdoor adventurers. So, no need to worry about running out of battery while on the move.

Features of the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar

Talking about the features loaded by Garmin into their smart watches, of course, not a few fans of wearable devices doubt it. Yes! The Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar is one of the most feature-packed Garmin smartwatches.

We can find health monitors, activities, to tracking light and extreme sports in the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar. If you download the Garmin Connect application on the Play Store or Apps Store, all the features on the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar can be used to the fullest.

One of the health monitoring features that you can find in this smartwatch is monitoring your heart rate. This can be done in real-time. That way, before or after exercising, you can calculate your heart rate independently.

After cycling or running for 10 Km, how many calories have been burned in the body. No need to be confused, the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar is also equipped with this feature. You can immediately find out the calories in your body that have been burned after you finish exercising.

Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar users also don’t need to worry if they want to measure or track how far they have pedaled their bicycle or run up mountains. The reason is, Garmin has also embedded GPS, Glonass and Galileo which make the location system very reliable.

Moreover, in this smart watch, Garmin has also enriched it with a compass, gyroscope and barometer. To measure the user’s body temperature, Garmin has also fed the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar with a thermometer sensor. There is also a sensor to measure oxygen levels.

As mentioned above, the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar can indeed be a “loyal friend” when exercising. There are many options that you can use, from cardio to yoga and workouts that are embedded in this smartwatch.

For those of you who want to calculate VO2Max, you can also measure it using the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar. That way, the sport or activity you do can be measured to the fullest. Want to be invited to swim up to a depth of 100 meters, Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar also has this ability.


Not only does it look elegant in terms of design, the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar is a smart watch made by Garmin which is also packed with many interesting features in it. Moreover, this smart watch also carries solar technology frills.

Yes! When talking about battery life, Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar users don’t need to worry about recharging the power supply every day. The reason is, if the battery is fully charged, this smartwatch can be used for almost a month.

As a sports partner on weekends, such as running a half marathon, trekking in the mountains, cycling around the city or diving in the beautiful depths of the sea, you can certainly rely on the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar. You can control all these activities from the watch.

Then, what about the price of these smartwatches and are you interested in buying them? Garmin officially markets the Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar. This smart watch is priced starting from USD $749,69 to USD $1.232.


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