When it comes wearable, one of the well reputable brands out there who knows what they are doing and doing it the best – it would be Garmin because they have been in the wearable game for far too long offering the best in class Sport centric wearables and today, they have unveiled their new Garmin Fenix 6 – their new series of GPS Sport Watches. In fact one of them even has a Solar Charging capability too. Guess what? It’s now here in Malaysia.
Garmin Fenix 6 Series
The Garmin Fenix 6 is a robust Sport Wearable – not just on the looks but in terms of build quality – this thing is built like a tank. The Fenix is a multisport GPS watch with impressive features and you can see a notable upgrade from the predecessors. It comes in three different models – The Garmin 6, 6S (which is a smaller version) and the Fenix 6X Pro Solar (the beefed up version of the already beefy Sport Watch).
Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar
Starting off with the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar – which is their flagship. As the name suggest, the Fenix 6X Pro Solar stands out for its Solar feature. Interestingly, it houses a Power Glass Lens on the top which uses sunlight to extend the battery life, when you are off-the-grid with no access to a charging port. The Fenix 6X Pro Solar claims to last for up to 21 days – with the internal, rechargeable Lithium battery and the Solar Charging can give the Fenix 6X another extra 3 days of battery and 15 hours in GPS mode with an additional hour when solar Charging.
Fenix 6 and 6S
The Fenix 6 and the 6S are the successors to the last generation. The 6 comes in two type, that’s the Pro and Sapphire – depending on what glass do you want on the top of your watch. That aside, the 6 and the 6S has been constructed to offer better comfort and they have also increased the size of the display from 1.3” to 1.4”. To go along with the new Fenix 6 series, they have also unveiled new QuickFit Nylon Bands and silicone colors to suit your style.
With all these aside, the Fenix 6 Series comes with best in class features. The Fenix 6 has a wrist-based heart rate and Pulse Ox sensor to keep your fitness activities in check. With the help of their Dynamic PacePro feature, the watch has the capability to track the type of terrain and help you run faster as well. As for those who love skiing, well, rejoice because they have now preloaded more than 2,000 resorts all around the world. On top of that, you can find all the other usual features – like measuring running and cycling performance.
One of the interesting addition – is that now you can listen to your favorite music at your wrist. Thanks to the built-in 32GB internal storage, it now has the capability to store music. It supports services like Spotify, Deezer and Amazon Music – which is great. With the Garmin Pay service, you can use it as your eWallet for your card to perform contactless payment – just with a tap. To make the most out of the Fenix 6, the Connect IQ Store gives you access to more apps, custom watch faces, widgets and many more.
Pricing and Availability
The Garmin Fenix 6 Series – come in three different flavor – 6S, 6 and the 6X. With that said, the pricing of the following models – found below.
In conjunction to their new launch, Garmin is now having a roadshow at Midvalley, Kuala Lumpur – where you will also be able to get your hands on the Fenix 6 Series along with other products. For every purchase of Garmin Fenix 6, consumers will be entitled for a lucky draw for an exciting activity with the Fenix 6 ambassadors, Aiman Hakim and Zahirah Macwilson. The roadshow ends on the 1st September, 2019.