In the simplest of terms, Garmin merged the hiking features of the Fenix 2 with all the capabilities of the FR920XT to bring you the Fenix 3, a tough, capable, and stylish multisport training watch for outdoor navigation or everyday use. The Fenix family primarily targeted outdoor enthusiasts, whereas the Forerunner family was more of a cyclist/runner crowd pleaser. The Fenix 3 was made with both groups in mind, featuring more in common with the Forerunner series but the uncompromising construction details of the Fenix line. The Fenix 3 makes a statement on and off the trail with its stainless steel bezel, mineral glass or sapphire lens and interchangeable bands.
The fitness training features plus outdoor navigation capabilities offer the outdoor enthusiast every possibility for training activities and competitions. The Connect IQ platform lets you tailor your Fenix 3 with an assortment of downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and activities for total customization, whether for enhanced training or just to make it your own.
Multisport modes including: ski, climb, run, cycle, swim, etc.
Switch through your data fields easily to see your metrics with the push of a button. Tracks pace, distance, speed and more.
Auto-climb feature to change data fields based on if you’re climbing or descending
Waterproof up to 100m as opposed to the 50m with the Fenix 2; suitable for swimming
High resolution, 1.2” color screen display that is visible in the sunlight
High quality hardware; constructed for durability with scratch resistant, domed mineral glass or sapphire lens High-sensitivity
GPS/GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning for increased accuracy with automatic calibrating altimeter, barometer and 3-axis compass
New, internal omni-directional steel EXO antenna, that pairs with GLONASS and EPO to provide a faster fix and more accurate position than GPS alone
When paired with HRM Run, Fenix 3 calculates advanced features like calories burned, rest and recovery periods, race predictor for your ideal finish time, vertical oscillation, cadence and VO2 Max (the body’s maximum oxygen consumption)
Can be used as an activity tracker to count steps, calories and distance throughout the day. Also, features a move bar to give you a vibration alert if you’ve been stagnant too long
Use the Virtual Racer features to race against past performances or set new goals to achieve
Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ compatible
Rechargeable battery with up to 20 hours in GPS/training mode, 50 hours in UltraTrac mode and 6 weeks in watch mode.
Indoor/outdoor swim modes that record stroke count, intervals, distance, pace, and time.
For pool swimming, also counts lengths, detects stroke type, and computes the user’s SWOLF score (adds time and number of strokes it takes to swim a pool length to help gauge efficiency)
Utilize one or more Wi-Fi hot spots to automatically sync your data with Garmin Connect and update software (when in range)
Automatically uploads data wirelessly to Garmin Connect, LiveTrack and social media (using Garmin Connect Mobile app on smartphone), plus features Smart Notification so you can receive emails, texts and alerts directly on your watch
Post-launch update will include cycling dynamics and Di2 support