Analysis and handling of the fenix 6 from Garmin.

In presentation

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.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
Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
Its daily use
Not enough sport-oriented features
The impossibility of putting new applications

This article will help you see more clearly.

The fenix 6, the right one for healthy use?

Tracking systems for connected watches have become very sophisticated, and can perfectly provide information about your physical condition.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The fenix 6 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

Instead of running his watch with a known system, Garmin decided to use his own portable operating system.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
Unlike many other models, this model is not equipped with sleep monitoring.
Having an accelerometer, the watch will be able to monitor your physical health.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.In other words, through the identification of a dozen hand gestures, and in correlation with its embedded application, you will have tips to improve your health on a daily basis.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

Dedicated for everyday use

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the fenix 6 could do for you.
When it comes to everyday life, one wonders what the fossil was thinking.She’s a long way from Apple Watch.
This model comes standard with GPS.This means it can track data such as distance travelled and your route even without a smartphone connected.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
Please note that when it comes to taking your shower, it is not waterproof.
It has an attractive round screen, more so than many other more expensive models.This is a beautiful watch similar to some of the competing models in terms of aesthetics.You will also be able to choose from the many colours available.
Garmin opted for a watch without the reinforced glass option; this is regrettable.
This watch is charged the old fashioned way, with the cable provided in the package.
The menus are accessible only with the buttons.This watch is very comfortable to wear.Its weight is very low, 92 grams, less than on comparable models.
It will not be possible to make your payments without contacts, as it is devoid of the NFC function.Last point about the features; this is the music function.The function is not available here.

The connected watch that will delight sportsmen and women?

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a product with many advantages.And as far as the fenix 6 is concerned, here’s the thing.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.It does not allow you to follow your evolution in the sport you practice.
In terms of weight, this smartwatch is not well placed; at 92 grams, it’s one of the heaviest.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
You will not be able to read the tracking data on your watch; you will have to do this on your smartphone.In return for this inconvenience, you will have an extended battery life.
The gyroscope installed on this watch will allow you to measure movements and distances under the conditions of your sport.
Its altimeter sensor will determine the activity of those who practice mountain sports.
Fossil watches are also designed to track fitness data such as heart rate.

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?

There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.Applications that may correspond to health monitoring but also to the measurement of performance in sports.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
This watch works with a specific operating system, making it impossible to add new applications.Only those installed by default are available.
The screen is of sufficient size – 1.3 inches, and the data is displayed correctly.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.However, it remains a simple and cheap product for basic uses.

Finally, The fenix 6…

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
Several weak points appeared to us 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

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