Garmin Fenix 6 Specifications, Features and Price


Date Released

September, 2019


1.3 inches | 260 x 260px


Fiber-reinforced polymer | 57g

Battery Life

14 days


Editor's Rating

Last updated on January 25, 2021 11:10 pm


Garmin Fenix 6 is a premium high-end GPS smartwatch. It’s one of the members in the Fenix 6 Series which consists of the Fenix 6X Pro Solar, 6X Pro, 6S, and 6S Pro, 6, and 6 Pro. Each of these is a premium smartwatch that is fully equipped to track your active life comprehensively with a monster battery life that keeps you going for about 2 weeks on average. The difference between these 6 watches comes in the sizes and battery life, while the 6X Pro and 6X Pro Solar have the biggest 51mm case size and as well have the longest battery life, the 6 and 6 Pro have 47mm case size, while the 6S and 6S Pro have case sizes of 42mm and the least battery life. This basically gives you the option to choose the one that best fits your wrist. Beyond that, the difference between the Basic and Pro models is the presence of Wi-Fi, Maps, and music storage on 6X Pro Solar, 6X Pro, 6S Pro, and 6 Pro, but not on 6 and 6S.

It has a bigger 1.3 inches display than its predecessor, Fenix 5 Plus that’s very bright and easy to read outdoors, while the design is all shades of durable and sturdy materials. The case material is made of fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover, while the bezel is made of stainless steel. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass DX, and the 22mm straps are made of silicone which is soft and comfortable to wear all day long.

This watch keeps you connected to all that matters to you so you don’t get to miss important notifications, and also allows you to respond to notifications via preset text response. There’s also an NFC chip inbuilt which supports Garmin Pay that allows you to make payment directly from the watch.

The Fenix 6 is perhaps the most comprehensive activity tracker you’ll find on the market. This watch will track from the basics like sleep, heart rate, calories, floors climbed, blood oxygen, menstrual cycle, VO2 Max. to advanced features like incidental fall detection, preloaded TOPO maps for easy navigation, training analysis, and many more mentioned in the table below.

The battery life is very impressive, it allows you to go long for about 2 weeka from a single charge and over 30hours with continous GPS tracking.
READ: Garmin Fenix 6 indepth review

Garmin Fenix 6 Activity Tracking Features

Activity Tracking FeaturesGarmin Fenix 6
Smart Features
Connect IQ (Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps)Yes
Text response/reject phone calls with text (Android only)Yes
Battery saver - customizable low power watchYes
Controls smartphone musicYes
Find my phoneYes
Find my watchYes
Virb remoteYes
Safety and Tracking Features
Group LivetrackYes
Live event sharingYes
Incident detection during select activitiesYes
Tactical Features
Stealth modeNo
Night vision modeNo
Dual Grid CoordinatesYes
Kill switchNo
Activity Tracking Features
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)Yes
Calories burnedYes
Floors climbedYes
Distance travelledYes
Intensity minutesYes
Move IQ™

Fitness ageyes (in app)
Body battery™ energy monitorYes
All-day stress trackingYes
Gym & Fitness Equipment
Available gym activity profilesstrength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing, pilates and yoga
Cardio workoutsYes
Strength workoutsYes
Yoga workoutsYes
Pilates workoutsYes
On-screen workout animationsNo
Automatic rep countingYes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distanceYes
Customizable data pagesYes
Customizable activity profilesYes
Auto Pause®Yes
Interval trainingYes
Advanced workoutsYes
Downloadable training plansYes
Power modes - customizable in-activity battery settingsYes
Auto lapYes
Manual lapYes
Configurable lap alertsYes
Heat and altitude acclimationYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Training status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)Yes
Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated epoc)Yes
Training load focusYes
Training effect (aerobic)Yes
Training effect (anaerobic)Yes
Primary Benefit (training effect labels)Yes
Custom alertsYes
Audio promptsYes
Finish timeYes
Virtual partnerYes
Race an activityYes
Auto multisport activitiesYes
Manual multisport activitiesYes
Course guidanceYes
Garmin Live SegmentsYes
Strava Live SegmentsYes
Round-Trip course creator (running/cycling)No
Trendline™ Popularity RoutingNo
Touch and/or button lockYes
Hot keysYes
Auto scrollYes
Activity history on watchYes
Physio TrueupYes
Heart Rate Features
HR zonesYes
HR alertsYes
HR caloriesYes
% HR max.Yes
% HRRYes
Recovery timeYes
Auto max HRYes
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)Yes
Respiration rate (during exercise)yes (with compatible accessory)
Respiration rate (all-day and in sleep)Yes
Running Features
Available run profilesRunning, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running, virtual running
GPS-based distance, time and paceYes
Running dynamicsYes (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)Yes
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)Yes
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 strategiesYes
Run workoutsYes
Race predictorYes
Foot Pod CapableYes
Golf Features
Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwideYes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegsYes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)Automatic
Digital ScorecardYes
Custom targetsNo
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)Yes
Garmin Autoshot™Yes
Full vector mapNo
Auto Courseview updatesYes
Green view with manual pin positionYes
Hazards and course targetsYes
Playslike distanceNo
Handicap scoringYes
Truswing™ compatibleYes
Round timer/odometerYes
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)Yes
Outdoor Recreation
Available outdoor recreation profilesHiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, xc skiing, stand up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, jumpmaster, tactical
Point-to-Point navigationYes
Bread crumb trail in real timeYes
Back to startYes
Ultratrac ModeYes
Around me modeYes
Elevation profileYes
Distance to destinationYes
Barometric trend indicator with storm alertYes
ClimbPro™ ascent plannerYes
Trail run auto climbYes
Vertical speedYes
Total ascent/descentYes
Future elevation plotYes
Preloaded Topographical mapsNo
Preloaded Ski resort mapsNo
Downloadable cartography supportYes
Compatible with Basecamp™Yes
GPS coordinatesYes
Sight 'N GOYes
Area calculationYes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendarYes (via Connect IQ™)
Projected waypointYes
Sun and moon informationYes (via Connect IQ™)
Xero™ locationsYes
Expedition GPS activityYes
TidesYes (via Connect IQ™)
Cycling Features
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)Yes
Cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map)No
Available cycling profilesBiking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlon
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)Yes
Race an activityYes
FTP (Functional Threshold Power)yes (with compatible accessory)
Compatible with Vector™ (Power Meter)Yes
Power Meter compatibleYes
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)Yes
Compatible with Varia™ Radar (Rear-Facing Radar)Yes
Compatible with Varia™ LightsYes
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)Yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)
Swimming Features
Available swim profilesPool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/running
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)Yes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)Yes
Drill logging (pool swim only)Yes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)Yes
Countdown start (pool swim only)Yes
Pool swim workoutsYes
Time and distance alertsNo
Underwater wrist-based heart rateYes
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™)

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