Garmin New fēnix 6 Series Features Company’s First Solar Watch
At this Fall's Well Now! Pepcom event in New York, Garmin International announced the fēnix 6 series, the next generation of its flagship GPS multi-sport smartwatch lineup. Made for the face of adventure, the company states, the fēnix 6 collection includes Power Manager for longer battery life, allows runners to compensate for elevation changes with new PacePro™ technology and introduces the largest round display from Garmin. And the 6XPro Solar is Garmin's first GPS watch featuring Solar technology.
“We are thrilled to introduce solar charging into the new fēnix 6XPro Solar edition, giving users all of the features they’ve come to expect from the fēnix lineup with increased battery life and larger displays,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “In addition to our brand-new solar technology, we’ve built the fēnix 6 to redefine expectations, with enhanced features and design elements to appeal to adventurers of every kind.”
As the first Garmin GPS watch to offer solar charging, the fēnix 6X Pro Solar edition is designed with Power Glass, a transparent solar charging lens that uses the sun’s energy to extend battery life. Because of its unique solar charging technology, users will have more on-wrist time to enjoy their activities, training features, color mapping, music streaming and much more.
Fit for performance, the fēnix 6X, and fēnix 6XPro Solar features a rugged, sophisticated design with a large1.4” sunlight-readable display, which is 36% bigger than previous fēnix 5X models. Users can quickly check the latest solar input right on the wrist, so they know in real-time how much solar energy the Power Glass has been exposed to. The battery performance on the fēnix 6X Pro Solar in smartwatch mode is 21-days plus an additional 3-days when utilizing the solar charging capabilities.