Here’s our exclusive hands-on walk-through video of the Garmin Fenix GPS watch.
This is a pretty in-depth video looking at ergonomics, button navigation, functions, profiles and all the features and foibles of latest Garmin Fenix GPS watch.
The Garmin Fenix GPS watch as described by Garmin PR bumf:
“With built-in GPS + ABC functions, fēnix gives you all the navigational tools you need in a rugged wristwatch – keeping your hands free for when you need them. Get accurate readings on your location no matter what position your wrist is in or how dense the foliage is around you”
But read all the hype and hyperbole for youself on the Garmin Fenix website
In short – Garmin Fenix GPS Watch features:
The built-in barometric altimeter provides accurate elevation information to keep track of ascent and descent.
The built-in barometer helps you monitor and predict weather changes by showing you short-term changes in the barometric air pressure. If the barometric pressure begins a steady decline, this could be a warning of an impending storm.
The 3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearing whether you’re moving or not. Sight a bearing and be confident fēnix will keep you headed toward your goal.
The built-in temperature sensor keeps track of how rapidly the temperature is rising or falling, helping you determine clothing and shelter needs or whether it’s time to turn back.
Easily share tracks, waypoints, routes and paperless geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS devices and smartphones. fēnix is equipped with both ANT™ capabilities and Bluetooth® technology. Pair fēnix with external devices, such as our external temperature sensor, heart rate monitor and speed/cadence bike sensor.
Briefly, in the hand
In our all too brief test we were impressed with the Garmin Fenix’s excellent build quality of the unit. It’s robust but not too bulky or ungainly which is almost suprising considering the features this thing packs. It’s five buttons are nice an big and respond positively. The menu is logical and we managed to navigate our way around the features and functions without looking at a manual. We love that. A lot. But let’s not rabbit on when you can…
…drool over pics…