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Garmin Fenix 6S Pro Solar Heart Rate Monitor



Fenix 6S Pro Solar Heart Rate Monitor

As the smaller sibling of the Fenix 6 Pro Solar, the Fenix 6S Pro Solar Heart Rate Monitor suits those of us with smaller wrists and who like a little less visual dominance in our wearables. Downsized by 5mm in diameter and about 1mm in thickness, the 6S Pro Solar maintains all the primary features that you’d expect in a wearable of the Fenix’s price tag, however, the reduced size does come with a few sacrifices. The display remains brilliant in resolution but loses a few pixels, and battery life is reduced across all modes compared to the larger Fenix 6 Pro Solar. Yet, despite the reduced battery power, the 6S Pro Solar remains an incredibly powerful choice for your active lifestyle.

To push a little further into the deep country, the 6S Pro Solar delivers solar charging to stretch the battery life when having fun under the sun. Designed to challenge even the most versatile among us, the 6S Pro Solar handles just about any outdoor pursuit with preloaded profiles for tackling terrain on two feet, swimming and surfing, pedaling on or off-road, golfing, climbing…we could go on. Garmin keeps us plugged into the activity with valuable performance metrics specific to each sport, like heart rate, vertical gain, flow on mountain bike trails, and incoming metrics like weather forecasts and upcoming interval sessions.

The 6S Pro Solar monitors our body when not working out as well with an advanced energy rating system that lets us know if we are training too hard or not enough. It checks out things like heart rate, breathing rate, sleep quality, and hydration to map out our current stress level so we can be informed about our performance potential. It even goes into VO2 scores for precision training expectations and predicting potential endurance race outcomes.

Not to forget what sets this watch apart, the 6S Pro Solar makes use of solar charging to pump smartwatch battery life up to 10.5 days, GPS mode up to 28 hours, and Expedition GPS Activity mode to a stellar 26 days.

And being smartwatch compatible, the 6S Pro Solar provides the modern conveniences of smart notifications, music, Garmin Pay, and apps within the Connect IQ Store.

  • Smaller sized lifestyle and activity watch that is fueled by the sun
  • Built in activity tracking and coaching features to elevate your game
  • Metal housing and strong glass face hold up under pressure
  • Body energy monitoring helps predict workload drain and performance potential
  • Water-resistant to 10ATM for swimming and surfing
  • Records surfing videos when using Surfline Sessions
  • Smartphone connectivity for modern conveniences
  • Item #GRMF018

Housing Material
Strap Material
Face Material
Power Glass
Heart Rate Monitor
Operating System
Connect IQ
Dual Times
Date Indicator
Weekday Indicator
alerts, alarm clock
Battery Type
solar charging
Battery Life
[smartwatch] 9 days (10.5 days with solar), [battery save watch mode] 34 days (59 with solar), [GPS] 25 hours (28 hours with solar), [GPS+music] 6 hours, [max battery GPS mode] 50 hours (64 hours with solar), [expedition GPS activity] 20 days (26 days with solar)
Low Battery Indicator
charging/data cable, documentation
Face Size
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, backpacking, casual, hiking, road running, ski mountaineering, trail running, ultralight backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

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