Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar Smartwatch Review – sport watch and offline satnav in one


The plastic case is covered by a metal plate at the back and framed by a DLC-coated titan bezel (DLC = diamond-like carbon). The bezel is fixed and irrelevant for operation. The solar charging lens is installed between the display and a layer of DX-treated Corning Gorilla Glass.

The Fenix 6X Pro Solar comes with 32 GB of storage for additional apps and widgets that can be downloaded from Garmin’s IQ store, maps, and music. Given that the speaker can only be used for system sounds, such as the alarm clock or the metronome, listening to music will require you to connect Bluetooth headphones. Sounds effects are optionally supported by vibration if so desired. Some Fenix models come with just 64 MB of storage space, which can be filled with apps, maps and golf course data – a special feature of Garmin watches – but no music.

Incoming phone calls can be rejected with a message or answered. The latter will require you to grab your smartphone, though.

At the Fenix 6X Pro’s core are its many sensors, among others a pulse oximeter for measuring blood oxygen saturation. It also supports three different location services: GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo.

In addition to technical documentation a short 50 cm / 19.7 inche cable for charging and data transfers is included as well.

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