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 monitor. 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 monitor. 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, 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.
Altimeter, Barometer and Compass
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.
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 smartphone and let's you know you have a message, displaying the text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.