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Fenix 3

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Fenix 3
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fenix 3 is the rugged, capable and smart multisport training GPS watch. With feature sets for fitness training plus feature sets for outdoor navigation, fenix 3 is ready for any training activity and competition. Access to the Connect IQ platform allows customization of watch faces, data fields, widgets and activities. And, fenix 3 is a thin, light multisport training GPS that won’t slow you down whether for training or every day use.

Serious Style That Stands Up to the Roughest Conditions:
fenix 3 is available in 3 bold models: gray with high-strength, scratch resistant, crystal and black band; silver with red band; and the premium sapphire model with a stainless steel band and sapphire lens. Each watch features a protective stainless steel bezel and buttons, and reinforced housing for extra durability. A sunlight-visible high-resolution color Chroma display with LED backlight lets you access your data in any light. fenix 3 is water rated 100 meters and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in UltraTrac mode, 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 3 months in watch mode (all depending on settings).

Advanced Fitness Metrics:
fenix 3 is packed with training features to tell you about your form and fitness. The first is the VO2 max estimator. When used with a heart rate monitor¹, fenix 3 crunches data, including your running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability to estimate the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute. Track changes to your VO2 max to see your fitness gains and to compare with your peers. Other fitness metrics include recovery advisor with a recovery timer and recovery check, plus a Race Predictor, which estimates your ideal finish time based on your current VO2 max number.

Running Dynamics Features:
fenix 3 incorporates sophisticated Garmin running watch feedback on your running form by reporting multiple metrics. When used with the HRM-Run monitor¹, fenix 3 reports your cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time. These metrics are called running dynamics, and they affect your running economy.

Swim Profile and Ski-board Mode:
The fenix 3 isn’t just for running; special feature sets help swim training and skiing too. Borrowing from the Garmin Swim™, fenix 3 tracks your distance, pace, stroke count and more. You just tell fenix 3 the size of the pool you’re swimming in and begin your workout. Ski-board mode puts speed, distance, vertical drop and an automatic run counter (with Auto Pause for the lift line) and more at your fingertips. You can even use your fenix 3 as a glove-friendly remote, via ANT+™, for the VIRB® and VIRB Elite action cameras.

Navigate Your Way:
No other navigator GPS plus ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) wristwatch offers you the combined training functions and our leading GPS technology. fenix 3 provides comprehensive navigation and tracking functionalities to guide you on and off the beaten track. Its built-in sensors provide information on heading, elevation and weather changes.

It records a GPS track log creating a “bread crumb trail” as you move. It also allows you to mark locations, such as a start/finish line, course checkpoint, or a campsite, vehicle or other point of interest. With fenix 3, you can create and follow courses, mark up to 1,000 locations and store up to 10,000 track points and navigate to them.

Plan trips and share adventures with friends and family using BaseCamp™. fenix is equipped with both ANT+ and Bluetooth® Smart capabilities to wirelessly share locations, routes and geocaches.

fenix 3 is equipped with ABC sensors to provide relevant real-time information. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, while the barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The 3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing whether you’re moving or not.

fenix 3 auto-calibrates its ABC sensors using its GPS receiver and also auto sets the time based on location. For an extremely accurate temperature reading, pair it with our tempe™ external temperature sensor.

Connect IQ:
fenix 3 uses the ConnectIQ platform for specialized software so you can personalize your watch with customized apps, widgets, data fields and unique watch faces that make your Garmin smartwatch even smarter.

Stay Connected:
Smart Notifications lets you receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch, even if you're on the trail. fenix 3 receives the wireless signal from a compatible iPhone® 4s or Android™ smartphone² and let’s you know you have a message, displaying the text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.

¹Heart rate monitors and HRM-run, sold separately.
²Examples of compatible phones include: iPhone 4S and later, Android 4.3, Galaxy S3 or later, Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, Moto G, HTC One, Nexus 4 & 5 and later; phone must be Bluetooth Smart. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.


  • Personalize your training team.
  • Trace your planned route and view elevation changes.
  • Survey the terrain in 2-D or 3-D.
  • Geotag your photos.
  • Create and share adventures online.
  • Smart Syncing, smart data.
  • Get smart notifications and sync your calendar.
  • Remote Control your VIRB Elite action camera.
  • Compatible with ANT, HRM-Run, Foot Pad.
  • 6 week battery life in smart watch mode.
  • Personalize your training team.
  • Search and create courses.
  • Analyze and live track your progress.
  • Go further with advanced workouts and step-by-step guidance.
  • Connect with friends, foes, or pros to compare and compete.
  • Waterproof at 10ATM
  • Sapphire model includes steel-linked wristband and scratch-resistant sapphire lens


Display Size1.2 in (30.4 mm)
Battery LifeUp to 50 hours in UltraTrac mode; up to 20 hours in GPS training mode; up to 6 weeks in watch mode
Display resolution218 x 218 pixels; transflective MIP color
BatteriesRechargeable 300 mAh lithium-ion
Unit Dimensions2 x 2 x 0.6 in (51 x 51 x 16 mm)
WeightSapphire with rubber bands: 3.0 oz (85 g); Silver/Dark: 2.9 oz (82 g)
Built in Memory32 MB; available 23 MB
Track log10,000 points; 100 saved tracks
Water rating10 ATM
Wireless CapabilitiesANT+, Bluetooth VIRB
Garmin Connect™ Compatible (online community for analyzing, categorizing, and sharing data)Yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)Yes
Heart Rate MonitorYes
Bike Speed/Cadence SensorYes (Optional)
Custom maps compatibleNo
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)Yes
Barometric AltimeterYes
Save Locations (mark course points of interest for future reference)No
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button)Yes
Area CalculationNo
Electronic CompassYes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)Yes
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)Yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)Yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)Yes

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