New solar charging Garmin smartwatches

2020-07-10 Product News SHARE:

Harness the power of the sun with our newest GARMIN multisport GPS watches. Durable solar charging lenses bring you weeks of battery life.

Do what you love longer!

New Instinct and fenix series move toward power autonomy with unprecedented battery life and specialized activities. Building on the success of Garmin’s first solar charging adventure watch, the fenix 6X - Pro Solar, these new solar editions allow customers to ‘Do What They Love Longer’ through significantly increased battery life and new purpose-built functionality including surf, mountain biking and climbing activities.

Image: Garmin Instinct Solar

Instinct Solar

Since launching in 2018, the Instinct GPS adventure watch series has proven itself as a reliable tool built to endure the most challenging environments, from the city to the mountains and all places between. Instinct Solar takes its rugged reputation to new heights with astonishing battery life, updated bold designs and new activity profiles, including two new activity-specific Instinct editions, Instinct Solar – Surf Edition and Instinct Solar – Tactical Edition.

Representing a milestone for Garmin, Instinct Solar can provide unlimited battery life with sufficient solar exposure in Battery Saver mode. Using Expedition Mode with sufficient solar exposure, Instinct Solar provides increased GPS functionality while still delivering over two months of battery life. The Instinct Solar series also boasts up to 24 days in smartwatch mode indoors and more than 50 days with sufficient solar exposure. Users can make these battery-extending changes on the fly through Instinct Solar’s incorporation of Power Manager.

Garmin Instinct Solar

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Image: Garmin fenix 6S Pro Solar Edition

fenix 6 Series - Solar Editions

The fenix 6S Pro Solar and fenix 6 Pro Solar are the newest members of the Garmin flagship outdoor GPS smartwatch line. Featuring Garmin Power Glass™ solar charging lens and a customizable Power Manager mode, fenix 6 Series – Solar Editions harness the power of the sun to stay on and remain performance-ready for weeks, so users will have more on-wrist time to enjoy their activities, training features, onboard mapping, music streaming and much more. Expanding the robust activity profiles included in the fenix series, the fenix 6 and 6S Solar editions come surf, mountain bike and indoor climb-ready. The smaller-sized fenix 6S Pro Solar adventure watch also features an exclusive Women of Adventure design option.

  • Surf: Using a Surf Activity profile, also found on Instinct Solar – Surf Edition, fenix surfers can track total waves, surf time, total time, max speed and their longest wave. When surfing in front of a Surfline camera, users wearing fenix or Instinct surf-compatible watches can upload their surf data to their Surfline account and later view video of that surfing activity through Surfline Sessions.
  • Mountain Bike: Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialized grit and flow measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly a user descends, giving a score to beat next time.
  • Indoor Climb: The indoor climb activity profile allows climbers to track their sessions at indoor facilities. Metrics include the number of routes, vertical distance climbed, climbing time, difficultly of each route and more.

Image: Garmin fenix 6 Pro Solar Edition

The fenix 6S Pro Solar battery performance in smartwatch mode is up to nine days indoors and up to 10.5 days with sufficient solar exposure, while battery performance for the fenix 6S Pro Solar in smartwatch mode is up to 14 days indoors and up to 16 days with sufficient solar exposure.

The fenix 6 Series – Solar Editions also includes Advanced Sleep Monitoring, which provides a detailed breakdown of a user’s light, deep and REM sleep stages as well as Pulse Ox and respiration data. This can be viewed on a dedicated widget that includes your stress score and sleep insights. Out of the box, the fenix 6 series includes topographic maps for outdoor adventures, ski maps for over 2,000 ski resorts worldwide and over 41,000 golf courses. The fenix 6 series features Garmin Pay™ and on-device music storage of up to 2,000 songs, allowing users to sync playlists from several of the most popular music services, no phone required.

Garmin fenix 6 Series – Solar Editions

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The Instinct Solar and fenix 6 Series – Solar Editions represent the continued innovation of Garmin solar technology initiative and are available now from all major retailers and prices start at £349.00 for the Instinct Solar, £649.00 for the fenix 6S Pro Solar and £739.99 for the fenix 6 Pro Solar Edition.

About Garmin:

Garmin is a leading global navigation technology company. They are committed to making products for outdoor pursuits that essentially become part of their customers' lives. From cutting-edge GPS units to sports watches and POV cameras, Garmin is at the forefront of innovation.

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