Garmin fēnix® 6 Solar – GPS Smartwatch – Multisport Watches
Highlights of the fēnix® 6 Solar
- Get a battery boost from the sunlight, so you can go longer between charges
- How is your body holding up? Wrist-based heart rate and Pulse Ox will let you know
- Need running pace guidance that knows the terrain? Check out the PacePro™ feature
- Leave the cord at home. Solar charging lets you get up to 14 days of battery life — and then some!
QUALITY BY DESIGN
The rugged yet sophisticated design features a large 1.3-inch display and is tested to U.S. military standards for thermal, shock and water resistance.
Fit the look to your lifestyle with a stylish stainless steel bezel. SPORTS APPS Use preloaded activity profiles for trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, skiing, golfing, surfing, indoor climbing and more.
Stay informed when you’re in the snow. This preloaded profile can distinguish between skiing and climbing. It automatically shows metrics specific to either ascent or descent.
Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialised grit and flow measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly you descend, giving you a score to beat next time.
Get ready to catch some waves. fēnix 6S Solar works with Surfline Sessions™, which creates a video of every wave you ride in front of a Surfline® camera, so you can watch them later and see how you did.
This watch features easy-to-follow, animated cardio, strength, yoga and Pilates workouts you can view on the watch screen. Choose from preloaded animated workouts, or download more from our Garmin Connect™ online community.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
Get heart rate data along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities, even underwater.
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR
Optimise your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.
Log daily fluid intake as a reminder to stay hydrated. When auto goal is enabled, you’ll even see estimated sweat loss after an activity, and your goal will adjust accordingly.
MENSTRUAL CYCLE TRACKING
Use the Garmin Connect app to track your cycle, log physical and emotional symptoms and learn about training and nutrition during each phase of your cycle. Even get cycle tracking information on your wrist.
View advanced training metrics that include running dynamics, recovery advisor and more. Even estimate your heat- and altitude-adjusted VO2 max.
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.
Get up to 9 days of battery life while indoors or up to 10.5 days when solar charging3 in smartwatch mode. In GPS mode, get 25 hours indoors or 28 hours when solar charging.
Use ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.
PULSE OX SENSOR
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.
This widget shows your current elevation, acclimated elevation and correlated Pulse Ox, heart rate and respiration rate, so you can see how you’re holding up to the current elevation.
See how you’re breathing throughout the day, during sleep and during breathwork and yoga activities.
Trek far and wide between recharges. Expedition mode, an ultralow-powered GPS reference, lasts for weeks.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible device.
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.
Breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payment solution through participating providers.
SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES
If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features send your location to emergency contacts.
CONNECT IQ™ STORE
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store.
- Silver with black band
- 60 g (Manufacturer information)
Scope of delivery
- fēnix® 6 Solar
- Charging/Data Cable
|Lens material||Power Glass™|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Case material||Fibre-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover|
|QuickFit™ watch band compatible||22 mm band included|
|Physical size||47 x 47 x 15.1 mm
Fits wrists with the following circumference:
|Display size||1.3 inches, 33.02 mm diameter|
|Display resolution||260 x 260 pixels|
|Display type||Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Weight||85 g (case only: 62 g)|
|Battery life||Smartwatch: Up to 14 days plus 2 days*
GPS: Up to 36 hours plus 4 hours**
GPS and music: Up to 10 hours
Max battery GPS mode: 72 hours plus 21 hours**
Expedition GPS activity: 28 days plus 8 days*
Battery saver watch mode: 48 days plus 32 days*
* Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
|Water rating||10 ATM|
|GPS time sync||✔|
|Automatic daylight saving time||✔|
|Fitness age||Yes (in app)|
|Body Battery™ Energy Monitor||✔|
|All-day stress tracking||✔|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor||✔|
|Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor||Yes (with Acclimation)|
Daily smart features
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)||✔|
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)||✔|
|Battery Saver – customisable low power watch||✔|
|Controls smartphone music||✔|
|Find my phone||✔|
|Find my watch||✔|
|VIRB® camera remote||✔|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile||✔|
Safety and tracking features
|Live Event Sharing||✔|
|Incident Detection during select activities||✔|
|Dual grid coordinates||✔|
Activity tracking features
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)||✔|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)||✔|
|Available gym activity profiles||Strength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, Pilates and yoga|
|On-screen workout animations||✔|
|Automatic rep counting||✔|
Training, planning and analysis features
|% HR max||✔|
|Auto max HR||✔|
|HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)||✔|
|GPS speed and distance||✔|
|Customisable activity profiles||✔|
|Downloadable training plans||✔|
|Power Modes – customizable in-activity battery settings||✔|
|Configurable lap alerts||✔|
|Heat and altitude acclimation||✔|
|Training status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend)||✔|
|Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC)||✔|
|Training load focus||✔|
|Training effect (aerobic)||✔|
|Training effect (anaerobic)||✔|
|Primary benefit (Training Effect labels)||✔|
|Race an activity||✔|
|Auto multisport activities||✔|
|Garmin Live Segments||✔|
|Strava Live Segments||✔|
|Touch and/or button lock||✔|
|Activity history on watch||✔|
|Available run profiles||Running, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running, virtual running|
|GPS-based distance, time and pace||✔|
|Running dynamics||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of ‘bounce’ in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Stride length (real time)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)||✔|
|Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)||✔|
|Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|PacePro™ Pacing Strategies||Yes (with preloaded course)|
|Foot pod capable||✔|
|Preloaded with 41k courses worldwide||No (downloadable from phone)|
|Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)||✔|
|Yardage to layups/doglegs||✔|
|Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)||Automatic|
|Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)||✔|
|Auto CourseView updates||✔|
|Green View with manual pin position||✔|
|Hazards and course targets||✔|
|Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)||✔|
Outdoor recreation features
|Available outdoor recreation profiles||Hiking, indoor and outdoor climbing, bouldering, surfing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, Jumpmaster, tactical|
|Breadcrumb trail in real time||✔|
|Back to start||✔|
|Around Me mode||✔|
|Distance to destination||✔|
|Barometric trend indicator with storm alert||✔|
|ClimbPro™ ascent planner||Yes (with preloaded course)|
|Trail run auto climb||✔|
|Future elevation plot||Yes (with preloaded course)|
|Compatible with BaseCamp™||✔|
|Sight ‘N Go||✔|
|Area calculation||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|Hunt/fish calendar||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|Sun and moon information||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|Expedition GPS Activity||✔|
|Tides||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)||✔|
|Garmin cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map)||✔|
|Available cycling profiles||Biking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlon|
|Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)||✔|
|Race an activity||✔|
|FTP (Functional threshold power)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)||✔|
|Power meter compatible||✔|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)||✔|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)||✔|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights||✔|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)||Yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)|
|Available swim profiles||Pool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/running|
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||✔|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||✔|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)||✔|
|Drill logging (pool swim only)||✔|
|Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)||✔|
|Pool swim workouts||✔|
|Underwater wrist-based heart rate||✔|
|Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)||Yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)|