Memorial Day ushered in adventurous long weekends complete with biking, swimming pools, and our favorite, camping. Now you can turn your outdoor escapades into actionable data with the Garmin fenix 6 Pro solar-powered GPS watch, currently on sale for $649.99, or $100 off its retail price of $749.99. Act fast, though, because this sale coincides with Father’s Day, which is June 19 (aka this weekend), so it will soon be over.
Between its Power Glass solar charging lens, preloaded TOPO maps and barometric altimeter, this watch is made for adventure. It also offers dedicated activity profiles where you can track surf sessions and record yourself catching big waves thanks to Surfline Sessions compatibility. An acclimatization widget lets you know how your body is holding up due to the current elevation, and support for multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) means you’ll be out of the woods if you you lose. And, if your wallet gets stolen by Bigfoot and you fancy an after-camping meal cooked on a stovetop by someone else, the watch supports Garmin Pay for contactless payments. And the 16-day battery life when solar charging means you don’t have to worry about the watch losing power, making none of those nifty features usable. These are just a few of the dozens upon dozens of highly customizable reasons why this watch tops many lists, including our previous series of Garmin models.
While the Garmin fenix 6 Pro Solar may be “last year’s model” (we’ll be reviewing the fenix 7 Sapphire Solar in the coming months), it still holds up against the competition, both in the market for adventure watches and in all that grueling physique. competition that you have chosen to undertake with him.
The functionality of the fenix 6 Pro Solar has us fantasizing about our dream long camping weekend: with the watch as our North Star and that BioLite headlamp as a torch, we kick on our Timberland hiking boots and open a cold one using the bottle opener included in a trusty LEATHERMAN multi-tool. We would crawl into our waterproof tent from The North Face, curl up in this Coleman Sun Ridge sleeping bag, designed for warmer temperatures, and charge our phone (and whatever other devices we might have handy) using this Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Core Portable Power Station (believe us when we say solar generators are so hot when it is warm).
The next day we would wake up with the sunset and take a photo to document it. No camping morning is complete without a great cup of coffee – Aeropress is our portable travel coffee press of choice. Nothing beats breakfast at camp, either, made possible with the Jetboil MiniMo Camping and Backpacking Stove and Snow Peak Titanium Spoon. Hydration is key, so we make sure to take sips of our Hydroflask and monitor our water intake using the watch, which includes hydration tracking that accounts for sweat loss . We wrap it all up in a reliable companion for long weekends, like the Osprey Farpoint 55 backpack, and get back to reality out of the woods, thanking the Garmin fenix 6 Pro Solar watch for helping us along the way. path.