For a short time, Amazon listed the Garmin Fenix 6x Sapphire for sale on its website. They have now taken the listing down, but this is what we know about the new fitness watch.
The listing that was live is here
It has been long speculated that Garmin would launch the Fenix 6 at CES 2020. however the listing shows a release date of the 29th August. While this may be true, take it with a pinch of salt until further information surfaces
Garmin Fenix 6x Sapphire comes with a scratch-resistant 1.4” sunlight-readable display, which is bigger than the previous models at 1.2. The rugged device has a stainless steel bezel and a titanium or diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating.
- They have upgraded the heart rate sensor to feature the latest Garmin ELEVATE heart rate module. Plus PulseOx.
- Advanced training features called PacePro. This is a grade-adjusted pace guidance throughout your activity.
- It now takes Vo2Max and training status into account for heat and altitude acclimation status.
- Pre-loaded TOPO maps and ski maps for over 2,000 worldwide ski results.
- Support for multiple navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo).
- Built-in sensors include a 3-axis compass, gyroscope, a barometric altimeter.
- Garmin Music
- Garmin Pay
- Fenix 6X Sapphire comes with customisable power-management modes. Users can see how various settings and sensors impact battery life.
- Smart features include support for notifications. No LTE as some had hoped.
It looks like the Fenix 6x Pro model will come with solar charging. How this works and how effective it will be will remain to be seen at this stage.
Price & release date
They listed the price of the Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire at $950. The Solar model increases by $200 more.
As far was availability, the listing stated the 29th August 2019, just in time for Europe’s largest tech gathering IFA 2019. However I cant help to think are Amazon playing games with Garmin on this one.
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