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GPS outdoor watch
Item # 150FENIX | MFR # 010-01040-00
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Our take on the Garmin fenix™ by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
For your outdoor adventures
Don't hit the trail without a reliable companion close by — in this case, as close as your wrist. Garmin's fenix GPS watch is ready to tackle the toughest outdoor adventures, whether it's a morning trail run or a multi-day expedition. fenix is built tough, with a scratch-resistant mineral glass lens, a shock-resistant housing, and a polyurethane wristband that sheds sweat and odor. Don't worry about hitting the drink on a stream crossing, either — fenix is waterproof to 50 meters.
Navigate with confidence
Before you take off on your adventure, use Garmin's free Base Camp software to plan your trip on your computer, then upload it to fenix. You can take advantage of waypoints you've recorded on previous trips, so you'll be sure to find that special campsite the next time around. When you're on the trail, fenix drips virtual breadcrumbs along the way, creating a tracklog you can retrace if necessary. The watch's memory can store up to 1000 waypoints, so you can record trail junctions, water sources, scenic vistas, camp sites — any location you want. You can share fenix's data with other Garmin devices and compatible smartphones through the ANT+ or Bluetooth links.
fenix comes equipped with an altimeter, barometer, and compass, giving you valuable information you may need in the backcountry. You can also add the optional tempe™ external temperature sensor for accurate real-time temperature data. It's a cool way to keep track of the temperature outside your tent at night.
Not just for the wild
You can enjoy using fenix around town too. This full-featured watch boasts fitness features like AutoLap and AutoPause, and it also works with ANT+ heartrate monitors and bike sensors, so you can incorporate it into your fitness routine.
I've tried a few other fitness/hiking watches from Garmin and other manufacturers but none of them were quite what I was looking for. The fenix is. Worked well for me straight from the box but the ability to create custom profiles helped make it exactly what I wanted.
Mitch, Coachella Valley, CA
What's in the Box:
- GPS watch
- Charging cradle (w/ attached 40" USB cable)
- AC power adapter
- 2-Prong AC plug
- Quick Start Manual
- Power Adapter Assembling Instructions
- Important Safety/Product Information booklet
- GPS adventure watch with illuminated display
- 1.2" x 1.2" monochrome (70 x 70 pixel) LCD screen
- built-in altimeter, barometer, and compass
- records up to 1000 customizable waypoints and locations and up to 50 routes with 10,000 track points
- time, date, alarm, timer, chronograph, chimes, and vibration watch functions
- AutoLap, AutoPause, heart rate, calorie counter, and lap fitness functions
- customizable display fields
- waterproof to 50 meters
- built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery allows up to 50 hours (GPS mode); 2 weeks (sensor mode); 6 weeks (watch mode)
- compatible with Garmin Connect
- USB cable and AC adapter included
- works with optional tempe temperature sensor, heart rate monitor, bike speed/cadence sensor
- ANT+ and Bluetooth capable with compatible devices
- 1.9"W x 1.9"H x .7"D
- weight 2.9 oz
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Garmin fenix™ Reviews
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Built Tough: The Garmin Fenix GPS watch is built to endure the toughest outdoor conditions. The Garmin Fenix combines a strong housing to survive shocks with a mineral glass lens to resist scratching. It's waterproof up to 50 meters. A an adjustable polyurethane wristband makes sure you have the right fit. The Fenix comes with a black wristband, but can be swapped out for an olive or orange wristband (both sold separately).
1.2" LCD: The Fenix boasts a transflective, monochrome 1.2" LCD screen (70 x 70 pixels) with LED backlighting.
GPS Tracking: The GPS watch provides comprehensive navigation and tracking functionalities, as well as trip information to guide you on and off the beaten track. The Garmin Fenix lets you create up to 50 routes, store up to 1,000 waypoints (such as campsites or points of interest), and record up to a 10,000 GPS bread crumb trails on the move (tracklogs). You can navigate to coordinates, along a track or route, towards waypoints, geocaches or along any other selected bearing. The TracBack function guides you back along a previously recorded tracklog so you can easily find your way to the safety of a vehicle, trailhead, or campsite in case of an emergency or bad weather conditions.
ABC (Altimeter/Barometer/Compass) Sensors: The Fenix is equipped with ABC sensors (altimeter, barometer, and compass) to provide relevant real-time information on heading, elevation and weather changes. 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.
Wireless Communication: The Fenix is equipped with both ANT capabilities and Bluetooth to wirelessly share tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches with other compatible Garmin devices or smartphones.
Base Camp: Plan trips and share adventures with friends and family using BaseCamp for your Windows PC and Mac computer. You can view maps, plan routes, and mark waypoints and tracks from your computer and then transfer them to your device. The BaseCamp's Track Draw feature lets you trace your planned route and view elevation changes, helping you estimate the difficulty of a hike or bike ride.
Optional Temperature Sensor: The Fenix is compatible with Garmin's optional temperature sensor (150TEMPE, sold separately) that 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.
Performance Measurement: The Fenix provides real-time performance data (such as distance, pace, cadence, and calories) helping you keep track of your progress during and after your adventures. Fenix is compatible with Garmin's premium heart rate monitor, speed/cadence bike sensor and footpod (all sold separately).
Alerts: You can set the device to alert you in many different situations where your awareness of the surround conditions or other data is important. There are three types of alerts.:
- Event Alert: An Event alert notifies you once. The event is a specific value. For example, you can set the device to alert you when your reach a specified elevation.
- Range Alert: A range alert notifies you any time the device is above or below a specified range of values. For example, you can se the device to alert you when your heart rate is below 6bm (beats per minute) and over 210 bpm.
- Recurring Alert: A recurring alert notifies you every time the device records a specified value or interval. For example, you can set the device to alert you every 30 minutes.
Watch Functions: Basic watch functions include alarms, tones, timer, stopwatch, and world clock with the ability to display several times zones at once.
Rechargeable Battery: The Garmin Fenix GPS watch features a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can last up to 50 hours in GPS mode (depends on settings), 2 weeks in sensor mode, and 6 weeks in watch mode. The battery can be recharged using the included AC power adapter, or simply plugging it into a free USB (type-A) port on your computer or laptop (charging cable supplied).
Software Updates: You can update the unit's software by connecting it to a computer using the included USB cable and logging on to www.garmin.com/products/webupdater.
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