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.
- An amazon list appeared briefly before being taken down. This suggests the Fenix 6 is coming soon
- Updated article with all the Fenix 6 details
Garmin released the Fenix 5 Plus series back in June 2018, but since then speculation has already been turning to the release of the Fenix 6. So, continue reading for everything that we know about the future Garmin wearable.
Garmin Fenix 6 release rumour details
- What is it? It’s the next Garmin Fenix 6 GPS fitness watch.
- When is it out? based on recent information, the Fenix 6 will probably arrive at CES 2020
- What will it cost? Garmin Fenix 6 update could be priced at around £429.99 ($450)
Garmin Fenix 6 specs and features
The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus series has already got several high-end features, from maps, contactless payments and music support. But in order for Garmin to keep ahead in the fitness watch race, they need to keep its flagship product packed with the latest features.
Garmin Fenix 6 with ECG heart rate monitor
With several latest fitness watches like the Apple Watch Series 4 and the Polar Vantage all coming with an ECG heart rate monitors, it will be only natural for Garmin to include an ECG heart rate monitor in the upgraded Fenix 6.
Whilst this tech is still new and yet to be fully proven, early indications are saying its accurate and will benefit those that want to gain a better insight into fitness performance and improvements.
Better performance tracking
Following the release of the Forerunner 945 which monitors your performance and takes into more factors to calculate training load and status. It would be great to see these features moved across to the Fenix 6.
It would particular good to see Body Resources featured in the watch. This feature gives you data so you know when to push hard and when to rest by using stress, heart rate variability (HRV), sleep and activity data points.. Plus it has Heat and Altitude Acclimation, Training Load Focus, Training Effect Labels and more.
LTE mobile support
We first saw LTE mobile support on the Vivoactive 3 Verizon at CES 2019. So why not add network connectivity to the Fenix 6 to make it the ultimate outdoor watch? While this will probably be 3G, this would be more than enough to download maps on the move or send texts to a loved one while out in the hills.
Even if Garmin do not add LTE support to the Fenix 6. We should see features like built-in incident detection that feature in the latest Garmin wearables. These safety and tracking features make it easy to share your location with chosen contacts in case of an emergency.
Better screen on the Fenix 6
The Garmin Fenix 5 Plus has a decent screen as it is, but comparing it to other fitness wearables, it’s not one of the best when you look at screens like the one featured on the Apple Watch series 4.
While I cant see Garmin putting a screen like the one in the Apple Watch because of Battery performance, I suspect they will improve the resolution of the screen in the Fenix 6 release.
A better battery on the Fenix 6
While the battery performance on the Garmin Fenix 5x Plus is impressive and is up there with the top GPS watches, The other watches in the Fenix 5 Plus series such as the Fenix 5s Plus lack a battery life enough for an ultramarathon. So we could see a better battery life coming to the lower end models on the Fenix 6 Series.
Garmin Fenix 6 release date
Looking at previous track record of Fenix releases, Garmin announced the Fenix 3 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 release the Fenix 6 at CES 2020.
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.