Garmin introduces the new range Fenix ​​6 with solar charging

 Available in November

The brand benefited from the global summit trail to formalize its latest range of sports watches connected. In addition to several improvements over the range 5 Fenix, some models of the Fenix ​​6 now embark recharging solar energy.
Reload his watch directly connected with solar energy is the great novelty watch Garmin Fenix ​​6. Presented this week at UTMB, the world summit of the trail, the smartwatch will be available in several models time of its launch, namely 6X Pro Solar, the 6 (or 6X depending on size), and 6S. Unsurprisingly, this is the model Fenix ​​6X Pro Solar who comes off the lot, as the shows connected with the characteristic to integrate photovoltaic glass, capable of storing solar energy to extend the battery life of 3 days in addition to the 21 days already promised by the brand after a full charge.
Whether equipped with solar charge or not, Fenix ​​6X sport a widescreen 1.4 inch. In turn, the 6 and 6S will be satisfied with a more compact format, respectively 1.3 and 1.2 inches. In all cases, Garmin announced a significant increase on the display surface, and the presence of a pretty common base in terms of features. In addition to heart rate measurement, GPS, estimating the VO2max and the recovery time after exercise, the new range Fenix ​​turns indeed into Outdoor Sports. Functionality ClimbPro will destine such athletes playing in altitude, while the tool Pulse OX4 will monitor the saturation of oxygen in blood. the Body Battery meanwhile, will focus on energy expenditure during exercise. Other features less athletic but still practices, Fenix ​​6 will also synchronize with different platforms of streaming music, Display notifications, and secure payment with contactless functionality Garmin Pay.
Three days more runtime from the sun
The main distinction between the different watches Fenix ​​is ​​first size. The Fenix ​​6S (599 €) is the most menu model with a 42 mm case. The Fenix ​​6 (599 €) offers her a box of 47 mm. Basic, these versions do not include storage for music (32 GB), access cards offline or to Wi-Fi functions. To get on the 6S or 6, it will add 100 €. Then comes the Fenix ​​6X Pro (€ 749) with its imposing 51mm case. This entry includes the various paid features of his little sisters. The latest variation of this vintage is the Fenix ​​6X Pro Solar (€ 949). This includes on its slab invisible coating named "Power Glass" and to recharge his watch. Beware, the terminal can not be fully charged only with this technology. advertised for 21 days autonomy, 6X Pro Solar can pass 24 days thanks to the solar charge.

New ways to enrich the experience

As always with Garmin, this is connected to four watches copies finishes with glasses stainless steel or titanium depending on version. The housing is itself composed of a fiber reinforced polymer. The bracelets are available in several versions: silicone, leather, titanium, nylon. And inevitably, the models are full of sensors. therefore included is a built-in GPS, heart rate monitor, barometer altimeter, compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, thermometer and pulse oximeter. If Fenix ​​6, 6X 6X Pro and Pro Solar offer a slab 1.4 inches, the Fenix ​​6S merely a screen of 1.2 inches.

In addition to all the features on Garmin usually sold, these watches offer new modes for riders. PacePro mode makes its appearance. It serves as a sports coach during the race and advise you during your exit, suggesting you accelerate or slow down according to the difficulty of the route or your level. A Power Manager mode also appears. It details the consumption of each of the different sensors on the watch and allows to disable them if you want to earn a little autonomy.

A battery always charged for your adventures thanks to solar energy

The Fēnix 6x Pro Solar, our first watch to take care of solar energy, allows you to move without limit. His glass Power Glass 1.4 inches uses sunlight to increase battery life during your adventures.

  • The sunlight makes it possible to recharge your watch for free, which extends its autonomy between the charges.
  • The PacePro function allows to run more intelligently on different types of terrain
  • Preloaded ski cards of more than 2,000 stations around the world
  • The power management function displays the setting settings for extending the battery life.
  • Wrist heart rate sensors1 and pulse oximeter2 allow you to better understand your sports activities
  • Synchronize your favorite streaming services and listen to music without your phone

Quality by design

Its robust and sophisticated design incorporates a 1.4-inch solar load 36% larger than that of previous Fēnix models. It has also been tested in accordance with US military standards.

PacePro technology

A single PacePro function of its kind helps you manage your pace depending on the profile of your race, thanks to tips tailored to your level.

Topoactive Europe cards and ski resort cards

Use the Europe Topoactive cards to start the adventure and check the track names and levels of difficulty of 2,000 ski resorts around the world.


Discover the impact of different parameters and sensors on the battery life of your watch, so that you can easily make the necessary changes.

Performance metrics

Display advanced training data including race dynamics1, the maximum VO2 adjusted according to heat and altitude, help with recovery and much more.

Sports applications

Use preloaded activity profiles for the trail race, swimming, running, cycling, hiking, rowing, cross-country skiing and on track, golf and much more.

ClimbPro function

Use the ClimbPro ascent planner to view real-time information on your current climbs and upcoming, including the percentage of slope, distance and altitude to go.

Golf course

Navigate to CourseView Color Cards for more than 41,000 golf courses around the world and enjoy button targeting and the PlaySlike Distance Function.

Vocal guidance

Follow a route or route through vocal guidance, which tells you in advance the next change of direction.

Defining routes around Returns

Enter the distance you want to browse and get itinerary suggestions that will bring you back to your starting point. Trendline popular route generator helps you find the best local routes.

Multi-GNSS support

Access multiple satellite navigation systems (GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO) to guide you, even in the most difficult environments, where GPS alone is no longer enough.

ABC sensors

Browse your next trail with ABC sensors including an altimeter for altitude data, a barometer to monitor the weather and a 3-axis electronic compass.

Monitoring and safety functions

If you feel at risk or if your watch detects that an incident occurred, the assistance and incident detection functions3 Send your position to emergency contacts.

Music Applications

Store up to 2,000 songs or access preloaded music streaming applications via Spotify Compatible Services®, Deezer and Amazon, and listen to your music with headphones with Bluetooth technology®.

Garmin Pay service

Pass your orders with ease thanks to the non-contact Garmin payment solution with participating suppliers.

Smart notifications

Receive e-mails, SMS and alerts directly on your watch, when coupled with a compatible device.

Wrist heart rate

Improved Optical Cardiac Frequency Technology1 Measure the intensity of your sports activities as well as the variability of your heart rate to calculate your effort score. It also allows to follow the movements underwater without having to use a cardio-frequency belt.

Pulse oximeter

For acclimatization at altitude or sleep analysis, a pulse oximeter sensor2 Uses light beams at your wrist to assess oxygen absorption by your body.

Body Battery Energy Monitor

Optimize the energy reserves of your body using the variability of heart rate, stress, sleep and other data to evaluate when you are ready for an activity or when you need to rest.

Connect IQ ™ Boutique

Download custom watch dials, add data fields and get free applications and widgets from the Connect IQ Store store.

Shipping mode

Go wherever you want between refills. Shipping mode, a ultra-low power GPS reference lasts weeks.


The internal rechargeable lithium battery offers up to 21 days of autonomy in connected watch mode with 3 additional days with the solar charger4 and 15 hours in GPS mode with an extra time with solar charger5