The Garmin Fenix 6 watch collection is described by the Swiss multinational technological company as “the face of adventure”. The tagline supports the functional, comfortable and high-tech design of this line of models, which follow on from the company’s Fenix 5 watch collection. The Garmin Fenix 6 is the first solar charging watch. Designed with a Power Glass, the watches use this transparent solar charging lens to transform the energy from sunlight into the watch’s power source. The collection features popular models like the 6X and 6S. To understand a little about how Garmin came to produce such a technical timepiece that unites solar power with Smartwatch features, it’s important to take a look at the company’s history.
Founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min H. Kao, Garmin originally went under the name ProNav until the founders combined their names together to create the company name Garmin. The manufacturer, originally founded in Kansas, US, started out developing navigational tools aimed at the marine market. The 1990 GPS 100 was a ground breaking device that soon formed the backbone to the brand’s handheld navigation systems required by the US Military. By 1997, Garmin had produced the GPS III for the automotive industry, followed by partnering up with AirCell just two years later to help establish itself in the aeronautics field.
Affordable, light communication was the way forward for the world. Garmin’s products enabled people to track their location at sea, in the air or on dry land. Garmin’s handheld navigational tools revolutionized the world of travel and aviation, and in 2003 the company acquired UPS Aviation Technologies, enabling it to expand into panel mounted systems and integrated cockpit systems.
2003 was an important year for Garmin for many reasons, since it also launched its first line of wristwatches. Models 201 and 301 enabled the wearer to start gathering information and uploading his training measurements onto a computer. Garmin’s wristwatches designed around running and fitness proved to be a great success. These Smartwatches featured biosensors that could monitor a whole host of factors like heart rate, performance, activity and calories burnt.
Having spent the last few years continually investing in research to better its technological innovations, models like Garmin’s revolutionary Fenix were born with fitness and adventure as the key focus of each design. These multisport watches with GPS trackers are ideal for every sport and outdoor use. The Fenix 6, which lead on from its former 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 lines, boasts improved materials and functionality, together with a larger display. The thermal, shock and water resistant devices feature sapphire lenses and a range of robust material like titanium and DLC coated bezels for improved resistance to wear and tear. The Fenix 6 offers features that include; a power manager, advanced sleep monitoring, battery energy monitor, heart rate tracker, performance metrics, PacePro technology, hydration tracking and advanced features for skiing, surfing and sports.
Garmin Fenix 6 watches are designed to go wherever the wearer goes. These multisport GPS watches include sapphire editions with a scratch resistant quality that combines with additional high performance materials for facing any challenge. With the ability to monitor heart rate and stress all day long, as well as sleep and activity patterns, they can also be used as a daily lifestyle tracker. Garmin continues to set benchmarks within the technological industry with its huge range of Smartwatches designed to combine sport and lifestyle needs with innovative GPS and solar powered engineering.