Half the cost of an Apple Watch Ultra and 14-day battery life — pick up the Garmin Fenix 6
Sturdy, rugged, and great for tracking fitness. What's not to like?
The Apple Watch Ultra doesn't have many competitors, especially considering it's only just been released - but Garmin has been making similar products for some time now. The Fenix 6 comes from a long line of rugged smartwatches offering peerless activity and exercise tracking. The Fenix line does not come cheap, however, offering all the bells and whistles comes at a steep price. Full price the Fenix 6 is $599, which, while cheaper than the Apple Watch Ultra, is still a large chunk of money to spend on a smartwatch. In the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, however, the Gamin Fenix 6 is $200 off, now costing only $483.
Garmin Fenix 6 |
$599 now $483 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Made out of rugged materials to survive trekking through the most jagged terrain, the Fenix 6 is a watch for people who spend most of their time outdoors. Garmin makes some of the best activity trackers around, the Fenix 6 is filled to the brim with what makes Garmin watches so popular with active people. It's also now $116 off in the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, so you can save a load.
The Apple Watch Ultra is a very impressive Smartwatch - but did you know you can get most of the same features in a watch that lasts 14 days after one charge? The Garmin Fenix 6 will last you a two-week camping trip and even longer if you use one of the other battery modes. There are heart rate monitors and other useful exercise trackers on board, and if the unique aesthetic choices of the Apple Watch Ultra put you off, then the more classic watch-like form factor of the Garmin may be more your style.
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As the Buying Guides and Deals writer for iMore, Tammy puts over a decade of experience in finding the best prices of Apple products to work, helping you save money on the equipment that you want. An audiophile at heart, she loves all things audio and visual, but you’ll also find her drooling over the latest Macs and MacBooks. With a Masters in screenwriting, Tammy likes to spend her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays or driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.