Wearables, while ever popular, aren't generally known for their style and often leave us choosing between tracking our health and wearing more situation-appropriate yet less technological time pieces. Garmin's new Fenix Chronos Steel Watch brings you the best of both worlds, with all the massive activity and training tracking capability we've grown to love in the most recent version of the Fenix 3 with the added bonus of a sleek steel package, brilliant Chroma display, and sapphire lens that'll get noticed for all the right reasons.
Hiding under that elegant exterior against your wrist is Garmin's Elevate optical heart rate sensor, which eliminates the hassle and restriction of a chest strap. It lets the Fenix Chroma fulfill all of the features that usually would require a heart rate monitor to perform, including sleep monitoring, calories burned, V2 max estimation, recovery advice, and more. Suffice it to say, the Fenix Chrono is a stand-alone fitness platform that encompasses every aspect of the active life, not just intentional training sessions.
Overall, this watch is a high-powered, wearable computer for runners, hikers, cyclists, swimmers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, endurance athletes, fitness fanatics, and anyone else who wants to have an almost limitless amount of information immediately available at their fingertips. The Fenix Chrono houses an EXO+ GPS and GLONASS antenna, which serves as the basis for the unit's location-marking, activity-tracking, and route-planning capabilities. Like its Fenix relatives, the Chrono charts speed, distance, location, destination, elevation, and energy expenditure during almost any imaginable activity. It can also generate a virtual training partner or pit you against your previous efforts on days when your actual training buddies are still in bed.
Once it has tracked all of these things, the Fenix Chrono 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's compatible with ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 LE, which lets it communicate with various other metric-tracking devices. You can even get e-mail, text, and stock alerts while you're on the move if you can't bear to be disconnected even when you're out in the wild.
As a final touch, the Fenix Chrono is packaged with spare black sport band, which you can easily swap out with the brushed steel band on days when you feel a little more casual.
- Massive activity tracking capability in a high style package
- Sunlight-readable Garmin Chroma Display
- EXO antenna with GPS + GLONASS tracking
- ANT+ and Bluetooth connection
- Elevate wrist heart rate technology
- Fitness training, daily activity tracking, and physiological metrics
- Sport profiles: swimming, skiing, golfing, and paddle sports
- Syncs with smartphone for emails, texts, and alerts
- Includes: black sport band, USB charger cable, quick start guide