Billed as “the first true wrist mounted GPS” by Rob Curtis of the MilitaryTimes.com, the Garmin Fenix is the most highly anticipated model from Garmin since the Forerunner 610. Set to ship sometime in Fall 2012, the Garmin Fenix is going to sell out quick. Luckily, at Heart Rate Monitors USA, you can get your pre-order in well in advance – with some additional savings to boot.
When you pre-order your Garmin Fenix, you’ll get a free $40 gift card with your order, but that’s not all. Each order comes with the Garmin Fenix GPS watch, a users manual, USB cable, and AC adapter with plug.
According to Garmin, the Garmin Fenix is the first GPS navigator+ABC wristwatch to include Garmin GPS navigation. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, it satisfies the lofty requirements of the serious adventurer. It is very easy to use and packed with many of the same features found on Garmin’s popular outdoor handheld GPS products. As a true GPS navigator, it can guide you off the trail and back to the safety of your vehicle, trailhead, campsite or home. All while conveniently strapped to your wrist.
As for features, the Garmin Fenix doesn’t disappoint. It is:
- A high-sensitivity GPS navigator+ABC adventure watch
- Very easy to use with altimeter, barometer and 3-axis compass with automatic sensor calibration
- Waterproof to 50 meters
- Complete with a worldwide basemap
- Able to mark up to 1,000 waypoints and store up to 10,000 track points and navigate to them
It also showcases an exclusive TracBack feature reverses the track log to help navigate back to the starting point, plus it can wirelessly share routes, tracks, waypoints with other compatible Garmin GPS units. Use Bluetooth technology to sync routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches to select smartphones (Bluetooth Smart Ready devices) using the free Garmin BaseCamp mobile app. Or, if you’d rather, use the free Garmin BaseCamp desktop software.
This GPS watch is compatible with new tempe wireless temperature sensor for more accurate ambient temperature data (sold separately), as well as with the optional Garmin wireless heart rate monitor and cadence sensors.
Take advantage of user profiles available to simplify your tracking, such as Hiking, Running and Cycling. You’ll also get large stopwatch time, distance and pace all on a single screen. Data fields options include heart rate, distance, pace, calories, laps and many more. As for the watch functions, it’s fully loaded with alarms, tones, and vibration alerts.
Let the rechargeable Li-ion battery keep you moving, as it lasts up to 6 weeks in watch mode, 16 to 50-hrs (UltraTrac) in GPS mode. For adventurers, there’s just nothing better.