so seems like the Fenix 6 series have now three types of glass: Gorilla glass, Sapphire glass and "Power glass" (solar). Most probably the Sapphire will be the most scratch resistant glass, but what about "Power Glass"?
Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX and Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX+ answer the call by enhancing display readability through a 75% improvement in front surface reflection, versus standard glass, and increasing the display contrast ratio by 50 percent with the same display brightness level. Furthermore, these improvements in optical clarity can also lengthen battery life. To better endure the bumps, knocks and scrapes advanced mobile displays, such as wearables, must withstand, Gorilla Glass DX delivers the excellent scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass.
What's weird is when I saw the 945 in person, I thought the colors really popped compared to my sapphire Marq. But when I saw the 6X Pro with gorilla glass and 6X Solar in person, the colors looked just like most every other Garmin screen. Maybe the new 1.4" screen is less vibrant than the old ones, although that doesn't sound like something they'd do. Otherwise though I'm kind of doubting the DX coating based on what I've seen in the 945 vs 6X. I trust DCR to know but it is weird it's not listed on Garmin's site that i can find.
in life and in technology everything is paid...
I tried a screen protector - a nano self-healing foil 17 Euro mounting included - not glass - but looks very different. The reflections are more visible, the overall look is impacted.
or the dimension, I asked forerunner 935 and diameter was perfect (not Fenix 6X PS in their database yet)
from the store where they install it on my way back to the office, I was convinced already that I do not like it.
indeed this screen protector makes no difference in the sun, full solar icon, but maybe makes a difference if less ambient light.
I remove the protection, and I glue it back on half of the screen - see the picture.
as per aspect, you can see the reflexion from a window between 3 o'clock and 6 o'clock.
reflections are much reduced by the naked glass - see between 5 and 6 o'clock compared with the reflection given by the protection (3 - 5 o'clock)
from my photo journey (with high-end DSLR and high end lenses) , any filter (even high-end Marumi, Kenko, Zeiss, etc.) added in front of the lens will add reflection in demanding light.
same here - any protection layer adds reflections. I wonder how glass protection looks, but I think will add as well a reflexion surface.
as was perfect dimension to cut two rectangles whitch I used to the front screen of both my GoPro's, was not (such) a waste of money...