A Fenix 6X Sapphire has been ordered. Solar will wait for better panels.
I ordered the F6 w/ Sapphire, should be here tomorrow.A Fenix 6X Sapphire has been ordered. Solar will wait for better panels. 10% price for 10% battery... not this time. :-D
Ready for the 11000 words review of DCrainmaker ?
My European 6X should be here Saturday... Looking forward to seeing your pictures ! ;-)I ordered the F6 w/ Sapphire, should be here tomorrow.
Congratulations Odie !! Eventually neither of us went for the X factor ?And this... MIL-810G
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Looks GREAT Nemo!!I don't feel like I need to wear a Diving Computer big 51mm saucer anymore those days.
Thank for the very nice words. As a reporter and film director or writer, I often need to prove where I have been, how long. Editors want to know for example... Also places where I need to come back, spots I have notice. ..Looks GREAT Nemo!!
I think you made the right size choice as that looks perfect and swank on your wrist - are you into all of the sports, just like the style/features, and/or what's you primary use-case?
Super slick nemo!I loved my Fenix 5X and 5X+ to the Instinct which is a great great tool for a great price.
great info! Now i'm on the fence ... if I may ask, what's your wrist size?And BTW, my 6'4" 250 pound frame seems to like the size of this watch just fine ;-)
7.5" / 190mmgreat info! Now i'm on the fence ... if I may ask, what's your wrist size?
Why do the sapphire crystal models have dimmer displays? Are they using a substandard AR coating that cuts down the light transmission? Or does sapphire itself actually transmit noticeably less light than other crystal materials?I am very pleased with this new model. Since I "upgraded" my fenix 3 (mineral glass crystal) to a tactix Bravo (Sapphire crystal) I have been disappointed by the relastively dim and low contrast display of the sapphire crystal models. Bought a tactix Charlie and returned it - dim, low contrast display; bought a fenix 5X Plus and returned it - dim, low contrast display (both had Sapphire crystals). Bought an Instinct and am very well pleased with the bright, high contrast display, and it is a great watch for what it is, but I wanted more features.
In the hopes of an improved display, I selected the fenix 6X Pro model because it does NOT have a Sapphire crystal - it has a Gorilla Glass 3 crystal. I was not disappointed. The display is as legible as the display on the Instinct (which is saying a lot), but with much higher resolution - no jaggies and messages in a type face I can actually read.
So if you are in search of a bright, high contrast, high resolution display, I would strongly suggest one of the new fenix 6 models with the Gorilla Glass 3 crystals. I have not seen any of the new Sapphire models, but if they are anything like the older Sapphire crystals then they will be dimmer and lower contrast. One indicator that this is the case is Garmin chose the Gorilla Glass 3 for the solar models - presumably to allow more light through than the Sapphire crystal.
I found this info in another thread. Sapphire does transmit somewhat less light than mineral glass (or acrylic), but I'm surprised the roughly 10% difference creates a large difference in the brightness of a smartwatch display. Maybe it's a combination of the difference in the transmission and also related to the AR coating used.Why do the sapphire crystal models have dimmer displays? Are they using a substandard AR coating that cuts down the light transmission? Or does sapphire itself actually transmit noticeably less light than other crystal materials?