Garmin Fenix 6 Specifications, Features and Price

$594.95

  • Release date:: September, 2019
  • Display:: 1.3 inches, Transflective (MIP) LCD
  • Body:: Silicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Battery Life:: 14 days
  • Compatibility:: Android 5.0+ and iOS 11.0+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Price:3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Average:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Last updated on February 15, 2020 7:27 pmCompare

Garmin Fenix 6 Specifications and Features – The Fenix is an outstanding GPS multisport smartwatch with an elegant, stylish and sophisticated design. Its rugged and sturdy built for the great outdoors, while retaining the classic watch appearance of a traditional smartwatch, and has a longer battery life, thanks to the new battery management features that lets you go longer on a single charge.

The Fenix 6 with a wider 1.3 inches display than its predecessor is also quite slimmer and features a more durable Corning Gorilla glass DX covering the transflective MIP display that’s easy to read outdoors. Garmin has added a new widget feature that allow you add up to 6 complications for Fenix 6S and 6S Pro, and up to 8 complications for the Fenix 6X, this makes it easier to access your favorite features.

The Fenix 6 just like the 5 Plus is fully equipped to track your active life with a broad range of sensors that include the pulse OX sensor that tracks blood oxygen during acclimation and while sleeping, while also featuring incidental fall detection that sends out your location discreetly when a fall has occurred.

The higher end Fenix 6 Pro comes with 32GB onboard storage, Pacepro that enables grade-guidance that can improve your running experience, WiFi and trendline popularity routing with ski maps which are all lacking on the basic Fenix 6. There’s also a more premium version of the Fenix 6 with sapphire glass for screen protection and titanium bezel and straps, but will cost you more money.

New activity tracking features include ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses that lets you see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain, and wrist-base heart rate tracking while swimming which can help you manage your swimming activities.

Also new to Fenix 6 series is the new battery management feature that enables custom battery modes, including the expedition mode (GPS only) that’s lets you track outdoor activities even longer.

Garmin Fenix 6 Features

  • 1.3 inches transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display, bright and easy to read outdoors, and touchscreen.
  • Preloaded sport modes.
  • Clock features include time/date, GPS time sync, auto daylight saving, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
  • Download watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ Store.
  • Added widget watch face that lets you add your favorite complications.
  • Calls reject/text response with preset texts (Android only).
  • Find my phone, watch, control music on smartphone and remote camera control.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you, so you never get to miss important updates.
  • Rated 10ATM (swim-proof).
  • 22mm interchangeable straps with quick release feature.
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
  • Sync and upload data from watch to the Garmin Connect community – a thriving community of fitness enthusiasts where you can connect and share.
Garmin Fenix 6 Activity Tracking Features
  • Safety and tracking features include, LiveTrack that lets you invite others to join in your training goals and group LiveTrack that lets you invite more people to join in your training activities.

    Added incidental fall detection and assistant feature that let you seek help when a fall has occurred. Holding the light button down until you feel the watch vibrate 3 times will automatically send your location to preset emergency contacts when an incidental fall or a problem has happened (phone must be connected to the watch to enable this feature). Also new, is the live event sharing that lets you share your training activities with members of the Garmin Connect community.

  • Activity tracking features includes, steps counter, sleep monitoring, calories, floors climbed, distance, intensity minutes, fitness age and all day stress tracking.
  • Gym and fitness equipment includes, cardio and strength workout, automatic rep counting and available gym profiles which includes strength, cardio, elliptical, rowing, stair stepping, and yoga.
  • Training, planning and analysis features includes, downloadable training plans, VO2 max, activity history on watch, GPS speed and distance, create custom activity profiles and advanced workouts.

    In addition are, training load, training status and training that let you see how productive your training has been overtime and can help you plan and train more effectively.

    Other training and planning tools includes auto and manual multisport activities, Garmin live segments, course guidance and custom alerts.

  • Heart rate tracking features includes, HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, % HR max and HR broadcast data to paired device.

    Also available, are recovery time that measures how well you’ve recovered from previous training, helping you train at the best time and HRV stress test that measures your stress level instantly.

  • Running features includes, GPS-based distance, time and pace, run workouts, foot pod capable, and available run profiles such as running, indoor track running and treadmill running.

    Other running features include, cadence (real-time steps/min), stride length, running dynamics, race predictor, performance condition and lactate threshold that analysis HR and pace to estimate when the muscles begin to fatigue.

  • Golfing features includes, Garmin auto shot, pin pointer, digital scorecard, yardage and round timer.
  • Outdoor recreational features includes, back to start, total decent/ascent and available outdoor recreational profiles such as skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand up paddle boarding and rowing.

    Other outdoor recreational features include, point-to-point navigation, bread crumb trail in realtime, elevation profile, GPS coordinates and barometric trend indicator with storm alerts. Including ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses that lets you see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.

  • Cycling features includes, time/distance alerts, compatible with varia, speed and cadence sensor support and available cycling profiles such as biking and indoor biking with lots of available courses to choose from.
  • Swim tracking features includes,pool swim metrics, stroke type detection, basic rest timer, time/distance alerts and pool swimming as available swim profile.

    Also supports open water swimming, and measures distance, strokes, SWOLF, calories and pace. There are available pool swimming workouts to choose from.

    Added Underwater wrist-base heart rate tracking that tracks your heart rate while swimming which can help you manage your training intensity more productively.

  • Tactical features include dual grid coordinates that let you save your current location and you can navigate back to same location later.
  • Features the Running power app available on the Garmin App store, the power app analysis your pace and vertical oscillation to determine the amount of power you’re applying to the ground, helping you run at your pace.
  • Added TOPO US mapping that enables at a glance navigation and location tracking, including round-trip runs and ride that enable you enter a distance with appropriate course suggestion, and easy to read guidance cues that provide banners on the display that show upcoming turns. And for cyclists and runners, there’s Trendline popularity routing that uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect data to help you find and follow the best trails and routes.
  • Added Wrist-base pulse OX sensor that monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.
  • Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.

Pros

  • Premium design, rugged and stylish.
  • Long battery life with custom modes.
  • A comprehensive activity tracker.
  • Rated (10ATM) Swim-proof.
  • Multisport GPS smartwatch.
  • Open water swim tracking with underwater wrist-base heart rate tracking.
  • Make payment on the go with Garmin Pay.
  • Pulse ox sensor onboard.

Cons

  • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.
  • Lacks onboard music storage.
  • Lacks full color maps.

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Garmin Fenix 6 Review

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Fenix 6

Device type

Fitness/Sport smartwatch

Gender

Men

Release date

September, 2019

Predecessor

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus

Successor

Versions

BODY

BODY

Dimension

47 x 47 x 14.7 mm

Weight

80 grams

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Stainless steel

Strap size

22 mm

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass DX

Water resistance

10 ATM

Durability test

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Color

Black

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.3 inches

Display type

LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective

Display resolution

260 x 260 px

Pixel density

Always on

Yes

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

5 Physical buttons

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

ANT+, Bluetooth

Bluetooth calling

Yes

GPS

Galileo, GLONASS, GPS

NFC

Yes

Wi-Fi

No

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

Memory card slot

No

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

None

SIM type

None

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

Third-party apps alert

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

No

Bluetooth music

No

Music streaming

Yes

Loudspeaker

No

Microphone

No

Camera

No

Radio

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Yes

Altimeter

Yes

Ambient light

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Compass

Yes

ECG

No

Gyroscope

Yes

HRM

Yes

Pulse oximeter

Yes

Thermometer

Yes

Other sensors

Thermometer

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Yes

Blood Pressure

No

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

ECG tracking

No

Fitness Level

Yes

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Steps

Yes

Floors climbed

Yes

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

Yes

Menstrual cycle

Yes

VO2 Max

Yes

Swim-tracking

Yes

Swim-heart tracking

Yes

On-screen workout

Yes

Sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

Battery life

Battery saver mode: 48 days, Expedition GPS mode: 28 days, Smartwatch mode: up to 14 days

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging time

1-2 hours

Solar power

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

CPU

GPU

Operating system

Proprietary OS

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Garmin Connect

Compatibility

Android 5.0+, iOS 11.0+

Payment system

Garmin Pay

Interchangeable strap

22 mm, Yes

Voice command

No

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Garmin Fenix 6, Manual, Straps

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