A few images have been posted online which provide a glimpse at the upcoming Garmin Fenix 6 watch. They concur with other leaks which leads us to believe they are the real thing.
Essential reading: Amazon has just added Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire to its website
The pics were revealed on GPSrumours.com. They show a device which largely resembles the previous edition of the watch.
Fenix 6 is rumoured to come in a few different variants. These include 6, 6 Pro, 6s, 6s Pro, 6x Pro and 6x Pro Solar. To remind, Fenix 5 Plus only comes in three models.
GPSrumours reader “Buddy” posted images of the upcoming Fenix 6X Pro variant.
The technical specs are largely unknown apart from what can be gathered from these pics and info earlier revealed. This includes 21 day battery life, an updated heart rate sensor and possibly an ECG variant on some of the models.
We are also expecting most of the functionality of the Forerunner 945 to be ported over to the new watches. You can read our overview of what to look forward to on the Fenix 6 watch on this link.
A Solar model sounds interesting and would represent a first for Garmin. How this would work, how well this would work and how much it could extend battery life remains to be seen.
Garmin is also rumoured to be working on several Vivoactive 4 models, along with the Vivomove 3 series (Classic & Sport). Garmin MARQ Commander and Garmin Instinct Tactical Coyote are also in the pipeline.
We are expecting the Fenix 6 range to land at CES 2020 although the above pics seem to show a functioning model so the launch could happen earlier. Some of the other devices in the works should see the light of day at IFA 2019 in Berlin and/or in the months ahead of the holiday shopping period. Garmin has not yet made any official announcements.
Update 9/8/2019 – a big on-line retailer has added the Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire to its website before quickly removing it – link.
Source: GPSRumors via the5krunner.com
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