I love my Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatch and it's $400/£330 off this Cyber Monday

If I didn't already own a Fenix I'd be sorely tempted by the 46% discount for the solar powered model

Image shows the Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatch on a Cyber Monday yellow background
(Image credit: Future)
$949.99, $549.99 at Garmin  (opens in new tab)

US - Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar Edition: was $949.99, $549.99 at Garmin  (opens in new tab)

UK - Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar Edition: was £719.99, £389.99 at Garmin (opens in new tab) 

Solar power is so good that pop star Lorde wrote a jaunty song - unknowingly channelling Primal Scream - about it. Garmin simply adds it to the excellent Fenix 6X Pro to boost battery life by up to a claimed three days. Oh, and you can listen to Lorde (or Bobby Gillespie) via the music streaming services compatible with the watch.

Cyber Monday weekend is the perfect time to find a deal on one of the best smartwatches for cycling and, in our our opinion the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar is certainly qualifies as one of these. And at the moment Garmin is offering one of the best Cyber Monday deals around with the 6X Pro on sale with whopping £330 off in the UK. That's a 46% discount!

We reviewed the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar when it was released two years ago and were mightily impressed, awarding it four-and-half stars. At the time we said that the Fenix 6 Solar 'does everything you might want and more.'

As a real life owner of a Fenix 6 - the S and non-solar - I can vouch for that. I've had mine for a couple of years and feels that I've barely touched the surface of it's capabilities. (Perhaps more to do with my slide into middle-age and a slowing down of sporting activity than the watch!)

From a cycling point of view the Fenix 6 can be paired to Ant + and Bluetooth peripherals such as heart rate monitors and power meters. (It does have an optical, wrist measurement HRM which is all I've actually been happily using.)

I've used the navigation several times to follow downloaded routes - cycling, running and walking, listened to downloaded music, tracked my sleep and stared at the data in the Garmin Connect app. I've also downloaded comedy watch faces which I've soon got bored of! 

It's a pretty hefty watch and, if I'm honest, looks big on my skinny wrist. In the UK only the largest 51mm size is available but US buyers also have a choice of the 42mm and 47mm watches.  It is smart enough to wear as an everyday timepiece without shouting that you're an 'athlete'. As mine isn't solar I tend to get five days on a charge if just using it to tell the time, and two to three if using it regularly for sport.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Content Director

Rob has been Content Director of Cycling Weekly - and stablemates Bikeperfect, Cyclingnews.com and MBR - since May 2021. Before that he spent two years in similar role at Bikeradar, which followed 12-years as Editor-in-chief of Cycling Plus magazine and eight years at Runner's World. In his time as a cycling journalist he's ridden from London to Paris at least twice, London to Bristol once, completed the Fred Whitton Challenge, L'Etape du Tour and Maratona dles Dolomites. He's also jumped into the broom-wagon at La Marmotte and Oetzaler Radmarathon.