Garmin Fenix watches with Sapphire glass

Power Sapphire glass is one of the hardest glasses for a smartwatch. It has high scratch resistance. Sapphire crystal is next to diamond in terms of hardness. With a Mohs rating of 9, the Sapphire glass is more expensive and lends a premium look to your watch. The Sapphire edition of Fenix watches is more expensive than the Pro Solar or Standard edition watches.

We look at Garmin Fenix watches with the Power Sapphire glass watch screen. For the purpose of our analysis, we focus on the Fenix 7 and the Fenix 7 series.

Table of content:

  1. Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar edition
  2. Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar edition
  3. Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar edition
  4. Fenix 6X Sapphire edition
  5. Fenix 6S Sapphire edition
  6. Fenix 6 Sapphire edition
  7. Summary

Fenix watches with Sapphire glass

The following watches in the Fenix series come with Sapphire glass on display:

Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar edition

Fenix 7X Solar Sapphire watch has Power Sapphire glass on display. We look at some of the main features of the Fenix 7X Solar Sapphire watch in brief below:

  • Fenix 7X Solar Sapphire is the most expensive Fenix 7 watch. It has a list price of $999.99 as we write this.
  • It has a 51 mm physical size and a 36 mm display size.
  • Fenix 7X Solar Sapphire has a touchscreen feature. You can turn it off or on at your own convenience.
  • On the smartwatch mode, the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar battery can last for 28 days. With solar charging, the watch’s battery backup goes up to 37 days.
  • Fenix 7X Solar Sapphire has a 10 ATM water rating. It is suitable for pool and open water swimming. However, scuba drivers should look for DIVE-rated watches. Garmin Descent series is more suitable for scuba diving and divers.
  • Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar has device storage of 32 GB. It allows you to store music on the watch storage and also download topo maps of different regions.

Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Edition

  • Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar edition has Power Sapphire display glass.
  • It has a size of 42 mm and a display size of 30 mm. The bezel and rear cover are made of titanium. The body is made of fiber-enforced polymer.
  • Like the other Fenix 7 watches, the Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar also has a touchscreen feature. You and turn it on or off at your own discretion.
  • Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Edition watch has a water rating of 10 ATM. It can easily take a depth pressure of 10 atmospheres or 100 meters below the water surface level.
  • Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Edition has a device memory or storage of 32 GB. That is more than sufficient to store personal audio content on the watch storage. You could also download trail and topo maps across different geographic regions.
  • The battery capacity of the Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar edition watch is slightly lesser than Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar. Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Edition has a battery backup of 11 days on the smartwatch mode and 14 days on the solar charging mode. Solar charging will be successful only if you expose the watch to at least 3 hours of bright sunlight of 50000 lux or more.
  • Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar Edition has a list price of $899.99.
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Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar

This watch model sits in between the Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar and the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar watch editions. We look at the main features below:

  • Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar uses Power Sapphire on the display screen. This is a solar watch that rides on the sapphire glass’s solar charging prowess.
  • The watch has a physical size of 47 mm and the display size of 33 mm.
  • In terms of battery backup, the watch has 18 days of backup in the smartwatch mode. With solar charging, the backup improves to 22 days.
  • The watch has a touch screen feature that can be turned on or off anytime.
  • Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar has device storage of 32 GB. It can be used to store personal audio files or music. You could also choose to download topo maps for additional regions.
  • A water rating of 10 ATM for the Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar makes it suitable for swimming. However, it should not be considered for scuba diving or deep river diving because the watch is not rated for DIVE capability.
  • Fenix 7 Sapphire Solar is cheaper than the Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar. It has a list price of $899.99.

Fenix 6X Sapphire edition

Fenix 6X Sapphire edition has a lens made of Sapphire crystal. In more ways than one, the Fenix 6X Sapphire watch is similar to the Fenix 7X Sapphire watch. We look at the main features below:

  • Fenix 6X Sapphire edition has a lens made of sapphire crystal. The Fenix 7X Sapphire edition has Power Sapphire watch glass.
  • Fenix 6X Sapphire watch body is made of fiber-enforced polymer. The rear cover is metal and the bezel is DLC coated steel.
  • Fenix 6X Sapphire watch has a physical size of 51 mm and a display size of 36 mm.
  • Fenix 6X Sapphire does not have the touchscreen feature.
  • The battery can last for 21 days on the smartwatch mode.
  • Fenix 6X Sapphire watch has a water resistance rating of 10 ATM. The watch is suitable for pool and open water swimming.
  • Fenix 6X Sapphire watch also has a device memory of 32 GB. It comes in handy in storing personal audio content and upgrading topo or trail maps on the watch.
  • if you were to compare the Fenix 7X Sapphire with Fenix 6X Sapphire, the core difference lies in the quality of the sapphire glass – power sapphire vs sapphire crystal. And, the touchscreen feature of the Fenix 7 series is a feature advancement from Fenix 6 to the Fenix 7 series.
  • The watch has a list price of $699.99.

Fenix 6S Sapphire Edition

  • Fenix 6S Sapphire Edition shares most features and functions with the Fenix 6X Sapphire watch.
  • Fenix 6S Sapphire has a lens made of Sapphire crystal.
  • It has a size of 42 mm with a display size of 30 mm. The display resolution is 240 x 240 pixels because the watch uses a memory-in-pixel or MIP screen.
  • The battery could go up to 9 days on the smartwatch mode.
  • Fenix 6S Sapphire has a water resistance rating of 10 ATM. It is suitable for pool and open water swimming. However, the watch is not rated for use in diving.
  • Fenix 6S Sapphire watch has an internal memory of 32 GB. Some of the practical uses of internal memory are music storage and additional trail and topo maps.
  • Fenix 6S Sapphire is smaller than the Fenix 6X Sapphire. Due to its smaller size, the battery backup reduces by a few days.
  • Fenix 6S Sapphire has a list price of $649.99.

Fenix 6 Sapphire Edition

  • Fenix 6 Sapphire edition is the sapphire version of the standard watch.
  • Fenix 6 Sapphire has the lens material of sapphire crystal.
  • Fenix 6 Sapphire watch has a physical size of 47 mm with a display size of 33 mm. It has a display resolution of 260 x 260 pixels. The screen is a MIP or memory-in-pixel screen.
  • Fenix 6 Sapphire series does not have the touchscreen feature.
  • The battery can last for up to 14 days on the smartwatch mode. Compare to the Fenix 6S Sapphire edition, the battery backup has improved by a few days.
  • Fenix 6 Sapphire has a water rating of 10 ATM. It is suitable for swimming.
  • Fenix 6 Sapphire comes with internal memory storage of 32 GB. The incremental storage space is very useful for storing topo and trail maps, golf course maps and personal music content.
  • Fenix 6 Sapphire Solar watch has a list price of $649.99.

Summary

Fenix 6 and Fenix 7 have 3 watch models made of sapphire glass. The Fenix 7 Sapphire watches are made of Power Sapphire glass to help in solar charging. The Fenix 6 series Sapphire watches use the normal sapphire glass. The sapphire edition Fenix watches cost between $649.99 to $ 999.99.

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