Fenix 6 Pro: Garmin announces solar edition of its popular smartwatches
New Delhi : Smartwatches are getting next powerful instruments of daily usage, but it comes with a drawback of charging hassle and to make things less chaotic, Garmin is betting on the solar technology to make a breakthrough in the segment.
The company today launched upgrades to some of the popular smartwatches in its lineup to bring solar charing technology, extending the battery life of these smartwatches. With the new technology the watch gets extra battery life when you walk outside while wearing it on your wrists.
Garmin has introduced the Fenix 6 Pro Solar and Fenix 6S Pro Solar in its Fenix lineup. These new watches have a Garmin Power Glass solar charging lens over their dials that help them gain some battery life when outdoors, the company says in its release.
During indoor operations it comes with a battery life of nine days while during its outdoor operations, it can be extended to over 10 days. The Fenix 6 Pro Solar has a battery life of 14 days indoors which gets bumped up to 16-days with “sufficient solar exposure”. The Fenix 6 series was launched in November last year.
New features have also been added to the watches; these have become more intelligent to track surfing, mountain biking and indoor climbing.
Garmin also added new models to its Instinct series in the form of Instinct Solar, Instinct Solar Surf Edition, and Instinct Solar Tactical Edition. The Instinct Solar boasts of 24-day battery life in smartwatch mode which gets bumped up to more than 50 days with “sufficient solar exposure”.
The Garmin Instinct Solar series starts at $400 (roughly Rs. 30,000) while the Garmin Fenix 6 solar editions starts at $850 (roughly Rs. 63,800) while the Tactix Delta Solar Edition starts at $1,100 (roughly Rs. 82,500).