The Garmin Fenix product line has long been an undisputed king in the world of Smart Watch sports. From tracking outdoor sports activities to running and even golfing, Fenix is the best of Garmin’s devices. Not only that, but this excellent product line also has many versions, offering many options suitable for the majority of users such as:
- Garmin Fenix 6/Pro – Standard 47mm version/add music, Wi-Fi, maps
- Garmin Fenix 6S/Pro – 42mm smaller case with slightly lower battery life/add music, Wi-Fi, Maps
- Garmin Fenix 6X – Bigger screen, slightly better battery, music, Wi-Fi, maps
- Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar – With solar charging, perfect battery life, music, Wi-Fi, maps
If you are not a fan of Fenix then surely people will wonder a bit about solar power display technology “Power Glass” on Fenix 6X. Still, most of the real owners or fans Fenix’s current sports watch will no doubt be about this significant change. Although there have been some modest changes to the design of “she”, the most exciting and attractive changes are in advanced tracking modes, making Fenix one of the devices. The wrist fulfils the task of processing the range of data that she provides, as well as helping you work better with your core features.
Slim Design And More Optimal
You can hear descriptive words like Slimmer design, bigger screen. That’s what we can imagine on the standard Fenix 6. But if you’re looking for a thinner Fenix then choose the 6S Fenix 6X for a more powerful sports smartwatch. If you are a lover of durable looks, a bit bunker, in addition to Fenix 5, you will get the same things on Fenix 6 too!
Garmin continues to add great features to this lineup but still tries to cut some of it to make her more rough and bulky. Fenix 6 still has a size of 47mm and limited changes, making her too big by equipped with many of her features. And of course, if you want a smaller and slimmer Fenix, then the Fenix 6S version is the best choice for you. Fenix 6’s shell size is not significantly thinner than the 5 Plus, but thanks to the 7g lighter weight, “she” will feel much lighter than her brother. This is probably a welcome improvement for a bunker smartwatch.
The screen of Fenix 6 is 17% larger (currently 1.3 inches) than that of the 5 Plus. Not only does this mean the information is a bit easier on the eyes, but it can also display more (customizable) data fields than its predecessor. For example, around a standard watch face, you will be able to adjust your current eight activity metrics against the previous six, you can glance at the data you want to see at a glance without having to Must scroll through endless menus. Like most Garmin devices, on-screen gestures are responsive to touch commands. But again, there is no touch compatibility, which Fenix will probably never integrate due to the purpose of this watch as a severe outdoor activity tracker.
If you’re familiar with Garmin devices, you’ll know screen brightness can be a problem as no AMOLED screen has a backlight as seen on many other devices. Instead, the company uses a 260×260 resolution, which provides in-pixel memory (MIP) through the light, relying on external light to illuminate when lighting conditions are right and LED backlighting is not bright. Fenix 6’s screen glows perfectly under the midday sun despite the blazing sun. With all the information on time, heart rate information and altitude are displayed.
Let’s Talk About Performance Power
Fenix 6 brings some significant adjustments to all towards a much more intuitive interface. The first is “Widgets”. The same information will be designed into a group so you can effortlessly search and review by accessing the “Up” button on the main screen. It’s not a significant change. Still, it can keep you from being overwhelmed by a lot of information, and you can find everything more quickly, and the important thing is that Garmin is entirely focused on power management. Amount of battery in Fenix 6.
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Users can better understand how long this watch will accompany you before becoming a worthless piece of metal. Instead of presenting a percentage of the remaining battery life, the smartwatch now reflects the spare usage time. This seems to be more convenient during your workout or walking. For example, if there is 10 per cent battery left, “she” will show this for a few days or hours. Garmin watches are like many other high-end sports watches famous for their ability to provide excellent battery life and will last for weeks and even more.
But there’s always the fear that as you continue adding features like new sensors and playing music, that good battery life will suffer. So here is the battery life number for Fenix 6. You will have up to 14 days in smartwatch mode, up to 36 hours in GPS mode, 72 hours in maximum GPS mode, 28 days in GPS operating mode Expedition and 48 days in new battery saving mode.
Another way that she can help you use your battery smarter is through the new Power Manager mode. In the settings menu, you can choose from a variety of different “Power Modes”. These include maximum battery mode, which will turn off heart rate monitoring, phone notifications, music and only use GPS in UltraTrac mode. There is even something that Garmin calls “Jacket Mode” designed for anyone who wears a watch while wearing a jacket (such as skiers). And again in this mode will disable heart rate tracking, music and notifications.
New Features of the Garmin Fenix 6 Series
Runners want to make sure they can adjust the tempo during a race using the new PacePro feature in the Fenix 6 Series. After creating a workout plan (on your watch or in the Garmin app), you will be able to keep tabs at the rate you have set. The Pro and Sapphire versions of each Fenix watch also have a storage capacity of up to 32 GB and are preloaded with more than 41,000 golf courses as well as more than 2,000 ski resorts. This memory is used to download songs to the watch and can be synchronised with Spotify and Amazon Music
The battery life on the new Fenix 6 watch looks pretty monumental, a new power manager that can be customised to the wearer’s needs and lets you see the watch’s sensors and features that affect how much battery life. Besides, the energy-saving mode can be adjusted when you are operating.
ECG sensors: Apple, Samsung and Withings all have ECG-enabled products, and we will not be too surprised if Garmin adds a similar feature on the Fenix 6 models. Although there is no official information on this, however, the leaked images shown show a curve identical to the ECG curve.
PacePro: This feature calculates the input data (height, distance travelled, target speed, past speed) to give the suggested rate that the user needs to run in the track. Next, to achieve the set goal. There seems to be a new feature called Tweet PacePro, which is described with speed guidance that is adjusted to each level during your operation plus VO2 Max adjusted for environment and status estimates.
LTE – Connect without a smartphone: Last year, Garmin released Vivoactive 3 Music (Verizon) that could use an integrated LTE modem to connect to Verizon. If you love this feature, then we still have the right to expect Garmin will equip on Fenix 6 although this feature is the quite draining battery. And more!
Fenix 6 is not born to compete because the “she” is a terrible choice for outdoor sports watch fans. Fenix 6 Series has become a sporty smartwatch that feels most comfortable to wear, as well as with larger screen design, “she” has scored a big plus in the hearts of fans. But is that enough to give Fenix 5 and 5 Plus owners a different look and convert their goals to Fenix 6 series?