It’s fair to say that the Garmin Fenix 7 is an amazing piece of kit and if you have one, then you will know that there are a massive range of features that come as standard as well as an easy to use app that makes analyzing your own performance a total breeze. However, Suunto has many great watches on the market right now, so we decided to compare what they offer to the Garmin Fenix 7. Read on to find out the results!
Does a Fenix 7 Look Better Than a Suunto Model?
When it comes to looks, Suunto make beautiful smartwatches that look amazing! The luxury, high-end look makes Suunto popular with people who want their watch to reflect their lifestyle and work. Many of the Suunto watches come with touchscreens and large displays to make them easy to use and attractive.
The Fenix 7 is not as attractive as some of the Suunto models, but it is clear to read and easy to see even when outside in low light. We really like the design of the Suunto 7 and 9 The display is informative, and you will find all the information you need at the touch of a button. Though, with this new version, Garmin has finally added a 1.4-inch touchscreen display to the Fenix 7.
Does the Fenix 7 Have a Better Battery Life Than Suunto Models?
Suunto smartwatches come with great battery life, and you can expect to enjoy around thirty hours of GPS use before you need to plug in and charge up. The process is simple and speedy, making it an easy addition to your day.
The battery life of the Fenix 7 is similar to the top Suunto models. Garmin states in regular GPS mode, the Fenix 7 watches have up to 57 hours of battery life, and this is enhanced to 73 hours with solar, which is significantly longer than that of most of the top GPS watches. A similar watch is the Fenix 6, which offers 36 hours of battery life, which is increased to 40 hours with solar.
The additional benefit of the Fenix 7 is that you can customize your battery usage by only enabling the features you need, which allows you to potentially save battery life when you need it the most.
Does Suunto Offer Better Fitness Tracking Than the Fenix 7?
Suunto watches let you plan routes and track your sports so that you know where you’ve been and how well you have performed after each workout. You are also able to track your steps and the number of calories you have burned each day.
The Fenix 7 has some pretty advanced capabilities and offers a huge range of sports for you to track so that you are always informed of your performance. The Fenix 7 also allows you to create your own sport so that if you can’t find yours in their huge collection, then you can still track your regime.
Is the Sunnto App Better Than the Garmin App?
Both brands offer an app that allows you to track your progress and offers third-party compatibility with apps like Strava so that you are able to keep up to date on how you are really doing.
The Suunto app is confusing as there are two to choose from! The older app will track and analyze your fitness, whereas the newer one does not offer the same wealth of info. Suunto apps look good, but it can be confusing to work out which one you should be using for what and when.
The Garmin app is called Connect, and it offers you the ability to analyze your data, create a workout and even challenge your friends to keep your workouts interesting.
Which Is the Comfiest Model, Suunto Watches Or the Fenix 7?
Suunto looks the part, but the Fenix 7 is comfier, and we’d put this down to the hinged strap that allows you to get your watch comfortable around your wrist, regardless of its size of it.
Suunto straps tend to be moulded, and this can then result in a poorer, more uncomfortable fit. Both the Fenix 7 and Suunto models come with the ability to swap straps if you want to, but there isn’t a huge range of straps to choose from on the Fenix 7, making this is more for necessity rather than style changes.
Are Suunto Models Easier To Use Than the Fenix 7?
When it comes to ease of use, we are certain that the Fenix 7 pips the Suunto brand to the post and this is quite simply because they offer a cleaner, more personalized interface. Suunto offers a lot in their watches, but this is not always welcomed, and the Fenix 7 has taken the less is more approach, working to produce an excellent fitness watch that will last.
The Suunto smartwatches can be clunky to use, and the touchscreen options are not always as responsive as you’d like, especially when you are out in poor weather conditions.
Can I Play Music on the Fenix 7 and Suunto Models?
To compare the Fenix 7 models to the 6-Series and 6-Pro, all 7 versions have Music (inc. Spotify), which is a welcomed addition for Fenix fans. Plus, it has 16GB of storage for about 2,000 songs.
Similarly, many of the Suunto watches have music streaming services as standard and the playback is great – a real asset for this brand!
In short, the Garmin Fenix 7 is the overall winner in the battle against Suunto purely because it offers a user-friendly service with excellent features packed in. Garmin is all about functionality, and the Fenix 7 has this in spades, making sure that serious fitness fans and outdoor adventurers have precisely what they need when they go out and about.
Suunto is a great alternative but lacks the finesse of the Fenix 7. Many of Suunto’s features try too hard and just marginally miss the mark. They look great but aren’t always comfortable to wear, and they offer the tech that we want but with the performance that fails to meet our expectations. It is for reasons like this that Fenix 6 is our overall winner.
Last Updated on March 13, 2022
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