Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar: Check Out Its 48 Exercise Modes And Fitness Features
The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro has more modes than most will ever need
The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar is one of the most capable runner’s and fitness watches in the world. At $849, though, it is far from a small investment.
I’m currently working on a review of the watch. It will look at elements like its heart rate and GPS tracking reliability, the solar-charging feature and battery life.
However, some of you likely just want to know if it can, or will, do what you need it to.
There are 48 workout modes preinstalled on the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar. Below you’ll find a list of all 48. And underneath you’ll see screenshots from the bolded modes in the list, showing what info screens you’ll see when you start that form of workout.
The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar is nothing if not comprehensive, though. You can customise the visible displays, and create your own from scratch using the “other” option in the workout menu.
This sort of thing, and the sheer diversity of info screens, is why a Garmin watch is such a great tool for those serious about working out.
Here’s the list of workout modes:
There are just two primary info screens to the top-billing outdoor biking mode. You can see speed and distance, time and heart rate.
As standard the “lap” is set to 5km, but you can change that before starting your workout.
Instructions On How To Use Garmin Connect To Create A Workout Routine
Garmin Connect not only records event data, running data, but this app has countless other lesser-known functions. In this article, we will show you how to use Garmin connect to create a run route yourself. If you want to know how to use and create a route, then immediately review the content below.
This application is suitable for those who like innovation and proactive in training. Because the app will create a whole new route for you, thanks to that, you can control the time, the distance, the number of people running that route. Interesting is not it. Now I take the following steps to create a new route offline:
Suffer And Share: Instant Upload To Garmin Connect Now Available
With automatic syncing of your activities from The Sufferfest Training System to Garmin Connect™, the answer to the old puzzler, “If a Sufferlandrian suffers in their torture chamber and no one is around, do they still make a screaming sound?” is a resounding, bloodcurdling, “yes.”
That’s right. Now you can share your activities directly from The Sufferfest app to your Garmin Connect™ account, making it easy to inspire others with your badassness.
To start sharing to Garmin Connect™:
1. Open the app and go to “Settings“.2. Under “Link Services” find the Garmin logo and click on “Connect” or tap the slider .
3. You’ll be asked to log in to your Garmin Connect™ account.
4. Once you do, you’ll see “Connected” next to the Garmin logo.
Once connected, all of your future activities will instantly be synced to your Garmin Connect™ account when you save them. To disable sharing for a particular activity, click on the Garmin icon to grey it out before saving your activity. To disable sharing altogether, go to “Settings” and either select “Disconnect” or tap the slider.
Connecting The Sufferfest app to your Garmin Connect™ account will not sync your past activities.
To upload a previously completed activity to Garmin Connect™:
About Garmin Connect™
Garmin Connect Badges: New Badges And How To Earn The Toughest
Garmin Connect Badges are a fun way of keeping track of your big health and fitness accomplishments. Whether that’s completing your very first 5K run or consistently hitting your step goal over a month, there’s likely to be a hexagon-shaped virtual badge waiting for you on Garmin’s Connect app.
If it sounds a lot like Fitbit badges, that’s because Garmin’s badges works in a very similar way.
If you have a Garmin fitness tracker like the Vivosmart 4 or a sporty watch like the Venu 2 or the Fenix 6 and you use Garmin’s Connect app , then you should be able to get in on the badge action.
If you want to know where you can find those Garmin badges, or you’re eager to go after the most difficult badges available, we’ve covered it all below. Got any questions? Let us know in the comments section.
Gps Running Watch With Garmin Coach Training Plan Support
- Easy-to-use running watch monitors heart rate at the wrist¹ and features GPS to track your pace, distance, intervals and more
- Works with free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans that bring expert, personalized coaching right to your wrist
- Connected features² include smart notifications for incoming texts and calls, automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect online community, live tracking and controls for the music playing on your phone
- Safety and tracking features include incident detection and assistance, which both send your real-time location to emergency contacts³
- Sports apps for running, cycling, indoor track, treadmill, elliptical, cardio, yoga and more
- Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 13 hours in GPS mode
When you lace up your shoes and get ready to run, make sure you have the right tool for the job. Forerunner 45 is the GPS running watch with all the running-related features you need in a sleek, lightweight smartwatch that you’ll want to wear all day and night.
Step 4 Add Impressions And Adjust The Running Schedule
During the creation process, if you change the way you see it, click the item on the right, such as changing the image displayed from satellites, etc. You can also add items such as displaying the running distance to know. The difference, change the distance from the previous route.
Note that the “HeatMap”software displays the routes of other Garmin Connect users. This indicates whether your running route is empty or crowded so that you will not encounter other people while running on these roads.
Tips & Tricks To Monitor Your Health Using Garmin
Monitoring your health and wellnessis always important to maintain a full picture of how you are doing bothphysically and mentally.
When you wake up in the morning, doyou wonder how well rested you are? Or are you curious as to why you feeldrained at the end of a stressful day? Select Garmin wearables offer a varietyof features that help you get a pulse on how you’re doing from the insideout.
Monitoring Your Health:
- Health Stats – Having your resting heart rate, sleep, stress, respiration, Pulse Ox* and more right on your wrist is a great way to keep tabs on your health and give you peace of mind.
- Our smartwatches constantly sample your heart rate and will alert you if it stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. It also helps gauge how hard you work during activities.
- The Pulse Ox sensor gauges your blood oxygen saturation during the day and as you sleep to show how well your body is absorbing oxygen.
- Find out if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day. Using your heart rate variability, Garmin devices can measure stress as low, medium or high. Relax reminders will even prompt you to do a short breathing activity when you’re feeling stressed.
- See how you’re breathing throughout the day, during sleep, and during breathwork and yoga activities with Garmin’s respiration feature.
- Get a full picture of how you’re sleeping with a breakdown of your light, deep and REM sleep stages as well as Pulse Ox and respiration data, which is available on certain watches.
What Does It Mean To Be Compatible With Strava
If your device can export or record activities in GPX, TCX, or FIT format, and these files contain actual workout data, your device is compatible with Strava. Some devices have an easier process uploading to Strava than others. Strava has a publicly available API that hundreds of external developers use to integrate with Strava data. You may find your device listed here if such a direct integration exists. Alternatively, if your device can export or record activities in GPX, TCX, or FIT format, and these files contain actual workout data, you can upload the files here.
How To Add Custom Workouts To The Fenix 5s
This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to sync custom workouts that you create in Garmin Connect to the Fenix 5s. I had a heck of a time with this until I figured out the process. It isn’t quite the single step sync process that I thought it would be.
1. Create a Custom Workout in Garmin Connect
You can either create your custom workout on the Garmin Connect website or through the Garmin Connect Mobile App. In this example I used the website but these steps work for the app too.
Workouts are under Training in the left menu on the website. You can also find Workouts in the Mobile App menu and begin creating your custom workout.
I created a 20-minute workout, affectionately named 20-minute torture that has a variety of time-based exercises including yoga, weight lifting, and resistance training. Tip: Make sure you include some rest periods and think about the flow of your workout to give yourself time to get into the right position to do the next exercise.
Once you have created the workout, you’ll want to name and save it. If you click the link Send to Device on the website nothing happens. At least not for me, even though I have the watch connected through Garmin Express on my computer. Read on for how to actually get the workout on your watch if you’re having the same issue or just want to schedule your workouts.
I’m not sure if this is by design or it’s a bug but it’s been this way for months.
Select the workout you want to sync to the watch.
Menstrual Cycle Tracking In Garmin Connect
That’s right! You can now track your menstrual cycle in Garmin Connect. Regardless of your cycle type — including regular, irregular and menopause transition — you can log how you feel physically and emotionally every day and get reports that show you fluctuations in your body over time.
Overall you’ll gain a better understanding of your body andhow it changes during each phase, which has a lot of benefits.
Seeing how your hormones change throughout your cycle canhelp explain fluctuations in sleep, mood, metabolism, appetite and more. As youtrack, you’ll start to notice patterns and trends you can use to make mindfulchoices for your health.
Knowing how your body changes during each phase of yourcycle can also help you understand what kind of training works best during thatphase. And over time, you’ll learn how to work with your body to reach your goals.
Plus, period and fertility predications will give you abetter idea of when you menstruate and when you ovulate, so you can be more insync with your cycle.
What makes Garmindifferent?
We’ve tried to be as inclusive as possible, so our users whodon’t have regular periods or are in menopause transition can still log daily symptoms— such as emotional and physical changes. You can also record your personalnotes daily.
There’s also a Connect IQ app]for compatible devices1. You’ll now have quick access to cycle tracking information — period reminders, cycle details and symptoms logged for the day — right on your wrist.
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Garmin Lily Sport
Number Of Garmin Badges To Unlock
So how many badges are there? Garmin hasn’t officially stated this, but on our count it’s now around the 100 mark. Garmin has been adding new badges to the list too including more for indoor training, so don’t be surprised to see that number grow in the future.
How to find Garmin badges
As mentioned, there are two ways to view Garmin Connect Badges. That’s either in the smartphone version of the app or the web app. Unfortunately, you can’t view these badges on any Garmin wearables themselves, but maybe that’ll change for future watches and trackers.
If you use the Garmin Connect smartphone app, the quickest way to find them is to do the following:
1. Open the Garmin Connect app on your phone and tap My Day .
2. Once in the My Day screen, look for your avatar at the top of the screen and tap to open up your profile.
3. Under Activity you’ll be to tap on All Badges to get to the list.
For Garmin Connect web users, here’s what you need to do to get to those badges:
1. Go to connect.garmin.com and sign in with your login details.
2. In the menu bar on the left hand side of the screen, you’ll see a tab for Badges. Click it to see a list of your badges earned and the ones that are still available, which we will get into next.
Refined But Not Best For Everyone
I thought it would be hard for Garmin to top the . It’s a wearable that does almost everything users would want—from a smart perspective and a fitness perspective—and it works with both Android and iOS. With its $249 price tag, it offers a lot more than other smartwatches at that same price point.
Does the Vivoactive 4s top the Vivoactive 3 Music? Not in the most common sense of the phrase. It’s certainly more capable than the Vivoactive 3 Music, and unfortunately it will remain that way because there will be no trickle-down of features to the Vivoactive 3 Music. That means all the new features that came with the Vivoactive 4 series will never make it to the Vivoactive 3 Music in a software update.
But just because it’s more capable doesn’t mean it’s better in every single way, or better for every single user. If the new features explained in this review aren’t as important to use as the core features of the Vivoactive 3 Music are, you don’t need to upgrade to the Vivoactive 4 or spend the extra $100 if you’re investing in your first wearable. Garmin still sells the Vivoactive 3 Music , and it remains a solid competitor to the Apple Watch, the Fitbit Ionic, and all other top-tier, mainstream smartwatches.
Daily Fitness And Stress Tracking
With help from Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology², vívoactive 3 Element lets you monitor key aspects of your fitness and stress to show how your body responds under various circumstances. For example, it’s able to estimate your VO2 max and fitness age — 2 indicators of physical fitness that can often improve over time with regular exercise. It also tracks your heart rate variability , which is used to calculate and track your stress level. vívoactive 3 Element can make you aware when physical or emotional sources cause your stress level to rise so you can find a way to relieve the pressure.
Garmin Lily Fitness Smartwatch In
Garmin has launched a new fitness tracker that extends the brand’s offerings further into the stylish realm. On the surface, Lily might seem similar to the existing Vívomove series . However, there are numerous differences compared to that series – including aspects such as having a full smart screen, as well as safety/tracking features. Inversely, there are also elements Lily doesn’t have, like contactless payments via Garmin Pay, or a barometric altimeter for stair-tracking.
Both my wife and I have been using the Lily for a number of weeks now, both in daily use and workout use. She has been testing the Lily Classic, while I’ve been testing the Lily Sport. Both are the same underlying watch, just with different band/bezel materials. But otherwise the same features/functionality.
The watches include daily activity tracking , an optical heart rate sensor, as well as smartphone notifications. From a workout standpoint it includes numerous sport profiles for both indoor and outdoor workouts. However, it does not include GPS built-in. It can though leverage your phone’s GPS to track outdoor workouts where you want a GPS track. Fear not – I test all these aspects.
Upload A File From Your Computer
You might want to use the file uploader if you have rides on your computer that are no longer on your device or you have rides on Garmin Connect or another site that you would like to export and upload to Strava. You can upload files directly to Strava via our file uploader found here: http://www.strava.com/upload/select. You can upload the following file types as long as the file is 25MB or smaller and contains workout data:
Uploading a Garmin file
If you have a Garmin Edge or watch that doesn’t support music, you’ll find that the device mounts to your computer like a hard drive. All you’ll have to do to get your rides uploaded to Strava is:
If you have a Garmin watch that supports music it will connect to your computer in MTP mode. You will need to use a utility such as https://www.android.com/filetransfer/ in order to get the files off your watch. If you have Garmin Express installed, be sure and close that before proceeding:
Custom Workouts And Animations
The Vivoactive 4s, being on the expensive side, tracks a number of workouts including indoor and outdoor running, walking, and cycling, skiing, yoga, pilates, rowing, elliptical workouts, and more. The strength, cardio, yoga, and pilates workout profiles now support animations, so when you’re completing a premade workout downloaded from Garmin Connect, you’ll see human animations on the watch screen showing you how to complete each exercise.
This is a new feature for Garmin, but other wearables, like those from Fitbit, have had these for a while now. Garmin’s animations actually look like people, which is a nice change of pace from the colorful stick figures you typically see in workout animations. Animations stay on the screen for a few seconds so you can see how to properly do the exercises as you complete Garmin’s prefab routines . Animations like these make it easier for anyone to do any type of exercise—sure, you can look up how to do an exercise in your smartphone, but it’s much more convenient to have instructions on your watch exactly when you need them. It’s also great that Garmin includes three to five prefab routines in these workout profiles because it gives every user free workout routines that they can complete at any time.
Change What You See In The App
The Garmin Connect app on your phone can display a wealth of information as it comes through from your smartwatch, but some of these data points might be more relevant to you than others when it comes to your particular health and fitness goals.
To customize what’s shown on the main My Day tab in the Connect app, scroll right down to the bottom and choose Edit My Day. You can see all the data sources available to you—from heart rate to sleep, depending on your wearable—and it’s up to you which ones show up.
Tap the delete buttons on the left to remove a data point, or tap and hold the buttons on the right to move them into a different order. Any statistics you remove will still be available in the app, they just won’t show up on the My Day tab.
Step 1 Create A Running Track
Open the Garmin Connect app first, then create a path to run on your phone and website. It would be best if you created both because sometimes when your phone is operating incorrectly, you can still use the web version. In this article, we will also guide you to use Garmin connect based on the web version.
After logging in to Garmin Connect from the list on the right, select “Training” and click on “courses.”
Indoor Workout Garmin Badges
As lockdown and restrictions are still in effect for many of us, more of us are working from home – so Garmin launched a bunch of new badges for those completing workouts in isolation.
Whether you’re jumping on the Peloton bike or doing some home yoga or Pilates – there are new badges to collect that don’t involve breaking social distancing.
- Treadmill – 10K run on the treadmill
- Strength – 100 strength activities
Mode 20: Open Water Swimming
Open water swimming on the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar
Garmin’s open water swimming mode keeps its stats fairly simple. There’s no focus on strokes, just distance and “lap” times.
Laps are set to 500m automatically, but you can record one manually too, by pressing one of the side buttons. Like other GPS-tracked modes, open water swimming also has a mapping page.
Get Help With Your Workouts
If you’d like some tips on form and routine, some Garmin watches can guide you through certain workouts with animations covering yoga, Pilates, cardio and strength. If your watch isn’t compatible, you can still view the workouts through the Connect app.
From the app, open the main menu , then choose Training and Workouts. Tap Find a Workout to look through the Garmin library, and select Save to My Workouts when you come across one you like. You can view it on your phone or on your watch—if your wearable is compatible, the workout will be transferred to your wrist the next time the watch is synced.
Go to the Training and Workouts section of the main menu on your watch to find the exercises that have been synced, and to launch them on your watch’s display.
Customize The Data Screens
When you’re running you want your watch to show key information —and your Garmin device lets you choose which bits of data appear when.
Find the main Settings panel on your watch, pick the Activities & Apps entry, then select the activity you want to edit. Choose Data Screens, and you’ll be able to pick what you want to see on screen, from lap times to distance covered.
How To Earn Garmin Badges
If you want to pick up a badge, there’s a number of ways you can do that. For starters, you don’t have to be super sporty if that’s something you’re worried about. Garmin currently offers badges for running, cycling, step counts, activity, health and simply using certain Garmin Connect features like creating a workout.
Most of these badges can be earned any time and there are badges that are repeatable too. So if you nabbed the marathon one, doing another 26.2 miler should get you some more points . Garmin has also introduced badges that can only be earned at a limited time, like logging an activity on New Year’s Eve or on Global Running Day.
With these badges you can earn points that help you level up in Garmin Connect. What do those points earn you? Ultimate bragging rights with your fellow Garmin Connect users, but they also should serve to give you another motivational push to stay active and healthy.