The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus series is the latest of Garmin’s best-selling fitness GPS watches and rumours have already started to surface around the Garmin Fenix 6 release date, along with a list of features that people want to see on the unreleased Garmin wearable.
ok, ok, you will be thinking its far to early to be speculating about the Fenix 6, when the Fenix 5 Plus series has only just been released, but if you read on I have captured all the latest rumoured Garmin Fenix 6 release details below that I know so far
Garmin Fenix 6 release rumour details
- What is it? It’s the next Garmin Fenix 6 GPS fitness watch.
- When is it out? The current thinking is that the Garmin Fenix 6 release will happen at CES 2019, but could this be too soon following the Fenix 5 Plus release
- What will it cost? Garmin Fenix 6 update to be priced at around £429.99 ($450)
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Garmin Fenix 6 release date
There isn’t much information about the release date for the Garmin Fenix 6, But my early predications suggestion suggest the Fenix 6 will be released in 2019 now due to the recent release of the Fenix 5 Plus in June 2018, so early indications is that the Fenix 6 will be released in 2019, maybe at CES in January.
If we are looking at Garmin’s previous track record of Fenix releases, the Fenix 3 was announced at CES 2016 and then the Fenix 3 HR was then announced mid-year, then Garmin released the Fenix 5 series at CES 2017 with the latest Fenix 5 Plus in June 2018. This would suggest that Garmin may go for a CES 2019 for the Fenix 6.
Garmin Fenix 6 specs and features
Very little is known about the Garmin Fenix 6 release and specs as of yet, but I suspect it will feature music, Garmin Pay, mapping, better screen and maybe improvements to the battery life across the lower end models.
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Garmin Fenix 6 release price
The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus started at a cost of $699 / £699.99 at launch so I suspect the Garmin Fenix 6 GPS watch to cost around the same amount, but nothing is confirmed yet.
Improvements over Fenix 5 series on the Fenix 6
Below are my suggestions and what I suspect Garmin will include in the new Fenix 6 when its released in 2019.
Garmin Fenix 6 with ECG heart rate monitor
With a number of the latest fitness watches like the Apple Watch Series 4 and the Polar Vantage all coming with a ECG heart rate monitors, it will be only natural for Garmin to include an ECG heart rate monitor in the upgraded Fenix 6 when it arrives in 2019 to build on the PulseOX already featured in the Fenix 5x Plus
Whilst this tech is still new and yet to be 100% proven, early indications are saying its pretty accurate and will benefit those that want to gain better insight into fitness performance and improvements.
Garmin Music support
Whilst this is a given a number of fitness watches in the Garmin range include Garmin music support, the biggest shift will be supporting more music services.
Better screen on the Fenix 6
The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus has a decent screen as it is, but when it comes to fitness wearables it’s not one of the best when you look at screens like the one featured on the Apple Watch series 3. Whilst I cant see Garmin putting a screen like the one in the Apple Watch due to Battery issues, I suspect they will improve the screen for the Fenix 6 release.
A better battery on the Fenix 6
Whilst the battery performance on the Garmin Fenix 5x is impressive and is up their with the top GPS watches, The other watches in the Fenix 5 Plus series such as the Fenix 5s Plus lack a battery life that is enough for an ultramarathon. So we could see a better battery life coming to the lower end models on the Fenix 6 Series
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