Garmin Fenix 3 HR: Running watch for all occasions

May 20, 2016 - running watch

The Garmin Fenix 3 HR is not usually a aptness watch with a built-in wrist-based heart rate guard (HRM). It could be a usually watch we need.

It can lane your runs and record examination statistics when we are swimming, cycling, skiing or doing a triathlon.

It is also a aptness tracker and doubles as a smartwatch to arrangement notifications when interconnected with your smartphone (Android and iOS).

It even has a built-in altimeter, barometer and compass to yield real-time information on your surroundings.

Furthermore, a imperishable good looks meant that we can wear it from a gym to a boardroom. It is a best-looking watch in this roundup.

  • TECH SPECS

    PRICE: $899

    WATER RESISTANCE: 100m

    CONNECTIVITY: Bluetooth and ANT+

    WEIGHT: 88g

  • RATING

    FEATURES: 5/5

    DESIGN: 5/5

    PERFORMANCE: 4/5

    BATTERY LIFE: 4/5

    VALUE FOR MONEY: 3/5

    OVERALL: 4/5

It has a neat gunmetal immaculate steel bezel and 1.2-inch arrangement (218 x 218 pixels) with turquoise potion to strengthen it. The silicone tag is gentle to wear.

There are 3 buttons on a left and dual on a right. Pressing a center and bottom buttons on a left toggles by a digital compass, calendar, barometer, altimeter, thermometer, aptness tracking and notifications panels.

To get to a examination page, strike a tip symbol on a right. To corkscrew adult and down to name a workout, use a center and bottom buttons on a left side. To start, press a top-right symbol again. This blueprint does get treacherous during times, and it took me a while to get used to it.

The watch took adult to 30sec to tighten on to GPS signals from a streets of my HDB estate – longer than a other dual watches. It took 10sec to do so on a open using track.

However, a stretch tracking was spot-on. The watch gave me readings that conform to a tangible stretch of both my lane and travel using routes.

In terms of heart-rate monitoring, it differed by adult to 8 beats per notation during times, when compared with a readings of a Wahoo Bluetooth HR chest-strap HRM. But many of a time, readings were flattering close.

As a aptness tracker, it is not as accurate. we found a step tracking inconsistent, with readings devious by adult to 7 per cent from readings available by my calibrated Fitbit Charge HR.

Sleep tracking is involuntary and consistent, nonetheless it has a gusto for adding an hour to my nap information each day.

Battery life is utterly good. When connected to my smartphone constantly, it lasted scarcely 4 days before it has to be recharged.

Trevor Tan

•Verdict: If we have a moolah, a Garmin Fenix 3 HR is a GPS using watch to get with a accurate run tracking. Plus, it is a great-looking watch that we can wear all a time.

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