GARMIN GPS SOLAR: GARMIN COMMITS FOR THE SOLAR TECHNOLOGY
Today in our GPS WATCH section we present you the latest Garmin news for 2020. In an online presentation through Microsoft Teams in which we had the opportunity to attend. Garmin has reaffirmed its commitment to solar technology with the launch of the Fenix 6 PRO Solar, Instinct Solar and Tactix Delta Solar series. We did intruduced you in Chamonix the launch of the GARMIN FENIX 6X PRO SOLAR, but now the American company is committed to extending this technology to other of its GPS watches.
Let’s start with a video of the official presentation of the GARMIN FENIX 6X REVIEW by technicians from the Garmin World Headquarters who were posted to Chamonix last August, such as Jon Hosler.
GARMIN COMMITTED TO SOLAR TECHNOLOGY.
After the launch of the FENIX 6X PRO Solar model, Garmin goes one step further in its commitment to solar technology, incorporating it into its complete range of FENIX 6 and 6S multi-sport adventure watches, INSTINCT and TACTIX DELTA. As Salvador Alcover, CEO of Garmin Iberia stated: “Garmin multi-sport GPS watches are the best choice of athletes and adventurers who want to advance and excel in every new challenge. Our solar technology provides extraordinary battery life. With this technology we go from talking about battery life in days to weeks, and even months, allowing you to enjoy for longer. ”
Now, all FENIX 6, including the solar ones, will incorporate activity profiles for surfing, mountain biking, indoor climbing, bouldering, mountain skiing, tools to manage the autonomy of the watch, wellness and monitoring applications and much more.
GARMIN NEWS: Solar technology with Garmin seal
Garmin solar charging is made possible by POWER GLASS, a new proprietary technology developed by the company’s team of engineers. It is a semi-transparent, practically invisible layer of photovoltaic solar cells located in the lens of the watch that collect energy from the sun throughout the day, when the watch face is exposed to light. The solar panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, designed with a resistant, scratch-proof, anti-glare and fingerprint-resistant DX treatment.
In the FENIX 6 solar, the charging system captures solar energy in two areas: on the one hand, around the perimeter of the panel, where a region that harvests solar energy with maximum efficiency is located. On the other hand, the entire surface of the watch screen also allows solar capture. In INSTINCT, a large part of around the screen are photovoltaic cells in charge of capturing all solar energy with maximum efficiency.
GARMIN NEWS: Solar Charge, from theory to practice
To keep track of the charge, using a meter widget, users can quickly verify the performance and solar collection capacity of their watch, directly on the wrist and in real time. In addition, reinforcing autonomy management, the customizable Power Manager function, also called Power Manager and available on all sundials, allows users to adjust and control battery life by disabling certain functions to extend its duration according to their needs. .
The real benefits of solar charging on the battery are significant. Below are the graphics of the battery according to the model, mode of use and operation of the solar charge
Thanks to the use of this cutting-edge technology, all users will have more autonomy of use, fewer limitations and will be able to enjoy the adventure for a longer time without giving up all the features, activity profiles and intelligent functions included in the devices. With this action, Garmin continues to invest in and develop its own innovative technology that enables users to meet and meet their daily needs.
GARMIN NEWS: INSTINCT SOLAR, new models, maximum resistance
The new Instinct Solar series preserves the robustness, resistance and reliability of the previous models. The solar range, with chemically treated solar charged display is designed according to the US Military 810 standard, and features three special models: Instinct Solar – Surf Edition, Instinct Solar – Tactical Edition and Instinct Solar – Camo Edition.
Instinct Solar – Surf Edition
A watch designed so that surf specialists can keep track of its performance. Its metrics include wave count statistics, maximum speed reached, distance traveled, practice time and tidal data. Also, through the Garmin Connect application you can have the information summarized even see the best waves superimposed on the map. In addition, they have tide information directly on the watch to have the spot information updated at all times.
Instinct Solar – Tactical Edition
Includes specialized features for tactical missions such as Night Vision that allows you to switch between day and night vision; Hidden Mode that disables any wireless connectivity and GPS position; Dual Position feature that synchronizes the user’s location with that of other people by displaying the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) on the same screen; and the Jumpmaster feature that is responsible for measuring the distance of the jumps.
Instinct Solar – Camo Edition
They stand out for their designs with a camouflage print and for adding hunting and fishing activities to have control and count of the activities.
In addition to specialized features, the Instinct range of sunscreens contains multiple activity and training profiles, smart notifications, wrist heart rate also underwater, wellness monitors, improved pulse oximeter to assess acclimatization status at altitude and the Body feature Battery that uses heart rate, stress and sleep data to alert the user when to rest and when to wake up.
GARMIN NEWS: FENIX 6s and 6 PRO SOLAR, surfing, mountain biking and indoor climbing
Garmin’s most popular range of multi-sport GPS watches incorporates four new members: FENIX 6s Solar, FENIX 6s PRO Solar, FENIX 6 Solar, and FENIX 6 PRO Solar with a 1.2 ” and 1.3 ”display respectively. In addition to solar charging, these editions add new activity profiles for surfers, mountain bikers, skiers and climbers.
Surf lovers will be able to enjoy the same features that the Instinct Solar – Surf Edition watch incorporates. For their part, users who practice mountain biking will have three new tools: the Grit function that calculates the degree of difficulty of the route and the terrain using elevation, accelerometer and GPS data; the Flow metric that creates a ranking based on how well and smooth the route is running; Jump statistics that calculate the number of jumps, distance and time. With all these data, cyclists will be able to see and evaluate their progress and, in turn, consider new challenges and improvement objectives on each route. Also, FENIX 6 is compatible with Garmin’s new QuickFit quarter-turn mount for cycling.
For lovers of indoor climbing and block climbing, the watch contains metrics such as the number of attempts and falls, distance and time of climbing, elevation change and difficulty of each route.
FENIX 6 more functionalities
In addition, a new mountain skiing activity is added that allows you to see the ascents and descents we carry out in the mountains. In this way, they will be able to monitor their progress to try to improve meter by meter.
These new activity profiles add to the multitude of features of the FENIX 6 collection.
GPS, TopoActive maps of Europe, maps of 2,000 ski resorts and 41,000 golf courses, sleep and stress monitor, improved pulse oximeter, maximum VO2 measurement. In addition to breath and hydration prompts, music storage, Garmin Pay, smart notifications and much more.
In addition to all the multiple features of the FENIX 6, now a new widget is also added to all its models directly on the watch, which allows you to visualize the quality of your sleep and its score, as well as comments on rest and thus improve both day as night.
GARMIN NEWS: TACTIX DELTA SOLAR, designed for tactics
The fourth generation of the TACTIX family also joins solar technology with TACTIX DELTA SOLAR, a robust and sophisticated device with a 1.4 ’screen and designed to meet US military standards (MIL-STD-810).
The TACTIX DELTA range stands out for its valued Kill Switch function that allows you to delete all the confidential information stored in the watch, thus safeguarding the security of the mission without leaving a trace. Like the tactical version of INSTINCT, TACTIX DELTA SOLAR has Hidden Mode, Night Vision, Dual Position, Hidden Mode and Jumpmaster. It also incorporates mapping, training functions, Body Battery, smart notifications, Garmin Pay, music and much more.
With the incorporation of these devices to the solar range, Garmin marks its roadmap by betting on solar technology as a competitive advantage that adds value to its devices, and helps its users to save time and experiences outdoors with total freedom, leaving Charging cables aside.
GARMIN NEWS: SUMMARY
Garmin is committed to solar technology in its main GPS watches, a technology that works through Power Glass technology, developed and patented by Garmin. It is a semi-transparent, practically invisible layer of photovoltaic solar cells located in the lens of the watch that collect energy from the sun throughout the day, when the watch face is exposed to light. Solar energy is collected through the perimeter of the solar panel and across the entire surface of the screen.
Thanks to the use of this cutting-edge technology, outdoor fans will have more autonomy of use, fewer limitations and will be able to enjoy the adventure for a longer time without giving up all the features, activity profiles and intelligent functions included in the devices. This action also adds to sustainability and reaffirms the company’s commitment to continue investing and developing its own innovative technology that enables users to meet and meet their daily needs. In addition, it provides security and total autonomy by not depending on the charging cables.
New solar range for sale in the coming days
For this, it will launch 24 new watches divided into the three ranges that we have indicated in the article that will go on sale in the next few days at the usual points.
- FENIX: consisting of 9 new devices + 2 fēnix® 6X
- INSTINCT: consisting of 11 devices, some of which are special editions such as surf, camo and tactical
- TACTIX: consisting of 2 Quatix® 6 solar devices
he retail price of this new release will be:
- Fenix 6 / 6s SOLAR: € 749.99
- Fenix 6 / 6s PRO SOLAR: € 849.99 to € 1099
- Instinct SOLAR: € 399.99
- Instinct SOLAR Special Editions: € 449.99
- Tactix Delta SOLAR: € 1,099.99
- Tactix Delta SOLAR Special Edition: € 1,399.99