Garmin announces the fenix 6, its new smart health connected GPS watches


Garmin unveiled the new series of its range of smart health connected GPS watches, the fenix 6. On the program: better battery life, new features, larger display and for the first time, solar charging.

The 6X Pro Solar Fenix ​​integrates solar charging technology that Garmin calls Power Glass. This is'a transparent photovoltaic glass who equips the watch. The autonomy of the watch, announced at 21 days, thus gains 3 days thanks to solar energy. It is also possible to check at any time the recovery provided by a dedicated display. Moreover, the power manager indicates in real time the charge of the battery and the remaining time of operation of the watch.

For the first time, the Fênix 6 series also welcomes the PacePro function. It allows its user to plan a suitable race strategy to the profile of the race course. The watch will then give advice to adapt its pace. And to go further, runners can also create workout plans, set a target pace and be alerted when they move away too much. In mountainous regions, ClimbPro gives detailed information on the degree of the slopes, the distances to the top in order to adapt its effort. More, the provision of European cards TopoActive makes navigational features accessible, and lists more than 2,000 ski resorts and 41,000 golf courses.

The fenix 6, flagship of the GPS smart health connected watches from Garmin

The watches of the range fenix still have in their arsenal a battery of functionalities focused on form and health. Heart rate measurement, even under water, from the saturation of the blood to oxygen, or control of energy expenditure with the Body Battery function to help plan activity and rest times. The fenix 6 also features Garmin Pay technology for make contactless payments. Finally, they can store up to 2,000 songs and synchronize with different music streaming services.

From the point of view of design, the fenix 6 and 6X see their display widen. They pass respectively to 1.3 and 1.4 inches. The 6S keeps the size of the previous generation, remaining at 1.2 inches. All models are tested to the 810G Military Resistance Standard, for increased resistance. The watches are available for purchase today from 599.99 euros for models 6 S and 6. The 6X Pro Solar rises it up to 1,149.99 euros.


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