The new Garmin Fenix 6S Pro is a multisport GPS watch that packs tons of power into a smaller package.
The “S” in “6S” is the smallest of the three versions of the new Fenix. The 6S’s diameter measures 42mm, which is best for runners with smaller frames. The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro bumps up to 47mm, and the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro has a 51mm diameter for people with larger wrists.
Like other Garmin running watches, the top-of-the-line Fenix 6S features GPS (and GLONASS and Galileo) tracking and music-streaming services through apps like Spotify. Designers also gave it a wrist-based heart rate monitor and Pulse Ox sensors to give you new insights into your training.
Engineers set a 1.2” display into a rugged stainless steel or Diamond-Like Carbon-coated steel bezel and cut the lens from durable Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Each watch also comes with an interchangeable silicone strap that swaps in and out without the use of any tools.
Underneath, the color display brings life to topographical maps and turn-by-turn navigation so you can always find your way, and new assistance and incident detection features can quickly send your location to a list of emergency contacts.
Garmin also packed impressive battery life into the Fenix 6S. Garmin says the watch gets up to 25 hours in GPS mode and six hours in GPS with music. But changing the settings to Max Battery GPS Mode will net you up to 50 hours of battery life, Expedition GPS Activity mode goes for 20 days, and Battery Saver Watch Mode can last up to 34 days.
A Fleet Feet tester says the watch's battery life is as impressive as Garmin advertises. In the Garmin Fenix 6 review, our tester trained regularly for nearly three weeks on a single charge.
The Garmin Fenix 6S Pro gives you cutting edge performance and features for you smartest training cycle yet.
Garmin Fenix 6S Pro
GPS mode: 25 hours, GPS + Music: 6 hours
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
Wrist-based heart rate, Pulse Ox, barometric altimeter
Up to 2,000 songs
4/5 on 1 total reviews
I've used a Garmin watch for years now, but since I wear it all the time, not just for running I wanted something that looked a little nicer, but also had additional features my old Garmin 245 did not. I love the look of watch and most of the additional training features, though admit I am still learning some of them. But, I am disappointed in the battery life. For the price I expected it to last longer than about 3.5 days. I also don't like the Training Status where it tells you if your runs are productive or not. Every single run I've completed since purchasing this watch, according to the watch, has been "unproductive". I generally ignore it as I'm working with a coach and know that my runs and workouts are, in fact, productive and the software used has incomplete data. It's still a little disheartening to see it every time. Overall I'm happy with my purchase, but also glad I waited for a sale.