Garmin Malaysia today announced the new Garmin Solar Edition on the Instinct, fenix 6 and 6S with solar charging technology. These new solar editions feature a larger battery and more tracking capabilities like mountain biking, surfing, and climbing activities.
“They are packed with updated and unique features. From new camouflage designs to supplementary activity profiles, the watches now serve an even more diversified audience of athletes and adventurers. Through our solar technology, the new Instinct, fēnix 6 and 6S solar watches provide extraordinary battery life and give users the ability to follow their passion to the sunset and further. Ivan Ong, Senior Manager of Aeco Technologies Sdn Bhd
Garmin Solar Edition – Instinct
The Instinct Solar now features a more rugged look with improved battery life, bolder design and new activity profiles. This includes a new activity-specific Instinct edition, the Instinct Solar – Tactical Edition.
The Instinct Solar can provide unlimited battery life with sufficient solar exposure in Battery Saver mode. Using Expedition Mode with sufficient solar exposure, it provides increased GPS functionality while still delivering over two months of battery life. The Instinct Solar series also boasts up to their battery lasting 24 days in smartwatch mode indoors and more than 50 days with sufficient solar exposure. Users can make these battery-extending changes on the fly through Instinct Solar’s incorporation of Power Manager.
Instinct Solar – Tactical Edition, popular with military personnel, is equipped with tactical-specific features such as night-vision goggle compatibility and Stealth mode.
In addition to Instinct’s robust outdoor activity and health tracking, Instinct Solar now also includes Pulse Ox to gauge how well an individual’s body is absorbing oxygen and Body Battery to assist in optimising body energy reserves through health monitoring metrics.
- Instinct Solar – Graphite, Tidal Blue and Sunburst
- Instinct Solar – Tactical Edition – Black, Moss and Graphite Camo.
Garmin Solar Edition – fēnix 6
The fēnix 6S Pro Solar and fēnix 6 Pro Solar are the latest members of the Garmin flagship outdoor GPS smartwatch line. Featuring Garmin Power Glass solar charging lens and a customisable Power Manager mode, the fēnix 6 Series – Solar Editions harness the power of the sun to stay on and remain performance-ready for weeks, so users will have more on-wrist time to enjoy their activities, training features, onboard mapping, music streaming and much more.
Broadening the robust activity profiles included within the fēnix series, the fēnix 6 and 6S Solar editions come surf, mountain bike and indoor climb-ready. The smaller-sized fēnix 6S Pro Solar adventure smartwatch also features an exclusive Women of Adventure design option.
- Surf: Using a Surf Activity profile, fēnix surfers can track total waves, surf time, total time, max speed and their longest wave. When surfing in front of a Surfline® camera, users wearing fēnix or Instinct surf-compatible watches can upload their surf data to their Surfline account and later view video of that surfing activity throughSurfline SessionsTM.
- Mountain Bike: Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialized grit and flow measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly a user descends, giving a score to beat next time.
- Indoor Climb: The indoor climb activity profile allows climbers to track their sessions at indoor facilities. Metrics include the number of routes, vertical distance climbed, climbing time, difficulty of each route and more.
The fēnix 6S Pro Solar battery performance in smartwatch mode is up to 9 days indoors and up to 10.5 days with sufficient solar exposure, while battery performance for the fēnix 6 Pro Solar in smartwatch mode is up to 14 days indoors and up to 16 days with sufficient solar exposure.
The fēnix 6 Series – Solar Editions also includes Advanced Sleep Monitoring, which provides a detailed breakdown of a user’s light, deep and REM sleep stages as well as Pulse Ox and respiration data. This can be viewed on a dedicated widget that includes your stress score and sleep insights. Out of the box, the fēnix 6 series includes topographic maps for outdoor adventures, ski maps for over 2,000 ski resorts worldwide and over 41,000 golf courses.
The fēnix 6 series features on-device music storage of up to 2,000 songs, allowing users to sync playlists from several of the most popular music services (subscription may be required), no phone required.
- fēnix 6 Pro Solar Edition – Black with Slate Gray Band / Cobalt Blue with Whitestone Band
- fēnix 6S Pro Solar Edition – Light Gold with Shale Gray Band / Purple with Shale Band.
Pricing and Availability
The Garmin Solar Edition Instinct Solar and fēnix 6 Series represent the continued innovation of Garmin solar technology and are available now at Lazada, Shopee, Garmin Brand Stores and authorised retailers. The complete line of Garmin Solar Edition smartwatches also includes the fēnix 6X – Pro Solar.
Suggested retail prices start at MYR 1,999 for Instinct Solar and MYR 4,199 for fēnix 6S and 6 – Solar Editions.