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The Garmin Fenix 6 debuts as the newest series of flagship GPS multisport smartwatches. Standing on the shoulders of previous generations, the Fenix 6 series raises the bar with larger displays, longer battery life, and a model that makes a promising foray into solar charging technology. Advanced performance analytics by Firstbeat deliver new physiological insights and generational improvements for existing features.
True to its outdoor adventure legacy, the Garmin Fenix 6 series focuses on delivering valuable insight in challenging environments and tough conditions. At a physiological level, exposure to higher altitudes or hot and humid climates triggers changes in your body that help you perform better. New acclimatization insights powered by Firstbeat analytics reveal how well your body is currently adapted to higher altitudes and the joint impact of higher heat and humidity.
More than just providing interesting information, acclimatization data is used to enhance the reliability of training and fitness metrics across the board. This means that when your body is working harder than normal due to environmental factors that the resulting decrease in performance isn’t attributed to overdoing it or inadequate recovery.
Regardless of your environment Body Battery™ can help you make sense of how you are doing and what to do next. Physiological stress and recovery, captured through analysis of heart rate variability data, along with the impact of physical activity are combined to provide real-time insight into your current coping abilities. Higher Body Battery™ levels translate into having the body resources you need to tackle challenges and benefit as a result. Resting up when your Body Battery™ is low will help you down the road. Naturally, the best way to recharge your Body Battery™ is with a good night’s sleep.
The Garmin Fenix 6 brings new clarity to the sometimes-complex relationship between each workout you perform and the role it plays in your development as a performer. This insight comes in the form of new workout labels added to the Activity Summary screen. As soon as you complete an activity, you can instantly see whether a workout supported recovery, developed your endurance base, enhanced aerobic or anaerobic performance capacity, improved speed, or helped you tolerate high-intensity efforts.
Popular Training Status and Training Load monitoring tools are augmented for the Fenix 6 series with the introduction of a new Training Load Focus screen. Training Load Focus lets you look below the surface of your activity history to see how different types of efforts contributed to your total Training Load over the past four weeks. Low-intensity aerobic efforts, high-intensity aerobic efforts and dynamic anaerobic efforts are each automatically identified and measured according their impact. You can use this insight to intelligently work towards incorporating the right combination of efforts necessary to build a strong, well-balanced foundation to support your performance. With that foundation in place, you can focus with confidence on the specific efforts and corresponding aspects of performance that best match your personal goals and sports ambitions.
Recovery Time recommendations offered by the Fenix 6 are improved upon with insight gleaned from the latest injury prevention research. Meaningful changes in your 7-day Training Load are now identified through analysis of historical trends, and the impact of unusually challenging workouts is also considered. These elements are used to modify the length of time estimated before you are ready to benefit from your next hard, fitness-improving type workout.
Runners relying on the Garmin Fenix 6 to prepare for a race benefit from a new and improved Race Time Predictor. Finish times for popular race distances (5k, 10k, half-marathon and marathon) are estimated based on new combination of factors. Estimates begin with aerobic fitness levels and performance sustainability models which are modified and improved upon using trends identified in your weekly Training Load, running mileage, and the presence of long runs in your training history.