Garmin reveals big updates to its flagship Fēnix 7 smartwatch and launches a new version of the Epix

New touchscreens are among a raft of new features for Garmin's premium GPS watches

Garmin smartwatch
(Image credit: Garmin)

Garmin has unveiled the next generation of its flagship Fēnix 7, a solar-enhanced multisport GPS smartwatch, and simultaneously launched the second version of the Garmin Epix watch.

The US brand has added a new touchscreen to the Fēnix 7 Series which it says “enhances the reliable five-button interface” and also adds “innovative new training features, multi-band positioning and multi-continent mapping, all integrated in a tough housing with protective button guards and metal-reinforced lugs.” 

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.