GARMIN Fenix 6S Pro Solar Review // The BEST GPS Smartwatch in 2020?

GARMIN Fenix 6S Pro Solar Review // The BEST GPS Smartwatch in 2020?

The Garmin Fenix 6S Pro Solar GPS Watch is a smaller-sized solar powered multisport GPS watch that uses Power Glass ™ solar charging technology to keep the watch charged via the power of the sun.

Garmin Fenix 6S available at Wiggle https://www.wiggle.co.uk/garmin-fenix-6s-pro-solar-gps-watch/

0:00 Intro
0:33 Unboxing
0:59 Solar Power Glass
2:07 Solar Intensity
3:18 Battery Update
3:58 Power Manager
5:07 Power Modes
6:01 Custom Profiles
6:30 Expedition Mode
7:02 MTB Dynamics
7:34 Course Navigation
8:39 Climb Pro
8:50 Watch Design
9:39 Elevate Heart Rate Monitor
10:35 Find My Phone
11:00 Sleep Monitoring
11:23 Ski Resorts
11:44 Golf Courses
12:05 Widget Glances
12:31 What do you think?

Ultra-Rugged
Built for your most extreme adventures and sporting endeavours the Fenix 6S Pro Solar is both rugged and sophisticated. The always-on 1.2’’ display and stainless-steel bezel is suited to the mountainside, the ocean, or the boardroom.

Surfing
You can track your surfing sessions with a dedicated activity profile that is easily accessed via the watch face. Additionally, you can use Surfline Sessions™ which creates a video of every wave you ride in front of a Surfline camera (only when used with compatible device).

Mountain Biking
Meanwhile, for mountain bikers the watch comes with MTB activity profiles that let you track more with specialised Grit and Flow measurements.

Performance Data
The Fenix 6S Pro Solar delivers improved performance date to help you push your limits. This includes the acclimation widget which allows you to analyse additional data to see how your body is holding up to the current elevation.

Navigation
Explore the great outdoors with multiple global navigation satellite system support including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. Additionally, you can keep on track with built-in sensors such as a 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter.

Garmin Pay
Never worry about leaving your wallet behind with the Garmin Pay feature. It allows you to make contactless payments straight from the watch face. (Garmin Pay can only be used in supported countries, and with compatible payment networks and issuing banks).

Smart Notifications
Stay connected when you’re on the move, simply sync a compatible smartphone to the Fenix 6S Pro Solar to receive all your messages, phone call alerts, emails, and social media notifications straight to the watch face.

Battery
The watch comes with an extensive battery live thanks to the Solar system. The watch stays charged for up to 9 days in smartwatch mode or 10.5 days when solar charging (dependent on how much sunlight the watch face is exposed to).

Specifications
General
Lens Material: Power Glass™
Bezel Material: Stainless steel
Case Material: Fibre-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover
Strap Material: Silicone
Physical Size: 42mm x 42mm x 14.2mm
Wrist Fit: 108-182mm
Colour Display
Display Size: 1.2 inches, 30.4mm diameter
Display Resolution: 240 x 240 pixels
Display Type: Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight: 60g (case only: 44g)
Battery Life: 9/10.5 days (Smartwatch with Solar), 34/59 days (Battery Saver with Solar), 25/28 hours (GPS with Solar), 6 hours (GPS and Music), 50/64 hours (Max Battery GPS Mode with Solar), 20/26 days (Expedition GPS with Solar)
Water Rating: 10ATM
Memory/History: 32GB

Health Monitoring
Wrist-Based Heart Rate (constant, every second)
Daily Resting Heart Rate
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts (high and low)
Respiration Rate (24 x 7)
Pulse OX Blood Oxygen Saturation (sport-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
Fitness Age
Body Battery Energy Monitor
All-Day Stress Tracking
Relaxation Reminders
Relaxation Breathing Timer
Sleep
Advanced Sleep Monitoring (sleep score and insights)
Hydration (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
Menstrual Cycle (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)

Sensors
GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
Garmin Elevate Wrist Heart Rate Monitor
Barometric Altimeter
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Thermometer
Pulse OX Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor (with Acclimation)

Daily Smart Features
Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart, ANT+
Connect IQ (Downloadable Watch Faces, Data Fields, Widgets and Apps)
Smart Notifications
Text Response/Reject Phone Call with Text (Android only)
Calendar
Weather
Battery Saver – Customisable Low Power Watch
Controls Smartphone Music
Plays and Controls Watch Music
Music Storage: Up to 2,000 songs
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
VIRB Camera Remote
Smartphone Compatibility: iPhone, Android
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile
Garmin Pay

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Comments

Wiggle says:

What do you think to Garmin's "Power Screen" technology?

Google Account says:

Does a screen protector mess with the solar ?

jesus martinez says:

I am going to get me one for this year

Mr Groundhog says:

Best review I’ve seen for this watch. 👍🏻

leetpg says:

Does no one find it strange that none of garmins high end rugged watches have a touchscreen?

EG says:

Is this line of their brand watches salt water proof?

Candice Medina says:

how is your light on your solar? mine looks like it doesn't work!

sandman55AU says:

I just looked at the price and got a fright 🙂 I'll look at the others

Mush Lufc says:

👍 thanks

Shepherd Sam says:

Sorry if I missed it: does it have a touch screen?

BJORN INDIGO says:

GREAT review!

Ori Smaja says:

Thanks for the great review! do you find the 6s to be as comfortable during activity/sleep as the forerunner 945/745? I'm debating between the 6s sapphire and the forerunners.

water Pure says:

What could be different btn Sunto7,9's GPS vs Garmin 6x Gps..? And Sunto gives more battery time with GPS👀👀

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