Garmin Fenix 6 – All you would want to know

Garmin’s Fenix 6 is right up there when we talk about smart watches for 2021. At a little less than $600, Fenix 6 pro has a committed fan base of users who swear by the functionality on offer. It is a true multi-sports watch. On this page, we look into Fenix 6 and the common queries that a potential or a new user would have.

Do bear in mind that Fenix 6 comes in three different models,

Fenix, Fenix Pro and Sapphire, Fenix Pro Solar

Does Fenix 6 work with iPhone ?

Yes, Fenix 6 works with iPhone. If one were to write a single word description of Fenix 6’s integration with iPhone, then it is SEAMLESS. You will need to pair the Fenix 6 with your iPhone. Once paired over a Bluetooth connection, you will be able to receive message notifications from iPhone or iOS products. You will receive notifications, but you cannot respond to notifications received. Aside from that, iPhone works fine with Fenix 6, Fenix 6 Pro and Fenix 6 Sapphire.

Can I swim with Fenix 6?

Yes, Fenix 6 is suitable for swimming. Fenix watches are rated ATM 10, which makes it fit for wearing up to a depth of 100 meters in water. It is not suitable for scuba diving though. From the website of Garmin:

“Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 100 meters”

From Garmin’s website, activities that are suitable for Fenix 6 series of multisport watches:

splashes, rain or snow, showering, swimming, diving into water, snorkeling, high-speed water sports

For more details about water resistance of Garmin watches, read this page.

Garmin Fenix 6’s water resistance is top notch, higher than Fitbit’s Versa 3 or Samsung Watch 3. The watch is pricey, but works well for professionals and highly ambitious fitness freaks.

Does Fenix 6 have wifi?

Yes, the Fenix 6 Pro and Fenix 6 Solar have wifi. However, Fenix 6’s basic version does not support wifi.

Does Fenix 6 have ECG or heart rate monitor?

Yes, Fenix 6 series has heart rate monitoring. Heart rate can be monitored on a time interval of second basis. However, Fenix 6 does not have the ability to take ECG as it does not come with in-built hardware to take ECG.

Does Fenix 6 have spotify?

Fenix 6 Pro has in-built support for spotify. Therefore, Spotify will work fine on a Fenix 6 Pro. It will not work on a Fenix 6 basic version. Fenix 6 Pro needs to connect to a wifi and have a premium subscription to spotify. Fenix 6 Pro will connect to the smartphone through its wifi, and you will use the smartphone to access Spotify premium.