I use the 830 to guide me through Oregon's forestry roads, out of cell phone coverage. It shines when the road on the map doesn't exist or is washed out by a landslide. It's clear and easy to read while rattling downhill and offers a wide array of features (if you take the time to learn the details.) I tried a Wahoo and am much happier with the Garmin.
Love the customizability of this watch, from the screens, to the natively stored audio.
The durability and battery life are top notch, lasting a few days without charge and syncs with Garmin connect effortlessly
This watch was refurbished and I can't see anything wrong with it. I did buy a screen protector for a couple bucks on Amazon i like.
The watch band is very comfortable and i don't notice it sleeping, which is nice because it does sleep tracking.
I do wish it had automatic podcast updates and easier audiobook connection, which i heard was possible but i haven't been able to get to work yet since i have a different account for audible than my Amazon music account.
I also bought a stand-up charger for this, otherwise it's charging face down.
Fitness tracking is good and I've shaved 1.5 minutes off my mpkm (results may vary)
I've been very happy with this as an upgrade to my Fenix 5X. I was on the fence about spending the money on it I have been very happy with the 5x, but after owning the 6X for a few weeks am very happy I upgraded. The larger screen is very nice as is the longer battery life. I get 10 days between charges running the PulsOX all the time and could improve that substantially if I ran it at night only when I sleep. Being able to see my blood O2, and Respiration along with sleep on Garmin Connect is great as I have a very low resting heart rate and like to keep an eye on that while I sleep to make sure I'm not getting into trouble going too low on oxygen. It's not claimed as medical grade but its my early warning. I also have a race at altitude and this will help track my adaptation. There are little things which are nice too like Music which I listen to over bluetooth (could be very important to others). I didn't scratch up the 5x saphire much but the coating on the not screen part of this watch is supposed to be more robust and so far after 6 months it still looks brand new so it likely is as I do wear this all the time and have plenty of activities where it's exposed to harsh conditions. Like the 5X, this watch is large (although this is thinner I believe) so it takes a bit of getting used to compared to others. I never wore a watch prior to the 5X and quickly became comfortable with wearing it all day long, and the 6X is comfortable also, the band is nicer on the 6X in my opinion for ease of adjusting and looks to be more durable without sacrificing comfort. I have had Zero problems with it the entire time I've owned it. This is not an inexpensive watch but if you can afford it and like the features, I highly recommend it - this won't disappoint you. I have a hard time seeing Garmin being able to do much to improve this watch with a next generation so it should be something to happily own for years to come.
Garmin makes a great smart watch but they don't know how to make watch bands at all. I lost my Fenix 5X pro swimming in a lake because the silicon band deteriorated after 2.5 years and the watch simply fell off my wrist and ended at the bottom of the lake. I replaced it with the Fenix 6X Pro Solar with the titanium band. After one week of use, the clasp plate with "GARMIN" written on it is completely scratched up. I expected more from a $1,000 watch.