Garmin Fenix 6x Solar Smartwatch & High Gamut 144hz IPS Monitor

I don’t know whether I’ve been sleeping this last year but a lot of new electronics have arrived on the market.

The LG 27GL850 high gamut 144hz photography & gaming monitor

The LG 27GL850; it is a 27″ inch 144hz monitor with “98% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and a colour range 35% greater than sRGB 100%.” If the input lag is good, and the colours are advertised, that’s impressive. It’s not 100% Adobe RGB, but DCI-P3 is a little different. For some colours, it exceeds Adobe RGB and for others, it doesn’t. In terms of its specs, it’s suitable for professional work.

I wont be buying one for a while as I have an expensive trip planned.

Garmin Fenix 6x Solar Smartwatch

The Garmin Fenix 6x looks like a more impressive update to the Garmin Fenix lineup, compared to the Garmin Fenix 5x Plus vs the Garmin Fenix 5x. I feel they’re a little deceptive though. The Garmin Fenix 6x has a sapphire screen but the Garmin Fenix 6x Solar model uses “powerglass”. In reality, this is Gorilla Glass 3 i.e. it’s not as scratch resistant as sapphire. If it’s possible to buy a screen protector that would work with the solar panel, then there’s nothing to worry about but otherwise, it’s perhaps not the model to buy.

It has more storage for maps compared to the Garmin Fenix 5x and I can see myself making use of its features.

From what others have said, there are real world benefits to it but the technology is not perfected yet. I think I’d like to see a metal strap which somehow had solar technology built into it as well. Alternatively, being able to turn off the watch and charge it.

It’s a great idea and the watch has a few software enhancements that grab my attention.

What I’d like to see is this solar technology find its way in the Garmin Inreach Mini and perhaps even smartphones.

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