We love the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar smartwatch, and today it's just $449.98

Product photo of the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar
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The Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar is one of the best fitness trackers. Today, it's available for less than $500 at Bass Pro Shops, saving you over $500. This really is a deal worth shouting about. We expect this stock to be snapped up quickly, so if you do miss out, there's a smaller saving of $150 at Amazon.

In our Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar review, we gave this smartwatch 4.5 out of 5 stars (even at full price) for a number of reasons. It's extremely durable, even if you drop it or hit it against something. In bright conditions, we loved how the data on the screen was incredibly legible.

When Garmin debuts new software features, they come to the Fenix range first. You'll be among the first to try out any new functionality. It's really handy that you can playback Spotify while offline, and there are tons of workout types to choose from, ranging from cycling to swimming to yoga to parachuting. At 21 days on standby, the battery life is exceptional too.

If this deal isn't for you, check out our round-up of the best Garmin watches, and as always, we'll monitor and post worthwhile deals on the best running watches.

Today's best deal:

Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire

Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar
Was: $949.99
Now: $449.98
Overview:  With a memory size of 32GB, the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar has a 21-day standby battery life, an in-built GPS, and is water-resistant.

Product Launched: August 2019

Price history: This is the lowest ever price we've seen for this fitness tracker. We've seen it for $589, but $449.98 is a steal!

Price comparison: Amazon: $774.99 

Reviews consensus: If you want one of the best fitness watches, the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar is an easy recommendation, even at full RRP. It can track so many exercises that we felt guilty for never taking it snowboarding or hiking more often, and the health tracking features really do add insights into your day. 

Live Science:  ★★★★½ | T3: ★★★★★ | TechRadar: ★★★★½

Key features:

Software: Garmin OS

Compatibility: iOS, Android

Battery life: 21 days standby

Memory: 32GB

Display and size: 35mm transflective display

GPS: Yes

Water resistance: 10 ATM

Heart rate: Yes

Sleep tracker: Yes

Step count: Yes

Music: Yes

Buy it if: When Garmin debuts its new software features, they arrive in the Fenix range first. With the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar, you'll be among the first to test them. Trackable workouts range from running to kayaking to bouldering (trust us, there are many). We particularly liked the 'Body Battery' feature, which monitors the variance in your heart rhythms over the day and tells you how much energy you've got left. 

Don't buy it if:  You're not willing to learn where everything is and how everything works with a fitness tracker — the Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar requires some time investment to get to grips with it to maximize the functionality. The frame is bulky and heavy because it's made from metal, and the solar-charging technology may be ineffective depending on the weather conditions. 

Ravi Davda
Freelance contributor

Ravi Davda is a freelance writer, specializing in health & fitness, digital marketing, science, and more. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with Economics from Aston University in England and is a qualified personal trainer. In addition to writing for Live Science, Ravi has written for Health, Verywell Fit, Garage Gym Reviews, and other health publications. 

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