News

Garmin Fenix 3 – Be Sapphired.

October 3, 2015

There’s a big part of me that wants all my physical activities tracked and recorded at all occasions but let’s face it. I love my fitness trackers but boy do these devices scream “FITNESS!” as loud as Sharapova on a tennis court. Garmin understands and wants you to know you’re taken care of both outdoors and in the boardroom by dressing up their Fenix 3 Sapphire line of multisport GPS watches in leather and rose gold. It sure looks slick.

Garmin-Fenix-3-Sapphire

While the functions of the Fenix 3 watch unit remains unchanged, 2 new version are released to bridge the chasm between the boardroom and outdoors; a silver version with a leather band, and a white version with rose gold accents. Current owners of the Garmin Fenix 3 need not worry, the new straps will also be available for sale as additional accessories.

Garmin_fenix_3_lifestyle

While the limited smartwatch functions can’t jostle with the likes of Apple Watch or the newest Android Wear, The Garmin Fenix 3 more than holds its own when it comes to multisport tracking. Boasting both GPS/GLONASS support, the Fenix 3 easily tracks sports ranging from trail running and hiking to advanced fitness training and alpine skiing. The Garmin Fenix 3 runs up to 6 weeks in watch mode and 20 hours in GPS/training mode which should suffice for most mortals.

List of features:

  • Stainless steel EXO™ antenna with GPS/GLONASS support for fast fix and accuracy
  • 1.2-inch sunlight-readable color Chroma™ display with high-strength domed sapphire lens
  • Fitness training features like VO2 max and recovery advisor (when used with a heart rate monitor¹)
  • Outdoor navigation features like 3-axis compass, altimeter and barometer and TracBack® feature
  • Connect IQ™ compatibility for customized apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields
  • Water resistance rated up to 10 ATM
  • Vibration enabled for smart notifications and alarms
  • Remote control for Garmin’s VIRB cameras.

6a00d83451bb7069e201b7c7d66272970b-800wi

Style does not come cheap. The Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire is available at $599.99 for the watch only or at $699.99 for the performance bundle that also includes the HRM-Run that measures not only heart rate but cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time as well.

Now that you’ve gotten your outdoor training settled, you just need to find a boardroom to show off your new toy.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.