Garmin Fenix 8 Review – Features, Design and Release Date

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By Affaq

Garmin Fenix 8

If you are a sportsman or fitness enthusiast, you have certainly heard about Garmin. Garmin is one of the most popular brands for Fenix smartwatches. Because of the robust construction, slick design, and extensive features of the gadgets it produces, this brand is now well-known and well-liked among sportsmen. Over the years, Garmin watches have gone through constant updates, or, shall we say, a complete evolution, as the company has literally pushed the boundaries of what a smartwatch can do.

In this article, we are going to discuss in detail the Garmin Fenix 8, which is one of the recently announced models by Garmin. We are going to talk about everything, including its features, design, battery life, release date, and much more.

This guide is intended for sports enthusiasts and athletes who are fascinated with Garmin products and want to buy the Fenix 8, so if you are one of the interested parties, read on!

Garmin Fenix 8 Features

Garmin is one of the high-end smartwatches in the league of gadgets for people in the sports industry, and this is generally because of its extensive features. Here, we have mentioned some of the important specifications and features of the Garmin Fenix 8 that you must know about.

Weight85-90 Grams
Display1.3-inch Amoled
Resolution280×470 Pixels
Processor4th Generation
Memory 32 GB
SensorsGPS, Compass, Pulse Oximeter, Heart Rate Sensor, etc.
Battery Life10 Days in Smartwatch Mode
Water Resistant100 Meters


We would like readers to know that all these features and specifications are based on the talk and gossip about this upcoming Fenix watch. These features were also collected on the basis of the previous models of Garmin.


Although the company hasn’t released any specific information about the watch’s design, we can safely assume that it will be quite sturdy and sleek, like the previous models. The design of Garmin watches is always kept durable and sturdy so that they can withstand the harsh conditions in which sportsmen wear them. The Garmin 8 is surely going to be a strong and rugged option for outdoor use.


The Garmin Fenix 8 display is going to be impressive because the previous model was super cool with its high-resolution display. This is why experts and tech geeks are hoping that the Fenix 8 is going to have a more vibrant and clear display for its users. We are expecting that the watch is going to have at least a 1.3-inch AMOLED screen, which would make its display quality better than any of its predecessors and competitors.

Battery Life

For smartwatches, battery life matters a lot. Garmin watches are some of the few notable gadgets that are popular for their exceptional battery life. The Fenix 8 is expected to keep up with this trend and provide excellent battery life backup for its users. According to recent reports through unofficial sources, it is expected that in the smartwatch mode, the Garmin 8 is going to have a ten-day backup battery; in the GPS mode, it would go to about 36 hours, and it can easily touch the 80-hour mark if it is used in the Ultra Trac mode. We can only wait for the watch to be launched and then make an expert review to confirm the battery life.

Navigation and GPS

Coming to the next most important feature or option, navigation and GPS, we can only expect that the Garmin 8 is going to have navigation capabilities that would be second to none in this league. The Fenix 8 is going to have more accurate and reliable GPS and navigation. These features are quite helpful for sports enthusiasts who are usually involved in outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, paragliding, and many others where they need to make themselves trackable in case they need help.


We are living in a digital world where connectivity is of paramount importance. Garmin watches are already quite famous because of their smooth connectivity features. Experts are of the view that the Garmin fenix 8 is going to be better in terms of connectivity than the Garmin 7 and other competing options on the market. One can easily integrate and connect smartphones, tablets, and other Bluetooth devices with the watch. The watch can also be connected to WiFi.

Operating System

Another pro feature we can expect from the Garmin 8 is surely its smooth operating system. The Garmin Fenix series is known for its user-friendly operating systems. Unlike other smartwatches, Garmin doesn’t have a complicated interface or OS. The Garmin watch can be controlled with both your Android and iOS devices because it is compatible with both of these. The operating system of Garmin watches is built on the C++ framework, unlike other watches that have the Linux system.

Garmin Fenix 8 Release Date

As we have mentioned earlier, there is no confirmed release date for the Garmin Fenix 8 smartwatch. At first, the watch was said to be announced in the later months of 2023, but the latest news is that there has been a major delay in the launch date. The watch is now expected to hit the market between December 2023 and March 2024.


There is no certain confirmation about the price of the Garmin Fenix 8, but according to reliable sources, the price of this watch is going to be somewhere between $750 and $1100. The price of the watch would also depend on the variant the customer purchases. The previous model, the Fenix 7S, was announced at the price of $700 for the basic variant, and the premium solar edition was priced at $1000. So, keeping in mind the previous prices and the improved features, the Fenix 8 should cost more.

Pros and Cons

As the Garmin Fenix 8 has not officially launched yet, we cannot define its exact pros and cons. But we can surely say that, just like its predecessors and many other gadgets on the market, there would certainly be some strengths and weaknesses to this model, which we would get to know about after its utilization. Once we use the watch and give an expert review of it, users will be able to make an informed decision for sure.


There are a lot of players in the smartwatch market who directly compete with Garmin or with one another. Brands including Apple, Samsung, MI, Suunto, Coros, and many others offer their own unique range of premium smartwatches and bands, which are considered a competition to the Fenix 8.

What Do People Expect?

With every release of Garmin, users expect more from it in terms of its design, power, display, and overall performance. We have recently interacted on some Garmin forums to see what their existing customers are expecting from the newer models. Basically, the main feature that all users expect improvement in is battery life. The previous models didn’t have a long battery life, so most people today believe that the battery backup will improve. Along with this, some users also expressed their concerns about having more storage space, an improved display, and GPS accuracy.

FAQs About Garmin Fenix 8

When is the Garmin Fenix 8 Coming out?

The official release date of the Garmin 8 has not been announced yet, and its exact release date is yet to be known. But, according to rumors, it is expected that the watch will launch before January 2024.

Is Garmin Fenix 8 Suitable for Everyday Use?

Garmin watches are usually designed and intended for athletes and sportsmen, but we cannot say that the watch is not suitable for everyday use until and unless we physically examine its design and overall build quality. In our opinion, the Fenix 8 is going to be best for all kinds of users, just like the previous model.

Can I Connect Fenix 8 With 3rd Party Apps?

Garmin watches can be controlled with the official Garmin application on your mobile, but yes, you can also connect the watch with other apps.


The Garmin Fenix 8 watch is considered to be one of the most revolutionary models produced by Garmin ever since it started producing watches for athletes. The watch is one of the most anticipated smartwatches in this league, and there is a lot of talk about it in the market.

We can expect the watch to be launched in the next six months or so; until then, we can only urge readers and interested users to wait for the launch and stay up to date about any news about its launch, features, and any other helpful details. We will surely come up with a review blog for you guys once we get our hands on the watch!

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