New Garmin fēnix 6, A few cool highlights

Posted by Beth Hartman


While looking for something for my partner since she has become more adventurous with her walks, I had been looking at the fēnix 5. What caught my attention was the safety and tracking features. Looking at the specs this has been out on a few Lines Garmin lines for a little bit and for what I am looking for it’s a game changer.

I am not a worry wort but she has been gone longer than I feel is normal some days, and I worry if something happened how would I find her as I am not walking where she does, snakes, bugs, critters yeah that's not me. Plus it has round trip tracking so she can’t get lost So when I saw these features I began looking into the Garmin fēnix 5. I did not purchase yet and last week they came out with the fēnix 6 line. The fēnix 6 is a top of the line tracker for what I am looking for.  

Safety/Tracking Assistance: If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features send your location to emergency contacts

These rugged fēnix 6 multisport GPS watches let you add mapping, music, intelligent pace planning and more to your workouts. She works in a factory and must have a rugged phone so why not a rugged multisport GPS Watch.

The sophisticated design features an always-on 1.3” display that’s 17% larger than previous fēnix models. It includes a stainless steel or DLC coated bezel and is tested to U.S. military standards.

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

View how various settings and sensors impact your watch’s battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly.

Use preloaded activity profiles for trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, back-country and resort skiing, golfing and more.

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

Use ClimbPro ascent planner to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.

Store up to 2,000 songs, or access streaming apps from your compatible services, including Spotify®, Deezer and Amazon Music, and listen through headphones with BLUETOOTH® technology.

For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox sensor uses light beams at your wrist to gauge how well your body is absorbing oxygen.

Enter a distance you want to travel and get suggested routes that will bring you back to your starting point. Trendlin popularity routing helps you find the best local paths.

We will try to keep you updated with her experiences with it as she is not tech savvy and we'll see how it goes.

Click here for more info on the Fenix 6

Till next time

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