Should you buy the £740 Garmin Fenix 6S Pro SOLAR version? (OR these 4 cheaper GPS watches?)

by Dec 14, 2020Gear tests, GPS Watches0 comments

Written by Claire Maxted

December 14, 2020

Is the solar version of the Garmin Fenix 6S Pro the icing on the cake in getting a few days extra battery life out of your GPS watch? We find out in this review. Scroll down for links to buy.

In the verdict at 10:07 I also recommend some less expensive watches around the £300 then the £130 mark for runners that don’t need all the Fenix features. Scroll down for links.

Transparency: As with all the gear I test on my channel, Garmin sent me this watch but they have no control over what I say in this review, and I will have to send it back afterwards! (sad face)

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Links to buy

Garmin Fenix 6S Pro Solar 42mm

Garmin Fenix 6S Pro 42mm

Garmin Forerunner 945

Coros Apex 46mm

Garmin Forerunner 35


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