In the world of wearables and GPS units, our choices are so often limited to units that resemble cheap, plastic toys. The fenix 3 Sapphire Titanium Training Watch is Garmin's way of bucking this trend, bringing high style to the metrics crowd by replacing the ubiquitous matte black body and rubber strap with the classy, distinct look of titanium. It's still got all of the training functionality that makes the standard fenix 3 Sapphire such a common sight on the wrists of statesmen of sport, but it houses all that tech in a luxuriously appointed body that also looks at home on elder statesmen of industry.
That signature titanium body and crystal-clear face conceal an EXO+ GPS and GLONASS antenna that's the basis for all the location-marking, activity-tracking, and route-planning capabilities of the fenix 3. It can tell you how fast you're going, how far you've gone, where you are, where you're going, when you'll get there, how fast your heart's beating, how many calories you've burned, how much elevation you've gained, what type of swimming stroke you're doing, how many ski runs you've taken, how soundly you're sleeping, and literally dozens of other things that would take too much time to list. It can even come up with a digital partner for you to race against, let you race against yourself, or let you see how much faster you bike than run the same course.
Once it has tracked all of these things, it can save them or automatically share them with your phone, tablet, or computer, so you can see what you've done, the progress you've made, and start planning for the future. Among other things, it is compatible with ANT+, which lets your tracking devices talk to each other and share even more data, various heart rate monitors, and Garmin's tempe thermometer. You can even get email, text, and stock alerts while you're on the move, if you can't stand be disconnected even when you're in the wilderness, and all the information is displayed on a Chroma display whose high-resolution colors are visible even in bright sunlight. No matter how you slice it, the fenix 3 is a powerful piece of wearable tech that has the ability to totally change how you work out, recreate, compete, and explore.
- Fenix 3 Sapphire with titanium band
- Sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display
- EXO antenna with GPS + GLONASS tracking
- 3-axis compass, altimeter, barometer
- ANT+ and Bluetooth connection
- Advanced running dynamics: cadence and stride length
- Oxygen and physiological metrics (separate heart rate monitor required)
- Sport profiles: swimming, skiing, golfing, and paddle sports
- Syncs with smartphone for emails, texts, and alerts
- Includes: extra black silicone band, USB charging cable, AC wall adapter