Garmin announces fēnix GPS wristwatch for mountaineers
Today Garmin has announced fēnix, its first GPS wrist watch for “serious mountaineers and outdoor discoverers”. The watch contains altimeter, barometer and compass sensors to provide information on heading, elevation and weather changes. Unlike the popular (but large) wrist-mounted Foretrex series, the fēnix has a classic round watch design which makes it a decent day-to-day watch as well as being built to endure the toughest outdoor conditions.
“We are working hard with professional mountain guides from all over Europe to ensure that fēnix sets a new benchmark for mountaineers. It packs Garmin’s leading and trusted outdoor technology into a robust, wrist-worn GPS watch that ambitious mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts can 100% rely upon,” says Martin Resch, Garmin’s EMEA Product Manager, Outdoor. “Being able to hike, climb or walk “hands- free” whilst still having access to precise information on elevation, position and weather change forecasts will be a game changing asset for any adventurer. For the first time, all essential information you need in order to navigate to your destination and back home safely are available right from your wrist with the new Garmin fēnix.”
For more features and specifications check out the Garmin website.
Garmin will present fēnix for the very first time at the OutDoor exhibition in Friedrichshafen this week and OE Magazine will be there to take a closer look. I’m quite excited about the idea of a map (albeit basic) on a watch….