The fēnix 6X Pro Solar GPS adventure watch offers everything the fēnix 5X Plus does—and then some!
For $200 more, here's what you get with the rugged yet sophisticated fēnix 6X Pro Solar vs the 5X Plus:
Starting with solar charging technology, let's look at the superior battery life that will let you spend more time exploring and extending your workouts, instead of charging:
- +1 day in smartwatch mode/+3 days with solar
- +28 hours in GPS mode/+34 hours with solar
- +2 hours for GPS and Music/+3 hours with solar
Additionally, the fēnix 6X Pro Solar GPS watch offers Battery Saver Watch Mode with up to 80 days/120 days with solar AND Max Battery GPS Mode with up to 120 hours/148 hours with solar AND Expedition GPS Activity with up to 46 days/56 days with solar. This is indeed the Garmin fēnix watch for the outdoor adventurer!
The fēnix 6X Pro Solar features a large 1.4” display that’s 16.7% bigger than the fēnix 5X Plus. Yet, it weighs 11 g less (82 g vs 93 g). And it's sleeker design is 2.6mm thinner at 14.9mm thick versus the 17.5 mm of the fēnix 5X Plus.
Other additional features include:
- On-screen workout animations
- PacePro™ pacing strategies
- Store 2,000 songs compared to 1,000 on the 5X Plus
- Abnormal heart rate alerts
- Body Battery™ energy monitor
- 24/7 respiration rate
- Sleep scores and insights
- Better resolution: 280 x 280 pixels vs 240 x 240 pixels
- Adds yoga and pilates workouts on-watch
- Adds PlaysLike Distance for golf
So with the fēnix 6X Pro Solar, Garmin gives you more battery life (with and without solar charging), more music storage, a larger screen with better resolution, threw in a couple of more health features—and put it all in a lighter case. For the hardcore outdoor junkie—worth it!
Garmin fēnix 6X pricing vs fēnix 5X Plus
Garmin fēnix 5X Plus: $749.99
Garmin fēnix 6X Pro: $699.99 (Everything the 6X Pro Solar offers, minus solar charging)
Garmin fēnix 6X Sapphire: $749.99 (Everything the 6X Pro Solar offers, minus solar charging, plus a sapphire crystal lens)
Garmin fēnix 6X Pro Solar: $949.99
Unlike the fēnix 6 and 6S, the fēnix 6X does not have a standard option, only Pro, Sapphire, and Pro Solar.