Although the smartwatch segment is a little stagnant, there are still manufacturers that constantly launch excellent products in the market. A good example of this is Garmin, which continues to grow its portfolio of high quality smartwatches.
The watchmaker has now announced the arrival of the new Fenix 6 line, which is made up of several models. However, there is one that clearly stands out thanks to a unique feature. The Garmin Fenix 6X Solar Pro is the first solar powered smartwatch!
What makes this smartwatch so special?
The Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar comes with a transparent solar cell integrated in your screen, allowing you to store solar energy. This solar panel, nicknamed Power Glass, can offer up to 3 days of battery life in normal use. Regarding the use of GPS, it guarantees 6 hours of operation.
Certainly the ideal scenario would be if this smartwatch could "survive" only through solar energy. However, just being able to use the sun as a powerbank is an incredible bonus.
High performance performance guaranteed with endless list of features
This new line of smartphones from Garmin once again guarantees impressive performance, and the Fenix 6X Pro Solar is the highlight of this performance. Its 1.4 "inch screen will be visible in all light conditions thanks to the"transflective memory-in-pixel"
One of the most important points in a smartwatch is its autonomy. In this respect, you will hardly find better than the Fenix 6X Pro Solar, offering impressive autonomy. In normal use as a smartwatch, it guarantees up to 21 days of autonomy (+ 3 days thanks to the solar panel). In intensive use with GPS and music, up to 15 hours (+ 1 hour) and energy saving guarantees up to 80 days (+ 40 days).
Regarding its features, Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar offers you a virtually infinite list. As a clock, it will display all the usual information including sunrise / sunset times.
To ensure maximum accuracy in all its monitoring and navigation features, it comes equipped with a large array of sensors:
- Garmin Elevate (Heartbeat Sensor)
- Barometer / Altimeter
- Pulse OX
While high-end smarwatch, it has a list of features that are hard to rival. You'll be able to receive and interact with notifications from your smartphone, check weather, control music playing on your smartphone, play music on your smartwatch (spotify or internal memory), Garmin Pay NFC payments and more.
With regard to physical activity monitoring, the offerings are once again extremely varied. You can track various information during physical activities such as calories burned, distance traveled, steps, intensity and even the level of strees accumulated throughout the day.
You'll also be able to plan and schedule custom workouts with an impressive level of detail. This type of functionality is essential for all types of athletes or users who perform regular physical activities.
To see in detail all the features offered by the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar, visit the manufacturer's official website.
A unique feature not available to everyone
As you may have realized, the Fenix 6X Pro Solar is a "super smartwatch", presenting itself as a valuable tool for the everyday life of any user. Plus, it comes with innovative solar charging technology.
So it would not be difficult to imagine that its price would also rise well above what we are used to. The Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar is being sold at the brand's official store for about € 1,050.
On the other hand, if solar charging support isn't essential for you, you can invest in the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro, which comes with the same features for € 680.
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