Garmin Fenix 6

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johnwilliams77

8,308 posts

71 months

Monday 6th January 2020
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moonigan said:
Finally succumbed and ordered the 6X Pro for £519.
where from?

i ordered the 6x pro sapphire for 636....

Edited by johnwilliams77 on Monday 6th January 19:32

S100HP

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11,274 posts

135 months

Monday 6th January 2020
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AWG said:
How are you finding battery life on the 6?
Extremely impressive. Pulse ox uses a fair amount, I only run it at night and it shows 15 days. Turn it off and you'll see upwards of 21.

Sway

19,421 posts

162 months

Monday 6th January 2020
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Thanks for the advice guys/gals - popping into local Evan's tomorrow to try on both Instinct and 5X (they don't stock 6's yet).

Depending on what I like the feel of best, I'll put in for the C2W voucher.

After all, I'd feel decent value getting the functions of the Instinct at RRP. So spreading the cost over 12 months, zero interest and 35% off, and I wouldn't even notice the extra spend on a 6X Sapphire...

Will have to go mail order for the 6, nowhere near me stocking them via C2W.

joshcowin

4,782 posts

144 months

Monday 6th January 2020
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I have a garmin 735xt, I am training for a triathlon so swim bike and run every week, for this I fail to see what else you would need! Battery life is superb and easy to function!

As for the smartwatch part, text and WhatsApp display as do phone calls.

For £200 it's a great bit of kit! The Garmin app is fantastic for analysing your training, sleep and heart rate!

moonigan

1,792 posts

209 months

Tuesday 7th January 2020
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johnwilliams77 said:
where from?

i ordered the 6x pro sapphire for 636....

Edited by johnwilliams77 on Monday 6th January 19:32
First class watches. Made a cheeky offer of £460 which was countered with £519. Annoyingly though I now have to wait for stock to arrive.

Pesty

42,655 posts

224 months

Wednesday 8th January 2020
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Arrived today hard to set up with dog in the way

Size it ok but I will miss my strap. Prefer black bezel.





alfaman

6,384 posts

202 months

Thursday 9th January 2020
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Blink982 said:
Sway said:
I've been thinking of an "active" watch for a little while.

More for general health, tracking of dog walks/ 'get me home' after we've gotten utterly lost taking random trails in woods, etc.

Quitting smoking too, so would be nice to measure some of the benefits.

Was looking at the garmin instinct. Quite like the G Shock style (especially in red!) - but the Fenix is damned sexy. Plus, I'm going through C2W soon, and would happily throw one on top via Wiggle/et al and take the tax savings...

Talk me into, or out of, the Fenix 6 pro compared to the instinct please chaps!
I ordered an Instinct at the same time as the Fenix 6P with a view to returning one of them. The Instinct is all the watch you need. Sadly the display wasn’t large enough for my ageing eyes so I had to keep the Fenix. The display is crystal clear and easy to read but as soon as I put my contacts in or wore my glasses, I simply couldn’t read it! The fenix has the added benefits of third party watch faces. I’m using SC8 at the minute but Rails is another decent one. They both have huge time displays which suit me better.
I've had my instinct now for about 2 months.

Really like it : only paid around 190 GBP whereas a fenix 6 would have been 3x that or more

Plus 2 tone screen means batteries lasts ages and the bezel protects the watch.

It does pretty much everything a fenix does except the detailed mapping is not on the screen.


S100HP

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11,274 posts

135 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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Had it a week, and it's been so grey and overcast this is the first time I've seen the solar do anything!


Pesty

42,655 posts

224 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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Been wearing mine all week. Love it but...

Can figure out where to see the blood ox measurement it’s supposed to so unless I’ve misunderstood

The main reason I got one of these watches in the first place pulse rate.

It’s off, it’s way off. Fenix 5 was spot on checked against medical equipment ( more accurate if not perfect)

Got up the other day walked to the sink sat down again watch said my PR was 129 yikes hooked up some equipment and actual rate was 72 watch settled down to 105 then eventually 90 after a few minutes

It’s always reading high

I’m liking the extra features over the 5 prob not worth it over the 5 pro etc

S100HP

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11,274 posts

135 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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Pesty said:
Been wearing mine all week. Love it but...

Can figure out where to see the blood ox measurement it’s supposed to so unless I’ve misunderstood
You need to turn the sensor on.

Hold down menu
Scroll down to Sensor & Accessories
Scroll down to Pulse Oximeter
Set to All Day or Durning Sleep

It's off by default. It eats battery. Mine went from 7 day when "on" to 14 days "at night" to 21 days "off". I've no need for it, as not exactly training at altitude so have left it off.

Richieboy3008

991 posts

151 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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I've just ordered the 6 Pro Sapphire for £594, upgrading from a fitbit Ionic, I hope it's worth it...

Pesty

42,655 posts

224 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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S100HP said:
You need to turn the sensor on.

Hold down menu
Scroll down to Sensor & Accessories
Scroll down to Pulse Oximeter
Set to All Day or Durning Sleep

It's off by default. It eats battery. Mine went from 7 day when "on" to 14 days "at night" to 21 days "off". I've no need for it, as not exactly training at altitude so have left it off.
Cheers
Yeah did that. Just couldnt find results but played around and found them. 96% which is generally what I get these days. Takes a lot of playing around these watches for us old folks.

Just reordered them so pr and pox are there when I press menu.

Resting PR is around 60 so that’s not too bad at moment not sure why it jumps around a lot not very reassuring



Edited by Pesty on Friday 10th January 16:46

moonigan

1,792 posts

209 months

Friday 10th January 2020
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Pesty said:
Resting PR is around 60 so that’s not too bad at moment not sure why it jumps around a lot not very reassuring



Edited by Pesty on Friday 10th January 16:46
I have had mine on all week and I had some issues with HR initially. When I was on my trainer the watch was reading 10-15% higher than my chest strap. I tightened the strap and it was pretty much bang on.

Richieboy3008

991 posts

151 months

Monday 13th January 2020
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I'm loving mine so far, taking me a while to get used to all the functions and navigating all the menus after coming from a fit bit. Really like the track back and back to start functions, useful if you go out for a run in a random direction.


Can any recommend any decent watch faces, I like ones with lots of stats.

Cheers

eyebeebe

2,219 posts

201 months

Monday 13th January 2020
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Just seen that clever training are having a closing down sale with 30% off. Some great prices on the Fenix 6 there.
https://www.clevertraining.co.uk/catalogsearch/res...

johnwilliams77

8,308 posts

71 months

Monday 13th January 2020
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eyebeebe said:
Just seen that clever training are having a closing down sale with 30% off. Some great prices on the Fenix 6 there.
https://www.clevertraining.co.uk/catalogsearch/res...
Damn, i would have sent my back if it meant saving 150 quid but they only have the rose gold 6X sapphire.

S100HP

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11,274 posts

135 months

Monday 13th January 2020
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johnwilliams77 said:
Damn, i would have sent my back if it meant saving 150 quid but they only have the rose gold 6X sapphire.
£594 for a solar!

johnwilliams77

8,308 posts

71 months

Monday 13th January 2020
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S100HP said:
£594 for a solar!
Solar is a gimmick, add's minimal amounts of charge from what I can tell

Sway

19,421 posts

162 months

Monday 13th January 2020
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Do we reckon there's any way to 'hack' a fenix 6 to add some of the cool stuff from the Marq range?

To my uneducated eye, the various Marqs seem to be a Fenix with some extra stuff loaded in...

S100HP

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11,274 posts

135 months

Monday 13th January 2020
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johnwilliams77 said:
S100HP said:
£594 for a solar!
Solar is a gimmick, add's minimal amounts of charge from what I can tell
So?