Garmin Fenix 3 Review
Garmin Fenix 3 is considered as the watch for serious runners. It is expensive, big, and makes a beautiful bold design statement on your wrist, yet it is also great.
Offering GPS tracking for cyclists and runners, Garmin Fenix 3 has particular modes for several exercises and sports like skiing. It also comes with full notifications as well as has its own app store, which means even dedicated exercise-obsessed technology heads will not have to invest in both a smartwatch and a running watch. Although it isn’t quite a direct replacement for an Android or Apple smartwatch, Garmin Fenix 3 sets apart from others when it comes to activity tracking.
Garmin Fenix 3 is a capable, rugged, as well as smart multi-sport training GPS watch. With its array of features for outdoor navigation and fitness training, Garmin Fenix 3 is always ready for any training competition and activity. Access to Connect IQ platform lets users enjoy customization of watch faces, widgets, activities, and data fields. Garmin Fenix 3 is also a lightweight, thin multi-sport training GPS that will not slow you down whether for daily use or training.
Some Garmin Fenix 3 Features
Advance Fitness Metrics
Garmin Fenix 3 comes with training features to tell you regarding your fitness and form. One of these is VO2 max estimator. Once utilized with a heart rate monitor, this device crunches data, including the running speed, heart rate variability, and beats per minute to estimate oxygen’s maximum volume you can consume every minute. Track changes to VO2 max to see the fitness gains and for you to compare with your friends. Some fitness metrics are recovery advisory with recovery check and recovery timer, and a Race Predictor that estimates your best finish time based on your VO2 max number.
Comes with Style That Can Withstand Even the Roughest Conditions
Garmin Fenix 3 can be purchased in three bold models, which include scratch resistant, gray with high-strength, black and crystal band; premium sapphire model with sapphire lens and a stainless steel band; and silver with red band. Every watch features a reinforced housing for durability, and a protective stainless steel buttons and bezel. Its Chroma display with a LED backlight allows you to access your data in any light. Garmin Fenix has a battery life, which can lasts up to fifty hours using its battery saver mode called UltraTrac, sixteen hours when in GPS mode and up to three months if in watch mode. But, it still depends on the settings.
Running Dynamics Features
Garmin Fenix 3 integrates sophisticated running watch feedback of the company on your running form through reporting various metrics.
Garmin Fenix 3 comes with Smart Notifications allows you to receive texts, emails, and alerts right on your watch, even though you are on the trail. It also receives wireless signal from compatible Android smartphone or iPhone 4S and let you know that you have a message by displaying the text on the screen when you are prepared to read it.
- CHROMA DISPLAY - 1.2" sunlight-visible high-resolution color Chroma optically-bonded display.QuickFit watch band compatible:0.8inch(26 mm)
- WATER RATING - Water rated up to 10ATM / 100 meters1; suitable for swimming
- EXO ANTENNA - Omni-directional steel EXO antenna, when paired with GLONASS and EPO, provides an even faster fix and accurate position than GPS alone
- WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY- Utilize one or more Wi-Fi hot spots to automatically sync your data with Garmin Connect and update software (when in range)
- BATTERY LIFE - Rechargeable battery; up to 20 hours in training/GPS mode, 50 hours in UltraTrac mode, and 6 weeks in watch mode (depends on settings)