Those are obviously very much part of the core target audience of Garmin Forerunner and Fenix lineups, the latter of which includes an impressive device on many levels that somehow costs just $249.97 right now.
Technically not marketed as a rugged device, the jumbo-sized 47mm intelligent timepiece on sale here at a lower than ever price does rock a stainless steel bezel and a premium case made from a strong material called fiber-reinforced polymer with a rear cover simply described as constructed out of “metal.”
Bottom line, the “standard” Fenix 6 (i.e. the version lacking extra sapphire protection against drops and other hard contacts) is unlikely to rival the durability and overall toughness of that upcoming rugged Apple Watch model… while costing many hundreds of bucks less.
That obviously means the Garmin Fenix 6 comes with built-in GPS connectivity, not to mention heart rate monitoring, state-of-the-art Pulse Ox technology, and perhaps most importantly, “more running and cycling stats than you’ll know what to do with.” That’s a fairly unusual marketing angle, but we kind of like it… and it’s not completely untrue.