Garmin is gearing up to release its new flagship smartwatch, the Fenix 7 Pro. The device is expected to hit the market in the coming weeks, along with the more premium Epix 2 Pro. Both have been the subject of numerous leaks, revealing some intriguing details about their design and features. Now we have the first info on the potential pricing of the Fenix 7 Pro.
As reported earlier that mid-sized version of the device has two counterparts, the Fenix 7S Pro and Fenix 7X Pro. Their respective dial sizes should come in at 42mm, 47mm and 51mm. All of these will be available in Solar and Sapphire Solar. The difference lies in the type of material used. The Sapphire iterations have a titanium body versus the steel body of the other option, and offer enhanced resistance to scratches.
As first spotted by @fttest_en (via NotebookCheck), the Fenix 7 Pro Solar and Fenix 7S Pro Solar are expected to retail for CHF 849.90 (~US$945). The Fenix 7X Pro Solar will be priced slightly higher at CHF 949.90 (~US$1,057). Grey and silver case colours are mentioned in the listing.
Of course, this is just a leak. It comes from a Swiss retailer who has since pulled the listing. So it remains to be seen if this type of pricing turns out to be accurate.
A new heart rate sensor
The likely pricing will reflect the innovative features that the Fenix 7 Pro series will bring to the table. One that has sparked a lot of talk is the upgraded heart rate sensor. It is visibly larger than its predecessor and is expected to provide more accurate heart rate and heart rate variability measurements. Apparently, the new tech is referred to as “Cardio wrist Garmin Elevate Gen 5”.
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The heart rate sensor is also expected to be more power efficient. This could feasibly lead to an extension in the smartwatches’ battery longevity. Nevertheless, the actual degree of these power conservation advantages will stay speculative until the official unveiling.
As shown in leaked images, the heart rate sensor is surrounded by metallic components, sparking discussion about the potential for ECG readings. If this proves accurate, the Fenix 7 Pro series could offer significant health monitoring advantages, including the detection of irregular heart rhythms like atrial fibrillation (AFib). Its other potential functionality could be around skin temperature measurements.
In addition to the heart rate sensor improvements, all these new watches are expected to pack 32GB of memory, so double what is available on the non-Pro version. Other expected new features include Hill Score and Endurance Score along with dual-band GNSS and SatIQ as standard.
All should be known soon
In addition, expected soon is the high-end Epix Pro Gen 2 series. That one will also hit the market in a trio of case sizes, namely 42mm, 47mm, and 51mm. Colour choices will range from classic black and white to a sophisticated off-white. Additionally, each model will have a variant featuring a sapphire crystal display.
Both the Fenix 7 and Epix 2 Pro are set to go head-to-head with other leading smartwatches. Stay tuned for the official announcement from Garmin, most likely later this month or in early June.
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