- Uncompromising Multisport Training GPS Watch
- Omni-directional EXO™ stainless steel antenna, with GPS/GLONASS satellite reception, has the ability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone
- 1.2-inch sunlight readable Garmin Chroma Display™
- Fitness training features like VO2 Max and Recovery Advisor (when used with a heart rate monitor¹)
- Outdoor navigation features like 3-axis compass, altimeter and barometer, TracBack and Sight’n Go
- Connect IQ™ compatibility for customized apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields
- Battery life: up to 20 hours in GPS training mode; up to 6 weeks in watch mode
- Uncompromising GPS Sport Watch
- Stainless Steel EXO™ antenna with GPS + GLONASS support for fast fix and accuracy
- Sapphire glass lens, strong link stainless steel watch band and an extra black elastomer strap
- 3.1 cm sunlight readable colour Chroma™ display
- Altimeter, barometer and 3-axis compass with auto calibration
- Support for a broad selection of sports and activities with dedicated user profiles like trail running, swimming, hiking, skiing and more
- Advanced fitness training features including VO2 Max and Recovery Advisor and classic Garmin navigation features like TracBack
- Smart features like Smart Notification and Connect IQ™ App support for further customisation
In The Box
In The Box
- fēnix 3 - gray watch with black band
- USB charging/data cable
- AC adapter
- Quick start manual
In The Box
fēnix 3 is the rugged, capable and smart multisport training GPS watch. With feature sets for fitness training plus feature sets for outdoor navigation, fēnix 3 is ready for any training activity and competition. Access to the Connect IQ platform allows customization of watch faces, data fields, widgets and activities. And, fēnix 3 is a thin, light multisport training GPS that won’t slow you down whether for training or every day use.
Serious Style That Stands Up to the Roughest Conditions
fēnix 3 is available in 3 bold models: gray with high-strength, scratch resistant, crystal and black band; silver with red band; and the premium sapphire model with a stainless steel band and sapphire lens. Each watch features a protective stainless steel bezel and buttons, and reinforced housing for extra durability. A sunlight-visible high-resolution color Garmin Chroma Display with LED backlight lets you access your data in any light. fēnix 3 is water rated 100 meters and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in UltraTrac™ battery saver mode, 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 3 months in watch mode (all depending on settings).
Advanced Fitness Metrics
fēnix 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 monitor¹, fēnix 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
fēnix 3 incorporates sophisticated Garmin running watch feedback on your running form by reporting multiple metrics. When used with the HRM-Run monitor¹, fēnix 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 fēnix 3 isn’t just for running; special feature sets help swim training and skiing too. Borrowing from the Garmin Swim™, fēnix 3 tracks your distance, pace, stroke count and more. You just tell fēnix 3 the size of the pool you’re swimming in and begin your workout. Ski/Board mode puts speed, distance, vertical drop and an automatic run counter (with Auto Pause for the lift line) and more at your fingertips. You can even use your fēnix 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. fēnix 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 fēnix 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.
Plan trips and share adventures with friends and family using BaseCamp™.
Altimeter, Barometer and Compass
fēnix 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.
fēnix 3 auto-calibrates its ABC sensors using its GPS receiver and also auto sets the time based on location. For an extremely accurate temperature reading, pair it with our tempe™ external temperature sensor.
Custom Apps and Watch Faces
Personalize fēnix 3 with free downloads from our Connect IQ store. You can customize your watch face, add data fields and get apps and widgets that provide information at a glance.
Smart notifications let you receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch, even if you're on the trail. fēnix 3 receives the wireless signal from a compatible iPhone® 4s (or newer) or Android™ smartphone² and lets you know you have a message, displaying the text on its own screen whenever you’re ready to read it.
Wear Your Personality on Your Sleeve
Download the free Garmin Face It™ watch face app to customize your device with any photo from your smartphone. Just download the app, choose an image from your photo library, adjust the style for time and set it as your watch’s face. Whether it’s a scenic view from your last hike or a picture of your new puppy, with Garmin you can add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you.
¹Heart rate monitors and HRM-run, sold separately.
²When paired with a compatible smartphone
Device wear and care
fēnix Sapphire is the uncompromising GPS sport watch designed for demanding athletes and outdoor adventurers. Powered by GPS and GLONASS via the new steel EXO antenna with a brilliant colour display, fēnix 3 Sapphire comes packed with multi-sport training, trail running and navigation. It introduces tough athletic design with quality materials and smart features like Connect IQ Apps
A true all-rounder
fēnix 3 Sapphire is designed to assist people during their sporting activities and outdoor life. It supports performance sports like running, cycling, swimming, trail running, cross country skiing and triathlon and recreational activities like hiking, climbing and skiing. It measures performance on the go, tracking activities for sharing and navigating safely home in case of an emergency. And the best thing is, it does not stop there, the new Connect IQ App support for fēnix 3 Sapphire opens up the potential to support many more functions and even very specific activities in the near future.
Great style that stand up to the roughest conditions
fēnix 3 Sapphire is the premium model of the fēnix 3 Series: dark gray PVD coated stainless steel EXO antenna, stainless strong link steel band and a high scratch-resistant domed sapphire lens. The watch features an ultra-strong glass-fibre housing and stainless steel buttons for extra durability. A sunlight-readable high-resolution colour Chroma display with LED backlight lets you access your data in any light condition. fēnix 3 Sapphire is water rated to 100 meters and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in UltraTrac mode, 20 hours in GPS mode and up to 3 months in watch mode (all depending on settings).
Once running gets serious
fēnix 3 Sapphire is packed with cutting edge training features from Garmin, when used with a HRM-Run monitor (included with Performer Bundle) it can give you stats about your form and fitness. The first is VO2 Max which gives you an estimation of your actual fitness based on your performance and various values of your heart rate. The fēnix 3 Sapphire is even able to make a prediction on your race time based on your VO2 Max value and after your training the recovery advisor tells you how much time you need to recover from your last activity.¹ With Running Dynamics fēnix 3 Sapphire incorporates sophisticated sensor feedback on your running form to provide multiple advanced running metrics. When used with the HRM-Run monitor¹, fēnix 3 Sapphire reports your cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time. These metrics show your running efficiency and knowing about your running dynamics can help you to improve your efficiency over time.
To address the specific needs of trail runners, fēnix 3 Sapphire provides a dedicated trail profile with new features like the automatic switch for core data presentation during flat running vs. climbing sequences and it adds more climbing relevant data such as ascent performance split for labs and vertical speed. For Ultra Trail runner fēnix 3 Sapphire secures additional battery life in UltraTrac mode and the option to run the watch with external power supply for the big challenge.
Whether you’re training in the pool or out on the open water, fēnix 3 Sapphire captures detailed swim metrics, including distance, pace, stroke count, stroke rate and SWOLF score. The drill logging feature allows you to easily log swim drills and kick sets at the pool, and the 2 types of rest timers keep you pushing off the wall on time. Use time alerts to help you hold your pace, or distance alerts to let you know when a set is over. There are even alerts for calories and stroke rate.
fēnix 3 Sapphire is compatible with sensors such as speed, cadence and heart rate to provide advanced training capabilities for your cycling workouts. It can also display power metrics when paired with ANT+™ power meters, including the Vector line of single- and dual-sensing pedal options. If you train with heart rate and a power meter, fēnix 3 Sapphire can derive your VO2 max estimate for cycling to help monitor changes in your fitness.
Take this run
Ski-board mode puts speed, distance, vertical drop and an automatic run counter (with Auto Pause for the lift line) and more at your fingertips. You can even use your fēnix 3 Sapphire as a glove-friendly remote, via ANT+™, for the VIRB® and VIRB Elite action cameras.
You know your way
fēnix 3 Sapphire provides comprehensive navigation and tracking functionalities to guide you on and off the beaten track. fēnix 3 Sapphire 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 fēnix 3 Sapphire, you can create and follow courses or mark up to 1,000 locations and navigate to them. Plan trips and share adventures with friends and family using Garmins free planning tool BaseCamp on your computer.
More than just ABC sensors
fēnix 3 Sapphire is equipped with a barometric altimeter and an electronic 3-axis compass. The device auto-calibrates theses sensors using its GPS receiver to provide at any time the most accurate information possible. 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. For accurate temperature reading from the watch, pair the fēnix 3 Sapphire with our external tempe temperature sensor.
Connect IQ™ Apps
fēnix 3 Sapphire uses the Connect IQ for further customisation so you can personalise your watch with Connect IQ apps, widgets, data fields and unique watch faces that make your Garmin smartwatch even smarter.
fēnix 3 Sapphire is really smart and keeps you in touch with the world – be it through your smart phone to receive Smart Notifications directly on the watch², or through your WiFi hotspot for seamless automatic activity upload to Garmin Connect™. If you want to, fēnix 3 Sapphire even keeps family and friends informed about your whereabouts once you are out in the woods or during your race day through LiveTrack² and once you wants to know more about the world around you, fēnix 3 Sapphire can read sensor data from one of the many optional Garmin ANT+™ sensors like Vector® for cycling power, Tempe™ for temperature, HRM-run for running dynamics and heart rate and many more.
¹Compatible with iPhone® 4S or later and most Bluetooth Smart-capable Android™ devices (Android 4.3+ required).
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