Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the all new GPS sport watch, fēnix®3 for demanding athletes and outdoor adventurers.
With the new tough, steel EXO™ antenna for GPS and GLONASS, fēnix®3 boasts features that support a full range of sports activities, from trail running to advanced fitness training, triathlon, cycling, skiing and hiking. With a new, slimmer athletic design, quality details like its stainless steel bezel, brilliant high resolution colour display and smart watch features, the new fēnix®3 is also a great watch to wear every day. When paired with a smartphone, fēnix®3 provides smart notifications, weather forecasts and much more. fēnix®3 comes in three stylish variations: Silver, Grey, and the premium Sapphire, which features a scratch-resistant, domed sapphire lens and a strong link stainless steel wrist band for the most demanding athletes.
“Tough materials, a rugged aesthetic and multiple, advanced sports and navigation features make fēnix®3 the perfect watch for someone who lives a rigorous, athletic lifestyle,” said Martin Resch, EMEA Product Manager for Outdoor. With innovative smart features that enrich connectivity along with new ConnectIQ apps, fēnix®3 gives users the best a GPS smart watch can offer”.
Available in three variations, fēnix®3 features a bold, athletic design with superior construction quality: Silver with a red band and crystal lens, Grey with a black band and the premium Sapphire with a stainless steel band and domed sapphire lens. Each features the innovative steel EXO™ antenna that receives GPS and GLONASS signals and at the same time efficiently protects the watch front in harsh environments. The new, slimmer housing is glass-fiber reinforced with stainless steel buttons and makes the watch water rated up to 100 meters, so fēnix®3 can safely withstand swimming, kayaking and other more extreme water activities like canyoning.1
Each fēnix®3 model boasts a brilliant Chroma colour display, for perfect readability under any light conditions. It provides 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode, 50 hours in UltraTrac mode and up to six weeks in smart watch mode. Basic watch functions include alarms, tones, vibration alerts, timer and stopwatch. Users can also choose from a variety of digital and even analogue watch faces to suit style and personal preferences.
fēnix®3 is packed with advanced training features that work almost like a personal coach and help to improve users’ form and fitness. When paired with a heart rate monitor2, fēnix®3 can estimate VO2 max to evaluate the user’s fitness level, and based on this calculation, predict race times. fēnix®3 can also calculate recovery time and perform a recovery check after intense workouts, so users know how long to rest before their next hard work-out to prevent injury. When paired with HRM-Run™, fēnix®3 also checks your running form and reports advanced running dynamics, which includes cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time to improve running economy.
Several features of the fēnix®3 were specifically optimized with trail runners in mind. The dedicated trail running profile offers new features like the “Auto-Run-Climb” switch that presents trail runners automatically with the most relevant data depending on whether they run on the flat or climb. The climb odometer also allows them to track long time ascent performance, independent to single training sessions on the watch.
In addition to running, fēnix®3 also provides comprehensive training features for biking, swimming, triathlon and skiing. In the pool or in open water, fēnix®3 can track distance, pace, stroke count and more. Ski/Board mode puts speed, distance, vertical drop and an automatic run counter on the user’s wrist while on the slopes. For everyday wear, fēnix®3 has activity tracking functionality, which provides a customized step goal each morning, then counts steps, calories and distance throughout the day. It also features a vibration move alert after one hour of inactivity and sleep mode to monitor quality of rest at night.
Like its predecessors, fēnix®3 comes equipped with a full navigational toolset. The steel EXO antenna featuring GPS and GLONASS for faster fix and improved positioning in challenging environments, paired with a barometer and auto-calibrating altimeter and 3-axis electronic compass allows fēnix®3 to safely navigate on and off the beaten track with confidence. With fēnix®3, users can plan trips and navigate courses, mark locations, such as campsites or points of interest, and record GPS breadcrumb trails on the move. TracBack® is a great safety feature as it provides the assurance that one can always navigate back to your starting point.