Garmin Fenix 7X Navigation

Here is the latest field test of the Garmin Fenix 7X Navigation. I tested out the navigation on the watch and also using the Garmin Explore App. There is a difference and reasons why you may want to use both methods.

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Follow a Waypoint on the Fenix 7X

There is one quick way to navigate on the Garmin Fenix 7X watch, and that’s to select HIKE, then USE MAP, select a point on the map, and then select GO.

Garmin Fenix 7X Navigation by Waypoint

The only problem with this method is that it will select the nearest road or trail to create the route. This will work great for most people on known trail or in a city, but it doesn’t work well when out in the mountains with no known trails around.

Create Route on Garmin Explore App

This method is much easier and more powerful. You can still select a point or points and navigate DIRECT or by ROADS & TRAILS. If you are near roads and trails, select the ROADS & TRAILS option, but if you’re in the mountains then you may want to use DIRECT, and select the points to define the course or route.

Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar

Select the “+” icon on the top left side of the screen, then select CREATE COURS, and then SAVE the course.

Garmin Fenix 7X Navigation Using the Explore App

Now you can change the name of the course, select GO, and then start following the course you created.

Garmin Fenix 7X Rename the Course

You can choose to follow the course on the Explore App, or use your Garmin Fenix 7X watch to navigate.

Garmin Fenix 7X Navigation

It’s easier to create the course on the Explore App, but I find it more convenient to navigate on the watch as it’s easy to view the watch, rather than pulling the satellite communicator off my pack.

Final Thoughts

I find it best to create a waypoint and navigate to it on the watch when there are a lot of roads and trails around, however, it’s better to create a route on the Garmin Explore App, then select DIRECT, so you can follow the course created using the waypoints, while ignoring any roads or trails.

You can see more in the YouTube video below.

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