Analysis and handling of the fenix 6 from Garmin.

And to begin with…

The technology industry of connected watches is a sector in continuous evolution.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

A watch connected for health

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They are now equipped with many advanced sensors.
The fenix 6 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.It may be used for simple information purposes only.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Garmin decided to use his own portable operating system.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.We would have preferred something more conventional.
It is only after a short week that you can enjoy the different functions.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.This connected watch will, by monitoring your steps and arm movements, be able to establish the number of calories you will burn.
It allows you to monitor your heart rate at all times, to better manage the stress of everyday life and follow its evolution over time.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

What are its functions for everyday use?

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the fenix 6 could do for you.
This model is not well placed when compared to other smartwatches at the same price.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.Something that some say is superfluous, but nice.The counterpart of this option is that the range will decrease if the active GPS mode is still selected.
An important point on the waterproofing side, the manufacturer did not want it to operate underwater.
The manufacturer has chosen a round screen on this new version.This smartwatch offers a pleasant design with a dial large enough to read the information.You will also be able to choose from the many colours available.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
This watch recharges normally with the cable supplied.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.You’ll soon forget you’re wearing that watch.Its weight is very low, 92 grams, less than on comparable models.
The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.You will have to choose another watch for this.

The watch to improve physical performance?

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.Here’s the fenix 6 detail.
Athletes will find no interest in this new product.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 92 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
Important for runners, cyclists and other fitness enthusiasts, it has a GPS.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
The presence of the gyroscope will facilitate measurements in areas such as running or cycling.
Thanks to the presence of the altimeter, those who practice mountain sports will be able to measure their activity.
Another advantage of Garmin watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

Is it suitable for all needs?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
The choice of this watch will be made only on the applications it contains.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With its 1.3-inch screen, it is one of the standard watches with a clear display of data.It belongs to the category of lightweight smartwatches: 92 grams.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

The fenix 6 – in a nutshell

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
The few weak points could be:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications