FĒNIX 6 PRO 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 ..........................................
Vertical Oscillation and Vertical Ratio Data ..................... 16 Tips for Missing Running Dynamics Data ............................ 16 Performance Measurements .................................................... 16 Turning Off Performance Notifications ................................. 16 Detecting Performance Measurements Automatically ......... 16 Syncing Activities and Performance Measurements ........... 16 About VO2 Max. Estimates ..................................................
Alerts .................................................................................... 32 Setting an Alert ................................................................ 32 Activity Map Settings ............................................................ 32 Routing Settings ................................................................... 32 Auto Lap ............................................................................... 32 Marking Laps by Distance .........................................
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.
Pairing Your Smartphone To use the connected features on your watch, you must pair it directly through the Garmin Connect™ app, instead of from the Bluetooth settings on your smartphone. 1 From the app store on your smartphone, install and open the Garmin Connect app. 2 Select an option to enable pairing mode on your watch: • During the initial setup, select Yes when you are prompted to pair with your smartphone. • If you previously skipped the pairing process, hold MENU, and select Pair Phone.
The device is ready after it establishes your heart rate, acquires GPS signals (if required), and connects to your wireless sensors (if required). 5 Press to start the activity timer. The device records activity data only while the activity timer is running. Tips for Recording Activities • Charge the device before starting an activity (Charging the Device, page 2). • Press LAP to record laps, start a new set or pose, or advance to the next workout step. • Press UP or DOWN to view additional data pages.
The device prompts you to complete the treadmill calibration. • To manually calibrate the treadmill distance after the firsttime calibration, select Calibrate & Save > Yes. Check the treadmill display for the distance traveled, and 5 enter the distance on your device. 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. 3 Select a workout.
• To hear prompts when you start and stop the timer, including the Auto Pause feature, select Timer Events. • To hear activity alerts play as an audio prompt, select Activity Alerts. • To hear a sound play right before an audio alert or prompt, select Audio Tones. • To change the language or the dialect of the voice prompts, select Dialect. ® Jumpmaster WARNING The jumpmaster feature is for use by experienced skydivers only. The jumpmaster feature should not be used as a primary skydiving altimeter.
Training with the Drill Log The drill log feature is available only for pool swimming. You can use the drill log feature to manually record kick sets, one-arm swimming, or any type of swimming that is not one of the four major strokes. 1 During your pool swim activity, press UP or DOWN to view the drill log screen. 2 Press LAP to start the drill timer. 3 After you complete a drill interval, press LAP. The drill timer stops, but the activity timer continues to record the entire swim session.
NOTE: The distance automatically resets when you hit the ball again, putt on the green, or move to the next hole. 3 Press DOWN. 4 Select Previous Shots to view all recorded shot distances. Viewing Layup and Dogleg Distances You can view a list of layup and dogleg distances for par 4 and 5 holes. Custom targets also appear in this list. 1 From the hole information screen, press . 2 Select Layups. Each layup and the distance until you reach each layup appear on the screen.
Distance plays longer than expected due to a change in elevation. Distance plays as expected. Distance plays shorter than expected due to a change in elevation. Viewing the Direction to the Pin The PinPointer feature is a compass that provides directional assistance when you are unable to see the green. This feature can help you line up a shot even if you are in the woods or in a deep sand trap. NOTE: Do not use the PinPointer feature while in a golf cart.
5 Select an option: • To start navigating to the track point, select Go To. • 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.
1 Hold MENU. 2 Select Phone > Alerts. Locating a Lost Mobile Device You can use this feature to help locate a lost mobile device that is paired using Bluetooth technology and currently within range. NOTE: You can add options to the controls menu (Customizing the Controls Menu, page 35). 1 Hold LIGHT to view the controls menu. 2 Select . The fēnix device begins searching for your paired mobile device.
Safety and Tracking Features CAUTION Incident detection and assistance are supplemental features and should not be relied on as a primary method to obtain emergency assistance. The Garmin Connect app does not contact emergency services on your behalf. The fēnix device has safety and tracking features that must be set up with the Garmin Connect app. NOTICE To use these features, you must be connected to the Garmin Connect app using Bluetooth technology.
Wi‑Fi Connected Features Garmin Pay Activity uploads to your Garmin Connect account: Automatically sends your activity to your Garmin Connect account as soon as you finish recording the activity. Audio content: Allows you to sync audio content from thirdparty providers. Software updates: Your device downloads and installs the latest software update automatically when a Wi‑Fi connection is available.
Changing Your Garmin Pay Passcode You must know your current passcode to change it. If you forget your passcode, you must reset the Garmin Pay feature for your fēnix device, create a new passcode, and reenter your card information. 1 From the fēnix device page in the Garmin Connect app, select Garmin Pay > Change Passcode. 2 Follow the on-screen instructions. The next time you pay using your fēnix device, you must enter the new passcode.
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. Connecting Bluetooth Headphones To listen to music loaded onto your fēnix device, you must connect headphones using Bluetooth technology. 1 Bring the headphones within 2 m (6.6 ft.) of your device. 2 Enable pairing mode on the headphones. 3 Hold MENU.
treat or diagnose any medical condition or disease. Always defer to your health care provider for any heart-related issues. You can set the heart rate threshold value. From the heart rate widget, hold MENU. Select Options > Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts. Select High Alert or Low Alert. Set the heart rate threshold value. Each time your heart rate exceeds or drops below the threshold value, a message appears and the device vibrates.
You can watch the color gauge or data field during your run or view the summary on your Garmin Connect account after your run. As with the other running dynamics data, ground contact time balance is a quantitative measurement to help you learn about your running form.
the same gender and different age. As you exercise, your fitness age can decrease over time. Your projected race times appear for 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon distances. 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.
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.
For more information about pulse oximeter accuracy, go to garmin.com/ataccuracy. The elevation scale. A graph of your average oxygen saturation readings for the last 24 hours. Your most recent oxygen saturation reading. The oxygen saturation percentage scale. A graph of your elevation readings for the last 24 hours. 2 Select Options > Pulse Ox Mode > During Sleep. Tips for Erratic Pulse Oximeter Data If the pulse oximeter data is erratic or does not appear, you can try these tips.
You can use the Auto Detection feature to automatically record your maximum heart rate during an activity (Detecting Performance Measurements Automatically, page 16). 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 18). You can use the Auto Detection feature to automatically record your lactate threshold during an activity (Detecting Performance Measurements Automatically, page 16).
You can view your sleep statistics on your Garmin Connect account. 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.
Using Garmin Connect Training Plans Before you can download and use a training plan from Garmin Connect, you must have a Garmin Connect account (Garmin Connect, page 10), and you must pair the fēnix device with a compatible smartphone. or . 1 From the Garmin Connect app, select 2 Select Training > Training Plans. 3 Select and schedule a training plan. 4 Follow the on-screen instructions. 5 Review the training plan in your calendar.
remaining in the split your target pace . , and overall time ahead or behind of Stopping a PacePro Plan 1 Hold MENU. 2 Select Stop PacePro > Yes. The device stops the PacePro plan. The activity timer continues running. Creating a PacePro Plan on Your Watch Before you can create a PacePro plan on your watch, you must create a course (Creating and Following a Course on Your Device, page 28). 1 From the watch face, press . 2 Select an outdoor running activity. 3 Hold MENU.
Cancelling a Training Target 1 During an activity, hold MENU. 2 Select Cancel Target > Yes. 4 Select Clear All Records > Yes. The records are deleted for that sport only. NOTE: This does not delete any saved activities. Racing a Previous Activity You can race a previously recorded or downloaded activity. This feature works with the Virtual Partner feature so you can see how far ahead or behind you are during the activity. NOTE: This feature is not available for all activities.
1 2 3 4 From the watch face, press . Select Navigate > Saved Locations. Select a saved location. Select an option to edit the location. Projecting a Waypoint The total stopwatch time continues running. 5 Press to stop both timers. 6 Select an option: • To reset both timers, press DOWN. • To save the stopwatch time as an activity, press MENU, and select Save Activity. • To reset the timers and exit the stopwatch, press MENU, and select Done. • To review the lap timers, press MENU, and select Review.
Creating and Following a Course on Your Device 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 From the watch face, press . Select an activity. Hold MENU. Select Navigation > Courses > Create New. Enter a name for the course, and select . Select Add Location. Select an option. If necessary, repeat steps 6 and 7. Select Done > Do Course. Navigation information appears. 10 Press to begin navigation. Creating a Round-Trip Course The device can create a round-trip course based on a specified distance and direction of navigation.
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 33). Auto Rest: Enables the device to automatically detect when you are resting during a pool swim and create a rest interval (Auto Rest, page 5). Auto Run: Enables the device to detect ski runs automatically using the built-in accelerometer.
4 Select the activity settings. 5 Select Data Screens > Add New > Map. each time you exceed or drop below the specified range (minimum and maximum values). Alerts Activity Map Settings You can set alerts for each activity, which can help you to train toward specific goals, to increase your awareness of your environment, and to navigate to your destination. Some alerts are available only for specific activities. There are three types of alerts: event alerts, range alerts, and recurring alerts.
3 Select an activity. • Select Vertical Speed to set the rate of ascent over time. • Select Mode Switch to set how quickly the device changes modes. NOTE: The Current Screen option allows you to automatically switch to the last screen you were viewing before the auto climb transition occurred. NOTE: This feature is not available for all activities. Select the activity settings. 4 5 Select Auto Lap. 6 Select an option: • Select Auto Lap to turn Auto Lap on or off.
multiple systems can reduce battery life more quickly than using GPS only. Your device can use these Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). GPS: A satellite constellation built by the United States. GLONASS: A satellite constellation built by Russia. GALILEO: A satellite constellation built by the European Space Agency. UltraTrac The UltraTrac feature is a GPS setting that records track points and sensor data less frequently.
5 Select a widget. 6 Select an option: • Press UP or DOWN to change the location of the widget in the widget loop. • Select to remove the widget from the widget loop. 7 Select Add. 8 Select a widget. The widget is added to the widget loop. inReach Remote The inReach remote function allows you to control your inReach device using your fēnix device. Go to buy.garmin.com to purchase a compatible inReach device.
2 Select Controls. 3 Select a shortcut to customize. 4 Select an option: • Select Reorder to change the location of the shortcut in the controls menu. • Select Remove to remove the shortcut from the controls menu. 5 If necessary, select Add New to add an additional shortcut to the controls menu. Watch Face Settings You can customize the appearance of the watch face by selecting the layout, colors, and additional data. You can also download custom watch faces from the Connect IQ store.
Watch Mode: Sets the sensor used in watch mode. The Auto option uses both the altimeter and barometer according to your movement. You can use the Altimeter option when your activity involves changes in altitude, or the Barometer option when your activity does not involve changes in altitude. Pressure: Sets how the device displays pressure data. Calibrating the Barometer Your device was already calibrated at the factory, and the device uses automatic calibration at your GPS starting point by default.
3 Select an option: 3 Select an option: • To set an alert for a specified distance from your final destination, select Final Distance. • To set an alert for the estimated time remaining until you reach your final destination, select Final ETE. • To set an alert when you stray from the course, select Off Course. • To enable turn-by-turn navigation prompts, select Turn Prompts. 4 If necessary, select Status to turn on the alert. 5 If necessary, enter a distance or time value, and select .
Time: Allows you to adjust the time if it is set to the Manual option. Alerts: Allows you to set hourly alerts, as well as sunrise and sunset alerts that sound a specific number of minutes or hours before the actual sunrise or sunset occurs (Setting Time Alerts, page 39). Time Sync: Allows you to manually sync the time when you change time zones, and to update for daylight saving time (Syncing the Time, page 39). Setting Time Alerts 1 Hold MENU. 2 Select System > Time > Alerts.
• For more information, see the owner's manual for your power meter. • Adjust your power zones to match your goals and abilities (Setting Your Power Zones, page 22). • Use range alerts to be notified when you reach a specified power zone (Setting an Alert, page 32). • Customize the power data fields (Customizing the Data Screens, page 31).
Mode fēnix 6S Battery Life Cleaning the Device fēnix 6 Battery Life fēnix 6X Battery Life Smartwatch Up to 9 days/ mode with 10.5 days with activity tracking solar1 and 24/7 wristbased heart rate monitoring Up to 14 days/16 days with solar1 Up to 21 days/24 days with solar1 GPS mode Up to 25 hr./28 hr. with solar2 Up to 36 hr./40 hr. with solar2 Up to 60 hr./66 hr with solar2 GPS mode with music Up to 6 hr. Up to 10 hr. Up to 15 hr./16 hr. with solar2 Max. battery GPS mode Up to 50 hr.
My phone will not connect to the device Restarting Your Device 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. • Remove your device from the Garmin Connect app and the Bluetooth settings on your smartphone to retry the pairing process.
• Turn on the battery saver feature from the controls menu (Viewing the Controls Menu, page 1). • Reduce the backlight timeout (Changing the Backlight Settings, page 39). • Reduce the backlight brightness. • Use UltraTrac GPS mode for your activity (UltraTrac, page 34). • Turn off Bluetooth technology when you are not using connected features (Connected Features, page 9). • When pausing your activity for a longer period of time, use the resume later option (Stopping an Activity, page 3).
Average Descent: The average vertical distance of descent since the last reset. Average Distance Per Stroke: Swimming. The average distance traveled per stroke during the current activity. Average Distance Per Stroke: Paddle sports. The average distance traveled per stroke during the current activity. Average GCT Balance: The average ground contact time balance for the current session. Average Ground Contact Time: The average amount of ground contact time for the current activity.
Gears: The front and rear bike gears from a gear position sensor. Glide Ratio: The ratio of horizontal distance traveled to the change in vertical distance. Glide Ratio to Destination: The glide ratio required to descend from your current position to the destination elevation. You must be navigating for this data to appear. GPS: The strength of the GPS satellite signal. GPS Elevation: The altitude of your current location using GPS. GPS Heading: The direction you are moving based on GPS.
Last Lap %HRR: The average percentage of heart rate reserve (maximum heart rate minus resting heart rate) for the last completed lap. Last Lap 500m Pace: The average rowing pace per 500 meters for the last lap. Last Lap Ascent: The vertical distance of ascent for the last completed lap. Last Lap Cadence: Cycling. The average cadence for the last completed lap. Last Lap Cadence: Running. The average cadence for the last completed lap.
Power to Weight: The current power measured in watts per kilogram. Power Zone: The current range of power output (1 to 7) based on your FTP or custom settings. Rear: The rear bike gear from a gear position sensor. Repeat On: The timer for the last interval plus the current rest (pool swimming). Reps: During a strength training activity, the number of repetitions in a workout set. Respiration Rate: Your respiration rate in breaths per minute (brpm). Rest Timer: The timer for the current rest (pool swimming).
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 28.1 Fair 40 36.1 34.4 33 30.1 27.5 25.9 Poor 0–40 <36.1 <34.4 <33 <30.1 <27.5 <25.9 Data reprinted with permission from The Cooper Institute. For more information, go to www.CooperInstitute.org.
Index A accessories 39, 42, 43 acclimation 19 activities 2–4, 8, 30, 34 custom 3, 5 favorites 3 saving 3 starting 2 activity tracking 22, 23 airplane mode 1 alarms 26, 32 alert 4 alerts 23, 32, 33, 37, 39 heart rate 14 altimeter 30, 36 calibrating 36 altitude 19 ANT+ sensors 39, 40 applications 9–12 smartphone 2 apps 3 assistance 11 auto climb 33 Auto Lap 32, 33 Auto Pause 33 auto rest 5 auto scroll 33 B backlight 39 bands 41 barometer 30, 36 calibrating 37 battery 41 charging 2 life 40 maximizing 3, 8, 9,
ski touring 4 snowboarding 4 sleep mode 22, 23 smartphone 10–12, 34, 41 applications 9, 12 pairing 1, 2, 42 snowboarding 4 software license 39 updating 2, 10 version 39 specifications 40 speed 33 speed and cadence sensors 39 statistics 7 stopwatch 26 storing data 10 stress level 16, 17, 20, 35 stress score 17, 20 stride length 15 strokes 5 sunrise and sunset times 39 swimming 5, 6 swing analysis 7 swolf score 5 system settings 38 widgets 1, 2, 12, 14, 20, 21, 34, 35 workouts 23, 24 loading 23 Z zones hear