Garmin Fenix 6X Pro, Premium Multisport GPS Watch-Review

.Brand Garmin Colour Black with Black Band Special feature Bluetooth Compatible devices Smartphone Screen size1.4 Inches Operating system Android

About this item

Fit for performance with rugged, sophisticated design that features a big 1.4” sunlight-readable display (36% larger than previous Fenix models with stainless steel bezel With sensors for enhanced wrist heart rate, the data and information provided by these devices is intended to be a close estimation of your activity and metrics tracked, but may not be precisely accurate, and Pulse Ox (this is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition), the watch gauges blood oxygen saturation to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation at high elevations Advanced training features include Pace Pro for grade-adjusted pace guidance throughout your activity plus environmentally adjusted VO2 max and training status estimates Navigate the outdoors with preloaded TOPO maps, ski maps for over 2,000 worldwide ski resorts, multiple global navigation satellite system (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support and built-in sensors for 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter Support for Garmin Pay contactless payments (not all countries and payment networks are eligible), music storage with premium streaming service (may require a premium subscription with a third-party music provider) support, smart notifications (when paired with a compatible smartphone) and more

Product details

  • Batteries‏: ‎ 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Is Discontinued by Manufacturer‏: ‎ No
  • Product Dimensions‏: ‎ 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.49 cm; 93.55 Grams
  • Date First Available‏: ‎ 29 Aug. 2019
  • Manufacturer‏: ‎ Garmin
  • ASIN‏: ‎ B07W2Z2ZS1
  • Item model number‏: ‎ 010-02157-01
  • Country of origin‏: ‎ Taiwan
  • Department‏: ‎ Unisex

Premium Materials

A first-of-its-kind Pace Pro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.

Pace Pro Technology

A first-of-its-kind Pace Pro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course

Performance Metrics

View advanced training metrics that include estimated running dynamics, heat- and altitude-adjusted VO2 max, recovery advisor and more.

Preloaded Topo Active Europe maps

Use topographical maps to navigate your adventures and view run names and difficulty ratings for 2,000 worldwide ski resorts.

 

Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars Overall I liked this watch. Very familiar controls if you have used Garmin before but provided some additional useful data. Unfortunately, it had a fatal flaw in that the wrist HR monitor was inaccurate – at my age it is not possible to have a HR as high as it showed at peak load. When calibrated against my other watches it appeared to read about 20 bpm too high across a wide range. After extensive correspondence, and provision of data on tracked runs, Garmin eventually agreed that it was faulty but only offered a refurbished model – disgraceful!! Shame on you Garmin! Amazon on the other hand did not question my return of a faulty product. Lesson learned – don’t buy direct from Garmin!

5.0 out of 5 stars moved to the Fenix 5X and now I have the Fenix 6X Pro.
This is an amazing watch. It’s certainly better than previous models and feels more like a premium product.
The increased screen size makes it easier to read and the screen itself has an increased resolution. The display is much clearer and looks smart. The animations are good when changing screen modes or syncing via Wi-fi etc.

The DLC protected bezel is a massive improvement. I’ve not managed to scratch it so far – both my 3 & 5 were scratched in days.

The mini widgets display is a massive improvement over the old single widgets display and I love how the activities can be edited from within by simply pressing the up button during an activity.

4.0 out of 5 stars This was bought for 530 GBP from Amazon for the Fenix 6 Pro. This is my first tracking watch and I don`t normally wear watches at all. Main reason for buying this is I wanted a basic fitness tracker but had also just written off my Garmin edge bike computer. The Fenix 6 gives the option for bike mounting and syncing with the latest speed and cadence sensors as well as heart rate monitor. The standalone music playing feature was also a draw for taking walks without my phone.

So first up it does what I wanted, its expensive but it does all that I needed, used successfully as a bike computer (using the additional bike mount), syncs with speed cadence and polar H10 heart monitor. Also used to record daily exercise in the gym and on the treadmill using the H10 HRM. I would recommend the watch but also list here the things i found out that i would have liked to know before i made the purchase.

The Bluetooth from the watch for listening to music etc will not work with all headphones – do your research. Works with my Sony WH-1000XM3 but they aren`t my usual choice when exercising. Did not work with my Sound peats True Engine SE. Have bought another pair (MPOW M30 Uprated) to try which have dual earpiece BT receivers to see if that helps.
The charging cable is proprietary, and you need to take the watch off to charge.
The sleep tracking (one of the reasons I bought it….is horrendous. I am back to using my phone to track sleep and updating manually into the app.
The phone will not connect to my work Wi-fi network (only network I have access to) which needs a password and username, so I have to tether via my phone or laptop, and this has caused issues with syncing Spotify playlists or podcasts.
Updating music or podcasts via a tethered Spotify connection is a pain – I still carry my phone when walking…. it’s just the easier option right now until i can try with a direct Wi-fi connection. 4 attempts to upload a 90 min podcast, no success. Shorter podcasts worked and Spotify playlists worked but took around 15 minutes to upload a 100-track playlist.
The Garmin apps for tracking meditation or yoga aren`t very flexible so I just track the basic metrics.
Overall, the watch is helping me with tracking water intake, daily step and exercise etc, the web app then helps by being able to trend for the month and increase your awareness of areas to improve.

5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic bit of kit this. It’s really helped me in my training (cycling) and showed I was doing to many high intensity workouts. I now use this watch to gauge what zones I’m in and how often, so I get a balance of rest, base, cardio and high intensity. The only annoyance I’ve found is the performance stats keep showing I’m not doing well despite feeling great and producing high power for the heart rate zone. Great variety of watch faces available. I’ve only taken it off to charge since I’ve had it. Navigation is superb, HRM is very accurate with stats near perfectly matched via wrist to my HRM chest band. Battery life is awesome too.

Conclusion

This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition. Overall, the watch is rugged and great looking and also has a lot of great features.

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