I received the 6 pro for Christmas and I don't use half the features. Use it for daily running and biking and a bit of hiking which is great. Maps are pointless without my reading glasses and I don't listen to music when running. If I was buying I would have gone for the 245 but I do like the look and size on the 6 pro.
Remember this isnt the 6 pro. It has no built in maps and no music saving abilities.
I’ll add my three-pennyworth. My son kept showing me his Garmin Fenix but I’m of an age where paying a three or four hundred quid for something to wear on my wrist feels expensive, particularly as I wasn’t sure that it wouldn’t sit in a drawer after the first few days. So I bought a Fenix 3HR Sapphire about a year ago. I paid around a hundred, thinking if I don’t take to it I can resell and not lose much. It had seen some adventurous life as the bezel was quite heavily scuffed and marked, but the Sapphire glass was pristine. Since using it I’ve been blown away by how good it is. I wear it all the time and it’s really helped motivate my exercising. I kind of liked the beaten-up look, but after a while added a metal stick-on bezel overlay that completely cleaned up the appearance for less than a fiver. I now use it for cycling and walking/hiking and still get a good day’s battery life. In truth although the watch screen and button functionality is great, I almost always use the Garmin Connect app on my phone to view data, maps of where I’ve been, performance graphs etc., etc. I also link to Strava on my mobile for a whole host more data and analysis, challenges etc., etc. I bought a Fenix 5S for my daughter as its more suited to smaller wrists, but my 3 HR seems to have most of the key features that has, and certainly everything I need for the activities I pursue. I certainly think that the 3HR was a great watch when it came out, and for many people the features added even in the latest Fenix model don’t add anything crucial, particularly if you think of the watch being teamed up with your mobile. I personally don’t see much sense paying for features to be duplicated on the watch that are already available through the watch and mobile combined. My days of squinting at tiny data on a screen the size of a watch face are behind me. If you go the second hand route you can get Sapphire editions for not much more than standard. I highly recommend the Sapphire editions, that glass really is bullet-proof. Also, if looking for second-hand look out for refurbished models. It seems that Garmin send out replacements that they call ‘refurbished’ but apart from lacking the box and packing appear to be totally new watches and are a potential bargain. Of course there are many who must have the latest, and without them there wouldn't be great second-hand models available for the rest of us, but if you’re standing on the edge of the pool and wondering about dipping your toe into the world of decent sports watches, don’t overlook the 3HR Sapphire.
For those that don't mind second hand. Cex have this at 255 delivered with a warranty. Grade B items have to be in very good condition and I have always found that to be the case and have bought a lot from them. Just saying.
Just ordered a Garmin watch direct from Garmin and invoice said Estimated Tax..... Strange they can't calculate tax at point of sale.