Overview: The Garmin fēnix 2
is an advanced training watch with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver which accurately
pinpoints and tracks your location while you're skiing, hiking, running, biking,
or swimming. You can create routes to follow, or track where you've been. In
addition, the fēnix 2 tracks your distance and pace as you work out. You can upload
the results of your activities to the
Garmin Connect online community.
Water Resistant: The fēnix 2 has a 5 ATM water
rating, which means it can withstand pressures equivalent to a depth of 50
meters (164 feet). Not only can you wear the device in the rain and wet weather, you can
even swim with it. The device also has a wide operating
temperature range of -4° to 122°F.
Interchangeable Wristbands: The fēnix 2 has a durable
polyurethane wristband. A fabric wrist strap with hook-and-loop fasteners is
also included, along with the tools required to change the wristbands. The
fabric wrist strap is long enough to strap it over the top of a heavy jacket.
LCD: The fēnix 2 features a 1.2" diameter
monochrome LCD screen with a resolution of 70 x 70 pixels, and a highly visible
negative black display. The display has a
red backlight that comes on for 15 seconds when you press the Light button. The
display provides the elapsed time of your activity, your pace, distance
traveled, and whether you are ahead or behind your target pace. Other screens
provide your recovery time, an altimeter, a barometer, a compass, and the
High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver: The unit
features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver which will stay locked onto satellites, even near tall
buildings or under tree cover.
Accelerometer: The built-in accelerometer can accurately
calculate your speed and distance when running indoors or on a treadmill, when
the GPS can't be used. The accelerometer is self-calibrating, and the speed and
distance accuracy improves after a few outdoors runs using GPS. In many cases, a
separate foot pod is not needed.
Rechargeable Battery: The fēnix 2 has a built-in
500 mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which will give you up to 16 hours battery
life in normal GPS mode, or 50 hours in the UltraTrac GPS mode with a one-minute
polling interval. When not training, you can use the device as a digital
watch for up to 5 weeks on a single charge. A 41" data/charging cradle is
provided for charging the battery and uploading your training data. An AC
adapter is provided for charging the battery via standard household current.
Navigation: The fēnix 2 provides advanced navigation and
tracking functions, utilizing the built-in GPS and altimeter, barometer, and
compass. It can record a track log to show you where you've been, leaving a
"bread crumb" trail along the way. You can mark and save up to 1,000 waypoints,
50 routes, 10,000 track points, and 100 tracks in the built-in 20 MB memory.
Bluetooth Connected Features: The Garmin fēnix 2
features Bluetooth wireless technology that allows you to pair the device to
your smartphone or mobile device through the Garmin Connect Mobile app. When
connected via Bluetooth, you can do the following:
- Live Track: Your friends and family can follow your
races and training activities in real time on the Garmin Connect tracking
page. You can also invite others to follow via email or social media. (You
must have your phone paired to the device throughout your run for Live
- Automatic Uploads: When your workout is completed, you
can automatically upload the stored data from your activity to Garmin
- BaseCamp Mobile: You can send activities to your
smartphone running the BaseCamp Mobile app. You can also back up your saved
activities to your Garmin Cloud account using BaseCamp Mobile. For future
activities, you can browse adventures in BaseCamp mobile, and send them to
the fēnix 2.
- Phone Notifications: When you receive notifications and
messages on your phone, they are displayed on the fēnix 2.
Add-on Sensors: The fēnix 2 can be used with wireless 2.4
GHz ANT+ add-on sensors, such as the optional HRM-Run Heart Rate Monitor. The optional Foot Pod, available from Garmin, can work with the
fēnix 2 to monitor your distance and cadence when you're running indoors or when GPS
cannot be used. The optional Bike Cadence Sensor can feed bike speed and cadence
data to the device during your ride. The device is also compatible with the
tempe temperature sensor.
Optional HRM-Run Heart Rate Monitor: The optional HRM-Run is
an advanced heart rate monitor with a built-in accelerometer. It works with the
fēnix 2 to monitor your heart rate and your running form to give you advanced
analysis of your workout, including oxygen consumption and recovery time. The
accelerometer measures torso movement to calculate three running metrics:
Cadence (number of steps per minute), Vertical Oscillation (the bounce in your
running motion, measured in centimeters), and Ground Contact Time (amount of
time in each step that your foot spends on the ground while running, measured in
VO2 Max: The fēnix 2 can estimate your VO2 Max, your
body's maximum oxygen consumption, to help you track your fitness and
performance levels. When the optional HRM-Run is worn, the fēnix 2 estimates
your VO2 Max by analyzing your running speed, heartbeats per minute, and the
variation in your heart rate. You can use the VO2 Max data to see how your VO2 Max
compares to other runners of your gender and age range. The device can also use
the data to predict your race time for several distances.
Recovery Time: Using the optional HRM-Run's heart rate data, the
fēnix 2 can calculate how much recovery time you need between workouts or races.
After your run, the recovery time shows how long before you should attempt
another hard workout.
User Profile: The Garmin fēnix 2 uses information
that you enter about yourself to calculate accurate training data. You can modify the
following user profile information: Gender, Birth Year, Height, and Weight.
Virtual Partner: The Virtual Partner feature is a training
tool designed to help you reach your goals. You can set the Virtual Partner to
run at a target pace or speed. As you run, you can "compete" with the Virtual
Partner, checking the display to see if you are ahead or behind the target pace
or speed. If the pace is too slow or too fast, you can adjust the speed of the
Virtual Partner as you run.
Auto Lap: Auto Lap automatically marks a lap at a specific
distance. This feature is helpful for comparing your performance over different
parts of an activity. Each time you complete a lap, the device will beep or
vibrate, and the lap time is displayed.
Auto Pause: You can set the fēnix 2 to pause the
timer automatically when you stop moving, or when your pace drops below a
specified value. This feature is helpful if you have to stop for traffic or to
tie your shoe during your run.
Swimming: You can use the device while surface swimming in a
pool or open water. While pool swimming, you can enter the pool size data and
keep track of the strokes, and the number of lengths (of the pool) you swam.
Skiing/Snowboarding: In Ski-Board mode, the fēnix 2 keeps
track of your speed, distance, and vertical drop to calculate the number of runs
you make. Auto Pause stops the timer while you're on the lift.
Watch Functions: When you're not working out, the fēnix 2 can be used as a basic watch, displaying the time and date, along with an alarm.
The time is automatically set by the GPS receiver (or manually, if desired), and
can be displayed in 12-hour or 24-hour format.
VIRB Remote: If you have a Garmin
VIRB Elite action camera, the fēnix 2 can be used as a glove-friendly remote
control. The camera commands for stopping and starting recordings and taking
still photos are sent wirelessly via ANT+.
Optional Carrying Case: When not in use, or when traveling,
the fēnix 2 can be stored in an optional
carrying case (sold separately). The case will hold the watch and the