US-based consumer tech firm, Garmin, has expanded its wearables portfolio with the launch of three new GPS multisport smartwatches, called the Fenix 6S (42mm), Fenix 6 (47mm) and Fenix 6X Pro (51mm). All three devices come with a new ‘PacePro’ feature which keeps a runner’s pacing strategy on-track with grade-adjusted guidance as they run a course. There’s also a ‘Power Manager’ tool for enhanced battery life.
Fenix 6X Pro
The 6X Pro is the most remarkable one of the lot, given that it comes with solar panels that can charge its battery when needed. According to Garmin, the device comes with ‘Power Glass’, a transparent solar charging lens that can extend its battery life. Garmin claims that the device will have a battery life of 21 days on standard usage, but it can be extended by up to 3 days when utilizing the solar charging capabilities.
The watch comes with a 1.4-inch (240×240) circular dial protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It also comes with pre-installed ski maps for over 2,000 ski resorts and full topographic maps for outdoor adventures and 41,000 golf courses across the globe. The 6X Pro is priced at $749.99 (around Rs. 54,000) in the US.
The Fenix 6 features a 1.3-inch (260×260) display, and is offered in Steel and Titanium cases. The watch packs 32GB of internal storage and comes with a 10ATM water-proof rating. Like the 6X Pro, it also comes pre-loaded with terrain maps, alongside the PacePro and Power Manager features. The Garmin Fenix 6 pricing starts at $599.99 (roughly Rs. 43,000).
The Fenix 6S features a 1.2-inch (240×240) display protected by Gorilla Glass 6. There’s also a Sapphire version that comes with Sapphire Crystal coating on top for scratch resistance. Like most smartwatches these days, the Fenix 6S also sports heart rate and Pulse Ox sensors, but there’s also the new PacePro feature with grade-adjusted guidance that varies with the course. The Garmin Fenix 6S smartwatch starts at $599.99 (roughly Rs. 43,000).