Gadgetren – Not long ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a Hiking & Night Trekking event organized by Garmin Indonesia to try out the Garmin fenix 7 Pro Sapphire Solar Smartwatch firsthand.
In general view, Garmin fenix 7 Pro Sapphire Solar has a circle shape that uses titanium bezel, Power Sapphire coated glass, fiber reinforced polymer case with titanium back cover and Military Grade certification which makes it sturdy and durable. to beat so that it is suitable for use.for outdoor and indoor activities.
By the way, I got the Carbon Gray color variant which looks sporty when in use. The Garmin fenix 7 Pro Sapphire Solar uses 47mm dimensions which is suitable for my wrist which is quite large.
The silicone strap of this smartwatch feels comfortable when wrapped around my wrist. This smartwatch weighs 73 grams, which still feels light when used for daily activities.
The Garmin fenix 7 Pro Sapphire Solar has a 1.3-inch color display that can be navigated with the touch of a finger. I can also use the touch of a finger to select menus, activate functions and make settings on this smartwatch screen.
It should be noted that the Garmin fenix 7 Pro screen uses transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) technology so that the display of content appears clearer and brighter when exposed to reflected sunlight.
Right next to the display is a circular solar panel whose function is to absorb sunlight so that it can generate energy to slightly increase the battery life of the Garmin Fenix 7 Pro Sapphire Solar. The more abundant sunlight in the surrounding environment, the more energy sources can be produced.
Garmin fenix 7 Pro Sapphire Solar is also equipped with more than 100 sports modes, one of which is Hike mode with support for Netfork Map Guide, ABC sensors (Altimeter, Barometer, Compass), to LED flashlight.
ABC sensors to better support outdoor activities, such as altimeter for altitude data, barometer for weather monitoring and 3-axis electronic compass for direction.
When the Hiking & Night Hiking event took place, I immediately entered the Start / Stop button on the upper right corner of the smartwatch because I could immediately switch from the main screen (Watch Face) to the sports activity mode.
I myself immediately selected the previously prepared Hike mode. Then I first pressed the physical Up / Menu button on the left side of the device to gain deeper access to the Hiking menu and set the flashlight to automatically turn on.
I myself set the LED flashlight to automatically turn on at sunset or dusk so that later it would be easier to turn on when traveling in conditions that start to get dim or dark.
In addition, thanks to the presence of Satiq technology, I can set the GPS sensor to multi-band simultaneously, so that it provides the best positioning accuracy that optimizes battery life.
I then pressed the Back/Lap button on the lower right corner of the smartwatch to return it to Hike mode. When the Start / Stop button on the top right is pressed, the Hike activity starts, indicated by the appearance of a green triangle.
When the activity or sports mode is active, the touchscreen will automatically turn off temporarily to minimize the occurrence of accidental touches to keep activity tracking smooth.
By default, this Walking mode itself will display a home screen showing time, distance, movement speed, and heart rate. When I switch to another view in Walk mode, I use the physical Down button to move down and Up / Menu to move up because finger touch is disabled.
This Hiking mode also has other tracking screens like elevation movements, 3-axis electronic compass for direction, on a map to tell my current location and what area I’m in.
Then I immediately went hiking with Garmin Indonesia along a pre-defined area, which started from a flat area and continued with uphill hills.
Then I also passed through a paddy field where the ground was slightly muddy and approached a wet river area. I myself am not afraid of going through watery areas because the Garmin fenix 7 Pro Sapphire Solar is claimed to be water resistant up to 10 ATM or 100 meters.
When it’s almost dark or maghrib, the Garmin 7 Pro Sapphire Solar’s LED flashlight automatically turns on so it can illuminate the journey through the rice paddies where the light intensity in the sky begins to wane.
But if it doesn’t turn on automatically, then we can quickly double-click the Light button on the top right to bring up the LED flashlight that can later illuminate our journey at night.
The LED flashlight that belongs to Garmin 7 Pro Sapphire Solar is also bright, so it can be very useful when we are traveling, hiking or trekking in dark night areas. Especially when you walk with many people using this smartwatch, of course the streets seem brighter.
After the trip reached 4.97 kilometers, I was able to complete the Hiking & Night Trekking with Garmin Indonesia to the starting point. Not to forget, I pressed the Start / Stop button to complete the Hike mode which later a Stop symbol appeared with a Red Box icon.
In the menu that appears, select the Save option and the activities from the Hiking mode will be automatically saved to your Garmin Fenix 7 Pro Solar Sapphire smartwatch as well as to the Garmin Connect app on your mobile. Even the system in the Garmin app will suggest the best recovery time when I want to get back to my activities.
Although the Garmin fenix 7 Pro Sapphire Solar is claimed to last for 22 days in smartwatch mode, the battery life will only last 24 hours when I use this device in all satellite + multi-band mode during this hiking and night Hiking activity.
With full features and precise sensor, Garmin fenix 7 Pro Sapphire Solar with Carbon Gray color has been officially sold in Indonesia at the price of Rp 16,099,000.