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Garmin fenix® 6 Pro GPS Multisport Fitness Watch | Features & Price

Get an Up-Close Look at Garmin fēnix 6 Pro & Sapphire Features

When it comes to Garmin fēnix 6 Pro and Sapphire outdoor fitness watches, there's an article's worth of top-notch features to go over.

Beyond the fēnix 6 standard SKU, the Pro and Sapphire models offer topo maps, road and trail maps, preloaded ski resort maps, Wi-Fi connectivity, on-screen workout animations, round-trip course creator for running and cycling, Trendline™ popularity routing, PacePro™ pacing strategies, premium golfing features, and music compatibility that allows you to store up to 2,000 songs on your smartwatch and leave your phone at home ... Plus more $$ on the price tag, of course.

The fēnix 6 series is the height of what Garmin multisport watches can offer—or any brand for that matter. But when it comes to these price points, you'll want to know all the details to get the one that most aligns with your goals and preferences. That's why in this article we're showing you the fēnix 6 Pro features for the following categories: Display and Build Quality, Navigation, Smart Features, Health Monitoring, Training Features, and Battery Life.



Benefits of Owning a Garmin fēnix 6 Outdoor Fitness Watch  

What about health and training?

Yup. It's all in there. The fēnix 6 fitness GPS watches are loaded—and then some!

Will my fēnix battery last?

You bet. The fēnix 6 lineup gives you options for managing your battery life!

Is there a Garmin fēnix size for me?

Garmin fēnix 6 watches come in 3 sizes—the fēnix 6S, 6, and 6X—across all models.

Do These Garmin GPS watches have reliable tracking?

Every fēnix 6 watch comes with multi-GNSS for tracking in the most challenging environments!

Can I stay connected with my
Garmin fēnix?

Roger that. Count on Bluetooth® Smart, ANT+®, and even Wi-Fi® in fenix 6 Pro & Sapphire!

Are they durable enough for me?

And then some. The fēnix 6 series is water resistant and have the best quality build of any Garmin watch.




Garmin fēnix 6 Pro


Garmin fēnix 6 Pro & Sapphire Display and Build Quality

Size and build quality can be a major factor in determining which GPS fitness watch is right for your wrist. You may have a preference for a slimmer, lighter watch. However a bulkier Garmin watch may be more resistant to the elements and provide more room for the features and battery life you want. A smaller display may be perfect for some workouts, while a larger screen may offer more stat data at a glance. It all comes down to you!

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro & Sapphire

The fēnix 6 Pro & Sapphire have a 1.3" (30.4 mm) diameter color display with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX lens (sapphire crystal for the Sapphire edition). The stainless steel bezel and fiber-reinforced polymer case with metal rear cover make it a heavier watch at 80 g. Physical dimensions are 47 x 47 x 14.7 mm—making it a little thicker than other Garmin Watches like the Forerunner 945.

The fēnix 6S Pro & Sapphire have a 1.2” (30.4 mm) diameter color display with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX lens (sapphire lens for the Sapphire). The stainless steel bezel and fiber-reinforced polymer case with metal rear cover add weight, but the 6S is the lightest of the fēnix 6 series, coming in at 61 g. Physical dimensions are 42 x 42 x 13.8 mm—smaller than the fēnix 6 size.

Due to some other materials offered in certian models, such as titanium and DLC coated steel, and a sapphire lens on the fēnix 6 Sapphire editions, weight can vary by several grams, e.g., titanium is lighter than steel.

The fēnix 6X Pro & Sapphire have a 1.4” (35.56 mm) diameter color display with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX lens—sapphire crystal for the Sapphire edition. It offers a stainless steel or DLC coated steel bezel and fiber-reinforced polymer case with metal rear cover watch, making it the heaviest watch in this lineup at 93 g. Physical dimensions of 51 x 51 x 14.9 mm make it a considerably bulkier watch.

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar

The fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar watches have the same dimensions and display sizes as the Pro and Sapphire editions. However, the lens is made of Power Glass™ for solar charging, and the weight varies because of a range of materials offered.

Visit this page to see a full list of specs for all 11 fēnix 6 models.

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Garmin fēnix 6 Pro Navigation Features  

If you do what you do outdoors, the fēnix 6 Pro is a masterful assistant, letting you know where you are, the conditions of your environment, the condition of you in that environment, how to get back safely—and it will keep tracking in the most challenging places, thanks to multi-GNSS and top-of-the-line sensors.

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro & Sapphire

  • Multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo)
  • Compass, Accelerometer, Barometric Altimeter, Gyroscope, and Thermometer  
  • Point-to-point navigation
  • Bread crumb trail in real time
  • Back to start
  • TracBack®
  • UltraTrac mode
  • Dual Grid coordinates
  • Sight 'N Go
  • Expedition GPS Activity
  • Distance to destination
  • GPS coordinates
  • Around Me mode
  • Elevation profile
  • Preloaded topographical maps, road and trail maps, ski resort maps, golf course maps
  • Downloadable cartography support
  • Compatible with BaseCamp™
  • Projected waypoint
  • Cycle Map

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar

All fēnix 6 Pro Solar watches have the same navigation features as the Pro & Sapphire editions.

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Garmin fēnix 6 Pro & Sapphire Smart Features

Not only does the fēnix 6 Pro specialize in fitness savvy, this Garmin watch has the smarts to keep you connected in several ways, lets you run phone-free with a huge playlist on your watch, shows you notifications, and gives you plenty of ways to customize your GPS watch experience.

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro & Sapphire

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi
  • Music: Plays and controls watch music; stores up to 2,000 songs for phone-free listening
  • Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
  • Smart Notifications
  • Calendar & Weather
  • Battery saver (customizable low power watch)
  • Find My Phone, Find My Watch
  • VIRB® Remote
  • Smartphone Compatibility: iPhone and Android
  • Garmin Pay
  • LiveTrack, Group LiveTrack, Live Event Sharing, Live Event Sharing, Assistance

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar

All fēnix 6 Pro Solar watches have the same smartwatch features as the Pro & Sapphire editions.

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Garmin fēnix 6 Pro Health-Monitoring Features  

Get the full package of Garmin's health-monitoring features in the fēnix 6 Pro and Sapphire, and train smarter when you're more tuned into you!

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro & Sapphire

  • Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second)
  • Daily Resting Heart Rate
  • Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts
  • Respiration rate (24x7)
  • Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
  • Fitness Age—Reinterprets your VO2 Max score in terms of age to make it more relatable by estimating the body’s age using chronological age, activity, resting heart rate, and either body fat % or BMI.
  • Body Battery™ Energy Monitor—Allows you to track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.
  • All-Day Stress
  • Relaxation breathing timer
  • Relaxation reminders
  • Advanced Sleep
  • Sleep Score and Insights
  • Hydration
  • Women's Health

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar

All fēnix 6 Pro Solar watches have the same health-monitoring features as the Pro & Sapphire editions.

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Garmin fēnix 6 Pro Training Features  

When it comes to tracking and measuring your performance data, the fēnix 6 Pro and Sapphire are as serious as you. And these Garmin GPS watches offer the richest and most diverse package of multisport features and apps you can get.  

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro & Sapphire

  • Activity tracking features: step counter, move bar, calories burned, distance traveled, floors climbed
  • Gym activity profiles: Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing, Yoga, Floor Climbing, and Pilates
  • On-screen workout animations
  • HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, % HR max, % HRR, Recovery Time, Auto max HR
  • Respiration rate (during exercise)
  • GPS speed and distance
  • Customizable data pages and activity profiles
  • Auto Pause, interval training, advanced workouts
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Power Modes: customizable in-activity battery settings
  • Auto Lap, Manual lap, Configurable lap alerts
  • Heat and altitude acclimation
  • VO2 Max (Run)
  • 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 Effect—aerobic and anaerobic
  • Daily suggested workouts
  • Finish time, Virtual Partner, Virtual Partner, Course guidance
  • Garmin Live Segments
  • Strava Live Segments
  • Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)
  • Trendline™ Popularity Routing
  • Touch and/or button lock, Hot keys, Auto scroll, Activity history on watch
  • Available run profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace
  • Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
  • Running dynamics with compatible accessory
  • Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
  • PacePro™ Pacing Strategies
  • Run workouts
  • Race predictor
  • Advanced golf features
  • Available outdoor recreation profiles: Hiking, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Surfing, Jumpmaster, Tactical
  • Cycling and swim features (Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimrun)

Garmin fēnix 6/6S/6X Pro Solar

All fēnix 6 Pro Solar watches have the same training features as the Pro & Sapphire editions.

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Garmin fēnix 6 Series Battery Life  

fēnix 6S, Pro, Sapphire, & Pro Solar

Smartwatch: Up to 9 days/10.5 days with solar
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 34 days/59 days with solar
GPS: Up to 25 hours/28 hours with solar
GPS + Music: Up to 6 hours
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 50 hours/64 hours with solar
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 20 days/26 days with solar

fēnix 6, Pro, Sapphire, & Pro Solar

Smartwatch: Up to 14 days/16 days with solar
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 48 days/80 days with solar
GPS: Up to 36 hours/40 hours with solar
GPS + Music: Up to 10 hours
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 72 hours/93 hours with solar
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 28 days/36 days with solar

fēnix 6X, Pro, Sapphire, & Pro Solar

Smartwatch: Up to 21 days/24 days with solar
Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 80 days/120 days with solar
GPS: Up to 60 hours/66 hours with solar
GPS + Music: Up to 15 hours/16hours with solar
Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 120 hours/148 hours with solar
Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 46 days/56 days with solar

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