Garmin Debuts Fenix 7 Pro and Epix Pro With New Sizes, Nighttime Features
Pricing starts at $800 and you can get your orders in starting today.
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Garmin announced two new high-end smartwatches Wednesday, as the company continues to upgrade its lineup of fitness-focused watches. The Garmin Fenix 7 Pro and Epix Pro series are now available, with prices starting at $800 and $900 respectively. The two watches offer new features intended to help when doing a workout in a dark environment or at night.
One of the big additions to this year's models is the new LED flashlight that Garmin has been adding to several of its models. Both new watches include the flashlight, which lets you control its brightness and includes a strobe mode to help others know you're around while you train in the dark. Both will come in three different size options -- 42, 47 and 51mm -- each of which will be available with the more durable Sapphire display for an additional cost.
The Fenix 7 Pro gets a newer heart-rate sensor, which makes it easier to understand how your body is responding to workouts. In addition, there's now an endurance score that can help measure how easy it is for you to "sustain prolonged efforts while also taking into account training data like VO2 max, short and long-term training loads and more from all other athletic pursuits," Garmin says, along with a hill score to see how well you'll do running up hills.
The new Up Ahead feature showcases checkpoints and points of interest, and the weather map overlays can show you upcoming weather conditions and more. There are a few new preloaded activities, like motocross, overlanding and whitewater rafting.
On the Epix Pro, Garmin has brought a bunch of new upgrades over last year's Epix model. These include adding sport-tracking activities to the watch, like soccer, basketball, horse riding and more. There's also a Red Shift mode that changes the display colors to shades of red to help you adjust in the dark. This is similar to the night mode setting on the Apple Watch Ultra. In addition, the Epix Pro has the endurance score, hill score, Up Ahead, weather overlays and the improved heart-rate sensor that the Fenix 7 Pro offers.
Both of these new watches are available to order from Garmin now.
Correction, May 31, 8:15 a.m. PT: This story initially misstated which sizes of the watches will have a Sapphire edition available at an additional cost. The Sapphire edition will be available for all sizes.