Following the Garmin Swim, Garmin introduces another sports watch, The fēnix is the company’s first GPS wrist watch for outdoorsmen, such as mountaineers, hikers, cyclists, hunters and backpackers. With GPS, the watch can offer navigation and tracking functionalities. It is equipped with altimeter, barometer and compass (ABC sensors) to provide information on elevation, weather changes and heading. The watch also able to provide trip information to guide adventurers during their challenging activities.
The fēnix is built to withstand tough outdoor conditions. It is waterproof to 50 meters and has a high-strength housing to survive shocks with a mineral glass lens to resist scratching. The watch features a large LCD display with LED backlight. It includes a comprehensive navigational toolset for users to plan trips and create routes, record waypoints, and record GPS bread crumb trails on the move (tracklogs). There is TracBack function that can guide one back along a previously recorded tracklog.
With ANT capabilities and Bluetooth, you can wirelessly share tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches with other compatible Garmin devices easily. The fenix also serves as a running watch to provide real-time performance data, such as distance, pace time and calories. Of course, there are also basic watch functions such as alarms, tones, timer, stopwatch and world clock with the ability to display several times zones at once. It has a polyurethane wristband.
Coming in Fall, the Garmin fenix will be available for $399.99.