Analysis and handling of the fenix 6 from Garmin.

And to begin with…

Connected watches have become powerful.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.

Health follow-up question, what is the fenix 6 worth?

Connected watches have become excellent tools for health analysis, which you would not normally expect from a product like this.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.Our tests have shown that the fenix 6 is one of the least interesting models if we want to have a healthy follow-up.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.The movements will then be analysed and compared on a daily basis.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
There is no sensor and no application that reproduces the electrocardiogram curve on this watch.

A connected and practical watch

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Besides, you don’t know if you’ll need it every day.For the fenix 6, this is what you can expect.
Garmin has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
One of the features that will delight sportsmen and women is the presence of GPS.Some users will never use it.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
An important point on the waterproofing side, the manufacturer did not want it to operate underwater.
Now accustomed to the design of smartwatches, the manufacturer offers a classic, round model.This smartwatch offers a pleasant design with a dial large enough to read the information.The advantage of this model is that you will be able to personalize it at leisure.
Garmin opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
No wireless charging function on this model; damage.
You don’t have a touch screen on this watch.It’s an easy watch to wear.Indeed, it is only 92 gr; that is to say, what is lighter.
It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.That wasn’t planned here.

A connected watch for sports

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It allows you to analyze performance in real time.Is fenix 6 a new electronic gadget?
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 92 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.This will allow you to navigate easily, even when you are travelling.
Because the watch has no SIM, only your smartphone will be able to retrieve the tracking data collected.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
With the gyroscope, you can measure distances with the movements made.
With the altimeter function, the analysis of efforts on mountain sports will be facilitated.
Another advantage of Garmin watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.

If you can’t envisage sport without music, this watch doesn’t allow it.

The watch and possible applications

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.The original applications may not be enough for some, hence the interest to choose the one with the most suitable OS.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
With an average screen size of 1.3 inches, the information is readable.It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 92 grams.
Finally, as far as applications are concerned, you will have to contact you from the default; no possibility to add new ones.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

The fenix 6 – in a nutshell

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.On the other hand, you know that with a very attractive price, it can be a simple choice.
Here are a few weak points to watch out for:
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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