Pushing yourself to the limit during exercise, whether it be running, biking, swimming, or even a hard-charging set at the gym, shows obvious physical results over time but can be difficult to quantify, especially immediately after the session. Besides this, there are complex factors that many runners may not be aware are impacting their efficiency or approach to running. Many fitness activity monitors have been designed for the sports enthusiast to give them complex and up-to-date readouts of their stats--everything from tracking pace, distance, and speed to calories burned to compare previous sessions for the user to modify their performance. But not all fitness activity monitors are created equal: they can range from being simple pedometers to hi-tech pieces of exercise equipment.
In the latter category falls the Garmin fenix 3. Packed with features that make this a versatile activity monitoring system that aims to provide the user with as much feedback as possible for them to fine-tune and get the most out of their run, workout, or any other number of activities this multisport watch is designed to monitor.
While the Garmin fenix 3 monitors distance traveled, calories burned, and steps taken like many standard fitness watches can, it is also loaded with higher-end features such as GPS, smart notification systems to receive text messages and emails on the go, and calculates rest and recovery periods, calories burned, a race predictor for your ideal time, monitors your body’s maximum oxygen consumption, has a notifier that reminds the wearer if they’ve been stagnant for too long, and a number of other details that will appeal to the runner and multisport enthusiast alike. The Garmin fenix 3 is a deluxe fitness activity monitor that’s waterproof, built to monitor numerous activities, and is loaded with features.
Highly durable fitness monitor
Highly accurate GPS system
Numerous and versatile functions
Watchband is slightly too tight
A little more cumbersome than some would have preferred
- With the HRM Run, burned calories, rest and recovery periods
- Highly accurate GPS that tracks the user within 5 meters of his location
- Vertical oscillation, cadence, and VO2 Max easily measured with HRM Run
- Garmin Connect app translates complex data to easily understood information
- Waterproof up to 100 meters
- Sleek minimalist design and easy-to-use analog interface