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The Fenix 6X Pro Solar is Garmin’s first solar charging GPS watch

By Wong Chung Wee - on 2 Sep 2019, 1:25pm

The Fenix 6X Pro Solar is Garmin’s first solar charging GPS watch

The new Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar is the first fitness-oriented GPS watch to feature solar charging capabilities. The watch is part of Garmin’s new Fenix 6 series that comprises new multisport GPS smartwatches with Power Manager for longer battery life, and new PacePro technology for pace guidance.

Image source: Garmin

The Fenix 6X Pro Solar is designed with Power Glass, a “transparent solar charging lens” that extends its battery life, up to 24 days in smartwatch mode. Its 51mm watch case features a 1.4-inch sunlight-readable display that’s 36% larger than Fenix 5x devices that also have 51mm watch cases. According to its official specifications, the Fenix 6X Pro Solar’s bezel material is made from “titanium or diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated titanium” and its strap material is either silicon or titanium.

Image source: Garmin

The Fenix 6 collection has increased the display size of its offerings to 1.3- and 1.4-inch respectively. Besides hardware improvements, the series also features new software such as the Dynamic PacePro that’s touted to help the wearer keep pace with its “grade-adjusted guidance” as the wearer runs a course. There’s also the improved Power Manager, which will help extend battery life.

Garmin Fenix 6S, Sapphire Edition (Image source: Garmin)

The Fenix 6 collection comes with “topographic maps for outdoor adventures, ski maps for over 2,000 ski resorts worldwide, and 41,000 golf courses.” Wearers are also able to sync and store their favourite music playlist from their premium music service subscriptions on their watches for music on the go, sans mobile phones.

The Fenix 6X Pro Solar is priced at US$1,149.99, and is expected to ship in 5 to 8 weeks upon successful purchase confirmation. The rest of the Fenix 6 collection is available at a lower price tier, it starts from S$599.99 onwards. Read more about the Fenix Pro Solar and the new Fenix 6 collection here.

Source: Garmin

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