FĒNIX 6 SERIES ® Owner’s Manual
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Table of Contents Introduction.....................................................................1 Getting Started ............................................................................ 1 Buttons ................................................................................... 1 Using the Watch ..................................................................... 1 Viewing the Controls Menu ............................................... 1 Viewing Widgets ..........................................
About VO2 Max. Estimates .................................................. 15 Getting Your VO2 Max. Estimate for Running ................ 16 Getting Your VO2 Max. Estimate for Cycling .................. 16 Viewing Your Predicted Race Times ................................... 16 About Training Effect ........................................................... 16 Heart Rate Variability and Stress Level ............................... 16 Viewing Your Heart Rate Variability and Stress Level ....
UltraTrac ......................................................................... 31 Power Save Timeout Settings .............................................. 31 Changing the Order of an Activity in the Apps List ................... 32 Widgets ..................................................................................... 32 Customizing the Widget Loop .............................................. 32 inReach Remote ..................................................................
Introduction WARNING See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other important information. Always consult your physician before you begin or modify any exercise program. Getting Started When using your watch the first time, you should complete these tasks to set it up and get to know the basic features. 1 Press LIGHT to turn on the watch (Buttons, page 1). 2 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the initial setup.
The first time you turn on the watch, it is in pairing mode. TIP: You can hold LIGHT, and select to manually enter pairing mode. 4 Select an option to add your watch to your Garmin Connect account: • If this is the first time you are pairing a device with the Garmin Connect app, follow the on-screen instructions. • If you already paired another device with the Garmin Connect app, from the or menu, select Garmin Devices > Add Device, and follow the on-screen instructions.
2 If this is the first time you have started an activity, select the checkbox next to each activity to add to your favorites, and select Done. 3 Select an option: • Select an activity from your favorites. • Select , and select an activity from the extended activity list. If the activity requires GPS signals, go outside to an area with 4 a clear view of the sky, and wait until the device is ready.
Recording a Strength Training Activity You can record sets during a strength training activity. A set is multiple repetitions (reps) of a single move. 1 From the watch face, press . 2 Select Strength. The first time you record a strength training activity, you must select which wrist your watch is on. 3 Press to start the set timer. 4 Start your first set. The device counts your reps. Your rep count appears when you complete at least four reps.
Triathlon Training When you participate in a triathlon, you can use the triathlon activity to quickly transition to each sport segment, to time each segment, and to save the activity. 1 From the watch face, press . 2 Select Triathlon. 3 Press to start the activity timer. 4 Press LAP at the beginning and end of each transition. The transition feature can be turned on or off for the triathlon activity settings. 5 After you complete your activity, press , and select Save.
Viewing Measured Shots Par for the hole Before the device can automatically detect and measure shots, you must enable scoring. Your device features automatic shot detection and recording. Each time you take a shot along the fairway, the device records your shot distance so you can view it later. TIP: Automatic shot detection works best when you wear the device on your leading wrist and make good contact with the ball. Putts are not detected. 1 While playing golf, press . 2 Select Measure Shot.
About Stableford Scoring When you select the Stableford scoring method (Setting the Scoring Method, page 6), points are awarded based on the number of strokes taken relative to par. At the end of a round, the highest score wins. The device awards points as specified by the United States Golf Association. The scorecard for a Stableford scored game shows points instead of strokes. 2 Select PlaysLike.
• To view detailed information about the track point, select Details. Connected Features Connected features are available for your fēnix device when you connect the device to a compatible smartphone using Bluetooth technology. Some features require you to install the Garmin Connect app on the connected smartphone. Go to www.garmin.com/apps for more information. Some features are also available when you connect your device to a wireless network.
Locating a Lost Mobile Device You can use this feature to help locate a lost mobile device that is paired using Bluetooth wireless technology and currently within range. 1 Hold LIGHT to view the controls menu. 2 Select . The fēnix device begins searching for your paired mobile device. An audible alert sounds on your mobile device, and the Bluetooth signal strength displays on the fēnix device screen. The Bluetooth signal strength increases as you move closer to your mobile device.
NOTICE To use these features, you must be connected to the Garmin Connect app using Bluetooth technology. You can enter emergency contacts in your Garmin Connect account. Assistance: Allows you to send an automated message with your name, LiveTrack link, and GPS location to your emergency contacts. Incident detection: When the fēnix device detects an incident during an outdoor walk, run, or bike activity, the device sends an automated message, LiveTrack link, and GPS location to your emergency contacts.
Workouts and training plans: You can browse for and select workouts and training plans on the Garmin Connect site. The next time your device has a Wi‑Fi connection, the files are wirelessly sent to your device. Connecting to a Wi‑Fi Network You must connect your device to the Garmin Connect app on your smartphone or to the Garmin Express application on your computer before you can connect to a Wi‑Fi network. 1 Hold MENU. 2 Select Wi-Fi > My Networks > Add Network.
• To delete all cards in your wallet, select Delete Wallet. Your Garmin Pay wallet and all the card information associated with it are deleted. You cannot pay using your fēnix device until you create a new wallet and add a card. Changing Your Garmin Pay Passcode You must know your current passcode to change it. Your passcode cannot be recovered. If you forget your passcode, you must delete your wallet, create a new one, and reenter your card information.
Select to play and pause the current audio file. Select to skip to the next audio file in the playlist. Hold to fast forward through the current audio file. Select to restart the current audio file. Select twice to skip to the previous audio file in the playlist. Hold to rewind through the current audio file. Select to change the repeat mode. Select to change the shuffle mode.
3 Select Alert Threshold. 4 Select a heart rate threshold value. Each time you exceed the threshold value, a message appears and the device vibrates. Turning Off the Wrist-based Heart Rate Monitor The default value for the Wrist Heart Rate setting is Auto. The device automatically uses the wrist-based heart rate monitor unless you pair an ANT+ heart rate monitor to the device. NOTE: Disabling the wrist-based heart rate monitor also disables the wrist-based pulse oximeter sensor.
Vertical Oscillation and Vertical Ratio Data The data ranges for vertical oscillation and vertical ratio are slightly different depending on the sensor and whether it is positioned at the chest (HRM-Tri or HRM-Run™ accessories) or at the waist (Running Dynamics Pod accessory). Color Zone Percentile in Zone Vertical Oscillation Range at Vertical Oscillation Range at Vertical Ratio at Chest Vertical Ratio at Waist Chest Waist Purple >95 <6.4 cm <6.8 cm <6.1% <6.5% Blue 70–95 6.4–8.1 cm 6.8–8.9 cm 6.
NOTE: The projections may seem inaccurate at first. The device requires a few runs to learn about your running performance. About Training Effect Purple Superior Blue Excellent Green Good Orange Fair Red Poor VO2 max. data is provided by FirstBeat. VO2 max. analysis is provided with permission from The Cooper Institute . For more information, see the appendix (VO2 Max. Standard Ratings, page 44), and go to www.CooperInstitute.org. ® Getting Your VO2 Max.
TIP: Garmin recommends that you measure your stress level at approximately the same time and under the same conditions every day. 1 If necessary, select > Add > HRV Stress to add the stress app to the apps list. 2 Select Yes to add the app to your list of favorites. 3 From the watch face, select > HRV Stress > . 4 Stand still, and rest for 3 minutes. 1 From the watch face, select . 2 Select an outdoor running activity.
Your FTP appears as a value measured in watts per kilogram, your power output in watts, and a position on the color gauge. 7 Select an option: • Select Accept to save the new FTP. • Select Decline to keep your current FTP. Training Status These measurements are estimates that can help you track and understand your training activities. The measurements require a few activities using wrist-based heart rate or a compatible chest heart rate monitor.
Training Load Focus In order to maximize performance and fitness gains, training should be distributed across three categories: low aerobic, high aerobic, and anaerobic. Training load focus shows you how much of your training is currently in each category and provides training targets. Training load focus requires at least 7 days of training to determine if your training load is low, optimal, or high.
Tips for Erratic Pulse Oximeter Data The oxygen saturation percentage scale. A graph of your average oxygen saturation readings for the last 24 hours. Your most recent oxygen saturation reading. The elevation scale. A graph of your elevation readings for the last 24 hours. If the pulse oximeter data is erratic or does not appear, you can try these tips. • Remain motionless while the device reads your blood oxygen saturation. • Wear the device above your wrist bone.
4 Select LTHR > Enter Manually, and enter your lactate threshold heart rate. You can perform a guided test to estimate your lactate threshold (Lactate Threshold, page 17). You can use the Auto Detection feature to automatically record your lactate threshold during an activity (Detecting Performance Measurements Automatically, page 15). 5 Select Resting HR, and enter your resting heart rate. You can use the average resting heart rate measured by your device, or you can set a custom resting heart rate.
Using Do Not Disturb Mode You can use do not disturb mode to turn off the backlight, tone alerts, and vibration alerts. For example, you can use this mode while sleeping or watching a movie. NOTE: You can set your normal sleep hours in the user settings on your Garmin Connect account. You can enable the During Sleep option in the system settings to automatically enter do not disturb mode during your normal sleep hours (System Settings, page 36). 1 Hold LIGHT. 2 Select .
start a plan, the Garmin Coach widget is added to the widget loop on your fēnix device. Starting Today's Workout After you send a Garmin Coach training plan to your device, the Garmin Coach widget appears in your widget loop. 1 From the watch face, select UP or DOWN to view the Garmin Coach widget. If a workout for this activity is scheduled for today, the device shows the workout name and prompts you to start it. 2 Select . 3 Select View to view the workout steps (optional). 4 Select Do Workout.
NOTE: This feature is not available for all activities. Hold MENU. Select Activities & Apps. Select an activity. Select the activity settings. Select Data Screens > Add New > Virtual Partner. Enter a pace or speed value. Press UP or DOWN to change the location of the Virtual Partner screen (optional). 8 Start your activity (Starting an Activity, page 2). 9 Press UP or DOWN to scroll to the Virtual Partner screen and see who is leading.
• Select Label, and select a description for the alarm. Deleting an Alarm 1 From the watch face, hold MENU. 2 Select Clocks. 3 Press UP or DOWN to scroll to the alarms screen. 4 Press . 5 Select an alarm. 6 Select Delete. Starting the Countdown Timer 1 2 3 4 5 6 From the watch face, hold MENU. Select Clocks. Press UP or DOWN to scroll to the timers screen. Select Set Quick Timer. Enter the time.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 From the watch face, press . Select an activity. Hold MENU. Select Navigation. Select a category. Respond to the on-screen prompts to choose a destination. Select Go To. Navigation information appears. 8 Press to begin navigation. Navigating to a Point of Interest If the map data installed on your device includes points of interest, you can navigate to them. 1 From the watch face, press . 2 Select an activity. 3 Hold MENU. 4 Select Navigation > Points of Interest, and select a category.
Viewing the Map 1 Start an outdoor activity. 2 Press UP or DOWN to scroll to the map screen. 3 Hold MENU, and select an option: Your current location , the track to follow destination appear on the map. , and your Viewing Route Directions You can view a list of turn-by-turn directions for your route. 1 While navigating a route, hold MENU. 2 Select Turn By Turn. A list of turn-by-turn directions appears. 3 Press DOWN to view additional directions. • To pan or zoom the map, select Pan/Zoom.
2 3 4 5 Multisport History Hold MENU. Select the activity settings. Select Map > Map Theme. Select an option. Your device stores the overall multisport summary of the activity, including overall distance, time, calories, and optional accessory data. Your device also separates the activity data for each sport segment and transition so you can compare similar training activities and track how quickly you move through the transitions. Transition history includes distance, time, average speed, and calories.
Auto Pause: Sets the device to stop recording data when you stop moving or when you drop below a specified speed (Enabling Auto Pause, page 31). Auto Run: Enables the device to detect ski runs automatically using the built-in accelerometer. Auto Scroll: Enables you to move through all of the activity data screens automatically while the timer is running (Using Auto Scroll, page 31). Auto Set: Enables the device to start and stop exercise sets automatically during a strength training activity.
Alert Name Alert Type Description Custom Event, recurring You can select an existing message or create a custom message and select an alert type. Distance Recurring You can set a distance interval. Elevation Range You can set minimum and maximum elevation values. Heart Rate Range You can set minimum and maximum heart rate values or select zone changes. See About Heart Rate Zones, page 20 and Heart Rate Zone Calculations, page 21. Pace Range You can set minimum and maximum pace values.
6 Select a data field to change it. 7 Select Preview (optional). Enabling Auto Pause You can use the Auto Pause feature to pause the timer automatically when you stop moving. This feature is helpful if your activity includes stop lights or other places where you must stop. NOTE: History is not recorded while the timer is stopped or paused. 1 Hold MENU. 2 Select Activities & Apps. 3 Select an activity. NOTE: This feature is not available for all activities. 4 Select the activity settings.
Changing the Order of an Activity in the Apps List 1 2 3 4 5 Hold MENU. Select Activities & Apps. Select an activity. Select Reorder. Press UP or DOWN to adjust the position of the activity in the apps list. Widgets Your device comes preloaded with widgets that provide at-aglance information. Some widgets require a Bluetooth connection to a compatible smartphone. Some widgets are not visible by default. You can add them to the widget loop manually (Customizing the Widget Loop, page 32).
Controlling a VIRB Action Camera Before you can use the VIRB remote function, you must enable the remote setting on your VIRB camera. See the VIRB Series Owner's Manual for more information. You must also add the VIRB widget to the widget loop (Customizing the Widget Loop, page 32). 1 Turn on your VIRB camera. 2 On your fēnix watch, press UP or DOWN from the watch face to view the VIRB widget. 3 If necessary, press to pair your fēnix watch with your VIRB camera.
• To change the style of the hands for the analog watch face, select Hands. • To change the style of the numbers for the digital watch face, select Layout. • To change the style of the seconds for the digital watch face, select Seconds. • To change the data that appears on the watch face, select Data. • To add or change an accent color for the watch face, select Accent Color. • To change the background color, select Bkgd. Color. • To save the changes, select Done.
User Locations: Shows or hides saved locations on the map. Auto Zoom: Automatically selects the zoom level for optimal use of your map. When disabled, you must zoom in or out manually. Lock on Road: Locks the position icon, which represents your position on the map, onto the nearest road. Track Log: Shows or hides the track log, or the path you have traveled, as a colored line on the map. Track Color: Changes the track log color. Detail: Sets the amount of detail shown on the map.
• Select Wrist Heart Rate to turn off the wrist heart rate monitor. • Select Pulse Oximeter to turn off all-day acclimation mode. • Select Backlight to turn off the backlight. The watch displays the hours of battery life gained with each setting change. Customizing Power Modes Your device comes preloaded with several power modes, allowing you to quickly adjust system settings, activity settings, and GPS settings to extend battery life during an activity.
4 Select a function. Changing the Units of Measure You can customize units of measure for distance, pace and speed, elevation, weight, height, and temperature. 1 Hold MENU. 2 Select System > Units. 3 Select a measurement type. 4 Select a unit of measure. Viewing Device Information You can view device information, such as the unit ID, software version, regulatory information, and license agreement. 1 Hold MENU. 2 Select System > About.
Manual calibration is recommended if you know your calibration factor. If you have calibrated a foot pod with another Garmin product, you may know your calibration factor. 1 Hold MENU. 2 Select Sensors & Accessories. 3 Select your foot pod. 4 Select Cal. Factor > Set Value. 5 Adjust the calibration factor: • Increase the calibration factor if your distance is too low. • Decrease the calibration factor if your distance is too high.
Cleaning the Device My phone will not connect to the device NOTICE Even small amounts of sweat or moisture can cause corrosion of the electrical contacts when connected to a charger. Corrosion can prevent charging and data transfer. If your phone will not connect to the device, you can try these tips. • Turn off your smartphone and your device, and turn them back on again. • Enable Bluetooth technology on your smartphone. • Update the Garmin Connect app to the latest version.
2 Hold LIGHT to turn on the device. Resetting All Default Settings You can reset all of the device settings to the factory default values. 1 Hold MENU. 2 Select System > Reset. 3 Select an option: • To reset all of the device settings to the factory default values and save all user-entered information and activity history, select Reset Default Settings. • To delete all activities from the history, select Delete All Activities. • To reset all distance and time totals, select Reset Totals.
• Avoid holding handrails or skipping steps while climbing stairs. • In windy environments, cover the device with your sleeve or jacket as strong gusts can cause erratic readings. Getting More Information You can find more information about this product on the Garmin website. • Go to support.garmin.com for additional manuals, articles, and software updates. • Go to buy.garmin.com, or contact your Garmin dealer for information about optional accessories and replacement parts. • Go to www.garmin.
Calories: The amount of total calories burned. COG: The actual direction of travel, regardless of the course steered and temporary variations in heading. Compass Heading: The direction you are moving based on the compass. Course: The direction from your starting location to a destination. Course can be viewed as a planned or set route. You must be navigating for this data to appear. Destination Location: The position of your final destination.
Lap GCT Balance: The average ground contact time balance for the current lap. Lap Ground Contact Time: The average amount of ground contact time for the current lap. Lap Heart Rate: The average heart rate for the current lap. Lap Heart Rate %Max.: The average percentage of maximum heart rate for the current lap. Lap Left Peak Power Phase: The average power phase peak angle for the left leg for the current lap. Lap Left Power Phase: The average power phase angle for the left leg for the current lap.
Maximum SOG: The maximum speed of travel for the current activity, regardless of the course steered and temporary variations in heading. Maximum Speed: The top speed for the current activity. Minimum Elevation: The lowest elevation reached since the last reset. Moving Time: The total time moving for the current activity. Multisport Time: The total time for all sports in a multisport activity, including transitions.
Males Percentile 20–29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–69 70–79 Superior 95 55.4 54 52.5 48.9 45.7 42.1 Excellent 80 51.1 48.3 46.4 43.4 39.5 36.7 Good 60 45.4 44 42.4 39.2 35.5 32.3 Fair 40 41.7 40.5 38.5 35.6 32.3 29.4 Poor 0–40 <41.7 <40.5 <38.5 <35.6 <32.3 <29.4 Females Percentile 20–29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60–69 70–79 Superior 95 49.6 47.4 45.3 41.1 37.8 36.7 Excellent 80 43.9 42.4 39.7 36.7 33 30.9 Good 60 39.5 37.8 36.3 33 30 28.
Alternating current. The device is suitable for alternating current. Direct current. The device is suitable for direct current only. Fuse. Indicates a fuse specification or location. WEEE disposal and recycling symbol. The WEEE symbol is attached to the product in compliance with the EU directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). It is intended to deter the improper disposal of this product and to promote reuse and recycling.
Index A accessories 37, 39, 41 acclimation 18 activities 2–4, 7, 28, 32 custom 3, 5 favorites 3 saving 3 starting 2 activity tracking 21, 22 alarms 24, 25, 29 alert 4 alerts 22, 29, 30, 35, 36 heart rate 13 altimeter 28, 34 calibrating 34 altitude 18 ANT+ sensors 37, 38 applications 8–11 smartphone 1 assistance 9, 10 auto climb 31 Auto Lap 30 Auto Pause 31 auto scroll 31 B backlight 36 bands 39 barometer 28, 34 calibrating 34 battery 38 charging 2 life 38 maximizing 3, 7, 8, 31, 35, 36, 40 bike sensors 37
snowboarding 4 software license 37 updating 2, 9 version 37 specifications 38 speed 31 speed and cadence sensors 37 statistics 7 stopwatch 25 storing data 9 stress level 15, 16, 19, 33 stress score 16, 19 stride length 14 strokes 5 sunrise and sunset times 36 swimming 5 swing analysis 7 swolf score 5 system settings 36 power 21 time 36 T target 6, 24 tempe 38, 40 temperature 18, 38, 40 text messages 8 time 36 alerts 30 settings 36 zones and formats 36 time zones 36 timer 4, 5, 28 countdown 25 tones 4, 25