Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar vs Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar smartwatches

Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar and the Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar smartwatch models are identical to each other in most aspects. There are, however, a few subtle differences between the two smartwatch models. Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar costs $100 more than the Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar watch model. The incremental cost of the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar goes into a few differentiators in the features, and attributes of the watch. Let us look at the key differences between the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar and Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar smartwatches.

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Size, Display resolution, and appearance – Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar vs Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar

One of the significant differentiators between the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar and the Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar is in terms of the size of the watch. Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar has a dial size of 51 mm and a watch screen of 35.56 mm. It supports a 26 mm industry standard watch band. Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar is a 47 mm watch with a watch screen of a little over 33 mm.

The display resolution of Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar is slightly better at 280 x 280 pixels. Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar is at a display resolution of 260 x 260 pixels.

Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar weighs 89 g and the Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar weighs 73 g. The additional weight of the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar can be attributed to a bigger size of the body of the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar. Both watch models use a PowerSapphire glass to assist in charging the watch through solar energy or sunlight.

Both watch models support silicon band, fabric band, leather band, and metal band. Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar is recommended for wrist sizes between 125-215 mm and the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar is recommended for wrist sizes between 127-225 mm. The wrist size recommendations change with the type of watch band used by the wearer. However, the difference between the recommended wrist size for both watch models is marginal. You can always get a band of silicon to make the watch look sleek; and, you could get a band of metal to make the watch look broader.

Battery Backup – Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar vs Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar

Assuming you expose the smartwatch to direct sunlight conditions of 50,000 lux or more for a minimum of 3 hours every day, the battery backup of both the watch models, Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar and Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar are mentioned below for a direct comparison. You will notice that the battery backup of the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar is marginally higher than the battery backup of the Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar.

  • Smartwatch Mode: Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar has backup between 18-22 days; Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar has a similar backup between 28-37 days.
  • Battery Saver Watch Mode: Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar has backup between 57-173 days; Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar has a capacity to last between 90-365 days.
  • GPS Only Mode: Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar can last between 57-73 hours; Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar can easily go tup to up to 89-122 hours.
  • All Satellite Systems + Multi-band Mode: Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar can offer a backup between 23-26 hours; Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar can go up to 36-41 hours.
  • All Satellite Systems + Music Mode: Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar can last up to 10 hours and a Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar can last upto 16 hours.
  • Max Battery GPS: Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar offers backup between 136 hours- 289 hours and Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar offers backup between 213-578 hours.
  • Expedition GPS: Fenix 7 Sapphire solar can work up to 40-74 days and Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar can work up to 62-139 days on the expediton GPS mode.

The difference in rated battery backup times between the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar and Fenix Sapphire Solar can be anywhere between 15 to 80 percent, depending on the type of watch mode used.

Other Features – Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar vs Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar

Aside from the battery backup times and a bigger sized watch screen and body, Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar offers a few smaller additions over the Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar. We have mentioned these differences below:

  • Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar has a led flashlight that can be activated by doiuble tapping the watch. Led flashlight can come in very handy during your outdoor stint or outdoor tours. Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar does not have the LED flashlight.
  • Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar has a couple of additional outdoor recreation profiles. These include the outdoor profile to manage the Tennis and Pickleball outdoor sports.

Other features on the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar and Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar remain unchanged.

Summary

Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar costs $100 more than the Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar. It boasts of the following improvements or features:

  • bigger size
  • better battery backup
  • led flashlight
  • added outdoor recreation profiles for tennis and pickleball.

Other core functionality between the two watch models remains unchanged.

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