Garmin Fenix 3
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Garmin Fenix 3 Review
- Accurate EXO antenna that supports GPS and GLONASS
- Strong 1.2 inch Chroma display under a domed sapphire lens
- Excellent battery life
- Well designed and easy to use under interface
If you are looking for a simple watch to tell you the time and to use once in a while when jogging on weekends, then you are better off going for a cheaper alternative. The Garmin Fenix 3 is a serious watch that has most of the features a professional runner would want in a watch, along with tracking for skiing, gym work and even open water swimming. Even cyclists can use this watch to track their exercise. One of the most notable aspects of this watch is the app store that you can use to get apps for the watch. This means that no matter how much control you like in your watches, you will be able to find solutions to your needs without having to buy a smart watch. It may not be a replacement for the Apple watch or other Android smart watches, but for runners, this watch is the obvious winner. This is because of its incredibly strong activity tracking capabilities.
Is it waterproof?
When it comes to the design, the Garmin Fenix 3 comes with a round, all-purpose outdoors watch look that most people will easily overlook at first glance. As mentioned earlier, the watch has support for multiple sports that include swimming, hence it comes with a waterproof design that will withstand water up to a depth of 100m. It is significantly larger, protruding about 16.7mm from your wrist which means that it is larger than the Fenix 2 and the Forerunner 920XT. With such a big face, there is a good chance that most ladies will not like to have this around for long after exercise. It seems like Garmin made it with male consumers in mind because the look is perfect for a man’s wrist. Despite the large size, the watch is unbelievably light and comfortable to wear. Most users will not have a problem having it on the whole day.
Is it accurate?
This watch was made as an al round fitness watch, which means that it is top notch when it comes to activity tracking. The activities that can be tracked by this watch include cycling, running, hiking, skiing, swimming, indoor workouts, climbing and even triathlon. This GPS watch can accurately track pace, distance, heart rate, recovery, cadence, vertical oscillation altitude, and even your pace. You also get a built-in compass that will go the extra mile and plot your path and climbing progress. The only thing you’ll not like about this watch is the fact that you will need a chest strap to be able to get statistics for your heart rate. However, that is a problem that cuts across the board since this seems like the only way to track complicated metrics like the body position and heart rate.
Does it work indoors?
The screen is a low-power LCD that displays all the metrics while conserving battery life. This display is clear when used indoors as well as outdoors and it consumes so little power that it can be left on without a huge effect on battery life. The problem with this is that you’ll need some ambient lighting to be able to see the characters thanks to the low contrast. Without ambient lighting, you’ll have to use the built-in light watch that functions just fine. This is a more practical approach than having a bright screen that will drain the battery in a day.
Conclusion: Should I buy it ?
You should definitely buy the Garmin Fenix 3 is you are looking for an all-purpose tracking watch that will give you all the information that you need when taking part in many sports. The battery is impressive, with Garmin saying that it can last 20 hours when used with continuous full GPS tracking and 5 weeks when used as a plain watch for telling time.
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- The Garmin Fenix 3 is manufactured by Garmin and was added in March 2015 in the GPS Watches & Heart Rate Monitors section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
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