Garmin Fenix 3 with integrated HR Sapphire £354.82 @ Handtec

Garmin Fenix 3 with integrated HR Sapphire £354.82 @ Handtec

Found 31st May 2017
Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire HR (010-01338-71)

What's in the Box:

Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire HR - Black (010-01338-71)
USB Cable
Mains AC Adapter
User Manual
Buy the Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire HR from Handtec. This sports watch is designed for demanding athletes and outdoor adventures. The additional wrist based heart rate makes the watch more powerful and ready for action and competition at any time. The Fenix 3 Sapphire HR features multi-sport training, trail running and navigation. Moreover it is made of quality material and smart features and you can access to the Connect IQTM platform that allows customization of watch faces and data fields. It also provides downloadable widgets and apps.

Your Multi purpose Watch
The Fenix 3 Sapphire HR is designed to assist people in their outdoor sports life. It is designed to support sports such as running, cycling, swimming, trail, running. rowing, indoor training, cross country skiing as well as recreational activities. The new Connect IQ App supports the potential to develop more functions and all sorts of activities.

Rough and Tough
The Fenix 3 Sapphire HR features a protective PVD Stainless steel bezel and buttons. The silicone band is UV treated and it features a ultra strong glass fiber that has reinforced housing for extra durability. The display is readable in the sun light. Furthermore, the display is high resolution colour Chroma with LED Backlight that will make your display visible no matter what the outside lighting conditions are. Your Fenix 3 is water rated up to 100 meters and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in UltraTrac battery saver mode. It will also last up to 20 hours in GPS mode and up to 3 weeks in smartwatch mode.

Heart rate from your wrist
Your Fenix 3 Sapphire HR includes elevate wrist heart rate technology. Using this you can track your heart rate without wearing the chest strap. Now not only control your training sessions but also keep a track of your daily activities by using the 24/7 heart rate monitoring and gain more accurate on burnt calories during the day.

Tracks Your Performance in Many Sports in Many Ways
You can use the Fenix 3 to track your performance in various sports. Apart from running you can also carry out swim training, sitting, rowing sports and golfing. During swim workouts your fenix 3 allows you to track distance, pace, stroke count and much more. Get comprehensive rowing metrics such as number of strokes, stroke rate and even stroke efficiency also makes use of virtual partner during training. Moreover with the Golf mode you can give yardage to the front, back and middle of the green for any single course you have downloaded from Garmin Connect. The Fenix 3 can also be used as a glove friendly action camera remote via the ANT + wireless connectivity for Virb Action Camera.

Proves your Potential
Now you can get additional training features to tell you more about your fitness. The VO2 max estimator crunches data including running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability to estimate maximum volume of oxygen that you consume per minute. Furthermore, you can track fitness gains and then compare them with your peers. Furthermore, the fitness metrics include recovery advisor with a recovery timer and recovery check. It also features a recovery timer and recovery check. Moreover, it will estimate your ideal finish time based on your VO2 max number.

Numbers that measure a runner
You can also track the advanced metrics that are needed to better understand and improve. The following are the features that help you track advance metrics:
Advanced Running Dynamics analyse your running:

Vertical Oscillation and ratio - This measures the degree of bounce in your running motion and the benefit ration to stride length.
Ground contact time and balance - This shows how much time in running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight. It also lets you check your sunning symmetry. Cadence - It is the number of steps taken per minute
Stride Length - It determines a responsive current pace.
Physiological metrics measures your heart to provides the following:

Stress score - fēnix 3 measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level. The scale of this is 1 to 100, low scores indicate lower stress levels.
Performance condition - After running for 6-20 minutes, fēnix 3 compares your real-time condition to your average fitness levels
Lactase threshold - Through analysis of your pace and heart rate, fēnix 3 estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue
Helps you figure out your way
The Fenix 3 Sapphire is designed to provide a complete navigation and tracking system that will guide you on and off the beaten track. The Fenix 3 records a GPS track log that creates a bread crumb trail as you move. You can also mark locations such as start and finish line, course point or campsite as well as vehicle and other points of interest. With the Fenix 3 you can also create and follow courses and mark up to 1000 locations and navigate them. You can plan trips and share adventures with friends and family using BaseCamp.

Sensor equipped
The Fenix 3 is equipped with a barometric altimeter and an electronic 3 axis compass. The built in altimeter will provide elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent. The Barometer will be used to predict weather changes by showing short term trends in the air pressure. The 3 axis electronic compass will keep on bearing weather you are bearing or not. Moreover, your incredible Fenix 3 Sapphire HR can also be paired with the external tempe temperature sensor.

Always Stay Connected
Stay in touch with the world by using the Garmin Fenix 3. You can receive smart notifications directly on the watch and it will automatically save your stats to Garmin Connect. You can also use the Fenix 3 to keep family and friends informed about your whereabouts by using LiveTrack. You can combine the many optional Garmin ANT+ sensor like Vector for cycling power, tempe for temperature, HRM run for running dynamics and more.

Technical Specifications:

Physical & Performance:

Physical dimensions:51.5 x 51.5 x 16.0 mm
Display size, WxH:30.4 mm diameter
Display resolution, WxH:218 x 218 pixels; transflective MIP color; sapphire lens
Color display: Yes
Negative mode display: Yes
Weight With silicone band: 86g
Battery:Rechargeable 300mAh lithium-ion
Battery life:Up to 40 hours in UltraTrac™ mode; up to 16 hours in GPS training mode; up to 3 weeks in watch mode (with 24/7 HR monitoring), Up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode (with 24/7 HR monitoring).
Water rating:10 ATM
GPS-enabled: Yes
High-sensitivity receiver: Yes
Barometric altimeter: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Smart notifications (displays email, text and other alerts when paired with your compatible phone)
Vibration alert: Yes
Music control: Yes
Find my phone: Yes
VIRB® control: Yes
Watch functions:Time of day (12/24h), calendar (day/date), daily alarm, stop watch, timer, sunrise/sunset alerts

Maps & Memory:

Built-in memory:32 MB; available 23 MB
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): Yes
Track log:100 hours of activity data
Running Features:

Virtual Pacer (compares current pace to target): Yes
V02 max estimate: Yes
Recovery advisor: Yes
Race predictor: Yes
Running dynamics: Yes
Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod): Yes
Cycling Features:

Compatible with Vector: Yes
Multiple bike profiles: Yes
Bike speed/cadence sensor:Yes (optional)
Performance Features:

Heart rate monitor:Yes (wrist-based)
Virtual Partner (train against a digital person): Yes
Virtual Racer™ (compete against other activities): Yes
Courses (compete against previous activities): Yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed): Yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap): Yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout): Yes
Multi-sport: Yes
Auto multisport (switch sport modes with 1 button press): Yes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts): Yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace): Yes
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal): Yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals): Yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation: Yes
Calculates calories burned: Yes
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness): Yes
Customizable screen(s): Yes
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters): Yes
Shock Resistant: Yes
Swimming Features:

Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories): Yes
Stroke type identification (e.g. freestyle): Yes
Open water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories): Yes
Swim workouts: Yes
Golfing Features:

Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course): Yes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green): Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegs: Yes
Digital scorecard: Yes
Outdoor Features:

Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Sun and moon information: Yes
Area calculation: Yes
Activity Tracking Features:

Step counter: Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal): Yes
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it): Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep): Yes
Garmin Connect:

Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)

Connect IQ app support: Yes (watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
EXO antenna (GPS/GLONASS): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
ANT+: Yes
Bluetooth® 4.0 LE: Yes
Weather Alerts: Yes
UltraTrac: Yes
tempe™ sensor support: Yes
TracBack: Yes
Ski features: Yes
Physiological measurements: Yes
SUP/Rowing: Yes
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Great watch and waaaay better value than the 5x models - but you can get this cheaper e.g. Amazon or GoOutdoors price match + 10%
Personally I am waiting for the Forerunner 935 to get discounted. Lighter, slimmer & all the newest features.
I have this watch and find it more reliable than the Fenix 5 (always follow the rule - never buy a new Garmin within 6 months of release!) but didn't pay anything near this price. I expected it to be lower.

The 935 is ok but feels a bit plastic - prefer the Fenix body for durability.
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