Garmin Fenix 6

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CornishRob

195 posts

101 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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I got mine from DC Leake.

They had a voucher I could use at checkout if I remember correctly

Cimaguy

456 posts

39 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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CornishRob said:
I got mine from DC Leake.

They had a voucher I could use at checkout if I remember correctly

Ah I see! Yep no vouchers available online for them now!

Great price.

Are you liking the watch. What do you think of it? How accurate is the heart monitoring function.

Thanks

moonigan

1,792 posts

208 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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Cimaguy said:

Ah I see! Yep no vouchers available online for them now!

Great price.

Are you liking the watch. What do you think of it? How accurate is the heart monitoring function.

Thanks
If its the same HR monitor as the Fenix 6 then it can be flaky. I ride with a chest strap and as soon as the watch picks up the strap my HR drops by about 10bpm. Last week I forgot to put the chest strap on and did a route I've done many times before and the readings were all over the place and I'd made a point to tighten the strap. Thats said as i sit here typing this its reading 53bpm which is probably about right. So if you are training to HR then its probably not a great monitor.

CornishRob

195 posts

101 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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It looks like they have 12% off at the moment with code NEW12. But it might also be worth ringing them up and seeing what they will do if for.

I ended up asking them to price match another company, then using the code after they price matched. They were very good and the watch arrived the next day. Highly recommend them!

I’ve found the watch great to be honest. HRM works well for me. Accurate during an activity and normally.

The only thing I’ve noticed is the screen in low light (without the backlight on) can be hard to read. Is bright and crystal clear in sunlight though.

Pesty

42,655 posts

223 months

Wednesday 25th November 2020
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Ahhhhh somethings gone wrong since the weekend

Battery was lasting 15-16 days

Now it’s lasting two if that, 100% this morning charged over night now reading 67% would normally be about 97 ish.

Anybody remember where I bought it from smile

moonigan

1,792 posts

208 months

Wednesday 25th November 2020
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Pesty said:
Ahhhhh somethings gone wrong since the weekend

Battery was lasting 15-16 days

Now it’s lasting two if that, 100% this morning charged over night now reading 67% would normally be about 97 ish.

Anybody remember where I bought it from smile
Have you inadvertently turned PulseOX on. This hits the battery quite hard.

Sway

19,365 posts

161 months

Thursday 24th December 2020
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Well, I've finally done it and stumped up for a 6 sapphire titanium with titanium band and spare orange silicone band for sports...

Absolutely love it, what a bit of kit. First class watches are, well, first class - the offer button is well worthwhile! wink

Any recommendations for watch faces to use /avoid?

Teebs

2,097 posts

182 months

Thursday 11th March
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£475 for the 6s Pro - good price?

Sway

19,365 posts

161 months

Thursday 11th March
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Teebs said:
£475 for the 6s Pro - good price?
Seems pretty good.

I got my 6 Ti sapphire via first class watches - they seemed to be already highly competitive on price, and took more off via their offer system (very quickly).

Podie

46,330 posts

242 months

Thursday 11th March
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Teebs said:
£475 for the 6s Pro - good price?
I think so.

I paid £430 for my 6S (non Pro) back in Nov 2019 - so this is a later version with more features. Seems solid price to me.

Teebs

2,097 posts

182 months

Friday 12th March
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Thanks all, does anyone use their 6 for Golf at all? Trying to find a watch GPS that will replace my golf watch and also use for skiing etc (when we can..)


WindyCommon

2,580 posts

206 months

Saturday 13th March
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I use mine for golf and skiing. Works perfectly for both.

Teebs

2,097 posts

182 months

Saturday 13th March
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WindyCommon said:
I use mine for golf and skiing. Works perfectly for both.
Perfect, thanks!

Teebs

2,097 posts

182 months

Sunday 14th March
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After doing some research, looks as though the Fenix 6 might be getting replaced soon. Might hold on a couple of months..

Sway

19,365 posts

161 months

Sunday 14th March
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I'd imagine they're behind the normal curve with replacement due to the pandemic.

However, I do struggle to think what could be improved/added?

joshcowin

4,777 posts

143 months

Sunday 14th March
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Sway said:
I'd imagine they're behind the normal curve with replacement due to the pandemic.

However, I do struggle to think what could be improved/added?
I always buy the superceded model for a massive discount, as the fenix 6 is highly rated i will probably do the same when it is replaced!

Sway

19,365 posts

161 months

Sunday 14th March
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joshcowin said:
Sway said:
I'd imagine they're behind the normal curve with replacement due to the pandemic.

However, I do struggle to think what could be improved/added?
I always buy the superceded model for a massive discount, as the fenix 6 is highly rated i will probably do the same when it is replaced!
Well, now that's an application of logic and reasoning I've never managed to adopt! hehe

moonigan

1,792 posts

208 months

Sunday 14th March
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Teebs said:
After doing some research, looks as though the Fenix 6 might be getting replaced soon. Might hold on a couple of months..
Being an early adopter of Garmin devices can be a very risky move. They are notorious for releasing beta level software as production.

eyebeebe

2,217 posts

200 months

Sunday 14th March
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moonigan said:
Teebs said:
After doing some research, looks as though the Fenix 6 might be getting replaced soon. Might hold on a couple of months..
Being an early adopter of Garmin devices can be a very risky move. They are notorious for releasing beta level software as production.
I would expect an update in late summer, maybe September. That seems to be the rhythm that Garmin are working to these days. If there is a compelling reason to upgrade, I‘ll wait until the sports store I normally use has a 20% off everything sale, normally in November. That at least gives it a couple of months for a few software updates.

I‘m not sure what features they could add that would make me want to upgrade though. LTE would be an interesting one, if it can be implemented in a way that minimises the battery hit, but I‘ve bought an Apple Watch for my other wrist so that I can stream Apple Music and make an emergency call if needed and leave my phone at home. I guess it would permit live tracking without a phone, but I‘m not sure that‘s worth the upgrade price and a another SIM card subscription. I‘m guessing they will also steal the auto transition feature from Wahoo, but again not enough to make me upgrade. The one being talked about is native running power support, but I‘m not convinced that you can really do that from the wrist and whether it is a useful metric or not.

I did think that regarding an upgrade from the 5X, but in the end it was a collection of smaller things that made me think it was worth it, like the widget view and more screen area for the same sized watch.



Origin Unknown

1,814 posts

136 months

Sunday 13th June
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Is the companion Garmin app for the Fenix 6 any good? What’s not so good about it too?

I’m currently inside a Huawei ecosystem with the watch GT Pro and the digital scales. Worn almost daily for the past 3 years and overall, the hardware is great. The app however, not so much. Lack of feature parity with android version aside, the app is crashy to say the least. It’ll crash two times on initial start, next it’s unresponsive whilst syncing, and does require you to keep the screen on and therefore app active to complete the sync else it fails. Start again. It’ll frequently crash after syncs.

It’s annoying. What about the garmin app?