Hiking Gear & Outdoor Technology

Fenix 7x - Slot Canyon Multi-Band GPS Test

I just got my Garmin Fenix 7x Solar Sapphire yesterday and I was excited to test out the multi-band accuracy, so I went for a quick hike at the local slot canyon. In this video I'll show you how the Fenix 7x multi-band positioning stacks up against the Fenix 6x Pro Solar, the GPSMAP 66i, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

In this Guide:
  • Performance on Open Flat Trails
  • Performance in Slot Canyons

I'm currently testing the Fenix 7x Solar Sapphire and the Epic (Gen 2). Stay tuned for an in depth (real-world) review and how-to guide.

Fenix 7x Settings Hiking Settings - Satellite - All + Multi-Band Settings - System - Data Recording - Frequency - Smart

Fenix 6x Settings Hiking Settings - Satellite - GPS + Galileo Settings - System - Data Recording - Frequency - Smart

GPSMAP 66i Settings Setup - System - Satellite - GPS + Galileo Setup - System - Satellite - WAAS / EGNOS - On Setup - Recording - Record Method - Auto Setup - Recording - Interval - Most Often

iPhone 13 Pro Max Settings No GPS Settings Available Recorded with Gaia GPS

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This Guide Was Written by Cris Hazzard

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Hi, I'm Cris Hazzard, aka Hiking Guy, a professional outdoors guide, hiking expert, and author based in Southern California. I created this website to share all the great hikes I do with everyone else out there. This site is different because it gives detailed directions that even the beginning hiker can follow. I also share what hiking gear works and doesn't so you don't waste money. I don't do sponsored or promoted content; I share only the gear recommendations, hikes, and tips that I would with my family and friends. If you like the website and YouTube channel, please support these free guides (I couldn't do it without folks like you!).

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