- Additional Info
- Only From Us
- In the box
- Reviews (3)
Think Better, Not Bigger
The smaller-sized fēnix 6S series multisport watches let you add mapping, music, pace monitoring and more to your workouts — without adding bulk to your wrist.
- 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 favourite streaming services and listen to music without your phone
Quality by Design
The rugged yet sophisticated design features an always-on 1.2″ display, stainless steel or DLC coated bezel and construction tested to U.S. military standards.
A first-of-its-kind PacePro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.
TopoActive Europe and Ski Maps
Use TopoActive Europe maps to navigate your adventures and view run names and difficulty ratings for 2,000 worldwide ski resorts.
View how various settings and sensors impact your watch’s battery life, so you can make battery-extending changes on the fly.
View advanced training metrics that include running dynamics1, heat- and altitude-adjusted VO2 max, recovery advisor and more.
Use preloaded activity profiles for trail running, swimming, running, biking, hiking, rowing, backcountry and resort skiing, golfing and more.
Use ClimbPro ascent planner to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.
Access full-colour CourseView maps for more than 41,000 golf courses around the world, and get button targeting and the PlaysLike Distance feature.
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.
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.
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
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 has occurred, assistance and incident detection features3 send your location to emergency contacts.
Store up to 2,000 songs, or access preloaded streaming apps from your compatible services including Spotify®, Deezer and Amazon, and listen through headphones with Bluetooth® technology.
Garmin Pay™ Service
Breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payment solution through participating providers.
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 underwater 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
Optimise 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.
Menstrual Cycle Tracking
Track period cycle details, log physical and emotional symptoms, and note regular, irregular or menopause transition cycle types to better understand your body.
Connect IQ™ Store
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store.
Trek far and wide between recharges. Expedition mode, an ultralow-powered GPS reference, lasts for weeks.
Internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 9 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, 6 hours in GPS mode with music and up to 34 days in battery saver mode.
Black, Rose Gold
|LENS MATERIAL||Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX or sapphire crystal|
|BEZEL MATERIAL||Stainless steel, titanium or diamond-like carbon (DLC) coated titanium|
|CASE MATERIAL||Fibre-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover|
|QUICKFIT™ WATCH BAND COMPATIBLE||Included (20 mm)|
|STRAP MATERIAL||Silicone, suede or nylon|
|PHYSICAL SIZE||42 x 42 x 13.80 mm
Fits wrists with the following circumference:
|DISPLAY SIZE||1.20″ ( 30.40 mm) diameter|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION||240 x 240 pixels|
|DISPLAY TYPE||Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|WEIGHT||Steel: 61 g (case only: 44 g)|
|BATTERY LIFE||Smartwatch: up to 9 days
GPS: up to 25 hours
GPS and music: up to 6 hours
Max battery GPS mode: up to 50 hours
Expedition GPS mode: up to 20 days
Battery saver watch mode: up to 34 days
|WATER RATING||10 ATM|
|GPS TIME SYNC|
|AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME|
|GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR|
|PULSE OX||yes (with Acclimation)|
Daily smart features
|CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS)|
|TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY)|
|CONNECTIVITY||Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®|
|BATTERY SAVER – CUSTOMIZABLE LOW POWER WATCH|
|CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC|
|PLAYS AND CONTROLS WATCH MUSIC|
|MUSIC STORAGE||Up to 2000 songs|
|FIND MY PHONE|
|FIND MY WATCH|
|VIRB® CAMERA REMOTE|
|SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY||iPhone®, Android™|
|COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE|
Safety and tracking features
|LIVE EVENT SHARING|
|INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIES|
|DUAL GRID COORDINATES|
Activity tracking features
|MOVE BAR (DISPLAYS ON DEVICE AFTER A PERIOD OF INACTIVITY; WALK FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO RESET IT)|
|AUTO GOAL (LEARNS YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL AND ASSIGNS A DAILY STEP GOAL)|
|SLEEP MONITORING (MONITORS TOTAL SLEEP AND PERIODS OF MOVEMENT OR RESTFUL SLEEP)|
|FITNESS AGE||Yes (in app)|
|BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR|
|ALL-DAY STRESS TRACKING|
|AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILES||Strength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing and yoga|
|AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING|
Training, planning and analysis features
|GPS SPEED AND DISTANCE|
|CUSTOMISABLE ACTIVITY PROFILES|
|DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANS|
|POWER MODES – CUSTOMIZABLE IN-ACTIVITY BATTERY SETTINGS|
|CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTS|
|HEAT AND ALTITUDE ACCLIMATION|
|TRAINING STATUS (LETS YOU SEE IF YOU’RE TRAINING EFFECTIVELY BY TRACKING YOUR TRAINING HISTORY AND FITNESS LEVEL TREND)|
|TRAINING LOAD (YOUR TOTAL TRAINING LOAD FOR THE LAST 7 DAYS CALCULATED FROM ESTIMATED EPOC)|
|TRAINING LOAD FOCUS|
|TRAINING EFFECT (AEROBIC)|
|TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC)|
|PRIMARY BENEFIT (TRAINING EFFECT LABELS)|
|RACE AN ACTIVITY|
|AUTO MULTISPORT ACTIVITIES|
|GARMIN LIVE SEGMENTS|
|STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTS|
|ROUND-TRIP COURSE CREATOR (RUNNING/CYCLING)|
|TRENDLINE™ POPULARITY ROUTING||yes (available as a wearable map theme)|
|TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK|
|ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH|
Heart rate features
|% HR MAX|
|AUTO MAX HR|
|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)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+™ TO PAIRED DEVICES)|
|AVAILABLE RUN PROFILES||Running, treadmill running, trail running|
|GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACE|
|RUNNING DYNAMICS||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|VERTICAL OSCILLATION AND RATIO (THE DEGREE OF ‘BOUNCE’ IN YOUR RUNNING MOTION AND THE COST-BENEFIT RATIO WITH STRIDE LENGTH)||Yes (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)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|STRIDE LENGTH (REAL TIME)||Yes (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)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|PACEPRO™ PACING STRATEGIES|
|FOOT POD CAPABLE|
|PRELOADED WITH 41,000 COURSES WORLDWIDE|
|YARDAGE TO F/M/B (DISTANCE TO FRONT, MIDDLE AND BACK OF GREEN)|
|YARDAGE TO LAYUPS/DOGLEGS|
|MEASURES SHOT DISTANCE (CALCULATES EXACT YARDAGE FOR SHOTS FROM ANYWHERE ON COURSE)||Automatic|
|STAT TRACKING (STROKES, PUTTS PER ROUND, GREENS AND FAIRWAYS HIT)|
|FULL VECTOR MAP|
|AUTO COURSEVIEW UPDATES|
|GREEN VIEW WITH MANUAL PIN POSITION|
|HAZARDS AND COURSE TARGETS|
|AUTOMATIC CLUB TRACKING COMPATIBLE (REQUIRES ACCESSORY)|
Outdoor recreation features
|AVAILABLE OUTDOOR RECREATION PROFILES||Trail running, running, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking, Jumpmaster, tactical|
|BREADCRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME|
|BACK TO START|
|AROUND ME MODE|
|DISTANCE TO DESTINATION|
|BAROMETRIC TREND INDICATOR WITH STORM ALERT|
|CLIMBPRO™ ASCENT PLANNER|
|TRAIL RUN AUTO CLIMB|
|FUTURE ELEVATION PLOT|
|PRELOADED TOPOACTIVE EUROPE MAPS|
|DOWNLOADABLE CARTOGRAPHY SUPPORT|
|COMPATIBLE WITH BASECAMP™|
|SIGHT ‘N GO|
|AREA CALCULATION||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|HUNT/FISH CALENDAR||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|SUN AND MOON INFORMATION||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|EXPEDITION GPS ACTIVITY|
|ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES)|
|GARMIN CYCLE MAP (ROUTABLE CYCLING-SPECIFIC STREET MAP)|
|AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILES||Biking, indoor biking, mountain biking, triathlon|
|BIKE LAP AND LAP MAXIMUM POWER (WITH POWER SENSOR)|
|RACE AN ACTIVITY|
|FTP (FUNCTIONAL THRESHOLD POWER)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VECTOR™ (POWER METER)|
|POWER METER COMPATIBLE|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA VISION™ (HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY)|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ RADAR (REAR-FACING RADAR)|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ LIGHTS|
|SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT (WITH SENSOR)||Yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)|
|AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILES||Pool swimming, open water swimming, swimming/running|
|OPEN-WATER SWIM METRICS (DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT/RATE, STROKE DISTANCE, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)|
|POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)|
|STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY)|
|DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY)|
|BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY)|
|POOL SWIM WORKOUTS|
|UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE|
|HEART RATE FROM EXTERNAL HRM (REAL-TIME DURING RESTS, INTERVAL AND SESSION STATS DURING RESTS, AND AUTOMATIC HEART RATE DOWNLOAD POST-SWIM)||Yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)|
Is my smartphone compatible with this device?
The Instinct is compatible with smartphones using Bluetooth® wireless technology.
Go to www.garmin.com/ble for compatibility information.
Can you pair this watch with the new inReach Mini Satellite communicator?
Yes you can pair the Garmin Fenix with the inReach Mini, you can then receive message alerts from the inReach mini on the screen of the Instinct and also control sending messages and SOS alerts directly from the watch.
What mapping does this GPS watch come with?
It comes preloaded with full-colour TOPO Active mapping for all of Europe
Only From Us
- Guidance on registering your watch with Garmin, from our Outdoor GPS Shop team.
This product is posted out using Royal Mail Special delivery which is guaranteed next day delivery (before 13.00).
Any order placed online before 11.30 am will be despatched the same working day.
In the box
- Garmin Fenix 6s
- Charging/data cable