Garmin Fenix GPS wrist watch packs in the sensors

For fell-traversing, mountain-crossing, adventure-seeking types, the Garmin fēnix GPS navigator+ABC wristwatch could prove the ideal travel companion.

The watch packs in most of the features found in Garmin’s outdoor handheld GPS products, and lets perambulators  create and follow routes, mark up to 1,000 waypoints, store up to 10,000 track points and easily navigate to them.

Data can be shared wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS units and smartphones, and the gadget list doesn’t end there with the watch also packing an altimeter, barometer, 3-axis electronic compass and temperature sensor.

There’s also built-in alarms, chimes and vibration alerts, timer, stopwatch and world clock, all shoehorned into a rugged wristwatch which is waterproof to 50m (164 ft).

The watch is priced at £349.99 ($399.99 in the US) with more details available from their website.

Watch specs:

Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 1.9″ x 1.9″ x .7″ (4.9 x 4.9 x 1.7 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.2″ x 1.2″ (3.1 x 3.1 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 70 x 70 pixels
Display type: transflective, monochrome LCD
Weight: 2.6 oz (141.7 g) with batteries
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: 16-50 hours (GPS mode); 3 weeks (sensor mode); 6 weeks (watch mode)
Waterproof: yes (50m)
Floats: no
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Interface: USB

Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes
Preloaded maps: no
Ability to add maps: no
Built-in memory: 20 MB
Accepts data cards: no
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000
Routes: 50
Track log: 10,000 points, 100 saved tracks

Features & Benefits:

Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): no
Electronic compass: yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)
Touchscreen: no
Barometric altimeter: yes
Camera: no
Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless)
Custom maps compatible: no
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): no
Outdoor GPS games: no
Hunt/fish calendar: yes
Sun and moon information: yes
Tide tables: no
Area calculation: yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): yes
Picture viewer: no
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes
Additional: Watch functions: time, date, alarm, timer, chronograph, chimes and vibration

Fitness functions include: user profiles for running and cycling, Auto Pause®, Auto Lap®, alerts, customizable data fields such as heart rate, distance, pace, calories, laps and more

2 Comments on “Garmin Fenix GPS wrist watch packs in the sensors”

  1. Nice little toy for those that can afford it. I wonder, can you set it to give output as an Ordinance Survey Grid Reference eg TQ123456 etc

    That would be easier for those who use maps.

  2. How do you set it to read out a 6 figure OS grid reference (GB)?

    I have one and because the manual is worse than awful, I have yet to figure out how to use it for the only intended purpose I bought it for (to double check my location using an OS grid ref).

    Please can you help?

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