Garmin’s fenix line of fitness watches have been setting high standards since the beginning. The Garmin fenix 3 was packed with features that made it a versatile activity tracker, providing its user with as much feedback as possible--from distance traveled, calories burned, and steps taken to GPS, smart notifications rest and recovery periods, and an oxygen usage monitor--this was a multisport activity monitor that appealed to runners and sports enthusiasts alike.
With the Garmin fenix 3 HR, Garmin kept all of the great features of the versatile third edition and added a major feature: a built-in optical heart rate monitor. Using Elevate wrist heart rate technology, this feature allows for the runner or exercise enthusiast to monitor their heart rate without need for a chest strap. The built-in heart rate monitor also provides more accurate information about calories burned and more precise metrics of your fitness activities. Runners will find this new feature an incredible tool to measure biomechanical performance such as stride length, cadence, vertical oscillation and ratio, and ground contact time and balance. The new software included in the Garmin fenix 3 HR, Training Status, calculates and tracks your training style and intensity and provides a 7-day training course to match your goals and workout style and improve your performance.
As with the third edition, the fenix HR is a multisport activity tracker, only now with its built-in heart rate monitor the metrics recorded are both more precise and produce a more in-depth analysis of performance. This new feature makes it not only a better fitness tracker than its predecessor but thanks to upgrades in its software provides runners with a built-in trainer that seeks to improve your overall workout routine and performance based on your personal running style and goals.
Built-in optical heart rate monitor provides a more accurate measurement of your performance
Highly durable fitness monitor that records a number of metrics in your training
New Training Status app predicts and adjusts your workout routine, anticipating future running goals and improving the runner’s technique in the future
Highly accurate GPS system that tracks your path, location, and distance helps to plan out your overall strategy and goals for a run
Numerous and versatile functions that can adapt to a number of activities, including swimming, skiing, and climbing.
Battery drains quicker than some would have preferred
Slightly cumbersome for a fitness watch
With its built-in heart rate monitor, biomechanical performance is also recorded, such as cadence, stride length, vertical oscillation and ratio, and ground contact time and balance. Combining these metrics with other activities it records, such as cycling, swimming, skiing, and climbing, the overall exercise enthusiast will find the fenix 3 HR an excellent training companion. No matter your sport, the fenix 3 is built to monitor and maximize your exercise efficiency.
This fitness watch can also automatically and wirelessly update all data to Garmin Connect, LiveTrack, and other apps. Both Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ compatible, the fenix 3 HR is also waterproof up to 100 meters, making it ideal for tracking swimming metrics.
- Easy-to-use, easy-to-read interface controlled by analog buttons
- Training Status app provides a complex readout of the runner’s training regimen and biomechanical metrics
- Waterproof up to 100 meters
- Highly accurate GPS