Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire

Fenix 6x sapphire multisport GPS watch adds mapping, music and more to your workouts. It offer training status, running/cycling dynamics and environmentally adjusted Vo2 Max estimates.

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Product Description

Pace Yourself to Higher Performance

These rugged fēnix multisport GPS watches let you add mapping, music, intelligent pace planning and more to your workouts — so you can take any challenge in stride.

  • Wrist-based heart rate¹ and Pulse Ox² sensors add insight to your fitness activities
  • Dynamic PacePro feature helps you run smarter over various types of terrain
  • Preloaded ski maps for more than 2,000 resorts around the world
  • Measure running and cycling performance in ways you didn’t know were possible
  • Navigate your world with multi-GNSS satellite reference and outdoor sensors
  • Sync your favorite streaming services, and listen to music without your phone


Quality By Design

Rugged yet sophisticated design features a large 1.4” display that’s 36% larger than previous fēnix models. It is tested to U.S. military standards for thermal, shock and water resistance.

Premium Materials

Fit the look to your lifestyle with your choice of stainless steel or DLC coated bezels. Sapphire editions add a scratch-resistant sapphire lens and premium materials.

PacePro Technology

A first-of-its-kind PacePro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.

Power Manager

View how various settings and sensors impact your watch’s battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly.

Performance Metrics

View advanced training metrics that include running dynamics¹, heat- and altitude-adjusted VO2 max, recovery advisor and more¹.

Sports Apps

Use preloaded activity profiles for trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, backcountry and resort skiing, golfing and more.

TOPO and Ski Maps

Use topographical maps to navigate your adventures and view run names and difficulty ratings for 2,000 worldwide ski resorts.

ClimbPro Feature

Use ClimbPro ascent planner to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.

Golf Courses

Access full-color CourseView maps for more than 41,000 golf courses around the world, and get button targeting and the PlaysLike Distance feature.

Turn-by-turn Navigation

Follow a route or course with help from turn-by-turn directions, which let you know ahead of time when the next turn is coming.

Round-trip Routing

Enter a distance you want to travel, and get suggested routes that will bring you back to your starting point. Trendline popularity routing helps you find the best local paths.

Multi-GNSS Support

Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.

ABC Sensors

Navigate your next trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and three-axis electronic compass.

Safety and Tracking Features

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features³ send your location to emergency contacts.

Music Apps

Store up to 2,000 songs, or access streaming apps from compatible services, including Spotify, Deezer , and listen through headphones with BLUETOOTH technology.

Smart Notifications

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible device.

Wrist-based Heart Rate

Enhanced optical heart rate¹ technology gauges the intensity of your fitness activities as well as heart rate variability to calculate your stress level score. It also tracks under water without a heart rate strap.

Pulse Ox Sensor

For altitude acclimation or sleep monitoring, a Pulse Ox² sensor uses light beams at your wrist to gauge how well your body is absorbing oxygen.

Body Battery Energy Monitor

Optimize your body’s energy reserves, using heart rate variability, stress, sleep and other data to gauge when you’re ready to be active or when you may need to rest.

Connect IQ Store

Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store.

Expedition Mode

Trek far and wide between recharges. Expedition mode, an ultralow-powered GPS reference, lasts for weeks.


Internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 21 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, 15 hours in GPS mode with music and up to 80 days in battery saver mode.

¹Activity tracking and fitness metric accuracy
²This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
³When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see

SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license.


Lens Material Corning Gorilla Glass 3 or Sapphire Crystal
Bezel Material stainless steel, titanium or Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium
Case material fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover
QuickFit watch band compatible included (22 mm)
Strap material silicone, leather, titanium or nylon
Physical size 47 x 47 x 14.7 mm Fits wrists with the following circumference: Silicone band: 125-208 mm Leather band: 132-210 mm Fabric band: 132-210 mm Metal band: 132-215 mm
Display size 1.3” (33.02 mm) diameter
Display resolution 260 x 260 pixels
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight Steel: 83 g (case only: 60 g) Titanium: 72 g (case only: 49 g)
Battery life Smartwatch: Up to 14 days GPS: Up to 36 hours GPS and Music: Up to 10 hours Max Battery GPS Mode: 72 hours Expedition GPS Activity: 28 days Battery Saver Watch Mode: 48 days
Water rating 10 ATM
Color display
Memory/History 32 GB

Clock Features

Time/date YES
GPS Time Sync YES
Automatic daylight saving time YES
Alarm clock YES
Timer YES
Stopwatch YES
Sunrise/sunset times YES


Galileo YES
Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor YES
Barometric altimeter YES
Compass YES
Gyroscope YES
Accelerometer YES
Thermometer YES
Pulse Ox (with Acclimation)

Daily Smart Features

Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Smart notifications YES
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android only) YES
Connectivity Bluetooth , ANT+ , Wi-Fi
Calendar YES
Weather YES
Battery Saver - customizable low power watch YES
Controls smartphone music YES
Music Storage up to 2,000 songs
Find My Phone YES
Find My Watch YES
VIRB Camera Remote YES
Smartphone compatibility YES
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile YES

Safety and Tracking Features

Incident Detection during select activities YES
Assistance YES
LiveTrack YES
Group LiveTrack YES
Live Event Sharing YES

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter YES
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) YES
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) YES
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) YES
Calories burned YES
Floors climbed YES
Distance traveled YES
Intensity minutes YES
TrueUp YES
Fitness Age (in app)
Body Battery Energy Monitor YES
All-day Stress Tracking YES

Gym & Fitness Equipment

Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Cardio workouts
Strength workouts
Automatic rep counting

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

GPS speed and distance YES
Customizable data pages YES
Customizable activity profiles YES
Auto Pause YES
Interval training YES
Advanced workouts YES
Downloadable training plans YES
Power Modes - customizable in-activity battery settings YES
Auto Lap YES
Manual lap YES
Configurable lap alerts YES
Heat and altitude acclimation YES
V02 max YES
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) YES
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) YES
Training load focus YES
Training Effect (aerobic) YES
Training Effect (anaerobic) YES
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) YES
Custom alerts YES
Audio prompts YES
Finish time YES
Virtual Partner YES
Race an Activity YES
Auto multisport activities YES
Manual multisport activities YES
Course guidance YES
Segments (Live, Garmin) YES
Strava features (Beacon, live segments) YES
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) YES
Trendline Popularity Routing (available as a wearable map theme)
Touch and/or button lock YES
Hot keys YES
Auto scroll YES
Activity history on watch YES
Physio TrueUp YES

Heart Rate Features

HR zones YES
HR alerts YES
HR calories YES
% HR max YES
Recovery time YES
Auto max HR YES
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) (with compatible accessory)
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices) YES

Running Features

Available run profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace
Running dynamics (with compatible accessory)
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) (with compatible accessory)
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time) (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) (with compatible accessory)
PacePro Pacing Strategies YES
Run workouts YES
Race predictor YES
Foot pod capable YES

Golfing Features

Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwide YES
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) YES
Yardage to layups/doglegs YES
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic
Digital scorecard YES
Custom targets YES
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) YES
Garmin AutoShot YES
Full vector map YES
Auto CourseView updates YES
Green View with manual pin position YES
Hazards and course targets YES
PinPointer YES
PlaysLike distance YES
Handicap scoring YES
TruSwing compatible YES
Round timer/odometer YES
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory) YES

Outdoor Recreation Features

Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Jumpmaster, Tactical
Point-to-point navigation
Bread crumb trail in real time YES
Back to start YES
TracBack YES
UltraTrac mode YES
Around Me mode YES
Elevation profile YES
Distance to destination YES
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert YES
ClimbPro Ascent Planner YES
Trail run auto climb YES
Vertical speed YES
Total ascent/descent YES
Future elevation plot YES
Preloaded topographical maps YES
Preloaded ski resort maps YES
Downloadable cartography support YES
Compatible with BaseCamp YES
GPS coordinates YES
Projected waypoint YES
Sight 'N Go YES
Area calculation (via Connect IQ )
Hunt/fish calendar (via Connect IQ )
Sun and moon information (via Connect IQ )
XERO Locations YES
Expedition GPS Activity YES

Cycling Features

Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, Triathlon
Courses YES
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) YES
Race an activity YES
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal) YES
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) (with compatible accessory)
Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) YES
Compatible with Vector (power meter) YES
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+ -enabled power meters) YES
Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display) YES
Compatible with Varia radar (rear-facing radar) YES
Compatible with Varia lights YES
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) (ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart sensors)

Swimming Features

Available swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, calories) YES
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories) YES
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (Pool Swim Only) YES
Swim efficiency (SWOLF) YES
Basic rest timer (up from 0) YES
Drill logging (Pool Swim Only) YES
Pool swim workouts YES
Pacing Alerts (pool swim only) YES
Critical swim speed YES
Underwater wrist-based heart rate   YES
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) (with HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim )


Smartphone compatibility YES

*Typical value tested under Garmin’s laboratory conditions. The actual battery life depends on the features enabled on your device and environmental factors, such as activity tracking, wrist-based heart rate, smartphone notifications frequency, GPS status, internal sensors, and connected sensors.

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