Finally! Our patience has been rewarded and we can finally show you the Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatch collection. Unveiled first thing this morning, the new range of multisport GPS watches take all our favourite elements from the famous Fenix 5 and combine them with some brand new advanced functionality including a new H2 heart rate monitor, a new battery feature, preloaded ski maps and much more! Here’s everything we know about the Garmin Fenix 6 watches so far…
There will be three key models in total with each of these then available in either the PRO, PRO Sapphire or Pro Solar. The Pro Version includes streaming music when connected to Wi-Fi , maps, music, and golf maps . The Pro Sapphire includes all this alongside a more scratch-resistant sapphire crystal screen. Finally, the Fenix 6 Pro Solar includes a solar charging unit which we will discuss more in detail below! In the meantime, you can see the Fenix 6, 6S and 6X models to be released soon below:
So, what do we know that’s new? Firstly, the cases of each of the Garmin Fenix 6 watches have been trimmed down to sit more comfortably against the wrist and yet despite a slimmer profile, there will be larger screen with the Garmin Fenix 6X coming with a 1.4-inch screen and the Garmin Fenix 6S measuring to 1.2-inch – making them the biggest round displays from Garmin so far.
One of the most talked about improvements to the Garmin Fenix 6 watches is the Pro Solar model which is Garmin’s very first solar powered watch. This incredible timepiece boasts a special kind of glass that allows the watch to use the sun’s energy to charge up the battery, adding up to three days extra to its already incredible 21 day battery life. A new Power Manager function has also been included in each Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatch, which allows you to choose whether you want to display your battery power in percentage or time. It will also offer suggestions to save your battery such as turning off certain apps like music or maps.
Each Garmin Fenix 6 will come with a new Pace Pro feature, a super interesting addition which allows users to enter custom start and finish points and a target competition times. This means that the watch will tell you exactly how fast you should be aiming to run, cycle and swim to complete each mile and ultimately reach your goal. The Pace Pro feature even takes into account hills and slopes!
One key feature that we are really excited about that has been added to the Garmin Fenix 6 watch collection is the new H2 heart rate monitor. This new technology continues to provide enhanced heart rate information during your normal workouts and daily activities while also now functioning underwater – a feature that has been requested widely by Garmin users for a while now. This means you can track your heart rate, calories burned and more while swimming and diving.
Alongside all the usual activity training profiles, running profiles and golfing features, the new Garmin Fenix 6 watches will now come with preloaded golf maps and preloaded ski maps. Previously, the golf maps had to be downloaded manually, but now we have them immediately at our fingertips. Meanwhile, the brand new preloaded ski maps are completely new to the brand but are perfect for those that like to hit the slopes and require easy to read mapping of their route.
We are expecting many more features and advancements to be made clear on the Garmin Fenix 6 watches very soon, so keep an eye out for a full in-depth review on these models in the future. In the meantime, check out the full collection and pre-order your favourite here.