Analysis and handling of the fenix 6 from Garmin.

And to begin with…

Connected watches have become powerful. There is always a new version of a watch a few weeks or months apart, and faced with the number of possible choices, it is complicated to find your way around.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Its weight/size
– Not enough functionality for good 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.

A watch connected for health

For several years now, Garmin has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The fenix 6 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.The use is less intuitive than with other watches.We would have preferred something more conventional.
After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
This model does not have a sleep measurement.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.It will then be possible to follow your activity during the day.This smart watch will be able to identify gestures or actions, which will be analyzed through health applications.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
For those who need to analyze their heartbeat curve, you will have to choose another watch, as this model does not have one.

What are its functions for everyday use?

Are all connected watches gadgets or are some of them special?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.This is precisely what the fenix 6 test shows.
Garmin has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.It does not allow this model to meet daily needs.
An interesting feature of this watch is the presence of a GPS.Some users will never use it.The counterpart to the activation of this mode will be that the battery life will be less.
It should be remembered that it is not designed to operate underwater.
Now accustomed to the design of smartwatches, the manufacturer offers a classic, round model.This is a beautiful watch similar to some of the competing models in terms of aesthetics.You personalize the look and style of the watch to suit your taste.
It would have been appreciated if this watch had been sold with a reinforced glass; accidents like scratches happen quickly.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.It’s an easy watch to wear.Its weight is very low, 92 grams, less than on comparable models.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
In the context of regular use, the absence of a music player will be regretted.You will have to choose another watch for this.

A connected watch for sports

A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.This tool allows you to combine the advantages of conventional products in a small format and can be connected to other devices such as your phone or laptop.And as far as the fenix 6 is concerned, here’s the thing.
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 92 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
It includes GPS tracking.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.The advantage, however, is that it reduces the consumption on the battery.
With the gyroscope, you can measure distances with the movements made.
The altimeter function will be useful for those who want to analyse their performance in mountain sports.
Another advantage of Garmin watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.

However, if you like to listen to your music while you play sports, this watch is to be avoided.

The Garmin watch: a good choice to be connected?

Depending on the type of smartwatch and its operating system, you will be able to install or use applications.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
This model is not really designed to install new applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
With a screen size of 1.3 inches, it is in the average.With a contained weight of 92 grams, you’ll forget you’re wearing it on your wrist.
In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

Finally, The fenix 6…

At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- 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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