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The much talked about successor to the Fenix 5 series has been released. It’s the Fenix 6 series – the latest multisport GPS smartwatches from Garmin. Six members make up the Fenix 6 lineup which are; the 6, 6s, 6 pro, 6s pro, 6x pro, and 6x pro solar – that’s six outstanding GPS smartwatches.

These six are further divided into two; the Basic (6 and 6s) and Pro (6 pro, 6s pro, 6x pro, 6x pro solar) editions. The Basic editions lack onboard music storage, Wi-Fi and map, all of which are available on the Pro editions.

Below are new features added to the Fenix 6 series,

  • Garmin reduced the thickness size of the 42mm- 6s and 6s pro, 47mm-6 and 6 pro, and 51mm- 6x pro and 6x pro solar. The display size have also been increased except for the 42mm version which retained same display size as it predecessor.
  • Added a new widget feature that’s similar to the Apple watch Infographic watch face. The widget feature allow you add up to 6 of your favorite features to the Fenix 6s and 6s pro, while the 6, 6 pro, 6x pro, and 6x pro solar get up to 8 data fields. New map display themes have been added, but are only available on the Pro editions.
  • The Fenix 6 sets are more durable as they’ve been tested accordingly to the US military grade test standards for thermal, shock and water resistance.
  • Each Pro edition of the Fenix 6 has 32GB storage capacity which is twice that of the Fenix 5 Plus ( the Basic editions don’t have onboard music storage).
  • Pulse ox sensor is available on each member of the Fenix 6.
  • Map with trendline popularity routing, ski resorts and PacePro have been added to the Pro editions.
  • Incident detection introduced to the latest Forerunner series have also been added to all members of the Fenix 6.
  • Underwater wrist based heart rate tracking have been added to each member of the Fenix 6.
  • New battery management features that include the expedition mode seen on the MARQ series have also been added to the Fenix 6, including the battery saver mode that will see each member of the Fenix 6 last for weeks.Also new is solar charging supported on the 6x pro solar which uses solar energy to last a little longer.

Prices starts at $600 for the Fenix 6 and 6s, $700 for the 6 pro and 6s pro, goes up to$800 for the sapphire editions, $750 for the 6x pro and even higher for the 6x pro solar at $1000 and $1150 for the titanium edition.

Garmin Fenix 6X Pro/6X Pro Solar Full Specifications

 garmin fenix 6x pro specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Features:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Fenix 6X Pro
Device typeFitness/GPS smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Fenix 5X Plus
Successor--
Released dateAugust, 2019
Ideal forMen

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display size1.4 inches
Screen resolution280 x 280 pixels
Input type5 buttons (Not touchscreen)

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension51 x 51 x 14.9 mm
Weight93 grams
82 grams (6X Pro Solar)
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover
Strap materialSilicone
Titanium
Nylon
Leather

(6X Pro Solar)
Silicone
Titanium
Bezel MaterialStainless steel or
DLC coated steel

(6X Pro Solar)
Titanium or
DLC coated steel
Band size26 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Sapphire Crystal

(6X Pro Solar)
Power Glass™
Water resistantYes, 10ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black/black

MEMORY

RAM--
Internal storage32GB
Memory card slot--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, and ANT+
Wi-FiYes
NFCYes
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNone
SIM slotNo
Band--

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
CaloriesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

ThermometerYes
Accelerometer Yes
CompassYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
Barometric altimeterYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Other sensorsPulse Oximeter
(with Acclimation)

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS
Chipset--
CPU--
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium-ion
Battery capacity --
Battery lifeSmartwatch: Up to 21 days
GPS: Up to 60hrs
GPS and Music: Up to 15hrs
Max Battery GPS Mode: 120hrs
Expedition GPS Activity: 46 days
Battery Saver Watch Mode: 80 days

(6X Pro Solar)
Smartwatch: Up to 21 days +3 days
GPS: Up to 60hrs +6hrs
GPS and music: Up to 15hrs +1hr
Max battery GPS mode: 120hrs + 28hrs
Expedition GPS activity: 46 days + 10 days
Battery saver watch mode: 80 days + 40 days
ChargingCharging cable
Charging timeAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemGarmin pay
Compatibility Android 4.4 or later
IOS 10.0 or later
Bluetooth 4.0 or later
Check if your device is compatible
Companion appGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 26mm
Voice commandNo

IN THE BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Fenix 6X Pro
Straps
Charging cable
User manual

PRICE COMPARED

Price (last checked)About $750

(6X Pro Solar)
About $1000
$1150 (titanium)

Premium Design

Garmin have overhauled the design of the Fenix 6 with each member being slimmer than its predecessor plus a wider display that lets you see more at a glance. The 51mm version- 6x pro and 6x pro solar have the biggest 1.4 inches display, 1.3 inches for the 47mm version, and 1.2 inches for the 42mm version which includes the 6s and 6s pro.

Transflective memory-in-display (MIP) still powers the display of the various members of the Fenix 6 which is very bright and easy to read outdoors. Also, Fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover has been used for the casing, while the bezel is stainless with the option of DLC coated steel for the Pro editions.

Garmin still stick to non-touchscreen support as each of the Fenix 6 lacks touchscreen support, you’ll have to rely on the 5 buttons that still makes these lots very easy to navigate. And the new widget that allows you to add up to 6 or 8 data fields makes it even easier to find your favorite features.

The Fenix 6 is now more durable with Corning Gorilla glass 3 manning the display on each member, and a more premium sapphire crystal glass for the Pro editions.

Straps come in different sizes, 20mm for the 42mm version, 22mm for the 47mm and 26mm for the 51mm. Straps are interchangeable and are available in different materials.

There are lots of watch face to choose form, you can as well create custom watch faces using the Garmin connect store.

Storage/Media

Garmin have increased the storage capacity of the Fenix 6 with the Pro editions having twice the storage capacity of the Fenix 5 Plus which means you can now take more music with you on the go. The Basic editions lack any significant storage capacity and as such don’t support onboard music storage.

Water Resistance Rating

Each member of the Fenix 6 is rated 10ATM which means water resistance up to 100 meters. Thus, it’s safe to wear the Fenix 6 under rain, to the shower, pool or the ocean without worrying about the device getting damaged.

Also, the Fenix 6 have been tested accordingly to the US military grade standards for thermal, shock and water resistance which makes each member of the Fenix 6 a more durable device.

Impressive and Manageable Battery Life

The Fenix 6 series have longer battery life than the Fenix 5 series thanks to the new battery management features that include power manager, power modes, expedition mode and ultra low battery saver mode.

The power manager feature will allow you adjust features based on your preference, while the power mode feature allows you create custom battery mode. The expedition mode introduced in the MARQ series will see the Fenix 6 last for weeks. It’s a low power GPS reference mode that ensures you can go longer.

The ultra low battery saver mode will deactivate heart rate tracking as well other power consuming features, but will keep the Fenix 6 going for weeks.

Activity/Fitness Tracking

Like every other GPS multisport smartwatches from Garmin, each member of the Fenix 6 series is fitness focused and well equipped to track your active life.

Activity tracking features include;

  • Steps, calories, fitness age, sleep monitoring, and all day stress tracking.
  • Available indoor gym activities include; indoor rowing, strength training and cardio training.
  • Training and planning features include training load, training effect, and activity history on the watch.
  • Running features include running, treadmill running, and trail running.
  • Heart rate sensor tracks your heart rate variability to give you insight on your heart rate zones, max heart rate and recovery time to help you manage the intensity of your training so that you can achieve more fitness goals without breaking down.
  • Outdoor recreational features include hiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, and jumpmaster. And cycling features such as biking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlone.
  • Loads of golfing features are also available.
  • In-depth swim tracking features including the newly added wrist base heart rate tracking that enable the Fenix 6 sets to track your heart rate while swimming resulting in better insight into your swimming activities.
  • Also available is TOPO map with trendline popularity that can help you navigate the most difficult terrains with the option to choose from thousands of routes with the addition of trendline popularity routing visibility pro that adds more analytic features to help you find the best routes. (These features aren’t present on the Basic editions)
  • Also featured, is the body battery energy monitor that uses data from heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest so that you train and achieve more without breaking down.
  • Garmin added PacePro – a feature that enables grade-guidance that can improve your running experience. (Basic editions lack these feature)
  • Also added skii resort maps with over 2000 ski resorts worldwide to choose from ( the Basic editions lack these feature).
  • The incident detection feature introduced to the Forerunner 945 is also available on the Fenix 6 series which can help you get help when there’s a sudden fall. It sends your location to preset emergency contacts.
  • Pulse ox sensor introduced on the Fenix 5x plus is also available and serves two functions;A. for altitude acclimation, where it can help you know when it’s not safe to continue climbing andB. sleep monitoring to help you see your quality of sleep. The Pulse ox sensor achieves these functions by monitoring how well your body absorbs oxygen.
  • Added ClimbPro ascent planner that allows you choose from downloaded courses to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.
  • Also added ABC sensor that can help you navigate your next trail run with an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.
  • Notifications

    Each member of the Fenix 6 is equipped with Bluetooth and ANT+ to keep you connected to all that matters to you. The Fenix 6 is compatible with both android and iOS devices which upon successful connection will keep you updated when there’s a new notification on your phone.

    You can respond with texts or reject phone calls with texts, but these features are only supported on android devices. You can also control music on your phone.

    The Pro editions come with Wi-Fi which the Basic editions lack. NFC chip which supports Garmin Pay is available on each member of the Fenix 6 which allows you to make payment on the go directly from the watch.

    Pros
    • Premium and rugged design.
    • Sturdily built.
    • Manageable and very impressive long battery life.
    • 32GB storage.
    • Comprehensive activity trackers.
    • Swim-proof.
    Cons
    • Quiet expensive.
    • Lacks microphone.

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