Fenix 6 Fit and Materials
The Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire is marketed as a premium multi-sport watch, and it’s built to back that up.
The first thing our tester noticed about the Fenix 6 is its weight. Right out of the box, the watch has a hefty feel. Garmin lists the weight at 83 grams, which is a few grams lighter than the Fenix 5, but you’ll still definitely notice the watch on your wrist when you first put it on. But our tester didn’t have a problem with the weight after a few hours of wearing it.
“It’s a big watch, but I didn’t mind the weight,” he says. “It feels like a burly watch that can handle almost anything.”
That weight comes from bomber components: A stainless steel bezel and Sapphire crystal lens. And, if it does feel too big, there’s a smaller, 42 mm version of the watch that drops the weight to 61 grams.