Garmin Instinct Solar and Fenix 6 Solar launched in India

By Press Release | Published on 27 Sep 2020
Garmin Instinct Solar and Fenix 6 Solar launched in India

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The solar editions of the Garmin Instinct and Fenix 6 series was launched internationally a few months ago and has now announced that the solar powered wearables will be available in India as well. The solar variants do carry a hefty bump in price, especially on the Instinct. You can read the full press release below.

Clocking on the success of the patented solar charging technology in fēnix 6X Pro Solar last year, Garmin India, a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today expanded its portfolio of solar-powered smartwatches with the launch of all-new  Instinct Solar, fēnix 6 Pro Solar.

Designed and built to accompany the enthusiasts to ‘Do What They Love Longer’, the new solar-powered smartwatches utilizes solar energy output to support various smartwatch functions like wrist-based heart rate, Pulse Ox, Body Battery, advanced sleep monitoring, stress tracking, giving health insights to users. 

With these smartwatches, fitness enthusiasts can continue their fitness regimes with the new pre-loaded sports activities like  indoor climbing, fishing, mountain biking along with other activities including as running, swimming, yoga, golf, Pilates, etc, pushing them to explore new challenges.

Garmin’s multisport GPS smartwatches have been the leading choice for fitness enthusiasts and adventurers. Now with the proprietary breakthrough solar charging technology, allowing users to “Do What They Love Longer” through significantly increased battery life and new purpose-built functionality including surf, mountain biking and climbing activities.

Introducing the new solar-powered, feature-loaded smartwatch series, Mr. Ali Rizvi, Director, Garmin India said, “Garmin’s multisport GPS watches are the choice for athletes and adventurers willing to push themselves through the next mile or over the next mountain. Using our solar capabilities, the new Instinct and fēnix 6 solar watches provide extraordinary battery life and give customers the ability to follow their passion to the sunset and further. The Instinct solar and fēnix 6 Solar Series will help users to push their limits with enhanced features and exceptional battery life.”

Garmin has invested in over 30 patents that utilizes sophisticated technology to design a one-of-a-kind solar panel - Power GlassTM , made up of an ultra-thin multilayer structure which allows for continuous solar charging even when the panel is partially covered, extending the battery life of the smartwatch in all modes in the Power Manager feature. The improved power capacity allows users to enjoy their outdoor activities for longer periods of time.

Instinct Solar for the rugged, outdoor enthusiast

Garmin has incorporated the solar lens technology into its Instinct range of outdoor multisport watches to cater to the outdoor enthusiast. With the Power Manager feature, users can toggle to the Battery Saver mode to enjoy unlimited battery life on the Instinct Solar and Instinct Solar – Camo Edition.

In addition to Instinct’s list of outdoor activity and health tracking features, Instinct Solar series now also includes the Body Battery feature which analyzes heart rate variability, stress level, sleep quality and activity data to determine overall energy levels. Another newly added feature is the Pulse Ox (SpO2)2, a technology which measures blood oxygen saturation – a useful health indicator to monitor during this time of pandemic as the COVID-19 virus can lead to pneumonia infection in which the lung's air sacs are filled with fluid, leading to a drop in blood oxygen level. A sudden drop in SpO2 levels may indicate an early onset of symptoms.

The Instinct Solar series boasts up to 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.

For more information, visit: https://www.garmin.co.in/minisite/instinct/instinct-solar/

*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
**Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions

fēnix 6 Series – Solar Editions – The Ultimate Solar Powered Smartwatch

The fēnix 6 Pro Solar is the newest member of the Garmin flagship outdoor GPS smartwatch line. Featuring Garmin Power Glass™ solar charging lens and a customizable Power Manager mode, 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. Expanding the robust activity profiles included in the fēnix series, the smartwatches come with, mountain biking and indoor climb-ready.

  • 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, difficultly of each route and more.

The fēnix 6 Pro Solar in smartwatch mode is up to 14 days indoors and up to 16 days with sufficient solar exposure.

For more information, visit: https://www.garmin.co.in/minisite/fenix/

Pricing:

Product

Colour

Price

fēnix 6 Pro Solar

Black with Slate Gray Band

INR        89,990.00

fēnix 6 Pro Solar

Cobalt Blue with Whitestone Band

INR        99,990.00

Instinct Solar

Graphite, Tidal Blue, Orchid, Sunburst, Flame Red

INR        42,090.00

Instinct Solar

Graphite Camo

INR        47,490.00

Instinct Solar

Lichen Camo

 INR        47,490.00

 

Availability:

Online: Amazon.in, Tala CLiq, Paytmmall, Flipkart, Myntra and thegarminstore.in

Offline: The watches will be available at premium watch retailers, outdoor stores and sports stores all over India like: Helios- The Watch Store, Just in Time, Kamal Watches, Malabar Watches, CT Pundole, Lifestyle, Champs Sports, Mastermind, Bums on the saddle, Garmin Brand Stores across India and many more leading retail outlets.

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