Garmin Fenix 6 series officially unveiled ahead of IFA 2019

Garmin Fenix 6 series officially unveiled ahead of IFA 2019
Leaked less than a week ago, Garmin's Fenix 6 smartwatches have just been officially revealed. A common trait for the smartwatch lineup is the so-called Power Manager for longer battery life, as well as the PacePro technology that lets runners compensate for elevation changes.

Part of the Fenix 6 series is Garmin's first-ever GPS watch to offer solar charging, the Fenix 6X Pro Solar edition, which is designed with Power Glass, a transparent solar charging lens that uses sun's energy to extend battery life.

The Fenix 6X Pro Solar features a rugged design with a large 1.4-inch display, larger than any other Fenix 5 smartwatches. According to Garmin, thanks to the solar panel, the battery performance on the Fenix 6X Pro Solar in smartwatch mode is 21 days plus an additional 3 days when utilizing the solar charging capabilities.

The Fenix 6 and Fenix 6X are the cheapest models of the lineup, but even so, they're quite powerful. They come with 1.3-inch and 1.4-inch displays, but for extra money, customers can add Wi-Fi and music storage. Both will have sapphire editions that add the quality and durability of a scratch-resistant sapphire lens and other premium materials.



In total, there are three basic models – Fenix 6S (42mm), Fenix 6 (47mm), and Fenix 6X (51mm), which can be further improved with various specs like sapphire or solar displays, Wi-Fi and storage.

However, all come with enhanced heart rate monitor, Pulse OX blood oxygen saturation to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation. Also, the Body Battery energy monitoring feature is included too, which allows users to see their body's energy levels.

The Fenix 6 series is available now for prices that start at $600, but the most expensive can cost up to $1,150, although you'll be getting a solar display.

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3 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1895; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Nice to see companies concentrating on battery life as a first-class feature. Samsung dropped the ball big time with the Watch Active 2, Apple is awful at battery life, Fitbit is a joke design-wise, Fossil depends on Qualcomm's inferior SD3100 28nm processor, this leaves Garmin in a very good position, especially given the fact that they use displays that have permanently visible information.

2. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Hopefully they use high quality sapphire glass, not the lower quality high yield crap like Apple uses as pointed out by jerryrigseverything in his scratch test videos.

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